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Hal Leonard Unpublished-to-Published Project Update for BHS Arrangers

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 Greetings BHS Arrangers! Because the world of print licensing can be both complicated and confusing, I wanted to stop, check in, make sure you are clear what is BHS policy and what is mandated by copyright law. As you all know, the publishing industry has changed significantly. In the past they were making so much money they didn’t care about smaller groups like BHS. Times have radically changed...
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Copyright 101

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Copyright 101Faculty: Janice Bane and Scott Harris One of the most frequent topics we hear about from members is Copyright. Our clearance expert and former Warner-Chapell employee Janice Bane is joined by longtime print music specialist and BHS Arranger & Repertoire Manager Scott Harris to explain some of the rules you need to know! They discuss clearing a new arrangement, guidelines for ba...
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An explanation of potentially confusing music theory terms

A correction on the letters page of the Sept/Oct issue of The Harmonizer contained the following note: In a paragraph that explained why the term “Chinese 7th” is problematic, the following was added to Joe Liles’ tag intro: It’s clear why Barbershoppers gave this chord a nickname, because the real name is a mouthful. (“7th chord in 1st inversion, drop 3”; we also use drop 2 and drop 2/4 variatio...
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Publications FAQ: Music Catalog changes

The Barbershop Harmony Society has decided to begin moving all of our music publications toward a published-only model. The recent Hal Leonard unpublished-to-published transition project has provided the opportunity to begin curating the vast number of unedited, unvetted charts currently classified as “Unpublished” and streamline the catalog to be much more representative of what we offer as offic...
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COMING SOON! Nashville: Barbershop Style

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  NASHVILLE Barbershop Style debuted at International Convention on July 5th, 2016 and online during convention week! This is NASHVILLE: Barbershop Style … a collection of eight country songs arranged in the barbershop style that will get your toes tappin’, feet stompin’, and voices ringin’! From beloved ballads to fast-paced, up-tempo tunes, this folio is the perfect resource for adding a ...
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BHS Publishing & Hal Leonard: Partnership Update

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Do have an arrangement in the BHS catalog? Then this update is for you! In 1996, the BHS and Hal Leonard entered into a blanket agreement covering the “Unpublished Catalog” that allowed for those arrangements cleared with what is called a “permission to arrange” (or “PTA/custom”) license to be made available for general sale with the understanding that the primary customer base would be the Socie...
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Harmony U scholarship winners announced

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Larry Ajer Quartet Scholarship Home Brewed Quartet Bennington, NE Dale Clary, Jeff Klemme, Bill Lamme, Phillip Fitzpatrick   Lou Perry Arranger Scholarship 2016 award to Matt Astle and Cay Outerbridge       Association of International Senior Quartet Champions        Youth Chorus Director Scholarship 2016 award to Cody Harrell Director of The Voice      Bob and Judy Brown Scholars...
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Arrangers Update from Scott Harris, BHS Arranger & Repertoire Manager

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Greetings Barbershop Arrangers! As many of you are aware, I was hired in January as the new Arranger & Repertoire Manager here at the Barbershop Harmony Society. I wish that I could call each of you personally to introduce myself and let you know what's going on, but since there are over 600 of you(!) and only one of me, I thought this post made a little more sense. I have spent the last coup...
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