Pricing too high would mean that fewer people would buy our music, fewer people would experience it and fewer people would tell others about it.
That would be counterproductive all round.
We keep our prices low.
small buyers do not subsidise larger ones
Some sellers of download scores charge prices that include the rights to make enough copies for groups up to a particular number of people.
That may seem like a good idea, but it’s not.
It’s a bad idea.
It means that people who buy scores for smaller groups or just for their own individual use are subsidising larger buyers.
We do things differently.
We sell each score file for a price which includes two copy licences:
a licence to use it on a screen;
and a licence for the same person to print a paper copy.
And if you don’t need a paper copy you may use your score file on two screens at the same time instead.
That means that at any time the purchase price for every copy licence for the score is the same, regardless of the buyer.
Groups of any size can still have all the legal copies they need, at a price that’s not high.
No one who buys our scores subsidises anyone else.
© Laurie Williams Music, Adelaide, South Australia, 2014