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All Hail the MS Royalty

Your faithful King mnmwert
His trusty co-ruler and Queen Lizzapie
Their Princess Keno
and Prince Bopple
Baron Jaybird
Duke Astronix2
Duchess PianoDudette
General of the army and generally feared Rebecca Y
And Her battle Strategist CalebKum
Our chief of the spies and hacker extraordinaire zombie pigdragon
Our court Jester Mr_MusicGuy
Secretary Jaybird
Resident Genius & Ambassador of Science Peabody
Resident Genius Assistant Sherman
The bunny Fairy lareinedeslapins
Head of Parliament - Half Step
Undersecretary of Foreign Relations - Lacy Watson
Assistant head of Parliament - CrazyClique
First Tiger I am violaperson ruler of violas and rhinos
Second Tiger anderror000

Head of Personal Relations - lucillebluth.
One who eats toothpaste - I eat toothpaste
Cowboy - Aqueous Humourati
Royal Musician - Non but the tasty breakfast tarts
We all fight against the 'semi' but not really evil mollymawk who rules MS in tyranny giving everyone hugs wherever they go! Some people don't want hugs and we need to respect there choices!

(lemme know where you all are and I'll update the list. positions are based on place in top users section).

We all fight a war against mollymawk (and that new no 2 guy) for rulership over the MS kingdom!

Stand with me lads!

Score download becomes a part of the Pro subscription

Hello!

Recently, Musescore.com users have noticed an increase in the number of scores blocked on the website. This is due to the requests of the copyright holders who own and control the rights to these songs. We fully understand your frustration and inconvenience, and we would like to tell you a few words about our attitude towards the situation and what we are doing to fix it. 

Back in 2017, when Ultimate Guitar acquired Musescore, it was questionable whether Musescore was going to be allowed to continue its operations. Copyright holders, music trade associations and governments were aggressively working to shut down the website entirely. 

However, because Ultimate Guitar had decades of experience in solving such problems and strong working relationships with right holders, it was confident that it could solve this problem. Ultimate Guitar created the concept of licensing tabs and felt that it could also solve the problem of licensing sheet music. Twenty years ago, right holders and governments were able to shut down almost every other guitar tab website, but Ultimate Guitar and its founder were able to accomplish something that was impossible - to make thousands of deals with songwriters and publishers to legalize Ultimate Guitar. Thanks to Ultimate Guitar, the guitar tablature market has become fully digital with every subsequent website following the model created by Ultimate Guitar.

After Ultimate Guitar acquired Musescore, we faced the necessity to once again negotiate license agreements with songwriters and music publishers. For the right holders, the market of scores is even more complex than the market of guitar tabs; there are many players who make money on score sales and are not ready to distribute them in an ad-supported model.

The current sheet music market has a simple model: either sell scores by the piece or grant access by subscription. This is why ad-supported access to scores often causes misunderstanding and rejection from the copyright owners. It’s just too innovative for the current market.

There are quite a lot of right holders and all of them have different attitudes towards the licensing of these rights. In some cases, it causes certain difficulties. Example: at this point, we have no right to publish scores related to certain popular films and some songs by a few major rock stars. There is one main reason for this, songwriters and publishers expect to be fairly paid for their songs, rewarded economically. Musescore must respect their position. 

Right now we are actively negotiating with right holders, and we have made great progress. We have already reached agreements with almost 1500 music publishers, including almost all of the major music publishers, and every day we are working on licensing more content. 

The biggest obstacle we have faced so far is our goal to keep the content free for download. We tried to find various solutions to this problem, but unfortunately, all options related to the free distribution of content are problematic for the copyright holders and artists. It’s the main reason for scores to get blocked.
This is why from now on the option to download scores in any format is no longer free.

We, as a company, strongly promote and support the open digital world and the free distribution of information. But we also respect the right of the artists for their work and livelihood. Without songwriters and artists, there is no music.
Why do we have to take this step? First of all, it will bring us closer to the model to which the current market is accustomed. At the same time, we will still have very flexible conditions for working with content. For example, the fact that we are the only ones who give access to digital files, which was and still is our most popular "feature".

Among other things, this step will reduce the amount of plagiarism and unfair downloads of your scores on the website.
We will continue to work with the right holders, and try to achieve more favorable license terms and hope that the current state of things will not be final.
This step will allow us to speed up the negotiation process and keep your work safe. We also hope to unblock the scores that have been blocked from the website earlier.


Author's original works and compositions from Public Domain

At the moment, unfortunately, we do not have a trustworthy tool to distinguish songs under copyright from songs available for distribution. It's a big problem we're working on. The value of our product lies in such scores and the authors of this content are very important for us. The current situation promises to be a major boost for development. We made a lot of effort recently to improve the catalog/listing of the website. We will now focus on working with independent authors and users who work with Public Domain music. We will release updates in the near future that will allow to open original scores to everyone.

We ask you to be patient with this process. Most likely we will need a lot of help from the community in order to be able to move forward and contribute to the free distribution of digital music in every way possible.

Two Truths and a Lie

Let's play!! I'll start, but first, let's explain it for those who haven't played:

I will say three things about myself. THE THREE THINGS HAVE TO BE ABOUT YOU. They can't be facts like "mitochondria is the powerhouse of the cell" or "a kilogram of steel is heavier than a kilogram of feathers". 
Two of these three things are true, and one of them is false. You guys have to identify the lie! Whoever guesses the answer first gets a point. 

Go ahead and comment your own two truths and a lie! The point system will stay in place, and I'll tally points up once this discussion dies out!!

My three things are:
My favorite flowers are pink peonies.
I'm allergic to latex.
I hate watermelon.

And the game starts...NOW!!!

o brapple this blew up :))

More song templates available for Robert Franz "6 Gesänge, Op.6"

Transcribers!
I am glad to tell you that all six of the Op.6 songs are now available as templates. If you would like to transcribe, please ask for allocation on the spreadsheet.

Transcripteurs!
Je suis heureux de vous dire que les six chansons de l'op.6 sont maintenant disponibles en tant que modèles. Si vous souhaitez transcrire, veuillez demander l’allocation sur la feuille de calcul.

Is it just me, or...

So recently, I found out that one of my scores, a jazz remix of Taylor Swift's Look What You Made Me Do, was copyright claimed by Sony/ATV Music Publishing, and I was very upset since that was one of my more popular scores and I put a lot of time into making it, only for someone else to claim it. And I was also angry since I thought I was the only one who had an arrangement of that song that got claimed. So I did a search on Musescore, and for some reason I couldn't find a lot arrangements of Taylor Swift's song. There was one arrangement for choir, but that was it. All of the other stuff are random unrelated scores. Seeing as this was the first time I got copyright claimed and i didn't really understand the dispute system, I decided to simply remove the score and reupload at a later date. Has anyone else noticed this yet? Also, does anybody know how the dispute system work?