Custom orders are arrangements of a piece already in our existing catalog (i.e. a SATB version of a two-part choral piece; the addition of a violin part to a band piece, etc.).
The cost of these will be determined based on the specifics of the arrangement and assessed prior to work beginning. The fee will typically be higher than if it had been purchased directly from the Store. Custom orders will be delivered digitally to the email address you provide.
Commissions refer to new music specifically created for your ensemble following the return of the Commission Agreement Form that you will receive after filling out and submitting the questionnaire below. As noted in our Terms of Service, commissioned music for your ensemble will be yours exclusively to perform for a period of six (6) months after delivery of the materials to you unless otherwise negotiated, after which time Miller Music Creations reserves the right to add it publicly to Our catalog for sale. Commissioned works on Our store will include “Commissioned by ____” in the product listing. Your school or organization’s name will be shown in the product listing.
You are required to include the composer’s name in the concert program for a live, in-person performance. For a virtual video, you MUST include the name of the composition, the composer, and a link back to our website somewhere in the video, whether in the title, video description. or the video itself.
Commissions come with two revisions. A revision is defined as a minor alteration made to the music. For example, adjusting the range for an instrument or giving the melody to a different instrument counts as a revision. Re-writing the piece completely DOES NOT count as a revision.
Commissions and Custom Orders entitle you to the same licenses and privileges of other products – you may make as many copies as needed for rehearsal/performance, you may post videos/streams of its performance on YouTube/Vimeo/Twitch/etc. (with the exception of Musical Theatre performances), and upload the necessary materials to your Google Classroom (if applicable).