Latest Releases – JANUARY 2022

Tuesday, January 4th, 2022

Happy New Year! Though 2021 challenged us all, it also proved the importance of community. Thank you for being part of ours!

To kick off this year of new opportunities, enjoy a peek of the latest our artists have to offer! The first video contains all new works for solo player; the second, all new works for ensemble and duet.

Midwest Clinic 2021 Performances

Tuesday, December 14th, 2021

If you’re attending The Midwest Clinic this week and need plans to stay out of the Chicago cold, we’ve got some ideas for you. Five ensembles are performing 10 of our pieces, including the WORLD PREMIERE of a brilliant new work by Jeff Ausdemore! See below for the specifics, or click here for the full Midwest schedule.

We won’t be attending Midwest this year, but we’re grateful for these musicians sharing our artists’ hard work regardless. Safe travels to all who are making the trip!

Wednesday, December 15

Harwood Junior High School Percussion Ensemble (2:45 PM – Room W 183)
Crazy Dance by Josh Walker
Deinde by Jeff Ausdemore (WORLD PREMIERE)

Friday, December 17

Wakeland High School Percussion Ensemble (8:30 AM – Room W 190)
Lucid Mantra by Dustin Schulze
Avalanche Lake by Patrick Speranza

Stiles Middle School Honors Band (8:45 AM – Room 375 E)
Escape Artist by Eric Rath

North Forney High School Percussion Ensemble (11:30 AM – Room W 190)
Yurikago arr. by Rika Fujii, Brian Zator
Disguised by Clif Walker
Carol of the Bells arr. by Eric Rath
Aether by Francisco Perez

Stephen F. Austin High School Percussion Ensemble (2:30 PM – Room W 190)
Appalachian Morning arr. by Omar Carmenates

Latest Releases – OCTOBER 2021

Monday, October 4th, 2021

Bust out your sweaters, sip on some pumpkin-spiced apple cider, admire the falling leaves, and get a taste of our newest releases this Fall! We’ve been fortunate enough to publish many new works over the past few months, so we’ve prepared two videos for you. Enjoy a quick preview of the newest stuff out there for solo, duet, and ensemble!

The Hottest of July 2021 🌴

Thursday, July 29th, 2021

The latest entry of our newsletter is live – come see what’s new in our world from the past few months! A huge new book? A piece about Santa Claus in July? A heat wave!? We’ve got it all!

Plus: Introducing a segment called “Tapspace Q&A”, where our team answer reader-submitted questions. In this edition, learn why our audio producer would attend a 1913 ballet riot if given the chance. To submit your own question, follow the link at the bottom of the Q&A!

Latest Releases  (July 2021)

Tuesday, July 6th, 2021

We’ve survived Portland’s freakish 116° summer heat wave and are here to share the latest batch of new releases!

Watch some highlights below, or browse around for more info on the latest additions to the Tapspace catalog!

Latest Releases (April 2021)

Friday, April 9th, 2021

Spring is here: Flowers are flowering, buds are budding, shoots are shooting, and we’ve got a fresh batch of new creations ready for you!

Take a second and check out our new music for April 2021.

Six Things to Know About Copyright and Licensing

Monday, April 5th, 2021

For music teachers, it can seem increasingly difficult to make sense of all the ways copyright and licensing can affect your musical and educational endeavors — distributing parts, holding concerts, streaming video performances, generating audio recordings, etc. Copyright and licensing factor into each of these activities due to the fact that they all incorporate someone’s intellectual property … but how? 

This article, while not legal advice, aims to illuminate various paths you can take to ensure that composers and publishers are fairly compensated for the use of their intellectual property.

Sheet music (a.k.a. music notation or engraving) is one of the primary mediums through which music is communicated. Whether presented on physical paper or in electronic format, this form of music is protected by copyright.

If you purchase sheet music from a publisher, music dealer, or directly from the composer, you’re generally free to use it as intended – to read, play, and perform. Realize, however, that many publishers expressly prohibit photocopying, scanning, or otherwise reproducing scores or parts. It’s important to understand how/when you’re permitted to reproduce a copyrighted work, and the publisher should have its terms clearly spelled out, either in the copyright notice itself (usually at the bottom of the first page of music) or on its website. If scanning and/or photocopying isn’t permitted, don’t do it.

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Full List of UIL Tapspace Titles (2021 update)

Tuesday, February 9th, 2021

The University Interscholastic League (UIL) recently released their updated prescribed music list (PML) for percussion solo & ensemble music. Over 100 Tapspace pieces were added in the recent round of revisions. In other words, over 20% of all new percussion titles added to the Texas state list bear the Tapspace name!

The state of Texas is a worldwide standard setter in music education, so their vote of confidence in our catalog makes us proud. In fact, a majority of all titles in the Tapspace catalog are sanctioned by the Texas UIL. Download a complete listing of all Tapspace titles on the UIL list, organized by event, grade, and UIL code.

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TMEA 2021 Update

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021

Texas folks! For obvious reasons, TMEA is going virtual this year. We’ve decided to forego exhibiting and have instead put extensive efforts into upping our game at where you’ll find us anytime! Our entire catalog is available there, and most of it is available for instant download. Also, be sure to check out the growing list of Tapspace UIL Titles.

We’re looking forward to seeing you on the Riverwalk in 2022!