His and Her publishers for Mr and Mrs Composer

His and Her publishers for Mr and Mrs Composer


norman lebrecht

August 09, 2016

The New Jersey-based composer Sarah Kirkland Snider has just won a publishing contract with Music Sales Ltd.

Her husband Steven Mackey has long been with arch-rivals Boosey & Hawkes.

Good to keep these things separate.

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Here’s the press release:

Music Sales Corporation (G. Schirmer and Associated Music Publishers) is pleased to announce an exclusive agreement with composer Sarah Kirkland Snider. With the signing, Snider becomes the newest composer to join the Music Sales Group. Kathy Schuman, Vice President and Artistic Director of G. Schirmer, Inc., said, ‘I am thrilled to welcome Sarah to the Music Sales family and look forward to working with one of today’s most exciting and singular compositional voices.’

‘I’m elated to join the Music Sales/G. Schirmer musical family. Their time-honored dedication to new music is extraordinary, and I’m immensely honored and excited to join the wonderful roster of composers they support,’ observed Snider.

Snider’s works have been commissioned and performed by some of the most prestigious orchestras and soloists throughout the world, including the San Francisco, Detroit, Indianapolis, and North Carolina Symphonies, Residentie Orkest Den Haag, American Composers Orchestra, Boston Modern Orchestra Project, and the National Arts Centre Orchestra; violinist Anne Akiko Meyers, percussionist Colin Currie, and vocalist Shara Nova (formerly Worden); Ensemble Signal, The Knights, yMusic, and Roomful of Teeth, among many others.


  • Brian says:

    New Jersey not pictured…

  • John Borstlap says:

    The two companies may quarrel about the royalties on the pieces which use the sounds of the dish washing – the composers will need a precise schedule for the household tasks.