Mission Statement of Quarter Tone Saxophone Publishing
To educate music communities on the topic of microtonality and encourage composers and instrumentalists to adopt quarter tone composition and performance.
Purpose of this Campaign
Quarter Tone Saxophone Publishing, established in March 2018, is in the process of expanding its operations and opening itself up for publishing compositions and books by other musicians and authors. This expansion will require improved online presence and functionality, faster and better quality printing, new machines for book binding, and a new computer for software, composition, and book development.
Current Progress Towards this Goal
QTS Publishing is currently designing the improved website functionality which will enable publishers to sell their products and view their accrued royalties. It will provide customers with an improved store experience, user accounts creation, and better online apps. Under this new infrastructure, all products will potentially be listed as print and EBook, and EBooks will be generated upon purchase, tailored to the individual customer.
Where Your Money Will Go
Money accrued from this fundraiser will be put to use in the following manner:
* New Printing Hardware
* New Book Binding Hardware
* New Computer Resources
* ISBN Number Acquisition
About Quarter Tone Saxophone Publishing
In 2016, the owner of Quarter Tone Saxophone Publishing, Brandon Dixon began work on his first book: Quarter Tone Technique for Saxophone. This book was published on August 22, 2017 under an independent publishing platform. He then began work on composing original works for quarter tone saxophone in a multitude of formats: saxophone quartets, saxophone duoes, saxophone with piano, solo saxophone, and more. What began as a single technique book grew into a much larger project. Thus, in May of 2018, Dixon established Quarter Tone Saxophone Publishing, LLC. He continued work on more compositions, created and updated quarter tone web apps, and began work on a new book, Introduction to Quarter Tone Composition, which was published November 30, 2018. The second edition of Quarter Tone Technique for Saxophone was published on December, 14, 2018.
- Quarter Tone Saxophone Publishing: www.qtspublishing.com
- Quarter Tone Composition: www.quartertonecomposition.com
- Quarter Tone Saxophone: www.quartertonesaxophone.com
Quarter Tone Music
This is a quarter tone composition composed for solo saxophone which uses the quarter tone technique and is sold on the Quarter Tone Saxophone website listed above:
Thank You for Your Support!
Risks and challenges
The main challenges that QTS Publishing is currently facing are as follows:
* Bringing more authors and composers on board to publish and create
* Improving infrastructure to handle a larger amount of orders and shipping
* Reaching a larger audience.
These challenges will be overcome by steps which are already in progress, such as the website refactoring, and steps soon to be implemented, such as purchasing new printing and computing equipment.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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