Open Letter to GIA

Dear GIA:

Despite our best efforts, some of us music directors do not plan our repertoire far enough in advance to wait for shipping. I’m sure I’m not the only one who would gladly pay 2 or 3 times the price of a printed copy in order to get a PDF download. Since that would not require printing or shipping, the margin on that purchase would be remarkably higher.

Music is information. Music is not paper. Information moves at the speed of light.

yours,
Adam Wood

2 thoughts on “Open Letter to GIA

  1. Hi Adam,

    I just happened to click through to your blog from PrayTell, and noticed you wrote us a letter. We are working to become more download friendly in terms of our library of octavos and instrumental parts. If there is something I can help you with today (Tuesday) in terms of getting a piece to you in pdf format, please let me know and I will see what we can do to assist you. Until the day when everything is available to download online, we do offer next day mailing service.

    Andrew Schultz
    GIA Publications, Inc.

  2. Unless they have changed things at GIA, when purchasing digital-downloadable content, you must pay using a credit card! No billing to your church account! They are the only one of the Catholic Three doing this! This really makes parish purchases difficult!

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