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    S Fyffe

    The Pianobook demo tracks have always been an important part of the project for letting users hear what each sample instruments sounds like, demonstrating how they can be used in compositions and showcasing the talents of the community.

    Since last August we been putting together playlists with our 10 highlights from the past month with occasional inclusions from the demos ‘archive.’

    If you have seen Christian Henson’s latest Pianobook video on YouTube you will have heard that we are going to be giving gifts to the creators of our 5 favourite tracks each month.

    We have also taken this opportunity to make some necessary changes to the demo submission process.

    These updated instruction on how to submit a track can be found here: https://www.pianobook.co.uk/demos/

    And while you’re there, why not have a little listen to this month’s highlights?

    Marcus Manderson

    Thanks for the update, S Fyffe.

    Naturally, after submitting a demo for every Pianobook library to date, I have a unique perspective on the new demo policy that I’m not sure has been considered. I’ll share my thoughts below (I also shared a similar message on Soundcloud):

    Thanks for sharing (the new demo submission policy). May you let me know the thinking for no longer accepting multiple demos?

    I only ask because when I started working on them over a year ago, I noticed from then until now that there were literally hundreds of Pianobook libraries that had no demos at all.

    My initial goal was to make sure every library had at least 1 demo.

    Looking at just the last several weeks of libraries, 10 of them have 1 demo (mine) and 4 of them have 0 demos (until the ones I submitted get approved).

    Given the new setup, of the 14 Pianobook libraries that have recently been released, only 1 of them would have a demo.

    I also wouldn’t be surprised if there were dozens if not more than a hundred libraries with just 1 demo. I would also say, with 25 weeks left in the year and a possibility of over 100 more libraries being added to pianobook, with the new demo policy, the potential for 1/4 to 1/2 of those libraries to not have any demos at all is now increased.

    I would also be willing to discuss in a Zoom/video call if needed.

    How can I ask the Pianobook team to reconsider this decision?

    Thanks for your consideration!

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