Abstract español | português
In recent years a proliferation of contemporary music scores with embedded audio recordings are being uploaded to YouTube. It began by individual users or small groups with the idea of making contemporary music visible--both literally and in terms of exposure to a wider audience. Now, these small groups have banded together to form Score Follower and have recently achieved a 501c3 non-profit status, begun obtaining permissions and relationships with publishers and composers, had their 1st annual composition competition judged by an international panel of composers and performers, and maintain a staff of 15 people. With their current library of over 400 scores, they are becoming a vetted, legal, valuable and growing resource, similar to IMSLP, that students, scholars and librarians can use for research, discovery and collection development. This session's aim is to explain the highlights of this organization, their work and its long-term potential in libraries and for contemporary music in general.