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Platinum Publishers

What is a Platinum Publisher?

A Platinum Publisher on Score Exchange is a publisher who has upgraded their account in order to get more exposure for their music for sale. There is a monthly subscription fee to pay to be a Platinum Publisher.

Platinum Publishers also have the option to make their material available for free on Score Exchange whereas regular publishers must set a selling price for their work. Some publishers might want to become a platinum publisher just to be able to make their material available for free on Score Exchange.

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What's the benefit of upgrading to be a Platinum Publisher?

Being a platinum publisher is all about getting your music exposed to more potential customers. By upgrading, your music will appear in prominent locations on Score Exchange, and we will feature new scores that you publish on Score Exchange's FaceBook and Twitter profiles.

Some publishers might want to become a platinum publisher just to be able to make their material available for free on Score Exchange, however material that is available for free will not receive additional promotion.

Standard Sellers Platinum Publishers
Max number of scores Unlimited Unlimited
Get your own custom profile page
Scores for sale highlighted in search results
Scores for sale appear in the 'featured scores' section at the top of the home page
Scores for sale appear in the 'featured scores' section at the top of relevant category pages
Newly published scores for sale are featured on the Score Exchange twitter and Facebook pages
Can set price of scores and parts to free
Monthly fee Free from $2.50

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How much does it cost to be a Platinum Publisher?

There is a monthly subscription fee to pay to be a Platinum Publisher. The subscription fee is made up of a fixed monthly fee, and a small amount per applicable score.

The applicable scores are the ones you choose to promote as part of your subscription and that are for sale on Score Exchange. You can promote as many or as few of your scores as you like. Scores that are available for free will not receive additional promotion or contribute to the cost of your subscription. Your seller account has a 'default' option for your scores to be included or not, but you can override this default on a score-by-score basis as you wish.

The monthly subscription fee is determined by the maximum number of applicable scores that you had available in the previous 30 days.

Platinum publisher fixed fee: $2.50 per month.

Monthly cost
Scores 1-24 $0.15 each
Scores 25-99 $0.10 each
Scores 100+ $0.03 each

These prices are in USD and exclude VAT. Customers in Europe will also need to pay VAT in the usual way.

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Platinum Publisher interactive subscription cost calculator

This calulator will show how much a Platinum Publisher subscription will cost for any given number of scores. Just enter the number of scores below:

Number of scores:

Monthly cost per score Monthly cost
Fixed fee $2.50
Scores 1-24 $0.15 each
Scores 25-99 $0.10 each
Scores 100+ $0.03 each
Total:

What happens if I add or remove scores after becoming a Platinum Publisher?

If you add or remove scores and include them in your Platinum Subscription, then the cost of your subscription will change in the next month. This is because the cost of your monthly subscription is based on the maximum number of applicable scores that you had available at Score Exchange in the previous 30 days.

The applicable scores are the ones you choose to promote as part of your subscription.

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How do I upgrade to be a Platinum Publisher?

Becoming a Platinum Publisher is easy! Just follow these two steps:

  1. Have a seller account at Score Exchange. If you don't have an account yet, visit The My account page to get started.
  2. Visit the Upgrade page to upgrade your account to be a Platinum Publisher.

The act of upgrading your seller account simply enables the platinum publisher options for you but you do not actually pay anything or receive any benefits until you first activate your platinum subscription by paying the initial subscription fee.

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How do I pay for a Platinum Publisher subscription?

Your Platinum Publisher subscription can be paid for using Score Exchange credits, or the available funds in your seller account from sales of your material. It's not possible to pay for your subscription using your credit card or PayPal. We don't hold your credit card or bank details so there's no extra security to worry about.

Once you have activated your Platinum Publisher subscription the subscription will renew on the same date each month until you cancel the renewal. You can choose which payment method (credits or your seller account) you would like to use as the primary and backup payment options using the My platinum subscription page. When the subscription is renewed we will email a full invoice to you for your records.

If neither your primary or backup payment methods has enough funds to pay for the subscription renewal, then your subscription will become inactive until you manually reactivate it again.

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Are there any entry requirements to be accepted as a Platinum Publisher?

No, everyone is welcome to become a Platinum Publisher! The only requirement is that you pay for the monthly subscription.

Just as with selling on Score Exchange generally, we do not impose any restrictions on who can sell music, or who can be a Platinum Publisher.

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How long does a Platinum Publisher subscription last?

A subscription lasts for one calendar month and automatically renews on the same date each month. There are no long-term contracts.

You can cancel the automatic subscription renewal at any time, using the My platinum subscription page.

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How do I cancel my Platinum Publisher subscription?

You can cancel your Platinum Publisher subscription renewal at any time using the My platinum subscription page:

  1. Turn off the automatic renewal of your subscription using the option near the bottom of the page.
  2. Wait for your monthly subscription to finish.
  3. Visit your My account page where you now have the option to downgrade your account to a regular seller account.

Can Platinum Publishers make their material available for free?

Yes! - one of the benefits of being a Platinum Publisher is that you can set the price of your work to free if you wish. This option is only available to publishers who have activated their subscription by paying the monthly fee.

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What happens to my material that was available for free if I stop being a Platinum Publisher?

If your Platinum Publisher subscription becomes inactive, a error message will be displayed to you on your My Scores page for scores that were previously free. While you remain an inactive Platinum Publisher and you don't set selling prices, your previously free scores and parts will be defaulted to $1.50 USD.

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