NEW YORK (AP) — An assortment of established and up-and-coming musical theater composers are hoping to raise awareness of sheet music piracy.
"Wicked" composer Stephen Schwartz joined Jason Robert Brown, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Amanda Green and others Monday in New York at event staged by the Dramatist Guild.
The idea of reaching out to sheet music pirates began a few years ago, when composer Georgia Stitt found out during a talk with students that her husband's sheet music was being illegally downloaded. Stitt is married to "Bridges of Madison County" composer Jason Robert Brown.
The Anti-Piracy Committee was founded in 2010. Since then, they have produced numerous resources for writers, as well as "Someone Wrote That Song," a musical PSA with music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Craig Carnelia.