Doctor Who Theme Song
For Orchestra by Walt Ribeiro

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Tomorrow Is Doctor Who For Orchestra

Just a heads-up: it’ll be on your dashboard when you wake up!

Oh, and remember, we’re on Thursday releases now.

3 Facts About ForOrchestra

1.) It was originally going to be called “Lady OrchOrch” and only be Lady Gaga songs arranged for orchestra. I changed the idea last minute because I assumed the number of my arrangements (releasing one song per week) would eventually eclipse the number of songs in Lady Gaga’s library.

2.) The logo was originally an Orca Whale (Get it? Orca = Orchestra), but then I scrapped that at the last minute after this google search happened.

3.) I couldn’t get any traction, airplay, or press coverage because of the oddity of combining rock with orchestra. So I spent a year sending out my music to Yoga studios and Restaurants in hopes they wanted my instrumental music. Nothing.

There’s been a ton, and I forgot about these little 3 things until recently. It’s fun to archive it for future reading and reminiscing.

Almost done.

Almost done.

The Tragically Hip ‘Blow At High Dough’
For Orchestra by Walt Ribeiro

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Daft Punk ‘Something About Us’
For Orchestra by Walt Ribeiro

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Donations vs. Buying

I’ve made $29 in donations today, which is more than I’ve made in any single day over the past 6 years on my music, and it’s not even 3pm yet. Out of nowhere this week people are mentioning my music (over 100 arrangements yay!), rebogging it, buying it, and donating.

I’m a huge advocate for Creative Commons and Podsafe Music, but I can’t just give this music away for free AND sell it at the same time because I don’t own the original publishing for that. In fact, a large cut of my $1 sales go to iTunes, Bandcamp, and the original artist.

So now I’m thinking 3 options:

1.) Release the music for free and sell merchandise? I can’t tour, so I’m really dependent on donations, purchases, and whatever else there is. BTW selling sheet music is possible, but getting the rights takes forever and is really expensive. I started a kickstarter a few months ago, but it went nowhere.

2.) Continue to sell my music, but also push my donation page harder so I can hopefully do this full time for you all.

3.) Actually… I’m just a guy. I seriously have no idea what I’m doing.

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Almost finished arranging it.

Almost finished arranging it.

Peter Bjorn And John ‘Young Folks’
For Orchestra by Walt Ribeiro

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