Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Episode 40: Composer-Lyricist Georgia Stitt on Copyright and Musical Theatre

On this episode of STAGE GROK, I talk with composer, lyricist, and music director Georgia Stitt, about musical theatre and copyright in this new age of bootlegs, smart phones, YouTube, and other social media platforms. Georgia is the chair of the Copyright Advocacy Committee of the Dramatists Guild. She's also the founder of Maestra Music Inc, a support and advocacy organization for "female-identifying, non-binary, and gender non-conforming composers, music directors, orchestrators, arrangers, copyists, rehearsal pianists and other musicians who are an underrepresented minority in musical theater."

Check out the Stage Grok interview with Georgia's husband, composer-lyricist Jason Robert Brown.

STAGE GROK host Scott Miller is the artistic director of New Line Theatre in St. Louis, and the author of seven books on musical theatre, nine musicals, and the musical theatre blog The Bad Boy of Musical Theatre. Opening and closing theme music: Overture from Cry-Baby the Musical by Adam Schlessinger and David Javerbaum, from New Line Theatre's 2012 production. Used by permission. Logo designed by Matt Reedy. Stage Grok is available on iTunes.


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