Music Preparation

We have an excellent reputation for offering a highly customized, reliable personal service in music preparation no matter what the scale of the project. Our goal is to meet all of our client’s needs with our efficient preparation of sketches, scores and parts, by musicians for musicians, on deadline and on budget.


We can offer our clients years of experience in managing a wide variety of music preparation projects, both for recordings and live performance. Our organization and understanding of our client’s needs ensure that any project we manage will meet any deadlines and address all budget issues and concerns.


We offer a wide range of professional mockups with a fast turnaround time. The audio examples below range from a small mariachi band to a full scale symphony orchestra and chorus.

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Mockup Projects


  We manage an extensive rental library on behalf of a variety of clients. We can prepare a complete symphonic concert project, a theatrical show, or a touring show with a major artist performing with different orchestras worldwide. We can also offer one small arrangement for a high school concert. 

The range of scanners, printers and cloud storage used by our experienced librarians is designed to meet all of your printing and archiving needs.



We can prepare correctly notated printed music, from basic lead sheets for awards nominations to full orchestral scores for concert performance, from your audio file.







We can take your midi sequence and edit it to prepare a correctly notated sketch or score, with dynamics, articulations and phrasing. We can also conform your sequence to updated or revised picture.




Expert analysis is often called for if two pieces of music sound alike, particularly in cases where litigation is being considered or has been initiated as a result of a copyright infringement.

Similarities between two pieces of music can often happen when a composer has been asked to create a work that is similar to another, particularly in the case of matching a “temp” music track for a media project.

An expert musicologist can provide a professional opinion as to what elements are protected by music copyright and what elements are not, and can even suggest ways in which to avoid a potential copyright problem.

JoAnn Kane Music Service has been providing musicology advice to  songwriters, composers, producers and film music departments since the early 1970’s. Working as an advisor in the creative process, JKMS has been successful in helping clients avoid copyright infringement issues before a case arises.

Using time-honored elements of music as a basis for comparison, including melody, harmony, form, instrumentation and intent, a musical analysis report is provided for the client incorporating possible solutions if required.