AWARDS & FAQ

AWARDS

Barbershop Harmony Society (BHS)

2020 BHS - Recipient - The Lifetime Achievement In Arranging Award: David Harrington

In recognition of the profound effect of his contributions on the musical culture of barbershop harmony as an art form through his collective body of work. Provided numerous arrangements that have been widely sung throughout the society. Authored multiple quality arrangements that have helped high level groups succeed in contests with memorable performances. Arrangements showed innovation or departure from the norm in ways that influenced other arrangers and positively advanced the art of barbershop arranging. Watch the ceremony on YouTube

Contemporary A Cappella Recording Awards (CARA)

2018 CARA - Winner - Best Classical/Traditional Album

Mes Très Cher Frères album recorded by zero8 (2014 Barbershop Harmony Society International 5th place medalists, many-time Nordic Barbershop chorus champions, and 2015 Rimini International Choral Competition Champions). Includes It Is Well With My Soul arranged by David Harrington.

2017 CARA - Runner-Up - Best Barbershop Song

Georgia On My Mind arranged by David Harrington. Recorded by Forefront (2016 Barbershop Harmony Society International Champion Quartet) on The Loveliest Thing album.

2016 CARA - Runner-Up - Best Barbershop Album

Wow…It’s Amersham A Cappella album recorded by Amersham A Cappella (2016 LABBS Gold Medal Champion Chorus). Includes Feeling Good arranged by David Harrington.

2014 CARA - Nominee - Best Barbershop Album

Made in America album recorded by Foreign Exchange (2011 Harmony Inc. Champion Quartet). Includes I Will arranged by David Harrington.

2013 CARA - Nominee - Best Barbershop Song

If I Had My Way arranged by David Harrington. Recorded by Showcase (2009 Harmony Inc. Champion Quartet) on Birds Gotta Fly album.

2013 CARA - Nominee - Best Barbershop Album

Birds Gotta Fly album recorded by Showcase (2009 Harmony Inc. Champion Quartet). Includes If I Had My Way arranged by David Harrington.

2012 CARA - Nominee - Best Barbershop Album

Workin’ for a Livin album recorded by zero8 (2014 Barbershop Harmony Society International 5th place medalists, many-time Nordic Barbershop chorus champions, and 2015 Rimini International Choral Competition Champions). Includes I Want To Hold Your Hand, I Will, and So Much In Love all arranged by David Harrington.

2011 CARA - Nominee - Best Barbershop Album

Vocality album recorded by Vocality (2006 Barbershop Harmony Society International 9th Place Finalist Quartet). Includes A  Garden In The Rain arranged by David Harrington, and Distant Melody Original intro written and arranged by David Harrington.

2007 CARA - Runner-Up - Best Barbershop Album

At Last album recorded by Gotcha! (2004 Barbershop Harmony Society International Champion Quartet). Includes Pick Yourself Up and Luck Be A Lady Tonight both arranged by David Harrington.

2007 CARA - Nominee - Best Barbershop Album

MATRIX album recorded by MatriX (2006 Barbershop Harmony Society International 9th Place Finalist Quartet). Includes Georgia On My Mind and A  Garden In The Rain both arranged by David Harrington, and Distant Melody original intro written and arranged by David Harrington.

2007 CARA - Nominee - Best Barbershop Song

Distant Melody original intro written and arranged by David Harrington. Recorded by MatriX (2006 Barbershop Harmony Society International 9th Place Finalist Quartet) on MATRIX album.

2001 CARA - Runner-Up - Best Barbershop Album

For The Record album recorded by Michigan Jake (2001 Barbershop Harmony Society International Champion Quartet). David Harrington – recording engineer.

2000 CARA - Winner - Best Barbershop Album

Rumors Are Flying album recorded by Rumors (1999 Sweet Adelines International Queens of Harmony). Includes It Is Well With My Soul arranged by David Harrington.

1997 CARA - Winner - Best Barbershop Song

Strike Up The Band/Alexander’s Rag Time Band Medley arranged by David Harrington. Recorded by The Gas House Gang (1993 Barbershop Harmony Society International Champion Quartet) on Face The Music album.

FAQ

Q: What makes an arrangement contestable for barbershop contest?

A: When studioDH indicates that an arrangement is contestable, that means that the arrangement (chords and form) are acceptable for barbershop competition (ex: BHS, LABBS, HI, SAI, etc.) (note: some exceptions may apply for SAI contest). Please note, however, that the actual performance of any contestable arrangement will determine how well the “arrangement” scores. Arrangements listed as contestable barbershop are not necessarily endorsed as being suitable for every group. Questions: Contact Us

Q: How many copies do I need to purchase (Per Copy Fees) for Arrangements?

A:  You need to purchase a copy for every physical and digital copy of the arrangement you will print/distribute (ex: the number of members in your group). These copies are licensed exclusively for the group and are not transferrable to another group. Additional copies can be purchased/licensed by contacting us with your request.

Q: How do I order additional Per Copy Fees?

A:  To order additional copies of sheet music of an arrangement for which your group has already purchased, Contact Us and we’ll facilitate your request.

Q: What are Mechanical Licensing Fees?

A:  Mechanical Licensing Fees are collected to pay royalties to the copyright owner for audio recordings of a Work.  The current cost of Mechanical License Fees is 9.1 cents per copy and you must pay for a minimum of 25 copies.  The minimum cost is $2.28 per song.  

If the song is not in the public domain, then the copyright owner of the song is also the copyright owner of the arrangement.  When a song is in the public domain then the copyright holder of the arrangement (in most cases the arranger) owns the copyright to that arrangement, and is entitled to royalties.

Q: How many copies do I need to purchase for Mechanical Licensing Fees?

A:  First, determine how many copies of EACH TRACK (most group members receive copies of multiple tracks) you will reproduce for your group members, then select the corresponding number of copies – rounding up.

Q: What fees are included in the studioDH Mechanical Licensing Fee service?

A:  The current cost of Mechanical License Fees is 9.1 cents per copy (up to 5min in length) and you must pay for a minimum of 25 copies.  The minimum cost is $2.28 per song.  

The Harry Fox Agency, which collects these fees for other copyright holders, charges a $16 processing fee per song licensed. This $16 fee is included in the studioDH listed price.  Additionally, studioDH charges a 3% fee which simply covers the credit card charges we incur by processing these fees for you.  studioDH makes no money filing these fees for you.  

When the copyright holder is David Harrington, we only charge the standard Mechanical License Fee rate of 9.1 cents (min. 25 copies) with no other processing fees.

Q: What is an instrumental, or MIDI, learning track?

A:  An instrumental track is sometimes referred to as a MIDI track, and the parts play back with the sound of an instrument (piano, string or trombone, for example). These tracks are delivered in the mp3 format. Each set of Instrumental tracks includes 1 full mix, 4 part alone, 4 part predominant and 4 part missing (3 total tracks), or if the tracks indicate they are Part Left, this means that you will get a total of 5 tracks (1 full mix and 4 Part Left).

Part Left means that when the track is played through stereo speakers or headphones, the Part Alone plays through one speaker (left side), and the other three parts play through the other speaker (right side). So, if you adjust the speaker balance all the way to the left, you’ll get one part only. Then, if you adjust the speaker balance all the way to the the right side, you’ll get the other three parts only. This works well in a car, for example, and you can mix as much of each part as you’d like! Now, if you have stereo speakers for your computer, you should be able to adjust the speaker balance by using a knob on the speakers (depending on the kind of external speakers you have), or you can adjust this from within the computer sound control panel. If you have one internal speaker built into your computer, you’ll likely not have a left/right speaker balance option, and the Part Left tracks will sound like equal balance tracks. In this case, you’d need to use headphones to hear the part separation.

Q: What are 'Part Left' Learning Tracks, and how do I use them?

A:  Part Left means that when the track is played through stereo speakers or headphones, the Part Alone plays through one speaker (left side), and the other three parts play through the other speaker (right side). So, if you adjust the speaker balance all the way to the left, you’ll get one part only. Then, if you adjust the speaker balance all the way to the the right side, you’ll get the other three parts only. This works well in a car, for example, and you can mix as much of each part as you’d like! Now, if you have stereo speakers for your computer, you should be able to adjust the speaker balance by using a knob on the speakers (depending on the kind of external speakers you have), or you can adjust this from within the computer sound control panel. If you have one internal speaker built into your computer, you’ll likely not have a left/right speaker balance option, and the Part Left tracks will sound like equal balance tracks. In this case, you’d need to use headphones to hear the part separation.

Q: Does studioDH arrange custom charts?

A:  Yes. Contact Us to inquire about pricing and availability.