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Following Up On Contemporary Music And Ticket Sales

In case you missed it, there was a fascinating discussion going on in the comment thread of the Five Articles People Should Stop Writing post that evolved into the topic of whether or not contemporary music can attract audiences and sell tickets. Within the thread, I hinted at an article in works on that very […]

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Get Your Government Affairs Groove On

Sarah Marczynski published an article at ArtsHacker on 3/27/2015 titled 10 Ways to Build a Strong Relationship with Your Legislator and all 10 are worthwhile tips and it made me think about one of the most overlooked areas of governance we haven’t examined in a few years: the need to establish and maintain an effective […]

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The Performance Simulator, Now With Realistic Backstage Ambiance!

WQXR’s Conducting Business podcast with host Naomi Lewin and producer Brian Wise published an episode on 3/26/2015 that examines the Performance Simulator, a facility located at The Royal College of Music that claims to create performance-like conditions in the confines of a regular practice room. The goal, according to the program’s guest, Dr. Aaron Williamon, […]

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The Venture Platform’s Next Big Thing

Last month, we crossed the latest threshold in The Venture Platform’s evolution with the release of Venture Event Manager (VEM) 2.5. We’re not content with resting on our laurels following the tremendous growth in 2014 and this upgrade to Venture’s cornerstone functionality is the most profound piece of coding since we launched in 2011; moreover, […]

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Five Articles People Should Stop Writing

In the silver age of new media, one might think that the proliferation of new voices and platforms would expand discussions about classical music. By and large, it has done exactly that; at the same time, it has also served as fertile ground for some of the least productive topics to proliferate like a super […]

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Fiber TV Ads Could Be Very Good News For Performing Arts Orgs

It may have flown under your radar but the 5/20/2015 edition of published an article by Matt Novak that reports on Google’s intent to begin modifying how television viewers using its Google Fiber service. Simply put, Google wants to sell ads directly and make them function more like their successful targeted online ads. Given […]

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Pittsburgh Strikes Back. At Themselves.

On 3/15/2015, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette published an article by Elizabeth Bloom reporting on a $100,000 marketing study that uncovered audience development woes at the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO). On 3/19/2015, the chairs from the orchestra’s board and musicians’ committee (Dick Simmons and Micah Howard, respectively) co-authored an op-ed piece that takes issue with the article and, […]

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