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Get To Know Your Millennials

I published an article today at ArtsHacker.com that examines an entirely useful infographic from badegeville.com about the marketing and employment habits of Millennials. It’s a wonderfully comprehensive infographic in that it doesn’t gloss over a few key points and instead, focuses on a broader data cross section. At the same time, the data is presented from the […]

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Labor Unrest Continues To Impact Retention

There’s a fascinating article in the 1/22/2015 edition of ArtsATL.com by Mark Gresham featuring an interview with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s (CSO) new Principal Bassoon, Keith Buncke. Prior to winning the CSO audition, Buncke served in the same position with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO) and when asked about that organization’s recent lockout and history […]

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Apparently A Lot Of People Want To KILL DE WABBIT!

On 1/16/2015, The New York Philharmonic (NYP) posted a video clip on their Facebook page of the Bugs Bunny At The Symphony II show to help promote their events on 5/15 and 5/16. Since then, it’s racked up more than 3 million views, nearly 25,000 likes, over 1,400 comments, and more than 66,000 shares. For […]

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Three Big Mistakes To Avoid When Negotiating Overscale

Part of my traditional consulting includes providing direct negotiation services and/or providing negotiation counsel and support for musicians, executives, music directors, and boards seeking to create or amend an individual work agreement. For musicians, these are colloquially known as overscale contracts and among those three stakeholders, it isn’t unusual to see a musician inadvertently limit […]

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Talking Equal Pay For Equal Work And The MN Substitute Disparity With Robert Levine On SoundNotion.TV

On 1/19/2015, Robert Levine and I discussed the implications of the 2014 Minnesota Orchestra collective bargaining agreement (CBA) provision that established a substitute musician per service rate at 90% of their full-time colleagues. The equal pay for equal work oriented discussion was streamed live on SoundNotion.TV at 10:00am ET and moderated by SN’s David MacDonald […]

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Time To Level Up Your Design Skills

ArtsHacker Ceci Dadisman posted an article on 1/16/2015 about how to take advantage of a great online service called Magic Mockups, which allows you create Smartphone, tablet, and laptop oriented mockups with your branding elements all without the need for Photoshop. It’s a great post and for those who do have Photoshop at their disposal, […]

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Rise Of The Millennials

Although I typically let a reader segmentation survey go a good fortnight before compiling data, the first day’s results were fascinating enough that it seemed worthwhile to share some of it today, one trend in particular worth noting is Millennial readers are on the rise and in a big way. Of the nearly 100 readers […]

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Who Are You? 2015

It’s been more than a year since the last Adaptistration reader survey; as such, it is high time to update and revise what we know about who you are and what you find most engaging. These surveys are enormously helpful in guiding Adaptistration’s content and overall direction and I’m sure this survey will be no different. In […]

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