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Downfall. Orchestra Style.

In what might be one of the funniest things to hit the field since Ryan Gosling, Arts Administrator, an orchestra version of the long running Downfall meme hit YouTube on 10/11/2014. If you aren’t already in the know, the Downfall meme is a series of videos based on the climactic scene from the 2002 German […]

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No News Is Bad News In Atlanta

It appears that mediation is having little impact at resolving the lockout between the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO)/Woodruff Arts Center (WAC) and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Players’ Association (ASOPA). The 10/16/14 edition of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Arts & Culture blog featured a post by Howard Pousner which reports that the ASOPA has become frustrated after […]

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Joe Patti Gets Ready For ArtsHacker

ArtsHacker won’t likely be up and running until November/December but that isn’t stopping Joe Patti who posted a wonderfully informative overview of written agreements by demonstrating that not everything presented in written form is set in stone. Patti’s article is an excellent example of the sort of nuts and bolts content you can expect at […]

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Vertically Integrated Mahler

The orchestra field isn’t one to benefit from microeconomics like other fields; case in point, vertical integration holds limited value for performing arts organization business models. At least, not until you drill down into hyper-niche sectors. What is vertical integration? Let TV explain… As Tina Fey’s character, Liz Lemon, realizes, there’s a dark side to […]

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Strad Heist Gets Vanity Fair Treatment

The Lipinski Stradivarius robbery crossed one more notoriety threshold this month thanks to a feature article via November issue of Vanity Fair in an article by Buzz Bissinger. According to an inside source close to the story, it is one of the most thorough accounts to date and you can access the article by picking […]

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Some Potential Good News For Net Neutrality

During a 10/9/2014 town-hall style meeting in Santa Monica, CA President Obama provided a very clear, if not belated, executive position on the impending Federal Communications Commission (FCC) decision on whether or not they will move forward with proposed rules that would ultimately allow Internet Service Providers (ISP) to slow down traffic for any organization […]

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WAC Board Chair Doubles Down On “Crazy” Comment

The 10/8/2014 edition of The Washington Post published an article by Geoff Edgers that examines the ongoing Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO)/Woodruff Arts Center (WAC) lockout. Of particular interest is the response from WAC Governing Board Chairman Douglas Hertz to questions about whether or not he regretted characterizing the ASO musicians and conductors as “a bunch […]

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So Many New Jobs

Have you stopped by Adaptistration Jobs lately? There are a host of great gigs; everything from VP of Artistic Planning at the Chicago Symphony to openings in great service organizations like OPERA America, you’re sure to find more than a few that will pique your interest. If not, no worries, you can create job alert […]

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