Archive | December, 2009

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Seattle Musicians Look Forward By Looking Back

It seems fitting that on the last day of 2009 we take a look at something retrospective; but in this case, retrospection serves as a foundation for looking ahead. In an article dated 12/28/2009, the Seattle Symphony & Opera Players’ Organization (SSOPO) committee chair published a frank article on behalf of his colleagues that presents the musicians’ ideas for the future… (more…)

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Aim Product Away From Face

In response to an article from 12/22/2009, a healthy comment exchange ensued about whether or not term “product” is appropriate to use in the context of describing live, performing art. I think the topic is important enough that it deserves its own article and I’m curious to know more about what readers think on this issue… (more…)

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Who Else Wants To Know More About Analytics?

In the space of a few years, Google Analytics has evolved into one of the most useful tools an organization can use to help identify its website traffic. Described by Google, Analytics is “the enterprise-class web analytics solution that gives you rich insights into your website traffic and marketing effectiveness. Powerful, flexible and easy-to-use features now let you see and analyze your traffic data in an entirely new way. With Google Analytics, you’re more prepared to write better-targeted ads, strengthen your marketing initiatives and create higher converting websites.” Sounds just like what […]

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In some cases musicians report that airline carriers don't care if instruments meet carry-on measurement requirements.

Again With The Airline Restrictions

If there were ever an issue that musicians’ unions, service organizations, and artist managers see eye to eye, it is the need for reasonable measures that allow musicians to bring their instruments on board the aircraft when traveling for business related purposes. Following the botched terror attack of a U.S. airliner over the holiday, airport security has ratcheted up to such a level that many musicians are being forced to check instruments. I’ve received at least a dozen notes from musicians since the incident and perhaps unsurprisingly, they are panicked over the […]

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