Archive | May, 2010

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Happy Memorial Day

Whether you’re home enjoying the day with family and friends or your orchestra is putting on a performance today, try to take a few moments to remember the reason for the holiday. Also remember that the single largest employer of full-time professional musicians is the United States Armed Forces and get this: the Armed Forces spend more on music than the government allocates to the NEA. What sorts of conclusions can you draw from that?

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Who Else Doesn’t Like To Wait?

The good news is you don’t have to wait until June 7 for the 2010 Orchestra Compensation Reports; they’re available right now at Adaptistration Premium. The great news is the new and improved data management tables that were designed especially for the compensation info are in place and fully operational. There is no bad news. If you already have a subscription to Adaptistration Premium, you should have received an email announcement this morning about the updates and if you don’t have a subscription (yet), you can still take a sneak peek… (more…)

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Artificially inflated ticket prices: the drug of choice for arts administrators?

Michael Kaiser Couldn’t Be More Right

I have to fess up and admit that I haven’t been keeping up with Michael Kaiser’s blog at Huffington Post even though I know it would be for the best. But that’s been turning around as I’ve been wading through Michael’s archives and one item that caught my attention was a post from 1/4/2010 titled Why Ticket Prices Must Change. Regular readers are already aware that this has been an ongoing topic at Adaptistration for years now and Michael’s outlook mirrors nearly everything covered here in all that time… (more…)

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More On Louisville’s Resource Center

Since January of this year, we’ve examined the Louisville Orchestra’s idea to increase local demand by way of building a resource center. The first instance came via my real-time blogging from the American Orchestra Summit and later, Louisville Orchestra’s CEO, Rob Birman, provided much more detail as part of his 2010 Take A Friend To The Orchestra video. Last week, Louisville WFPL news’ (89.3FM) Elizabeth Kramer put together a report about the project and where it is headed… (more…)

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Tasty Transparency Treats

The 2010 Orchestra Compensation Reports are only two weeks away but that doesn’t mean you can’t get in on some of the data goodies ahead of time. Following in the successful footsteps of the 2009 Orchestra Website Report pre-publication tweets, I’ll be tweeting an ongoing string of compensation review tidbits along with a number of miscellaneous facts that rarely make it into the regular reports due to lack of space. Thankfully, Twitter serves as an ideal medium to dish out these tasty treats, the only thing you need to do is follow […]

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