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Looking Beyond The Numbers In Detroit

The 9/19/2010 edition of The Detroit Free Press published an article by Mark Stryker that dives into the non-monetary issues Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) labor dispute. It is good to see an article of this length focus on work rule oriented items, doubly so given the depth and magnitude of the changes being proposed… (more…)

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He’s Making A List And Checking It Twice

This is the one and only head’s up reminding organizations included in the Annual Orchestra Website Review that the official review period starts soon. Organizations can brush up on precise evaluation criteria with a subscription to Adaptistration Premium and even though the review order has yet to be determined, that doesn’t mean it is too […]

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Introducing the HEARTbeats Foundation

A large part of my time over the last week during my Los Angeles/San Francisco business trip was related to a new project I’m working on with the HEARTbeats Foundation, a new organization that strives to help children in need harness the power of music to better cope with, and recover from, the extreme challenges […]

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An Insider’s Look At The Classical Music Recording Business

An Insider’s Look At The Classical Music Recording Business

While I’m away on business, I asked Sean Hickey, National Sales & Business Development Manager Naxos of America, Inc., to step in as a guest author and write something about classical music and the recording business. I’m pleased to say that he accepted the invitation and delivered some thought provoking perspective from his position within […]

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Increase Your Subscriber base by 50% In One Day

That’s precisely what the Joffrey Ballet accomplished through a Groupon “deal of the day” offer in the Chicago area. Details are available in the 9/3/2010 edition of the Chicago Tribune in a blog post by Chris Jones but in a nutshell, Joffrey leveraged Groupon’s popularity (as a Chicagoland resident, I can say it’s great) but […]

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Why are there so few ethnic minority orchestra CEOs?

“Women Still Fight for Seat in Major Orchestras Worldwide”

That’s the title of Rory Williams’ article in the latest edition of Strings magazine which examines the Vienna Philharmonic’s past practice of no girls allowed along with the role female musicians play in leadership positions within US orchestras. Williams draws on figures from the orchestra compensation reports here at Adaptistration and his piece certainly gets […]

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