Archive | September, 2015

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Get Into A Co-Author Groove

It took them long enough but the folks in Redmond have finally made real-time co-author editing part of Microsoft Word. If you’re an Office 365 user and haven’t upgraded to Office 2016, you should hop on that ASAP and if you’re not a subscription user, then this feature alone is worth the cost of an Office 2016 upgrade. I published an article today at ArtsHacker that walks you through the new feature and how to get real-time co-authoring up and running.

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I’ve Got Good News And Bad News About Flying With Instruments

First, the good news: Air Canada recently announced a new program that provides musicians with discounted fares for purchasing an extra seat for an instrument along with advance boarding in order to facilitate finding room in the overhead for carry-on size instrument cases. The details are available at the AirCanda.com website but here are the highlights: Advance Boarding: At the airport, you will be invited to board the plane in advance of general boarding, between zones 2 and 3, so that you may have a little more time to store your musical […]

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Dallas Ratifies A Two Year Agreement, Maintains Substitute Parity

The latest group to settle from our list of mid to large budget orchestras with expired agreements is the Dallas Symphony Orchestra (DSO). Their two-year agreement contains three percent increases in base musician wages in each year along with a one-time $750 payment to each musician at the onset of the agreement’s term. And like a number of other professional orchestras, the DSO will launch a joint musician/board/staff task force to explore options for ongoing health benefits, however, the task force is only responsible for providing recommendations as opposed to enacting any […]

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An Email Summary Subscription To Help Get Out From Under The Weather

I’m taking a sick day, but when you’re self-employed that simply means a regular working day but with a few cold-med-inspired combat naps thrown into the mix. Consequently, this is the perfect opportunity to remind readers about Adaptistration’s Weekly Email Summary Subscription. It’s one of those things that has been so wildly successful yet runs silently in the background like clockwork it can become easy to forget about. But with a few thousand subscribers and an open rate that hovers right under 90 percent, it produces a big ‘ol bump in daily traffic, […]

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Who Says The Arts Aren’t Influential?

Sure, our field does a fine job at handing out recognition awards internally but it is always good to see when groups outside the field identify arts administrators for recognition. To that end, Palm Beach Opera Director of Communications and ArtsHacker contributor Ceci Dadisman has been nominated as a 2015 Movers & Shakers of Palm Beach County and since it is open voting, everyone should take a quick moment to stop by and cast a vote. I can certainly confirm that Ceci is an exemplary arts admin but in the end, every […]

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