Last week, I published a fun little quiz to see how much readers really knew about musician wages, benefits, and working conditions. On the positive side of things, participation was fantastic thanks to nearly 500 readers completing all twelve questions. On the other side of that coin were the results: readers either aced it or bought the farm with absolutely nothing between those extreme grades. [chart id=”8″] As one reader justifiably pointed out in a comment, although the test was only twelve questions long, correct answers typically required research. But the whole […]
Archive | February, 2016
When it comes to a primary venue, most orchestras operate in one of three environments, each with their own unique sets of pros and cons: Owner/Operator: Pros include complete control over scheduling and programming, in-house administrative offices, and maximizing earned income from rental fees, box-office services, concessions, etc. Cons include the large costs related with initial building costs along with legacy operational and maintenance costs for operating a brick and mortar facility. Renter/Operator: Pros include maintaining control over scheduling and programming without the associated legacy costs but at the expense of losing […]
A discussion thread from the 2/22/16 article about musician paid vacation time got me thinking about how much those inside (and out) of the field really know about the business. Although information and transparency is somewhat better now than it was 15 years ago, most stakeholders still tend to know a lot about the terms of their own institution’s collective bargaining agreement, but not very much about how it stacks up against the rest of the field. As such, let’s see how much you really know with a fun quiz about musician […]
First off, a thousand thanks to everyone who took the time to vote on whether or not the Take A Friend To The Orchestra initiative should return in 2016. There were just over 500 votes cast and although the overwhelming majority of those favored the return, the cumulative number still fell short of the 1,000 minimum votes needed. At the same time, we’ll revisit this again for another vote, but this time in the fall of 2016. Speaking of survey participation, the Reader Segmentation Survey is generating more participation than the past […]
I’m very happy to announce that beginning this week, Adaptistration Job’s reach is getting a bit bigger thanks to including the most recent listings in not just Adaptistration’s weekly email summary but the weekly email summary’s for Inside The Arts and ArtsHacker! This increases the site’s reach by more than 35 percent all without passing along any cost to employers posting their openings.