In light of the ongoing labor disputes in Minnesota and Atlanta (and rumblings of more from the heartland) alongside impending contract expirations, it would be useful to take a moment and shed some light on the differences between strikes and lockouts.
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In the rush to engage and reach out to new audiences, it can be all too easy to forget that one of the overriding goals is to get people to concerts; which means all of the followers, fans, likes and shares in the world aren’t worth much if they don’t help sell tickets. The last [...]
In the wake of Monday’s post about the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra (SPCO) negotiations, additional details regarding management’s initial offer have surfaced by way of a comment thread initiated by a SPCO musician negotiating committee member. According to that information, the SPCO was looking for concessions beyond reductions in weeks.
If you’re a regular visitor, you’ve likely already figured out that things look a little different and those changes are the result of a major theme upgrade over the weekend that launches Adaptistration into the programming equivalent of the space age thanks to a new fully responsive design functionality.
An interesting email message came in from a regular reader yesterday asking about the Delaware Symphony Orchestra website. “I can’t find anything at their site about staff members, board members, or musicians. Do you have any of that info?” The reality is that information is likely still available via Google cache and here’s how you [...]
Today marks the beginning of a new era of improved interaction here at Adaptistration thanks to saying so-long to Captcha, that box you find at the end of comment forms and pretty much anywhere were websites are trying to block spammers. Unfortunately, they also do a pretty good job at blocking users, ticket buyers, and [...]
There’s been much grumbling throughout the culture blogging community following Spring for Music’s announcement that they planned to launch a blogging competition to determine what they defined as the “Best Arts Blogger in America.” Granted, is seems as though they’ve toned down the PR speak a bit and are now calling it the “2012 Great [...]
It’s always fun when two divergent steams streams of thought coincide to produce something intriguing. Case in point, I recently joined the board of directors for a period-instrument orchestra here in Chicago, The Baroque Band, and shortly thereafter hopped on board a local dinner club/think tank (DCTT) that was the brainchild of Amy Calhoun, A.K.A. [...]