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A Tale Of Two Ticket Prices

A Tale Of Two Ticket Prices

Recently, two orchestras located on opposite coasts have shared some PR spotlight for the same reason: ticket prices… On the East Coast, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra has been drawing attention to a new subscription ticket program that offers discounted tickets thanks to a $1 million grant from the PNC Foundation. On the West Coast, the […]

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A Little More Follow-Up On Ticket Prices

The Dallas Morning News published an article by music critic Scott Cantrell, easily one of the journalists that makes it onto my shortlist of good critics, which examines some of the Dallas Symphony's 05-06 ticket sales... Scott's piece serves as a good chaser to the recent discussion here from 6/1 and 6/8 . The article reports [...]
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Reporting On Ticket Prices

Following on the heels of the popular ticket price article from June 1st, 2006 the Wall Street Journal published an article by Jacob Hale Russell on June 4th that reports on the "The Price Is Right. Or Is It?" session from the 2006 ASOL conference. According to the article, it appears my forecasts weren't far [...]
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Ticket Prices: The Topic With Staying Power

My wife sent me a copy of an article appearing in the 05/30/06 online edition of CNN.com about ticket prices at amusement parks. It seems that one of the largest parks, Cedar Point, is bucking the industry trend and actually lowering ticket prices by $5.00 for adults. Additionally, they are cutting the price on one [...]
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A Flood of Responses To Lowering Ticket Prices

A Flood of Responses To Lowering Ticket Prices

Monday’s article on the reduced ticket price initiative at the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra has generated a great deal of private responses from professionals inside the business. More impressive than the number of responses was the sheer variety of opinions, I simply can’t think of another issue here at Adaptistration which generated such an assortment […]

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Gathering Support For Lower Ticket Prices At The SPCO

Gathering Support For Lower Ticket Prices At The SPCO

It’s an old story, but one which has become more relevant in recent years: someone in the administration has a plan for audience development but it would initially require losses and results aren’t expected for at least a few years; of course, that’s assuming there are any positive results at all. So how do you […]

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Lower Ticket Prices = Jail Time

Lower Ticket Prices = Jail Time

There was an interesting article in the 11/23/05 edition of the L.A. Times by AP writer, Rhea Wessel, about an event which recently transpired in France. Apparently, Volker Hartung, the Cologne New Philharmonic conductor and executive administrator, was put in jail for two days while being quested over the charge that he violated French labor […]

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Ticket Prices Yet Again

There's a timely article in today's St. Louis Post Dispatch by Michael Sorkin about the 50% increase in the SLSO's lowest price concert ticket that's worth your time... My favorite part of the article is the quote from SLSO president, Randy Adams, about the price hike, "Fifteen dollars is only slightly more than the price [...]
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