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Rolling Out Updated Links On The Orchestra Financial Reports Page

One of Adaptistration’s most popular resources is the Orchestra Financial Reports page where you can find direct links to an orchestra’s IRS 990 filings at Recently GuideStar began rolling out a series of updates to how their database works and the frontend user experience. Those updates are a welcome enhancement but one negative byproduct […]

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Pittsburgh Symphony Labor Dispute Continues Down A Dark Path

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO) announced that it has cancelled all nine concert events scheduled through 10/27/2016 due to the ongoing musician strike. The decision to cut nearly one month of programming is rarely a good sign when it comes to ending a work stoppage but given how far apart both sides appear to be […]

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Some Good News On Efforts To Save Military Music

It’s time for another update on current efforts to help block a proposed funding amendment in the 2017 Defense Appropriations bill designed to gut military music programs. If you’ve been keeping up with what has been going on, you already know that the latest step in the process was to get the amendment removed from the […]

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How To Look Like The Smartest Person In The Room When Talking About This Season’s Labor Disputes

The weekend saw some extraordinary events as the musicians from the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO) and Philadelphia Orchestra Association (POA) went on strike. Since that news broke on Friday, 9/30/2016 there are no shortages of presumptions floating around so in order to provide a clear frame of reference, let’s examine some of the key points […]

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Crowdsourcing Labor Disputes

Norman Lebrecht pointed out an interesting development in the ongoing Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra (FWSO) strike in that the musicians recently received a donation from the crowdsource funding platform they’ve been using to raise money. Specifically, decided to donate $1,000 to the FWSO musicians’ GoFundMe project, which helped put them over their $25,000 goal. […]

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We’re Still Our Own Worst Enemy When It Comes To The Online Buying Experience

While attending the 2016 Arts Midwest conference in Milwaukee last month, I noticed one of the sessions was a pro/con debate on the subject of subscriptions. Instinctively, I let out a big sigh then furrowed my brow for a good five minutes. Despite how much time the field spends debating subscriptions, it never ceases to […]

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