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Are You Experimenting With Personal Live Streaming Yet?

The live streaming provider wars have begun and the struggle to gain market dominance between Twitter owned Periscope and indie hit Meerkat is well under way. Playing out under all of this drama is the latest step in arts marketer evolution: just what the hell are we supposed to do with these platforms anyway?!? Tech […]

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2014 Readership Segmentation Survey Results

As promised from earlier in the month in a post that covered the sharp increase in Millennial readers, today’s installment will cover the reader survey results from all demographics. My apologies in advance for the relatively vanilla charts and graphs when compared with the Millennial article infographics, but the visual format is still a big […]

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Speaking Of Social Media Damage Control…

In a timely coincidence with the recent Toronto Symphony / Valentina Lisitsa social media equivalent of Godzilla vs. Mothra, ArtsHacker Phil Paschke published an article on 4/12/15 that includes a social media response flow chart by Jonathan Michael at that should not only be a mobile device shortcut but printed out, framed, and sitting on […]

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The New Face Of Damage Control

The Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO) / Valentina Lisitsa firestorm is a good reminder that capable damage control and responsible flexing of social media muscle are important skills to develop and maintain. For organizations, damage control seems to be a lesson that is slow to matriculate. Remember the Richard Dare/NJSO crisis or the Detroit Symphony scrambling to […]

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A Crisis Of Conscience Inside The AFM

The topic of equal pay for equal work as applied to substitute musician wages has been an uphill examination over the past year. We began exploring the topic in the wake of the Minnesota Orchestra settlement that ended their season-killing lockout after learning the agreement failed to maintain wage parity for substitute musicians and even […]

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Post 3000

Today is Adaptistration’s 3000th post and after having dinner with a colleague last evening, I decided to postpone what was originally scheduled and instead focus on one of his questions that caught me entirely off guard (in a good way). Specifically, he asked me what I hoped to achieve from all of this blogging at […]

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Kudos To

Recently, (SN); the new music and music news podcast, tweeted they just wrapped up recording their 200th episode and since this seems to be a week of acknowledging milestones, I wanted to take a quick moment to recognize all of their work and how much value they contribute to culture blogging. We just recorded episode […]

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Concert Etiquette 101: Applause

It isn’t easy to make a well-worn topic fresh and interesting but that’s exactly what Neo Classical author Holly Mulcahy did with her What To Wear To The Symphony post from 12/29/2014 and it seems that climbing one mountain wasn’t enough as she decided to ascend the rocky summit of when to clap. Granted, we’ve covered […]

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