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Butts In the Seats

Musings on practical solutions for arts management

  • Seth Godin had a post this week that serves as a good reminder to arts organizations to make your brand and experience distinctive so that audiences can’t substitute another’s experience for yours without knowing the difference. If a jacket is […]
  • Yesterday, I mentioned some of the factors about membership/subscription benefits that Colleen Dilenschneider and the folks at IMPACTS identified as most motivating for different generations and cultural backgrounds. Earlier this month, they also identified “What Factors Create a Welcoming Guest […]

NEO CLASSICAL

Holly mulcahy on the future of classical music

Double Bass Blog

jason heath on double bass news and resources

  • This guest post by Barry Green encourages bassists to reframe their approach to solo performances by focusing on the audience's preferences and interests, using creative programming to broaden appeal, and highlighting the importance of mastering their craft. The post The […]
  • David Heyes discusses Recital Music's origins and its future. The post Twelve Basses Is Not Enough appeared first on Double Bass HQ.

non divisi

frank almond writes a column instead of practicing

  • My friends know I’m a huge fan of Seth Godin, the author, entrepreneur, and teacher. He also happens to have the most popular blog in the world (seriously, google the single word “Seth”). One of his recent posts really got my […]
  • People say weird stuff during a pandemic. You read them here first. Or probably not. Great! It’s probably just a few weeks off from the orchestra. No way they will cancel next season.  I thought PPP was a virus. Wait, […]

ArtsHacker

practical tips, tricks, and pointers for getting things done as an arts manager

  • If your nonprofit arts organization hosts any fundraising events (that raise more than $5,000), you will need to complete Schedule G, “Supplemental Information Regarding Fundraising or Gaming Activities,” with your annual Form 990. For reasons of tax law regarding deductibility […]
  • Recently Observer posted on a topic well worth considering – artists forming limited liability corporations (LLC) to shield their personal assets from being subject to lawsuits. By separating personal assets like home, car, personal bank accounts, etc., from the entity […]

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Adaptistration

DREW MCMANUS ON THE ORCHESTRA BUSINESS

  • After 18 years, 10 months, 17 days, and 4,821 posts it’s time to wrap things up. I was listening to the original Broadway cast recording of Hamilton and the track One Last Time came on. If you’re unfamiliar with the […]

Sticks and Drones

Two conductors, on the beat

  • Well, it’s happened. You’ve squandered another perfectly good practice session by reading this blog. The good news is that it’s the last time you’re going to be able to blame me for missing that F sharp 9 diminished arpeggio, because we’re […]

There’s Always Room For Cello

The official blog of cellist Lynn Harrell

  • Henri Dutilleux has died. His work as a musician and composer is, and like Stravinsky, will remain a pinnacle of accomplishment from our time; and given how long his creativity lasted, it is fair to say his achievements span multiple […]

Who’s Your Audience

Doug Rosenthal on the Arts and Industry of Classical Music

  • Anyone in the Classical Music Industry, or anyone connected to folks in the industry, has likely seen this widely-read article by classical tenor Zach Finkelstein on their social media newsfeeds. In a time when future paychecks for many in the […]

Scanning The Dial

Joe Goetz on Classical Music Broadcasting

  • I want to start this blog by recounting a story, and one that admittedly doesn’t portray me in the greatest possible light.  In the winter of 2018, I was made aware of a national hosting opportunity at APM/PRI’s Classical 24.  […]

Brian Dickie

Life after 50 years in opera

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