It Must Be That Time Of Year

The Adaptistration Compensation Report is selling like gangbusters as of late. Perhaps everyone is catching on to just how valuable of a tool this handy report really is…


compensation%20report.jpgThe current version contains detailed salary data for 71 ICSOM, IGSOBM, & ROPA executive directors, music directors, concertmasters (ICSOM/IGSOBM only), and base musician salary from 1999/2000 through 2004/2005. Save yourself countless hours of digging through IRS Form 990’s and AFM data looking for compensation figures which are often difficult to find and confusing to interpret.

The easy-to-use report is ideally suited for:

  • Negotiation Committees
  • Board of Directors
  • Executives
  • Negotiators
  • Local AFM Officers
  • Agents
  • Arts Journalists & Music Critics
  • Conductors
  • Current Orchestra Musicians
  • Aspiring Orchestra Musicians
  • Academics & Researchers
  • …and anyone who is curious to learn more about orchestra compensation data.

  • compensation%20report01_resize.jpgThe report is printed as a 6.5″ x 10.25″ saddle-stitched booklet with a sturdy full color 100lb glossy book weight cover. Interior pages are printed on laser quality black-and-white 50lb opaque white paper. Click the following interior page samples to see what the report contains and how the figures are presented:

    Perhaps the best part of the report is it only costs $15.00 + shipping (no sales tax when shipping outside CA and KY). So what are you waiting for? ORDER YOUR COPY TODAY.

    About Drew McManus

    "I hear that every time you show up to work with an orchestra, people get fired." Those were the first words out of an executive's mouth after her board chair introduced us. That executive is now a dear colleague and friend but the day that consulting contract began with her orchestra, she was convinced I was a hatchet-man brought in by the board to clean house.

    I understand where the trepidation comes from as a great deal of my consulting and technology provider work for arts organizations involves due diligence, separating fact from fiction, interpreting spin, as well as performance review and oversight. So yes, sometimes that work results in one or two individuals "aggressively embracing career change" but far more often than not, it reinforces and clarifies exactly what works and why.

    In short, it doesn't matter if you know where all the bodies are buried if you can't keep your own clients out of the ground, and I'm fortunate enough to say that for more than 15 years, I've done exactly that for groups of all budget size from Qatar to Kathmandu.

    For fun, I write a daily blog about the orchestra business, provide a platform for arts insiders to speak their mind, keep track of what people in this business get paid, help write a satirical cartoon about orchestra life, hack the arts, and love a good coffee drink.

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