Who Are You?

It has been two years since the last Adaptistration reader survey; as such, it is high time to find out more about you. The original survey had a few questions but since then the internet has grown considerably so the need to acquire more info this time around is necessary. Nonetheless, I know your time is valuable so in order to make it worth your while the good folks over at Naxos have generously offered a free three month subscription to the Naxos Music Library for one lucky survey respondent! The CD quality subscription is valued at $75.00 so you can’t afford to not fill out the survey

Click here to take the survey!
Click here to take the survey!

In order to facilitate participation, the survey is designed to be as quick and easy. Since Adaptistration is a reader driven new media publication, your input allows it to continually improve offerings. The survey takes seven minutes or less to complete and consists of 36 questions divided into four sections most of which are closed ended and quick to answer. You will be asked about your:

  • demographic info
  • media and culture habits
  • blogging and online habits
  • observations and opinions regarding Adaptistration

Any required questions are marked with an asterisk, otherwise you may skip any questions that you do not wish to answer or do not apply. As a convenience, you may leave the survey at any time and return later to continue answering questions or to edit a previously submitted answer.

Click here to start the survey!


Naxos Music Library Subscription Drawing Details
The winner of the three month subscription will be selected at random after the survey is closed and will be contacted on or around Friday, February 20, 2009. There’s no purchase necessary to enter the drawing and no requirement to purchase any additional subscriptions, it is a pure give away at its best! All you have to do is complete the Adaptistration Readership Segmentation Survey; the winner will only be notified by email so make certain you enter a valid email address (or you’ll never know if you won!!).

The estimated odds of winning will depend upon the total number of eligible entries received. Prizes are non-transferable and no substitution or cash equivalent of prize are permitted except at Naxos’ discretion. Federal, state and local taxes, if any, and any other costs or expenses related to acceptance and use of the prize not specified, are the sole responsibility of the winner. If the winner does not respond to notification email within seven calendar days, he/she forfeits all claim to the prize and another winner will be selected. Naxos employees and immediate family members and household members of Naxos employees and the blog’s author, whether related or not, are ineligible.

About The Naxos Music Library
The Naxos Music Library is the world’s largest streaming audio resource that features recordings from 75+ prestigious independent performing arts labels, including BIS, Chandos, Delos, PentaTone, Phoenix Edition, and others. The Naxos Music Library launched in 2004 with only a handful of titles and labels, but it quickly grew under the Naxos philosophy.  With over 390,000 tracks of music, powerful tools to stimulate awareness, listening, and research, the daily addition of new releases, and remote access, the Naxos Music Library continues to set the industry standard in streaming classical music.

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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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