The AFM International Unfair List, Defined

Although it has been in effect for months now, some folks aren’t aware that the American Federation of Musicians (AFM) placed the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) on their International Unfair List per request of AFM Local 5 (the office which represents the DSO musicians). Although this isn’t an unusual course of action during a work stoppage, not everyone is aware of what this decision entails… How It Is Defined According to …

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Tim Smith Couldn’t Be More Right

Baltimore Sun music critic, Tim Smith, posted a superb blog on 1/4/2011 titled A tough battle for 2011: Fighting the anti-cultural crowd that examines the apparent upswing of anti-cultural sentiment throughout the comments of traditional newspaper and culture blogs. What apparently set Smith off was a comment thread in a Kentucky paper about the unfolding Louisville Orchestra situation

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BOOM Went The Gavel

It happened so close to the New Year holiday you may have missed it but the decision by Judge David T. Stosberg denying the Louisville Orchestra’s (LO) filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy as means for temporary relief from its collective bargaining agreement (CBA) is, to put it mildly, a big deal. At the same time, it hardly serves as the final punctuation in the narrative that is the LO’s financial condition…

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Who Are You? 2011

It has been two years since the last Adaptistration reader survey; as such, it is high time to find out more about you. The last survey was enormously helpful in guiding Adaptistration’s content and overall direction and I’m sure this survey will be no different. Just like the last time, I’m going to make it worth your while to answer all of these questions by offering a set of free subscriptions to Adaptistration Premium…

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