A Remarkable Guide To The Orchestra

Although it has been out for well over a year on YouTube, I only recently stumbled across Bill Bailey’s Remarkable Guide to the Orchestra at YouTube (h/t Holly Mulcahy). It’s an hour long program written by and featuring UK comedian Bill Bailey that’s perhaps best described as what if the cast of Monty Python wrote The Young Lutheran’s Guide to the Orchestra?

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How Much Is That Fiddle In The Window?

There’s a fascinating report from the Future of Music Coalition called Artist Revenue Streams (ARS), which they describe as “a multi-stage research project to assess whether and how musicians’ revenue streams are changing in this new music landscape.” They recently released an installment which focuses on an orchestra musician’s income/expense structure during the period 2000-2011 and the results are intriguing.

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