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On 6/16/2012 NPR’s All songs Considered blog posted an article by NPR intern Emily White where the author discusses her desire and associated reasoning for “one massive Spotify-like catalog of music that will sync to my phone and various home entertainment devices.” Oh, she also chronicles thousands of personal instances of music piracy. Perhaps unsurprisingly, all hell broke loose and folks have been peeling off into pro and con camps ever since (as of now, the latter outweighs the former).
In an age when contentious labor disputes abound, it’s nice to run across a situation where stakeholders reached an agreement without resorting to public mudslinging. Case in point, the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra (SLSO) announced they reached a new four year agreement 14 months ahead of the current contract’s expiration date.
The 6/21/2012 edition of the Florida Times-Union reports in an article by Charlie Patton that the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra (JAX) is once again running large deficits and considering sizable cuts amidst the expiration of the musicians’ collective bargaining agreement. The orchestra instituted large cuts in 2008 following a contentious labor dispute and lockout but it appears the group has not parlayed those concessions into projected stability.
Traditionally, the annual compensation reports don’t require an introduction article but this year is an exception to the rule in light of a fundamental shift in the source data reliability for one of the report’s stakeholder groups.