Even Without Machold, There Are Plenty Of Black Hats To Go Around

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Alix Krista authored a detailed account of the rise and fall of violin dealer Dietmar Machold which appeared in the 10/19/2012 edition of businessinsider.com. It will be surprising if Machold emerges from the legal process without some jail time but even though he’s is, for all intents and purposes, out of the game that doesn’t mean the rare instrument trade is clear of bad guys.

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Time To Stir The Pot

Today may only be Tuesday but it’s already been an eventful week. We had a second lockout in one city, an imposed contract, and <gasp> a three year agreement that contains nothing but (albeit) mild increases. Oh, and an official contract extension through January 2013 (it’s like a super sized play and talk). Apparently, It’s Orchestra Season In Minneapolis Although the field has seen it coming for weeks, the St. Paul …

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Examining the Minnesota Orchestra Redline Agreement Part 1

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The inaugural article for our ongoing examination of the Minnesota Orchestra Redline Agreement (MORA) will focus on proposed changes to the “home service area” definition and related contractual provisions for runouts. Given the increased attention throughout the field for augmenting outreach activity, i.e. events outside of the primary venue, it should come as no surprise that this agreement proposes numerous changes to how the organization implements those endeavors.

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FREE Twitter Profile Survival Kit for Arts Organizations 2012

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It’s time to stay with the learning curve and consider updating your organization’s Twitter profile page to take advantage of some of the more recent GUI (Graphical User Interface) improvements. To that end, I want to offer up a host of revised Photoshop template freebies that will make it easier than ever to make your profile pages not only look great but make your social media efforts more effective. The Header …

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