There’s No Downside To Prudence

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Over the past few months, I’ve spent a good bit of time helping clients prepare for the impact of potential changes to Net Neutrality. If proposed deregulation goes through, it will almost certainly lead to Internet Service Providers slowing down sites that don’t pay a fee to maintain existing content delivery speeds. Part of that process has been making sure their sites take advantage of more advanced optimization techniques. As a …

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Three Terrifying Things Arts Managers Never Want To Hear Before Breakfast

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I’m not too proud to deny today’s headline is right from one of Lisa Hirsch’s recent posts at Iron Tongue of Midnight. Having said that, it inspired me to write a little something based on very real events, however, names and places have been changed. 1) “Good morning Herr Schmidt, I wanted to let you know we finished up the electrical for the musician housing ahead of ahead of schedule but …

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Planned Improvements

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Thanks to a steady stream of growth over the past year among my Venture Platform users, I recently completed a server upgrade. As a result, that meant everything here at Adaptistration migrated as well and in the wake of that migration, I started building out the blog’s next phase. A Branded Jobs Board: Adaptistration Jobs has experienced a solid growth rate over the past four years and as part of this …

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AFM Musicians Charge Pension Mismanagement In Class Action Lawsuit

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One major development we missed last week amid the orchestra compensation reports was the class-action lawsuit filed against a host of defendants associated with the American Federation of Musicians & Employers’ Pension Fund (AMF-EPF). Filed in the U.S. District Court in Manhattan, the suit brings action against the defendants for “for breach of fiduciary duties and other violations of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (“ERISA”), 29 U.S.C. § 1001, et seq.” …

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2017 Orchestra Compensation Reports: The Big Picture

2017 Orchestra Compensation Reports: The Big Picture

Each year, one of the most popular items in the orchestra compensation reports is a big picture overview of all compensation alongside Total Expenditure figures. If you’ve been looking for something that shows all the report values in a single chart, this is your article. 16 Year Trends Although the Orchestra Compensation Reports have been around since 2005 (which covered the 2003/04 season) my 990 archive extends back through the 1999/00 …

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