#TBT Jason Heath’s Big List Of Classical Music Podcasts

Today’s Throwback Thursday post is a guest author article from Jason Heath, who compiled a list of classical music podcast blogs. Simply put, Jason is the man when it comes to classical music podcasts; not only does he know where to find the gems, he’s the author of the long running crown jewel, Contrabass Conversations (CC).

CC is one of the first real mega-hit classical music podcasts and even if doublebasses aren’t your thing (although I don’t know how that could be the case, they’re awesome), you should take some time to give a listen. Jason’s production values, show pacing, and structure serve as a superb reference for how to make an engaging podcast.

The Growing World of Classical Music Podcasts

About Drew McManus

"I hear that every time you show up to work with an orchestra, people get fired." Those were the first words out of an executive's mouth after her board chair introduced us. That executive is now a dear colleague and friend but the day that consulting contract began with her orchestra, she was convinced I was a hatchet-man brought in by the board to clean house.

I understand where the trepidation comes from as a great deal of my consulting and technology provider work for arts organizations involves due diligence, separating fact from fiction, interpreting spin, as well as performance review and oversight. So yes, sometimes that work results in one or two individuals "aggressively embracing career change" but far more often than not, it reinforces and clarifies exactly what works and why.

In short, it doesn't matter if you know where all the bodies are buried if you can't keep your own clients out of the ground, and I'm fortunate enough to say that for more than 15 years, I've done exactly that for groups of all budget size from Qatar to Kathmandu.

For fun, I write a daily blog about the orchestra business, provide a platform for arts insiders to speak their mind, keep track of what people in this business get paid, help write a satirical cartoon about orchestra life, hack the arts, and love a good coffee drink.

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