Ever since the very first Orchestra Compensation Report, the goal of the annual series is to help get past surface value salaciousness and into thoughtful conversation. To that end, I am very proud to see the topic continuing to take root across several mediums.
While away on hiatus, the New York Times published an article on 7/27/18 by Zachary Woolfe that takes a very deep dive into this issue.
To date, it is one of the most comprehensive examinations of the topic I’ve found outside of this blog. I can’t recommend it strongly enough.
Next up, a recent edition of Opera Box Score on WNUR, 89.3 FM saw the show hosts engage in a spontaneous and meaningful on-air conversation about artistic executive compensation.
OBS’ segment was particularly entertaining thanks to host rapport and the show’s underlying sports/arts connections.
They spend a solid 20 minutes right from the show’s onset engaged in a process I hope a number of stakeholders experience.
Not all compensation issues are as cut and dry as you might think but show hosts, George Cederquist, Tobias Wright, Weston Williams, and Matt Cummings did a great job chewing through most of those crunchy outer shells to get at the creamy center of heightened enlightenment.
Listen below or at their Soundcloud channel.