ArtsHacker Turns Four!

Time continues to fly as today marks ArtsHacker’s fourth anniversary! To mark the occasion, there’s a special 2018 Year In Review post that highlights the most popular posts for 2018, traffic patterns, reader demographics, and all sorts of metrics goodness #DataNerds are sure to enjoy. It’s worth pointing out that year four saw a nice uptick in not only average daily users but the ratio of new users. Moving forward, we …

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Who Knew Your Holiday Pops Tunes Were NSFW

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Brace yourself, we’re veering a bit off topic today and chatting about adapting traditional content that when seen through the lens of contemporary sensibilities clearly crosses the “not cool” line. Case in point, the popular holiday pops song Baby, It’s Cold Outside. Years before the #MeToo movement gained traction, Baby, It’s Cold Outside started gaining attention thanks to lyrics that may have been acceptable in 1948, but 70 years later, are …

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A Major Election Upset At New York City’s Local 802, American Federation of Musicians

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Last week, the membership of New York’s Local 802, American Federation of Musicians (AFM) voted in a new leadership team to replace the near decade long tenure by Local President Tino Gagliardi. At the forefront of the new leadership is the president-elect Adam Krauthamer, who won 1,111 votes, or 67.42 percent of the vote. Full election results are available from the American Arbitration Association, which certified the election process. Krauthamer, a …

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The Acoustical Curmudgeon, Volume 1: Eating/Drinking Establishments

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After reading an article by Kate Wagner in the 11/27/2018 edition of The Atlantic that examined the increase of noise levels at restaurants, I knew acoustician Chris Blair, one of Adaptistration’s most popular guest authors, would have plenty to say on the topic. Chris’ article expands on The Atlantic piece by providing a deeper dive into the subject and presenting approaches establishments can consider to help rectify the problems. ~ Drew McManus Perhaps …

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Don’t Miss Capacity Interactive’s 2017 Arts Industry Digital Marketing Benchmark Study

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Just in case you missed it, the hard-core data nerds* at Capacity Interactive (CI) published their latest installment of the annual Arts Industry Digital Marketing Benchmark Study. I’m just starting to pour through the material but according to CI, they made a few changes this year. The 2017 report “revamped our approach to focus on the most critical metrics and key performance indicators that shed light on the state of digital …

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