Did you know ArtsHacker has a contract category? The bulk of content is authored by Joe Patti and covers a wide range of contractual considerations for everything from individual artists through presenters and touring groups.
Inside the classical music field, it never ceases to amaze me how little some key executives, board members, music directors, and musicians know about their own collective bargaining agreements and basic labor law.
The amount of harm I’ve witnessed first-hand stemming from nothing more than willful ignorance collectively costs the field hundreds of thousands of dollars every season. Those number spike during seasons where particularly egregious infractions come with especially high price tags to settle.
Yes, the situation is that bad.
But back to the ArtsHacker articles, there’s plenty to keep you engaged and here are a few highlights I found especially useful: