Conference Alert: National Arts Marketing, Development & Ticketing Conference, Chicago

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Who wants to get away to Chicago? Granted, that’s a silly question because everyone wants to visit Chicago, it’s a fabulous city and on July 30 and 31, National Arts Marketing, Development & Ticketing Conference is in town. Along with Ceci Dadisman, I’ll will be leading one of our most popular conference sessions: Click. Click. Done. Must-Have Google Analytics Settings And Reports. When: Wed, July 31, 9am -10am CT Where: Navy …

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Continuing The Discussion About Measuring Artistic Quality

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Yesterday’s post about measuring artistic quality in the wake of contentious labor disputes generated quite a bit of fascinating discussion, both in the comment section and via social media. Clearly, the topic touched a few nerves as the number of direct private messages and emails spiked over 100 by mid-day. I do hope many of the individuals I encouraged to post their observations and thoughts publicly do so. While it’s easy …

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Measuring Artistic Quality In The Wake Of Contentious Labor Disputes

The 7/13/2019 edition of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette published an article by Jeremy Reynolds that examines what I consider to be one of the most pressing topics of our time. Perhaps unsurprisingly, it also happens to be one of the rare third rail topics shared by executive leadership and musicians: measuring artistic quality in the wake of contentious labor disputes that end in concessions. Here’s how those situations unfold: Employer proposes dramatic …

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Time To Level Up Your Contract Knowledge

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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 …

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#TBT Remember The Days When Neoreactionaries Seemed Extreme?

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Back in July, 2014 I published a post about what I defined as the end of the golden age of orchestras and opera. I came to that conclusion, in part, because of the sharp increase in neoreactionary dominated culture. Within that context, neoreactionaries were those who cast themselves as victims within a larger operating environment and believe they are somehow tasked with a principled responsibility to right the wrongs for a …

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