Baltimore Symphony Gets A New Board Chair

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In the wake of the acrimonious labor dispute that led to a summer-season killing work stoppage, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) announced that the board chair who led the group through that stakeholder fight is stepping down. While it isn’t unusual to see key leaders depart after the end of a bitter labor dispute, the BSO is asserting the change in leadership is nothing more than coincidental timing. The outgoing chair, …

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Will Gelb’s Tenure Survive The Latest Met Scandal?

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In case you aren’t already familiar with the PR crisis unfolding in real-time at Metropolitan Opera, here’s a quick overview: Singer Plácido Domingo, who is facing multiple accusations of sexual misconduct, was scheduled to appear as part of the company’s Macbeth In response to internal and external concerns, Met general manager, Peter Gelb, confirmed Domingo would be appearing and that the allegations lacked enough corroboration. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the response from Met …

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Today Is Your Last Chance To Register For The ArtsU Data Driven UX Webinar

Today is the final day you can register for tomorrow’s Americans for Arts ArtsU webinar on using metrics to refine and enhance your website’s user experience. Better yet, the special discount code A4A set up so non-members can use to reduce the registration fee is still active. About The Webinar Date: Friday, September 27, 2019 Time: 3:00PM ET Creating happy user experiences (UX) depends on looking at your data. This webinar is designed …

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Keep These Marketing Talking Points Handy

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Arts marketers spend most of their time thinking about communicating with potential ticket buyers but there are plenty of other points of contact to consider. To that end, there’s a good piece at Muse by Damian Bazadona titled 7 Challenges of Marketing Live Events, Advertising’s High-Wire Act (h/t Scott Silberstein).  While I don’t think it was the author’s intent, I found the challenges he listed to function as talking points arts …

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Baltimore Ratifies One-Year Deal

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The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) ratified a new on-year collective bargaining agreement (CBA) Monday morning that gets the orchestra back into the hall for rehearsals ASAP. The Baltimore Sun published an article by Mary Carole McCauley and Christina Tkacik with initial details but that information is, at best, vague. On one hand, it appears that one of the employer’s fundamental demands, a 40-week season, made it into this short-term deal. On …

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