If there’s one thing the pandemic has demonstrated, it is agreements aren’t nearly as rigid as conventional wisdom dictates. At the same time, they’re only as flexible as the people involved, the choices they make, and the process they embrace.
Tomorrow’s post will be the inaugural episode for Season 2 of Shop Talk, it features a candid discussion with executive decision makers and musician representatives from the Toledo Symphony, a group that made the decision to fulfill all their contractual financial obligations to musicians throughout the entire pandemic.
We talk about how the TSO determined ongoing artistic activity, and therefore expenses, would benefit the organization along with expectations vs. the reality of the negotiation process.
Key to the conversation is when we examine choices the organization’s stakeholders made at numerous waypoints that could have torpedoed success. I can’t think of a better way to kick off Season 2.
Be sure to stop by tomorrow for the full episode. If you were a subscriber, you already received a notice with an early access link.