What The Orchestra Field Can Learn From Playboy and The Financial Times

If your organization is considering developing an iPhone/iPad app to be distributed through Apple’s App Store, you might not need it. As apps have grown in popularity over the past few years, more and more business are discovering that the content restrictions and revenue cuts enforced by Apple aren’t worth the hassle; and their experiences might save orchestras a boatload of cash and headaches.

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Post Game Concert Interviews

The ubiquitous post game interview; you watch them after baseball/football/etc.ball games all the time and nothing quite beats the edutainment value of watching a good sports reporter take a coach or player to task over a less than satisfactory performance. Likewise, watching those same professionals reviewing the merits behind a win is equally enjoyable and certainly preferable to commentator/talking head game reviews. This topic became stuck in my head after reading about the trouble Proper Discord’s author recounted while attending a post-concert Q&A…

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Here’s Hoping Berlin Enjoys Some Success

Ever since the Berlin Philharmonic launched their digital concert hall feature last season, subscribers to the complete season of webcasts have been steadily growing. Adaptistration reader Michael Brewer provided a first-hand review of the Philharmonic’s initial offerings back in January, 2009 and based on that perspective it seems like the folks in Berlin might be on to something. It will be interesting to see how several months of planning have helped iron out technical wrinkles but I find myself wondering more about the business plan behind the venture…

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Lights, Camera, Aktion!

Preceded by much fanfare, the Berlin Philharmonic broadcast their inaugural concert via their “Digital Concert Hall” project yesterday. I have to admit, I didn’t shell out the nearly US$15.00 to experience the concert but luckily enough, regular reader Michael Brewer did and was kind enough to pass along his impressions of the event…

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The Music of Star Trek Podcast

Five classical music nerds geek out on the music of star trek.
Featuring arts marketer Ceci Dadisman, conductor and pianist Bill Eddins, Met Opera Orchestra Principal Timpanist Jason Haaheim, composer Rob Deemer, and yours truly, each episode will focus on a specific film, series, composer, or topic.
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