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At the Met: A Potentially Fatal Case of Cost Disease

June 30, 2016 | Terry Teachout
The Metropolitan Opera is too big, and not too big to fail, suggests Wall Street Journal Drama Critic Terry Teachout. In May, the company disclosed that it made only 66 percent of its potential box-office revenue last season. But filling its … » Read
 

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'Happy Birthday' Declared PD, Warner Pays Back $14M

June 29, 2016 | Associated Press
A Los Angeles judge has finalized a settlement that will put "Happy Birthday to You" in the public domain. U.S. District Judge George King approved the agreement Monday. It ends the ownership claims of Warner/Chappell Music, the music publishing … » Read
 

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New Orchestra Promotes Women Composers

June 29, 2016 | Nicholas Beard, MusicalAmerica.com
A new chamber orchestra debuted in Vancouver earlier this week, comprised entirely of women, and those who identify as women. Its purpose is to promote the work of women composers, alongside mainstream repertoire. The first concert presented by … » Read
 

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UK Cultural Leaders Express Brexit Fears (cont.)

June 28, 2016 | MusicalAmerica.com from The NY Times
Angst over the Brexit vote remains strong, particularly in Britain’s cultural sector. Reporting from London, Roslyn Sulcas writes that 96 percent of those who make their living in the arts voted to remain in the EU. “First time … » Read
 

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Refugee Orchestra Rallies to the Cause

June 28, 2016 | MusicalAmerica.com
Russian conductor Lidiya Yankovskaya, a refugee who moved from St. Petersburg 20 years ago to upstate New York, has formed an orchestra of international refugees. Its inaugural concert was held last month in Boston. On June 20th, the Refugee … » Read
 

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Music Director Salaries and the Jaap Flap

June 24, 2016 | Susan Elliott, MusicalAmerica.com
One blog labeled it a “bombshell”; the Dallas Morning News headline exclaimed, “Holy cow!” In its annual survey of US orchestra music directors’ compensation, Adaptistratio n lists Dallas Symphony Orchestra (and soon … » Read
 
 

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