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House Introduces 'Fair Play, Fair Pay Act of 2015'

April 17, 2015 | Nicholas Beard
Will radio stations finally have to pay artists for broadcasting their recordings? As the U.S. copyright law is currently written, composers and songwriters are compensated (through ASCAP and BMI licenses), so are labels and publishers of said … »Read
 

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Royal Opera Offers New Haas Opera in 2015-16

April 17, 2015 | Reuters
LONDON—Royal Opera Music Director Antonio Pappano said modern composers were ill-served by "mathematician conductors" who fail to find emotion in the music. His comments, delivered at a press conference this week, appeared to be a … »Read
 

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Architect Loses Battle vs. Philharmonie Money Men

April 17, 2015 | MusicalAmerica.com
Starchitect Jean Nouvel on Thursday lost a court battle against the leadership of the £280 million Paris Philharmonie that he designed, which opened in January—prematurely, he claims. His design of the elaborate hall, he said, had … »Read
 

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Minnesota Orch Announces Cuba Plans

April 14, 2015 | Nicholas Beard, MusicalAmerica.com
The Minnesota Orchestra has finalized the itinerary for its historic trip to Cuba, making it the first orchestra to travel there since President Obama normalized relations in December. Musicians arrive May 13 and the following day go to the … »Read
 

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Cinci Symphony's Lumenocity Goes Big Time

April 14, 2015 | MusicalAmerica.com from The Cincinnati Enquirer
With Louis Langrée taking over as music director of the Cincinnati Symphony in 2013, the orchestra wanted to do something special. And so was born “Lumenocity,” a free, 40-minute outdoor concert with a laser-like light show … »Read
 

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Green Bay Symphony Performs Its Last Concert

April 13, 2015 | MusicalAmerica.com
One day before The Green Bay (WI) Symphony Orchestra's final concert on April 12, only 480 of the 1,800 seats available in its home base at the Weidner Center had been sold. Which is indicative of why the orchestra has called it quits after over … »Read
 
 

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