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New App Promoted as a 'Gamechanger for Musicians'

November 23, 2020 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
Enote, a new app being developed in Berlin, promises to “be a gamechanger for musicians” by offering instant, interactive access to sheet music. “Everyone in the music world is talking about it and I’m sure we’ll all … » Read
 

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Met Opera Offers $$ Incentive to Loosen Unions' Grip

November 23, 2020 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
The Metropolitan Opera’s union members—which is most of the company’s employees—have been furloughed without pay since April, although health benefits have continued. On Friday, General Manager Peter Gelb suggested in a … » Read
 

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SAG-AFTRA, Actors' Equity Reach Streaming Accord

November 23, 2020 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
On Nov. 19 two of the top entertainment unions reached an agreement making the online distribution of filmed plays and musicals easier during the pandemic. The dispute centered on which of the two organizations governed theater productions that … » Read
 

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Recent Artist Management Moves

November 20, 2020 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Martin Wittenberg, who launched his own firm in June after leaving Columbia Artists just two months before that storied firm’s demise , has added the Manchester Collective to his roster for North American management, bringing to five the … » Read
 

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'The Arts After Brexit': Not a Pretty Picture

November 20, 2020 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
A study concluded by the University of Manchester, suggests that the U.K.’s break with the European Union (EU) in combination with the pandemic will lead to a two-year artistic hiatus during which the country’s cultural organizations … » Read
 

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SFCM's Latest Gift: Vintage Guitars & Star Faculty to Go with Them

November 20, 2020 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
John Harris, a Berkeley-based writer and artist, and his eponymous foundation have donated a collection of 40 vintage guitars to the San Francisco Conservatory of Music (SFCM). Housed at the school on rotating display since 2012, the collection … » Read
 

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Met Announces New Year's Eve Onscreen Gala

November 19, 2020 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
Opera lovers will be able to ring in the New Year with the Metropolitan Opera’s live-streamed, pay-per-view gala from Augsburg, Germany’s neo-Baroque Parktheater. Angel Blue, Javier Camarena, Matthew Polenzani, and Pretty Yende will … » Read
 

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Atlanta Opera Intros New 'Spotlight' Series

November 19, 2020 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
On Dec. 15, the Atlanta Opera (AO) launches Spotlight Media , a digital subscription service offering international audiences long-term access to exclusive video content from the company. Each month subscribers will be able to view new offerings … » Read
 

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Outcry from Self-employed UK Musicians

November 18, 2020 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
British soprano Mary Bevan pulls no punches when discussing her government’s relief efforts during the pandemic. “Why have musicians been left out in the cold?” the headline of her recent opinion piece in The Guardian asks. … » Read
 

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Israeli Opera Choristers Push Back vs. Management

November 18, 2020 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
Since the start of the pandemic, chorus members of the Israeli Opera of Tel Aviv-Jaffa have been furloughed. Now the 62 singers are fearful that management is about to lay them off. Negotiations between the two sides recently broke down. … » Read
 
 

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