In what was a surprise to virtually all the major producers of classical radio, the National Endowment for the Arts has taken a hard left turn, and diverted long-standing television and radio funding to gaming, mobile, and web projects. A detailed and scathing article in the New York Times gives examples of organizations that have [...]
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Those of us in the biz have studied at length how classical radio can survive, or even thrive, when its main proponents are in serious decline. Alex Ross posts a scary graph in his Feb. 3rd article in the New Yorker. Every classical organization in America should print out this graph, pin it on the bulletin board, and ponder what is to [...]
Thursday through Saturday is the national convention of the advocacy organization Americans for the Arts. It’s being held in Seattle, and I will be interviewing attendees and presenters for the group’s website. I also plan to report here on who’s saying what and how it might impact us in classical music radio. There are also [...]
Virginians for the Arts reports today that the wording prohibiting funding for arts and community was deleted from the final stimulus bill, or if that’s too many negatives in one sentence, we got it back!