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Just Say NO!

Man, I really wish I could have read this a few years ago!

Creative Infrastructure

Doughnut A first year graduate student in my arts management class presented a paper this week on arts labor economics.  Her undergrad degree was in acting so she had never delved into the topic formally. She certainly understood through anecdotal observation that there is an imbalance between artist labor supply and artist opportunity and that artists are often paid less than their peers in other fields (to put it mildly).  Among the factors she considered was that artists are often willing to work for low or even no pay because the joy of doing the work is payment enough.   In concluding her presentation, she posed a rhetorical question that I paraphrase here: How can we make this vicious cycle of artist oversupply and underpayment stop?

Following this presentation, I returned to my office and this email:


I want to reach out and see if you have any film students that…

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What has youtube done?

The Liber usualis uses square notation, as in ...

The Liber usualis uses square notation, as in this excerpt from the Kyrie eleison (Orbis factor). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Has Youtube changed the face of music?  As I watch music videos on the site I’ve noticed that my own music tastes have changed. Read the rest of this entry

Buddy Holly Breakdown!

The Buddy Holly Story (album)

The Buddy Holly Story (album) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I recently took a long four hour road trip, that left me very bored.  Luckily earlier that day I went to target and bought a new selection of music.  Among the 5 CD‘s I purchased that day was one of Buddy Holly that I got for my wife.  I have heard some Buddy Holly here and there, but I never had a chance to really listen to him.  That all changed when I was able to listen to him for the first 1 1/2 hours of the drive.  So now I am going to give you a breakdown of my thoughts of Buddy Holly.  I will approach this as an Ethnomusicologist and a music performerRead the rest of this entry

Ave Maria – Yoko Kanno

English: Yoko Kanno poses for a picture with a...

English: Yoko Kanno poses for a picture with a fan on Otakon 1999. This photo was cropped from original. Thanks goes to author Ferricide. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Performance of Kanno’s Ave Maria. (more…)

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Bruce Ford