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How the Classical World went Clubbing
Article I
| Article II

Greg Sandow (blog)
A detailed look at classical musicians who play in clubs. An important subject covered in two blogs posts.

How To Head Off Labor Disputes? Turn Musicians Into Executives
The New York Times
Indianapolis Symphony CEO Gary Gary Ginstling, president and chief executive of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, is among a few recently appointed orchestral administrators who started their careers as performers in major orchestras.

Want Quick, Accurate Thinking? Ask a Musician
Pacific Standard
New research finds musical training appears to sharpen our ability to detect our own mistakes and rapidly make needed adjustments

Ten Traits Creative People Have In Common
Fast Company
Creative people are humble and proud. Creative people tend to be both extroverted and introverted. Creative people are rebellious and conservative. How creative are you?

How To Make Money When Most People Expect Art to Be Very Cheap - Or Free?
Nicholas Lovell on The Bookseller's blog
How do we take advantage of the unique, amazing features of a connected society to finance the profitable creation of art and culture?

Seven Ways Musicians Make Money From YouTube | Music News
Rolling Stone Magazine
Here's how the video streaming site is profitable ... for those who find an audience.

No Strings Attached: Why Big Brands Are Getting Into The Music Business
Adding a certain “cool factor” to their profile, major brands are launching private record labels in support of the music community.

The End of Quiet Music
The New York Times
I wanted to be an artist, but I didn't want to have to sell hoodies with my face on them.

C2SV Festival Merges Music, Tech, Big Ideas
Dan Nakaso (blog)
Dan Pulcrano, the CEO of Metro Silicon Valley, has huge ambitions for C2SV, or Creative Convergence Silicon Valley, which kicks off Thursday. He wants to marry technology and music into a festival that captures the spirit of Silicon Valley.

How Do You Win A MacArthur Genius Grant For Music?
BuzzFeed spoke with Jacobs School alumnus Jeremy Denk and jazzpianist Vijay Iyer, two 2013 winners of the $625,000 award, about their work, lives, and sources of inspiration.

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