Overnight solution

I just got news this morning from Susan Butler, former Billboard writer on the publishing beat.

Remember my last post about creative solutions to the changing/diminishing gigs for critics? How about launch a digest or webzine with exclusive content and charge your contacts for a subscription?

From the press release: "Today is my last day with Billboard; I resigned two weeks ago. Next week I will launch MusicConfidential.biz, a weekly digital magazine with my coverage of international music business news and my analysis of that news -- including my columns, which many of you have read in Billboard. ...

MusicConfidential.biz will be all original reporting based on information confirmed by expert, qualified sources -- no wire service news, no stories
based simply on other media reports, no blog reports and no gossip from
new-hires. You won't find this type of coverage anywhere else."

She's offering her contacts a free trial this month, after which the subscription fee will be $100 per person per year. Hey, a journalist's gotta eat. Good for her.

posted by Sarah Baird.
June 13, 2008 11:11 AM | | Comments (0)

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James Egelhofer - artist manager, IMG Artists
Jaime Green - literary associate, MCC Theatre
James Holt - composer; membership and marketing associate, League of American Orchestras
Michelle Mierz - executive director, LA Contemporary Dance Company
Mark Pemberton - director, Association of British Orchestras
Mister MOJO - star, MOJO & The Bayou Gypsies
Sydney Skybetter - artistic director, Skybetter and Associates
Mark Valdez - national coordinator, The Network of Ensemble Theaters
Amy Vashaw - audience & program development director, Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State
Scott Walters - professor, University of North Carolina at Asheville
Zack Winokur - student, The Juilliard School
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