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The Detroit Symphony, Service Exchange, and “Full-Time” Jobs

About a week ago I received a phone call from a reporter from Detroit Public Radio inviting me to comment on the Detroit Symphony strike. I told him I had no special knowledge of the Detroit situation, but was amenable to commenting on some of the general issues at hand. "Service conversion" is something I have long thought, spoken, and written about - e.g., in my blog of Jan. 29, 2010, on how the Memphis Symphony has succeeded in prioritizing musician "services" beyond rehearsing and performing. This seems to me an idea long overdue. It … [Read more...]

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