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When good business enhances good art

One of the attitudes pervading the fine arts is that “good business” and “good art” are fundamentally opposing forces, and that it is impossible to have it both ways: good art will never be economical, and good business will always seek to undercut, cheapen, sell out, and dumb down the art. While there are certainly […]

Writing words vs. writing music…

I’ve begun working on a book about arts entrepreneurship. And as I proceed with what’s called the “proposal” (essentially a highly boiled-down version of each chapter) I’m beginning to notice some fascinating similarities and contrasts between writing words and writing music. Here are some, in no particular order: • I find the initial act – […]

From Greg Sandow’s ArtsJournal blog – From Jeffrey Nytch: Entrepreneurial transformation (1)

  From Greg:  Anyone who’s read this blog will know why the words that follow caught my eye. They’re about what a journal article I was reading called “the traditional orientation of arts presenting organizations (particularly, but not exclusively, “classical” music groups).” This, said the paper, might be expressed, “this is what we have to offer; […]

A new society is born!

Last weekend I had the privilege of attending a gathering at Southern Methodist University’s Meadows School of the Arts in Dallas, the purpose of which was to form the first professional association of arts entrepreneurship educators. More than 100 faculty, staff, and administrators from across the country came together to share best practices, commiserate, and […]

Fear…and Entrepreneurship

  Last week I attended the Network of Music Career Development Officers which, despite its somewhat inelegant name, is the best conference I attend all year.  (NET-MC-DO, as it is called, is really more like a retreat, and never fails to result in concrete things to implement, ponder, and explore. I highly recommend it to […]

Do some arts organizations deserve to fail?

That provocative question comes from this controversial article that ran in The Wall Street Journal last month, sparking flame wars throughout the arts blogosphere. But once you get past the immediate, visceral response to the bluntness of the question, consider this punch line in the last paragraph: When it comes to arts organizations, I’d say […]

Cleveland Orchestra announces a balanced budget

That’s right, you read that correctly: The Cleveland Orchestra, just another of many orchestras struggling in recent years, announced a balanced budget with increased donations & attendance for their fiscal year 2013. How did they do it? There isn’t really any “magic” at work here; they engaged in a process that was, whether they called […]

Photos from the Geological Society of America Gala – 10/29/13

Photos from the Geological Society of America’s Gala at the History Colorado Museum, featuring a performance of my Formations Symphony! What a great night!

From Greg Sandow’s ArtsJournal blog – 10/29/13

From Jeffrey Nytch: The entrepreneurial symphony From Greg I’ve been in email touch with Jeff Nytch for a few years. We have a mutual close friend, and of course a shared interest in teaching entrepreneurship at music schools. Last spring, Jeff invited me to speak at the University of Colorado-Boulder, where he runs the music […]

Multi-tasking and E-ship

How do the ultimate “Jacks of all Trades” manage their time & tasks?   Multi-tasking and E-ship from Jeffrey Nytch on Vimeo.

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