About The Hub

Posted on: January 22, 2009

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Launched by the League of American Orchestras in January 2009, The Hub provides a wide-ranging, constantly updated overview of breaking news and information about the orchestra field. The Hub contains everything you need to know about important media coverage of orchestras and the cultural scene (Media View), what is happening in our field (Industry Buzz), new appointments (Who’s In), and the essential programs and services the League provides (Help Yourself).

The Hub’s home page and Help Yourself section are available free of charge to all, but only League members may access the site’s in-depth pages with complete stories.

For help or questions about The Hub, please email thehub@americanorchestras.org or call 212 262 5161.

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Industry Buzz, edited by Jennifer Melick, draws primarily from press releases submitted by League members. Industry Buzz announces important news, unusual concert programs, awards, and other information you need to stay on top of what’s happening in our industry.

Submission guidelines: Industry Buzz covers all types of notable orchestral activity, including major grants, education programs, repertoire ideas, or recording projects. Stories of national or compelling interest are given priority.

To be considered for Industry Buzz, please send press releases and photographs (with appropriate captions and credits) to orchnews@americanorchestras.org or jmelick@americanorchestras.org

Bear in mind that hundreds of press releases from member orchestras and publicists come our way each week. Since our editorial staff pools all press releases, a single release to Symphony or orchnews@americanorchestras.org is sufficient. 



Media View emphasizes news and features and occasionally includes reviews, opinion pieces, and obituaries of note. Because reviews are numerous and highly specific to their local market, they are normally included only if they involve a debut, commission/premiere, or programming focus of compelling interest.

Media View is meant to accurately reflect what is being said in the media about orchestras and the issues surrounding them. Stories of national and compelling interest are given priority, and the need for brevity, balanced against the news “load” on a given day, has a role in determining what is covered.

Views and opinions referenced are those of the reporters and critics cited, and are not to be taken as the views of the League. The League takes no responsibility for the opinions, views, or reporting of writers whose articles are digested in Media View.

Submission guidelines:
If you have an article you would like to see considered for Media View, please paste the text of the article into the body of an email with a link to its online source and send it to: orchnews@americanorchestras.org and editor@americanorchestras.org. Send the article on the day it is published if at all possible; to keep The Hub timely, we generally refrain from featuring articles that are more than three days old. 



Who’s In, edited by Robert Sandla, announces artistic and administrative appointments, key changes in board leadership, and notable retirements at orchestras and related organizations.

Submission guidelines:
To be considered for Who’s In, please send personnel-related press releases and photographs (with appropriate captions and credits) to: orchnews@americanorchestras.org or bsandla@americanorchestras.org.


Hard-copy submissions for The Hub may be sent to:
33 West 60th St., 5th Floor
New York NY, 10023

General inquiries and comments concerning the League of American Orchestras may be sent to: member@americanorchestras.org.



Banner Advertising

Each month, the League’s website is visited by thousands of arts organizations, arts administrators, artists, executive recruiters, musicians, executive directors and orchestra staff, and others worldwide. Launched January 2009, the Hub is the League’s online news resource. Updated daily, Media View, Who’s In, Help Yourself, and Industry Buzz continue to inform the field on breaking news, updates from our member orchestras, administrative appointments, and League programs and services. The Hub, distinct from Symphony magazine, offers additional opportunity for all advertisers looking to further increase their visibility.

Usage Statistics

Average Monthly Page Views: 16,000

User Demographics Worldwide: arts organizations, arts administrators, artists, executive recruiters, musicians, executive directors and orchestra staff, and others worldwide.

Display Ad Size (in pixels)                   2 weeks    4 weeks    6 weeks

  • Small (180wide x 180 high)             $200        $350        $500
  • Medium (180 wide x 270 high)        $300        $450        $600
  • Large (180 wide x 360 high)            $500        $650        $750


Ad Location

For a sample of The Hub and placements of the ads, see The Hub homepage at americanorchestras.org/the_hub.

To Place an Ad

Please email the following information to Steve Alter at salter@americanorchestras.org. You will receive confirmation of your order by email, as well as an invoice for your placement.  All banner ads must be pre-paid.

  • Your banner ad (.jpg, .gif, or animated .gif format only; 72 ppi in resolution; Note: We do not offer Flash-based ads.)
  • Web site address for your click-through link
  • Date you would like your ad to go live on The Hub (based on availability).
  • Number of weeks you would like your ad posted



Please contact Steve Alter, Director of Advertising at salter@americanorchestras.org or 646 822 4051.

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