With the accelerating pace of technological change, the League posts a monthly digest of relevant news and information regarding changes, trends, and developments that may affect the digital media activities that orchestras use. For each monthly digest, the League’s digital media consultants, Michael Bronson and Joe Kluger, draw from a variety of websites and publications to provide excerpts or summaries of articles. (These do not necessarily represent the views of the League.) Among the topics this month: many factors are affecting the decline in musicians’ earnings from recorded music; CDs and vinyl outsell digital downloads for the first time since 2011; the success of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s free webcasts; and the optimism of Spotify and the influence of the streaming revolution. As a service of the League, members with questions about the information in this digest or about other digital media topics—e.g., planning, strategy, and production—may contact Michael Bronson at firstname.lastname@example.org or Joe Kluger at jkluger@artsEmedia.com.
Posted May 16, 2018