Category: Sounding Board

Entrepreneurship and the Artist-Revolutionary

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The term “arts entrepreneurship” seems to have flummoxed the music profession, with half believing it’s a merger of B-school and conservatory practices and the rest decrying “l’art pour l’art.” While at first glance, the artist and the entrepreneur may seem worlds apart, in fact they are remarkably similar.

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What Critics Want

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“Criticism has been around since the first caveman howled at the moon, and his friend said, ‘You know, I don’t think you howl so good,’” the great pianist Abbey Simon once told me.

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