From podcasts to iTunes, movie theater simulcasts to On Demand HDTV, complete performances streamed on websites, to clips on YouTube and MySpace, and satellite radio to self-produced recordings, new opportunities and challenges in technology seem to fly at us on a daily basis. Which developments in existing and emerging technologies are relevant to symphony orchestras? Which electronic media activities best fit your symphony orchestra’s goals and objectives? What are the production, financing and distribution options available to help you achieve them?
Arising from the League’s commitment to become an indispensable source of meaningful information to orchestras as they address a rapidly changing environment, the League now offers member orchestras new services in the fast-evolving area of electronic media.
The League has retained Joseph H. Kluger and Michael Bronson to assist member orchestras in developing innovative uses of technology to reach audiences beyond the concert hall. Through this ongoing consulting engagement, they will help the League:
- Offer training seminars on the planning and implementation of electronic media activities;
- Work with the Government Affairs department to formulate legislative and public policy positions;
- Gather and disseminate relevant information about trends and developments in technology and electronic media activity; and
- Provide direct e-mail or telephone consulting advice to League member orchestras on the strategic, business, production and distribution issues associated with the development of orchestral electronic media activities.
Mr. Kluger and Mr. Bronson also have a separate consulting agreement with the Symphony, Opera and Ballet Orchestra Managers’ Media Committee, the group representing employers of musicians in the negotiation and interpretation of national electronic media collective bargaining agreements with the American Federation of Musicians (AFM). Their consulting services to the Media Committee and individual orchestras relate primarily to the electronic media rights clearance issues encountered with artists, musicians and other groups by institutions developing electronic media projects.
League member orchestras with questions for Mr. Bronson and Mr. Kluger, that are not answered in this website, including the FAQ section, should contact both of them by e-mail: