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Classical Notes: July 18, 2008 Archive

Musicians & Money

Posted at 12:46 PM on July 18, 2008 by Gillian Martin

Ten years ago I was finishing a master's degree in theater history just as my mom was finishing her master's degree in nursing. I had to explain to her several times why my master's degree did not automatically grant me better pay the way hers did.

Similarly, the number of trained and talented musicians is large, while the opportunities to make a living wage playing music are few. Here's a report from Denver about the situation for musicians there--I assume the situation is similar here. Am I right?

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Posted at 4:33 PM on July 18, 2008 by Rex Levang

Not classical at all. . . . but if you ever wondered what radio staffers email around to each other:

This is a collection of station identifications, theme songs and the like, from all over the world. Curious how the airwaves sound in Tristan da Cunha? Follow the links starting here.