Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Executive Compensation

With all the talk about reigning in executive compensation for corporation heads, are we going to see some downward movement in compensation for the small class of big name conductors, soloists, vocalists, and managers?  I'm all in favor of better compensation for musicians in general but, in a time of budget cuts all-around,  leverage continues to be executed in favor of those hired for prestige or as promising box office draws, with the vast majority of musicians, the locals that provide the basis and continuity in our musical lives,  increasingly direct targets of belt-cutting.   A flatter system of compensation is in order.

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