Category Archive: Audiences

What American Chinese Opera can tell us about the US Classical Music “Crisis”

In a previous post I discussed how a number of professional and full time Chinese Opera theaters and companies folded during the Great Depression in the US and how all the work relief… Continue reading

Death of the Musical Long Tail

An intriguing piece about the growing disparity of recorded music revenue popped up a couple days ago at the Music Industry Blog.  The post is based on a consulting report, The Death of… Continue reading

Cultural Omnivores must truly be dead…

The shrinking Cultural Omnivores issue is an interesting one since they functioned primarily as “swing voters” in the realm of audiences.  This sub-population tend to go to both highbrow and lowbrow events, not… Continue reading

Post-Pop: Aging and Fragmentation in Pop Culture Audiences

Last week I read a New York Times piece from 1993 by Stephen Holden which talked about pop music audience fragmentation. There are some interesting tidbits such as the opening paragraph: If you… Continue reading

The Classical Music “Crisis” and Millennials

I was reading a few posts about Millennials in Classical Music at Catherine Starek’s blog, Mezzaphonically Speaking, and it occurred to me that I haven’t spent as much time taking a look at… Continue reading

Fear of Aging Audiences and Aging Artists

A number of organizations have emerged which foster developing arts and arts programs for aging populations. One that I’ve mentioned here in the past is the Arts and Aging Toolkit. In section 1.6:… Continue reading

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