Chapter 05

Recommended sites:

Arts news digest:

Alex Ross's The Rest is Noise

Andrew Dubber's New Music Strategies

Amanda Ameer's Life's a Pitch

Greg Sandow Future of Classical Music

Andrew Taylor's The Artful Manager

Jonathan Coulton

Yo-Yo Ma's project:

Andrew Dubber:

Inexpensive ways to get up online:

To start a blog free:

Baritone Tom Meglioranza

Violinist Rachel Barton Pine  (audience-oriented with an e-zine, podcasts, video, blog, free downloads)

eighth blackbird  (great blog—reveals the "inner" eighth blackbird)

Ethel (great photos, description of projects, conveys sense of the ensemble)

Imani Winds  (check out their comprehensive education programming)

Conductor Edwin Outwater  (creative and fun blog)

So Percussion (inviting, distinctive)

Bassist/composer Ben Allison (good graphics, distinct image)

Singer/songwriter Jill Sobule  (terrific example of fan-funded recording projects)

Pianist Jonathan Biss  (interesting, thought-provoking blog)

Bang on a Can  (inventive)

Providence String Quartet's Community MusicWorks (clear mission)

Register your domain name and

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Help for DIY sites:

Web Standards compliant

Google Analytics to get free site traffic analysis

Email management systems:

Recruiting your street team volunteer sign-up

Ali Brown for help with newsletters

Tips on writing blog posts:

Conductor Edwin Outwater's website

Greg Sandow on the future of classical music

Marimbist Nancy Zeltsman's site is terrific and includes an introduction to the marimba and a memo to composers on writing for the instrument.


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