Advice for Danish jazz musicians

I spent last week at Vallekilde, about an hour outside of Copenhagen, at an annual event called Summer Session. It’s an intensive retreat for jazz musicians hosted by national agency Jazz Danmark. They invite world-class artists to come along and work with the...

Mind the furniture

Photo by theothegrey We’re doing a bit of remodelling around here at New Music Strategies. In fact, remodelling is the wrong word. This is the online equivalent of moving into new premises, getting new desks and phones, ordering new stationery, and setting up...

Who's doing this stuff well?

This might actually be the question I get asked most often. At the end of a seminar, a lecture or a guest talk at some event, somebody will raise their hand, and ask the question. I kind of dread it, because I can only really disappoint every time I answer it, but...

Technical difficulties

Wow – that was frustrating. A week or more of the site being offline, and more than a week before that of some teething issues as we tried (with varying degrees of success) to carry off The Great Hosting Migration of 2008. As far as we can tell, everything is...

Good news / bad news

Well, the good news is, I have wrested ownership of http://newmusicstrategies.com back from my old webhosts. They were not nearly as evil as they could have been about it, and my only problems with them are: 1) the ruthless efficiency with which they turn off the...