Michael Kaiser Appointed President of Kennedy Center

Michael KaiserPhoto courtesy of Cornhill Publications Limited The Kennedy Center announced on July 19 that Michael Kaiser has been named to replace Lawrence J. Wilker as president of the national center for the performing arts. His is slated to begin his new post in February 2001. Kaiser, 47, is currently the executive director of the […]

John G. Schultz Named Executive Director of CRI

John SchultzPhoto courtesy of Composers Recordings, Inc. John G. Schultz, a veteran record-company and talent-management executive, was recently named Executive Director of Composers Recordings, Inc. (CRI). Schultz succeeds Joseph R. Dalton, who resigned recently to pursue new career opportunities after managing CRI for 10 years. For the past two years as the managing director of […]

Meredith Monk Signs with Boosey & Hawkes

Meredith MonkPhoto by K. Scott Schafer Meredith Monk and her publishing company, Meredith Monk Music, recently signed a long-term, worldwide agreement with the publishing firm of Boosey & Hawkes. President Linda S. Golding of Boosey & Hawkes commented, “We are honored to welcome Meredith Monk to our roster, and are excited to be working with […]

On the Money: New Music Funding in the United States

Theodore WiprudPhoto by Melissa Richard Think “new music,” and chances are, whatever you mean by “new music” does not earn its keep. Fortunately, there is more to musical life than earned income. That’s because in the United States there exists a highly developed world of nonprofit institutions, and a tax code that encourages their support […]

Soundtracks: August 2000

It was not by editorial design, but rather a reflection of the current state of new music in this country, that in a month where NewMusicBox focuses on funding for New Music, almost every recording featured in SoundTracks was either completely DIY or released by a small independent label that received, in varying degrees, some […]

Earning Interest for New Music

Frank J. OteriPhoto by Melissa Richard As one of many American composers who has yet to make a living from composing music, I am simultaneously perplexed and humbled by the economics of music making in a free market economy. Like so many of my colleagues following in the grand American tradition of William Billings and […]