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The Competitive Advantages of Overpaying

Everybody loves entertainment. Music, movies, sports, comedy, theater, books or whatever, people get excited about it like almost nothing else. So everybody, even people who don’t consider themselves “cultural,” places value on artists like writers, actors, musicians, and the many, many other kinds of people that bring us the things that entertain us. The conundrum we’re facing right now as a society is that it’s harder than in the past to get paid to do these things. Via Howard Sherman’s...

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Happy Holidays: A Few of Our Favorite Posts

Our countdown to Christmas has begun! We’d like to wish everyone a happy and safe holiday. This will be our last post until Monday, but we’d like to highlight a few of our favorite Selling Out posts since our launch. We’d also like to say thanks for being a part of the Selling Out community. Enjoy! • Hubbard Street Dance Takes It to the Streets to Grow: We spotted this piece in the Washington Post about a dance company whose sense of...

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Why The Death of an Arts Org Is Like a Plane Crash

Howard Sherman compares the death of an arts organization to an airplane crash, and I think it’s a very strong metaphor. Here’s the key tidbit: “…a crash doesn’t occur because of any single event. Typically, they emanate from some failure which then triggers others.” Likewise, he says that, “arts organizations crash because of event cascades as well. It is rarely a single unforeseen occurrence which brings down companies; it is a series of actions, or lack thereof, that result in closure.” Of...

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