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Reason In the Air: Tim Cavanaugh Talks Longhair Music on WQXR

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This is how they settled musicians' strikes in the old days.

Forget about The Man busting our music. Have we busted The Man's music?

Reason Senior Editor Tim Cavanaugh discusses the economics of music in an interview with New York's WQXR.

The discussion focuses on the neverending crisis in classical music performance, as strikes, bankruptcies, shrinking endowments and some market-oriented comments from National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Rocco Landesman have wilted the bowties of classical players all over the country.

Cavanaugh, who covers the market for classical performance here, here and here, talked about alternative performance models, the Nouveau Classical Project and more with League of American Orchestras president Jesse Rosen and WQXR vice president Graham Parker. (This is the interview that was prematurely announced here last week.)

Full interview.