Author Archives: The Council For Living Music

Protest for Live Music!

Attention NYC-area music-lovers!! Live Music needs our support on MAY DAY! At 4pm on Tuesday, May 1st, members of the NYC musicians’ union, Local 802 AFM and supporters of initiatives like Save Live Music on Broadway and Justice for Jazz … Continue reading

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Save Live Music’s Facebook Fans Debate Piped In Music

A recent flurry of letters to the editor have been published in The New York Times in response to a piece detailing the increasingly common Broadway practice of having a live orchestra play in a side room, with the music … Continue reading

Posted in Broadway, Comments, New York Times

Should the Orchestra Stay in the Pit?

On the New York Times’ Letters to the Editor page, Broadway fans have been debating the qualitative difference between live orchestras in the pit and having the music piped in from another room. One asks, “What about the actual live, … Continue reading

Posted in Audience, Broadway, New York Times

Why is the Paul Taylor Company dancing at Lincoln Center to canned music?

As we’ve reported before, musical theater is not the only art form threatened by the use of recorded music: dance is also a frequent target of those willing to sacrifice artistic integrity for a few extra dollars.   We were saddened … Continue reading

Posted in dance, Musicians

It’s a Blue Christmas Without Live Music

The holiday season is here, along with all of its attendant traditions: the drinking of hot chocolate, the exchanging of gifts, the singing of carols. Unfortunately, in Boston, there is a new holiday tradition that is about as welcome as … Continue reading

Posted in Audience, dance, Press, rockettes

Save Live Music on Google Plus!

We here at the Save Live Music on Broadway campaign are proud to announce our new Google+ page! Add us to your circles to stay up to date with the latest news on the campaign to keep Broadway live. Click … Continue reading

Posted in Broadway

Fans Remember Favorite Broadway Performances

Recently, we asked our Facebook fans to share their favorite Broadway performances.  Here are some of your replies:   “The orchestra for Wicked blew me away. The extremely high caliber of musicianship and the terrific writing were superb and not … Continue reading

Posted in Audience, Cabaret, Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera, Wicked

Made In China: Outsourcing Live Music

As regular readers of this website know, the replacement of live music with recordings is not only affecting fans of Broadway; it has become increasingly common in the world of ballet.  As we reported earlier this year, the Washington Ballet … Continue reading

Posted in Annie Get Your Gun, Audience, ballet, Broadway, History

Sound Science: Why We Prefer Live Music

Like most people, you’d probably rather see live music performed than listen to a recording.  But do you know why?  Actually, it is in part because we get visual cues from seeing musicians perform.  These cues inform how we feel … Continue reading

Posted in Audience, Broadway, Musicians, Science

Read All About It! Save Live Music in The New York Post!

The campaign to keep Broadway live’s new ad was covered in today’s New York Post!  A choice quote: “Fans of musical theater love to bicker, but there’s one thing they agree on: A live orchestra, preferably a big one, is … Continue reading

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