This article by Michael Drapkin was first published in October of 2011. In it, Michael describes a different orchestra financial model–how the financial stakeholders of an orchestra i.e., the musicians, staff, conductors could share in the economic success or failure of their orchestra. There is definite risk/reward here, if instituted by an orchestra it would be a big step and wouldn’t be for the faint of heart. But at the least his thinking is not the usual band-aid approach to the problem. Click here and tell us what you think.