Saturday, August 1, 2015

Now We Are 2

This blog reckons its formal beginning (after some alpha- and beta-testing) as (variously) 1 August 2013 and/or the beginning of the academic year 2013–14. Right now you're within a couple of clicks of everything we've published: expand “Blog Archive” on the right or browse the “Tags” further down.

To summarize our first two years:

51 in 2013
112 in 2014
64 so far in 2015.
Our goal was to publish about three times a week; the real-life achievement has been more like nine a month, with, thus, 108 or so predicted for this calendar year.

In very rough numbers Musicology Now is visited by between 200 and 350 readers each day, as many as 10,000 in some months, and a grand total as of today in excess of 250,000 hits.

Posts that drew the largest readerships are about the same as last year:

13,740 hits
Robert Fink, March 15, 2015
Robert Fink, January 4, 2014
Melissa J. de Graaf, January 15, 2014
1, 697

Big Announcement

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Drew Massey as curator-designate of Musicology Now. Massey will serve as co-curator with D. Kern Holoman into 2015–16, then complete a three-year term (through 2017–18).

Drew Massey is a musicologist who research interests focus on American and British music since 1900. His book John Kirkpatrick, American Music, and the Printed Page (University of Rochester Press, 2013) received the 2014 ASCAP Deems Taylor / Virgil Thomson award for outstanding music criticism, and his current book project, Thomas Adès: In Seven Essays, is under contract with Oxford University Press. Massey is a partner at Schubertiade Music & Arts, which deals in autographs, manuscripts, books, artworks and collectibles from all fields of the performing and visual arts.

Welcome, Drew!

Next Steps
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