Maybe this presentation will help you understand that the old Special Events (old SPAC) has been taken over by (in succession) SFX/Clear Channel/Live Nation TO THE DETRIMENT OF SPAC’s CORE MISSION to PROMOTE the CLASSICAL ARTS.
Basic Question: Why is the NEW CONTRACT with Live Nation EARNING SPAC LESS MONEY than the old contract? Everything else has gone up; EXECT SPAC’s COMPENSATION ; IT’S GONE DOWN. IT DOESN’T MAKE SENSE.
SPAC doesn’t even get a taste of the profits – just a one time yearly fee with a bonus for over-attendance beyond a certain figure.
Index: (49 Power Point pages – 7/15/04)
Pages: 1-8 General Info – Of note – In 2000 –SPAC Signs a Ten Year Exclusive Booking Agreement With SXF – the World’s Biggest Concert Promoters.
Pages: 10-17. New York City Ballet (July residency) – Taking a Swan Dive – 3 weeks to 2 weeks going to 5 days in 2013 .
Of note – In 1998 – 50th Anniversary of NYCB. Company Suspends Its Pact of Mutual Exclusiveness With SPAC. (Things don’t get better after this happens.)
In 1966 – SPAC & NYCB enter a Mutual, Exclusive Agreement
• NYCB only ballet to perform at SPAC.
• SPAC only venue in this country where NYCB to perform outside New York City.
Pages 18-21 Philadelphia Orchestra (August Residency) – Now 3 weeks.
Pages 22-23 Jazz Weekend (last weekend in June) – Of Note – A profitable event for SPAC. (Profit split between SPAC and Concert Organizer).
Pages 24-31 Special Events – Of Note – Special Events created to help supplement/pay for Classical Program at SPAC. For some reason this is not working. (See: Exclusive Long Term Contract for Special Events).
Pages 32-34 Chamber Music
Pages 35-36. Museum Of Dance – Of Note – Turnaround lately( post 2005) – It’s in the Black
Pages 37 SPAC Formally Presented NYC Opera from 1986 –1997 (Mid June)
Pages 38-40 – Finances – Of Note – (Not enough info here)
Pages 41-45 – Selection/Election to SPAC Board – Of Note – Not stated, but money matters here.
Pages 46-48 – S.O.S. Platform
Page 49 – Dates Material to 7/15/o4 – Of Note – Some things have changed since 2004.