Music: Big Figures

From two sources, last week, word came that musicians get big figures (financially), think in big figures, have tiffs in big figures. And loud was the cry that they care more for these figures than for music.

George Engles, manager of Schumann-Heink, Taliey, Paderewski, Heifetz, estimated that the U. S. spends 20 million dollars for music each year. His budget allots six millions to the 13 major symphony orchestras, three and a half millions to the Metropolitan and Chicago Opera Companies, the rest to individual artists, summer concert orchestras, a few minor opera companies....