Met g.m. to appear at confab

Peter Gelb, general manager of New York’s Metropolitan Opera, will deliver the keynote address at the 11th edition of MidemNet (Jan. 23-27), the international confab that focuses on the music biz in the digital age. Gelb will elaborate on how new technologies have revitalized the Met by both widening and “monetizing” its audience, according to MidemNet organizers. Under Gelb, the Met was one of the first classical institutions to make opera accessible to the masses via HD broadcasts in moviehouses and through the Internet, satellite radio and mobile platforms.

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