Why you mustn’t let accountants meddle with music…

Updated January 12th, 2020. “If music be the food of love, play on,” said Willy Shakespeare in his play, Twelfth Night. Just as well they didn’t have major corporate companies in those days, driven by lawyers, accountants and finance fiends. The following anecdote demonstrates why (original author unknown).

“If all such redundant passages were eliminated, as determined by the utilization review committee, the concert could have been reduced from two hours to twenty minutes…”

The CEO of a large healthcare company was also chairman of the board of his community’s symphony orchestra.

Finding he could not go to one of their concerts, he gave the tickets to the head of the company’s auditors, a respected accountant and business consultant. [Read more…]

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