How to get more out of Slipped Disc

How to get more out of Slipped Disc


norman lebrecht

December 27, 2011

During the course of 2011, this site has undergone radical change.

It has metamorphosed from an early-model, one-track opinion blog to an international, often multi-lingual, crowd sourcing and crowd sharing highway for breaking news and major issues in the lively arts. Plus a good deal of fun along the way.

We will shortly publish a list of the year’s ten top stories, but it is gratifying to note that Slipped Disc interventions in 2011 have helped to resolve ugly orchestral disputes in Brazil and Russia and to shed light on other abuses that might otherwise have been silenced.

To our gratified surprise, Slipped Disc is currently receiving 200,000 hits a month, and rising. Over the next year, we are planning further improvements.

So here, for the time being, are four key tips on how to get more out of what is fast becoming one of the biggest cultural online communities.

1 Click the orange ‘sign up here’ button, on the middle-right of your screen, to receive instant updates of breaking stories.

2 Follow @NLebrecht on Twitter for feedback.

3 Send breaking stories and ideas to

4 Watch daily for further developments.

Happy New Year, everyone, especially to our friend Tommy Q. who is due for a big bounce-back.


  • Helen Tuckey says:

    Thank you for all that you have done, and all that you do!

  • You are a great inspiration for me. We all learn so much everyday!

  • Scott Rose says:

    Frohes Neues Jahr — “Bandscheibenvorfall!”

  • Marie Lamb says:

    Hi Norman–For some reason, when I try to sign up, I get a message that subscriptions by e-mail are not enabled. Is anyone else having this problem? All best–Marie

  • Alberto Martínez says:

    Thanks Norman , this blog is fun and a learning center 😉

  • Keep the nasty baton wielders in line and talented players off the streets with your muckraking articles, Norman. As youngsters say: You’re the bomb (translation: coolest). And I like your hair.

  • Congratulations! Do keep on going!

  • Eduardo Monteiro says:

    Thank you very much Norman for all you have done regarding the Brazilian orchestral crisis.
    You have a passionate readership in Brazil.
    All the Best for you