209 VR logoEdited by Naomi Morse, Notes on the Scene was selected as one of nine "SuperStar" e-newsletters (from among thousands, apparently) by Vertical Response, the national emailing service firm, based on its quality of content and design. We are featured in some of VR's advertising materials. Since our mailing list is "opt-in," it means that each person has, in some way, indicated an interest in early music performance, and is therefore more likely to open the message. Vertical Response is a well-respected commercial email service that only accepts opt-in lists such as ours, and has registered with all the major ISP mail services, ensuring that our messages are not categorically deleted as spam.