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Edie Everette - Pyragraph

Making Gingerbread Persons With…

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Edie Everette shows what it’s like to make gingerbread with famous artists. More

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Sage Harrington - Pyragraph

Sage’s Show and Tell: Bandojo App

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Today, I check out the Bandojo app. Spoiler alert: It’s simple to use, it’s fun, and people with any experience level in music can enjoy it. More

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What’s Your Deal, Chris Marxen?

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Berlin-based headshot photographer Chris Marxen recalls the educational awfulness of being the official amusement park photographer. More

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What’s Your Deal, Laila Cola Weeks?

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Painter Laila Cola Weeks recalls the first time she used a marker (it was blue). Her show opens Dec. 12 at the Kimo Art Gallery in Albuquerque. More

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Camping with Beth Moore-Love

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We talked about the muse. We talked about the yurt Beth built. We talked about the documentary about her, which just so happens to be called “LOVE.” More

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SFAI 140: Conversation Starter x 20 I check out the Santa Fe Art Institute's evening of short, powerful talks

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Artists were standing on the soapbox of cultural advocacy and cultural advocates were standing on the soapbox of art. The topic: food justice. More

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The Audience: A Changing Game

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I have been pondering the idea of the modern audience and how difficult it is in this world of internet, TV, cinema, art, gaming, etc., to draw people in. More

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What’s Your Deal, Edie Everette?

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“Cartooning is a much better fit for my nature; I never liked having static work in one place where hardly anybody saw it.” More

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OneBeat - Pyragraph

OneBeat Fellows Answer Questions about Community, Music and Collaboration

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These eight passionate musicians from around the globe share their personal takes on music and community. More

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YOU - Pyragraph

What’s Your Deal, YOU?

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YOU met while working as seamen on a Transcontinental Shipping Company liner and learned how to play instruments by watching MTV News. More

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Billy Joe Miller - Pyragraph

Burning Questions for Billy Joe Miller Billy shares his curatorial approach to You Are the Doorway, in collaboration with OneBeat

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Billy Joe shares insights on curating, working with local and worldly artists, and his fascination with the ghostly space he’s transforming. More

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OneBeat Is Bringing the Harmony

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OneBeat is an initiative of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, organized by Bang on a Can’s Found Sound Nation. More

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Burning Questions for Emily Best of Seed&Spark

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Emily Best is the founder and CEO of Seed&Spark, a crowdfunding platform for filmmakers that focuses on the fair trade between filmmaker and audience. More

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Sage's Show and Tell - Plain Jane Glory - Pyragraph

Sage’s Show and Tell: A Chat with Meredith and Melinda Wilder Sage kicks off her video series with the twins and their new duo, Plain Jane Glory

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Meredith and Melinda Wilder sing in the park and chat about their new group Plain Jane Glory, and what it’s like to play in a band with your twin. More

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The Sealpelt - Vík Prjónsdóttir - Pyragraph

What’s Your Deal, Vík Prjónsdóttir?

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Vík Prjónsdóttir is an Iceland-based group of knitting designers and creative brand that designs and makes products from Icelandic sheep wool. More

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Resources

How to Improve Your Financial IQ

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Stop avoiding your numbers. There’s nothing to be afraid of and everything to gain. More


There’s No ‘Right’ way to be Self-Employed, Just Tradeoffs

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Most people intuitively recognize that there are some real differences between being a freelancer and running a larger business operation. More


Rich Stim

Music Licensing 101

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How do you get your music into the hands of music supervisors, those gatekeepers who decide whose music is heard during an episode of “Justified”? More


Rich Stim

Obtaining Musical Rights with Assignment Agreements

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Below you’ll find two sample copyright assignments: 1) a basic all-purpose assignment; and 2) an assignment specifically for musicians playing on recordings. More


Contracts and Agreements 101

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The more that you are actively working in your field — whether that means writing for magazines, playing music at clubs, hosting gallery events or building furniture for a hotel — the more you’ll find yourself needing to execute contracts with other businesses and people. More


The Lowdown on Business Legal Structures

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When you’re making money — even just scraps — from your creative work not as an employee of some other company, guess what: You’re running a business. More


Blogs

Jamie Hill

Tips from the Independent Producer: No, Your Record Doesn’t Have to Sound Like Your Live Show

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A recording is an opportunity to use a much bigger and more ambitious sonic palette than you would have access to in a typical live situation. More

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Veena Vasista

I Moved Back to the US and Healthcare Sucks

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I’ve seen a friend literally get hit by a truck and end up $7,000 in debt from medical expenses despite having a plan through the Affordable Care Act. More

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Guest Blogger

Tour Sponsorship: How Creativity Can Become Dollars

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Guest blogger Justin Stang of Science! raised $1,600 in about a week, stickered up the van with ads, and headed out on tour prepared for anything. More

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Dear Readers: A New Year, Pyragraph Premium & You Peri's year-end letter from the Editor

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While we mostly run on fumes, we do have costs. Please help us set a foundation for sustainability in 2015 by subscribing to Pyragraph Premium. More

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Alexandra Gjurasic

GJURASIC FACTOR: Sell Dat Art What I say to waffling buyers to make holiday art sales

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Let’s face it. No one is lining up at your studio door on Thanksgiving to get killer art deals on Black Friday. Here’s how to make those holiday sales. More

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Liam Kelly

Band of One Identifying as trans--and as an artist and musician

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At some point my gender struggle became more important than being a musician. I needed to break up the band—this band of one that was fighting all the time. More

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Jed Alexander

Get Over the Hump of ‘I Don’t Want to Do This’ Why I use the Pomodoro Technique

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My most important secret is the Pomodoro Technique, a time management system that a guy named Francesco Cirillo came up with. More

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Jamie Hill

Tips from the Independent Producer: Sound Different

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If other people are achieving success with a certain sound, that means that you have less chance of succeeding with that same sound, not more. More

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Things I Learned from My Crispin Glover Interview

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I don’t interview for-real famous people very often so it has been an exciting week. I learned a few things during my prep and during the interview. More

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Alexandra Gjurasic

GJURASIC FACTOR: Blue Period

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By freeing up my creative process, I freed up my psyche and eventually alleviated the acute depression caused by grief. More

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Guest Blogger

There Aren’t Enough Women Cinematographers And That Needs to Change

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“Gear is money…and money talks.” Guest Blogger Elle Schneider, co-developer of the Digital Bolex camera, shares her experience in the film industry. More

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Amanda Gray

Grants for Writers: My Ongoing Quest

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I have applied to a lot of grants. I’ve applied to little ones, big ones, easy ones, hard ones, and I have been rejected by most of them. More

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Guest Blogger

Backing Up Your Music Files: Protect and Future-Proof Your Work

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Guest blogger Wayne Peet of Killzone Music-Newzone Studio in Los Angeles describes how best to protect your music backups from becoming obsolete. More

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Tour Journal: Cactus Tractor Gets Into a Variety of Hot Messes

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Here, David and Christy of Cactus Tractor experience gross things with help from their dog, Orson, on their US Tour in the Shape of Yemen. More

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Billy McCall

Why I Put Down My Camera Re-embracing the picture in my mind

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When I see some great graffiti, I have to stop, look, and remember. When I go to a show, I close my eyes and really listen to the music. More

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