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Dear Rich: I Was In a Music Video But Never Paid

Rich Stim
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Congratulations on being viewed by more people than the combined population of South Dakota, Delaware and Montana. Although your numbers pale when compared to Grumpy Cat or OMG Cat, you do have something in common with those feline YouTube stars: You’re not likely to see a paycheck. Here’s why.

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Dear Little Bobby: I Wanna Write Rock ‘n’ Roll

Little Bobby Tucker
| Albuquerque, NM, US | | 0 Comments

You can study music theory until your right brain bleeds but that still does not mean you can write a song, or that the song will be “good.” To start writing, you need to keep playing.

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How to Talk to a Crowd: Public Speaking Tips Lessons I've learned through fumbles and fuck-ups

| Albuquerque, NM, US | | 0 Comments

The most important detail for you to be clear about is who is in the audience. How much did they pay to get into the event? Say, for an art competition, who are the participants: adults from a local correctional facility or high school students? You’ll want to cater your talk to their perspective.

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Licensing Kit: Music Agreement for Film

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Dear Rich: My Co-Writer Disappeared. How Do I License Our Song?

Rich Stim
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It sounds as if you and the composer—like Felice and Boudleaux Bryant—intended to combine words and music into “inseparable or interdependent parts.” That makes you and the composer joint copyright owners of the song.

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Trump, the HR Department and a New Hope for the Inexperienced

Clarke Condé
| Albuquerque, NM, US | | 0 Comments

Now, because of one man, there is hope for me and others like me throughout the country yearning to work jobs they have previously found themselves barred from simply because they have no experience. Who is this Chuck Yeager; this Jackie Robinson; this Harvey Milk of the inexperienced?

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Dear Little Bobby: Compassion for Fascists?

Little Bobby Tucker
| Albuquerque, NM, US | | 0 Comments

I get very upset thinking about our president and how he mistreats people. This whole disgusting administration makes me angry. I’ve been told that I should have compassion for him, but how is it possible to have compassion for this fascist?

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Native Voices Matter Now More Than Ever: How Sundance Inspired Me

Jesse Littlebird
| Albuquerque, NM, US | | 0 Comments

Being surrounded by different indigenous people lit a spark, filled me with pride, and confirmed to me that yes, it is our time as the youth of the Native nations of America to rise up and be the generation that takes back not only our identity but our voice.

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Dear Rich: Do Interview Release Forms Expire?

Rich Stim
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I have signed and dated permissions forms that explicitly inform the participant that their recorded interview could end up in a published journal or book. Is there an expiration date on the permission they granted?

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Not All Art Scales, Not All Businesses Should

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Guest Blogger Maggie Vail: “Musicians are leaders. Music has been at the forefront of every massive cultural movement from civil rights to feminism to anti war movements.”

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3 Things That Make a Performance Unmissable

Aaron J. Shay
| Seattle, WA, US | | 0 Comments

Over time, our choices start to form a theme, an overarching message to the world about us and what we stand for. I think about it like a motto on a coat of arms, or the mission of an artistic ministry. What does our work stand for?

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Dear Little Bobby: Doesn’t Feel Like Puppy Love

Little Bobby Tucker
| Albuquerque, NM, US | | 0 Comments

People breed puppies in their backyards and then sell them to pet shops for a couple of hundred dollars so that the pet shop can turn around and sell them for twice that much to fools like your boyfriend.

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What’s Your Deal, Prism Bitch?

Pyragraph Staff
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Our advice for aspiring musicians and artists: 1) Trust your instincts and find a project where you can put some of that trust in the people you play with. It’s like magic. 2) Hold yourself and your collaborators to the “Don’t be a Dick” Golden Rule. 3) Surround yourself with kind people who inspire you.

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