Features

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Dear Rich: Copyright Rules for e-Newsletters and Iron Work

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Rich Stim explains basic copyright law for a designer who created a newsletter for a client, and an artist creating greeting cards using iron work designs. More

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Burning Questions for Skye Devore, Owner of Tractor Brewing How Tractor connects the dots between beer, community and culture

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I talked with Skye about craft beers and the ways a good pub can cultivate arts and community. Then I had breakfast. More

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Lauren O'Connell

What’s Your Deal, Lauren O’Connell?

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I first learned about Lauren O’Connell through her collaboration with another YouTube ninja: Pomplamoose’s Nataly Dawn. More

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Tuesday's Tips - Pyragraph

Burning Questions with Jill Brown, Landscape Architect How Jill uses social media marketing to keep biz blooming

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Jill Brown describes how she found better work-life balance with self-employment, plus a healthy dose of social media marketing. More

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The Terrifying History of the Pretentious Drip! I Am An Artist #22

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Edie Everette chronicles the evolution of the precious paint drip. More

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Burning Questions for Sam Miller Unpacking the making of his latest album You Need To Hear It

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The last time I saw Sam Miller, we were on a long, long walk across town having a bitch-fest like two ladies knitting at the gin table. More

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What’s Your Deal, Pool Party?

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Pool Party is a surf rock band from a land without surfing. We play music about natural disasters we don’t encounter. More

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The Rise of the Personal Narrative Show, Part 2: Are we going to keep going with this or what?

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In the ’70s and ’80s, a core of innovators brought stand-up comedy from the fringe to the mainstream. Is personal narrative performance next? More

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What’s Your Deal, Ari Herstand?

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Ari Herstand started his own practical, no-bullshit blog based on his own experiences taking over the music scenes in Minneapolis and L.A. More

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What’s Your Deal, BaBa?

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BaBa is a duo of epic BanjoTuba proportions. They’ll be playing in Albuquerque at DUOPALOOZA! this Sunday, June 8 at Marble Brewery. More

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Christine Schoenwald - Pyragraph

The Rise of the Personal Narrative Show, Part 1: Is This a Real Thing?

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Why this movement, now? Perhaps personal narrative shows are an extension of our ability (and increasing need) to self-promote through social media. More

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What’s Your Deal, Todd and the Fox?

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Todd and the Fox is a badass bastion of Albuquerque’s Americana scene. They’ll be playing at DUOPALOOZA! this Sunday, June 8 at Marble Brewery. More

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Jessica Angel - Pyragraph

5 Minutes with New Media Artist Jessica Angel

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Jessica Angel is a guest artist from Colombia who is currently on a residency at 516 ARTS in Albuquerque for Digital Latin America. More

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What’s Your Deal, Brennen Leigh and Noel McKay?

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Duopalooza headliners Brennen Leigh and Noel McKay tell us what singing songs in Spanish can get you in NE Texas. More

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Ferraris on Ice - Edie Everette - Pyragraph

Com-Post: How to Write a Music Video Treatment: ‘Ferraris On Ice’

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It’s a simple, effective way to organize and communicate your ideas, and is an essential skill to have in the film business. More

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Resources

Rich Stim

Dear Rich: How Do I Get Paid for Book Illustration?

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If a book deal is in the works, and you feel you are entitled to a cut of the earnings, you should seek to become a party to the publishing contract. More


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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


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Dear Rich: My Documentary. Her Idea. Who Owns It?

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“Good ideas are common — what’s uncommon are people who’ll work hard enough to bring them about.” 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


Blogs

Ashlee Renz-Hotz

Will the Artist Please Stand Up?

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While waiting in the snack line, a middle-aged man with a fantastically broad NY accent turned around and asked me that grand question: “Are you an actor?” More

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Here’s How To Make A Viral Video: ‘American Horror Story’ Teaser Creator Tells All

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Guest blogger Paula Bernstein from Indiewire on the back story behind the fan-made teaser trailer for “American Horror Story” season 4. More

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Billy McCall

Learning How to Go With the Flow Or, why I haven't been writing lately

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Go with the flow people. Follow your instincts, follow your dreams. If you wake up one morning with the urge to try something totally new, go do it. More

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Sage Harrington

How To Sell Songs Online: A Beginner’s Guide to Licensing Cover Songs

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So, we’ve talked about distributing your music online. But if you’re doing cover songs you gotta make it all legal and shit. So let’s talk licensing! More

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Jed Alexander

Don’t Talk to Me About J.K. Rowling

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My temptation is to respond that there are many successful children’s authors that aren’t what you’d call “famous.” More

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Sage Harrington

How to Sell Songs Online: A Beginner’s Guide to Digital Distribution

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I had never released a song online until just recently. This was a huge mental hurdle for me; I had no idea how to get it done. More

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Antonia Montoya

Text Me About Your Event, But Talk to Me Like a Real Person Tips for promoting gigs via text

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Promoting gigs via text can be easy and efficient but mass texts can fall flat. Instead, create groups of recipients and customize your message. More

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Shawn Woodyard

Musicians: Should You Specialize or Do More than One Thing?

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As a composer-performer, I find that each instrument or vocal style I engage with is a tributary that feeds into the river of my composition. More

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Jed Alexander

Getting Paid, or the Folly of Settling for Less

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Later, I began to get the picture. Why they didn’t choose any of those other postcards. Those other illustrators were professionals, and I was cheap. More

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Mariah Fox

5 Words that Every Graphic Artist Loves to Hear

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Last week, one of my favorite clients delivered possibly the best five words that any client can say to a designer: “Are you happy with it?” More

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Tonya Kay

Negotiating Live Performance Contracts: My Hard-Won Savvy

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Although I value my strong team of agents out here in Los Angeles, asking an agent to handle my live gigs is unnecessary and actually backwards career-wise. More

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Sage Harrington

The Joy of Taking Breaks and Learning Something New Doing real things with my real muscles

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I wanted to do real things with my real muscles, so I signed up for a circus intensive. I didn’t have any shows booked so it was perfect timing. More

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Eva Avenue

A Letter to People Living in America Who Are Not Americans on the 4th of July

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What are we thinking about when we watch things explode in the night sky? Do we dream that night about the beauty of War? More

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Mariah Fox

Al Diaz and the Counterculture Legend of SAMO©

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I spent an afternoon with Al Diaz and interviewed him about SAMO©’s street graffiti. More

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Guest Blogger

17 Ways to Kill a Music Career

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Digital Music News founder Paul Resnikoff shares the sure ways to kill a music career. More

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