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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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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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Dear Rich: I Never Got Paid for My Photo. Can I Sue?

Rich Stim
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My husband’s photo was chosen by a huge non-profit for a postcard. He signed a non-exclusive licensing agreement for the use with payment of $250. They have never paid us and continue selling the postcard into the millions of copies. Can’t we sue?

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PyraPASS: Music Licensing 101

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A Painter Who Became Allergic to Paint I also could no longer enter my own studio!

Willy Bo Richardson
| Santa Fe, NM, US | | 0 Comments

My life turned upside-down, as I learned to cope with the sudden onset of these new physical ailments related to my work. Aside from the emotions of fearing I may never paint again, I became physically sick when I walked down the detergent isle at a grocery store, entered a mechanic shop or inadvertently set foot in a room where someone was painting their nails.

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Peri Here: It’s Pyragraph Pledge Week!

| Albuquerque, NM, US | | 0 Comments

Mainly what I’d say to my friend is this: Imagine a world where there is a free beer tap on every corner. If you want to make a living selling beer, how can you succeed? One inescapable part of the answer, it seems to me, is that you end up giving away a LOT of beer.

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Dear Little Bobby: Too Slow, Manilow?

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

Our modern civil rights movement needs as many people as possible to be themselves and for us to work together for change. But people “being themselves” also means that they are allowed to not talk about their private life for as long as they do not want to talk about it, maybe even forever.

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Reconnecting to History and Community through ‘Decolonizing Nature’ Q&A with Mexican artists Carlos Maravilla Santos and Ehecatl Morales Valdelamar

516 ARTS
| Albuquerque, NM, US | | 0 Comments

These vessels, or Acallis with which we express ourselves, are in essence bridges for dialogue between different cultures under threat. They are works that call to those who would offer their support. They depart from the local, but resonate with the global.

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Dear Rich: Can I Use Sheet Music as Part of a Crafts Product?

Rich Stim
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The question you’re wrestling with—whether the purchase of a copyrighted item permits you to use the item as part of another product—has come up several times in court cases.

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Artistry Means Evolution

Adam Rubinstein
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Mastery means knowing in your bones what you donʼt know. It also means form is second nature—you didnʼt get up that mountain without learning how to hike. And it means youʼre free. When you come back down, youʼve been changed.

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Best In Show Are awards helpful in the arts?

Jed Alexander
| Davis, CA, US | | 0 Comments

Art is not a eugenics program. We’re all mongrels with our own unique deformities, and that’s what continues to keep artists and the arts in general interesting.

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Dear Little Bobby: Procrastinating Artist

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

I am inspired by artists who say “I’m going to write or paint this weekend” without regard to “what” they are going to write or paint. Sometimes we just have to put brush to canvas, without being attached to the result.

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But What About the Revolution? Anyone can be Pussy Riot

Billy McCall
| Albuquerque, NM, US | | 0 Comments

A society in which not all members are free is not truly a free society. Pussy Riot understands that and Pussy Riot stands in resistance. They stand for resistance.

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