Resources for Creatives

Resources for Creatives

The resources below are designed to help a wide variety of creatives in managing their projects and careers. The resources listed under Premium Resources can be purchased a la carte (click through for pricing) or as part of a PyraPASS membership. We offer different levels of PyraPASS memberships that include these Resources plus things like coaching, discounts and more! Visit our PyraPASS page for more info.

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Equipment Tracking Spreadsheet

Equipment Tracking Spreadsheet

This spreadsheet is a simple tool to help you organize important information about your major purchases: musical instruments, cameras, computers, etc.

Music Licensing 101

Music Licensing 101

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"?

Contracts and Agreements 101

Contracts and Agreements 101

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.

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Choosing Board Members to Maximize Your Nonprofit’s Effectiveness

Choosing Board Members to Maximize Your Nonprofit’s Effectiveness

The very best prospects for your nonprofit’s board will be people who share a passion for, and commitment to, the nonprofit’s mission. No matter what name recognition or professional credentials particular people may have to offer, they will not be assets to your nonprofit’s board unless they care a lot about what you do.

Want to Support the Arts? Start a Nonprofit!

Want to Support the Arts? Start a Nonprofit!

We artists and writers can’t afford to passively watch all the things we care about burn to the ground. Rather, we should be proactive in ensuring that the arts have a place to flourish and thrive in every town and community in the US.

Dear Rich: Pancho’s Copyright Status, and Contract Questions

Dear Rich: Pancho’s Copyright Status, and Contract Questions

Beware that the Cisco Kid's sidekick Pancho's copyright status is not as clear. Pancho did not appear in the O Henry story and was reportedly inspired by Don Quixote's sidekick, Pancho Sanza. His first appearance was in the 1945 film, The Cisco Kid Returns (not to be confused with the 1939 film, Return of the Cisco Kid).

Dear Rich: Do Interview Release Forms Expire?

Dear Rich: Do Interview Release Forms Expire?

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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