Piano score

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”?

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Massaging bookbag

Dear Rich: Idea for Book Bag Design

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if you’re trying to protect something functional (like the massaging book bag pictured above), seek a utility patent.

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Smart art

Smart Art

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When I started my first business I didn’t know a gross margin from a gross mistake.

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Working for free

We Love Your Work and We Want It for Free!

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If a for-profit enterprise is making money from folks who contribute for free, I’m immediately suspicious.

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Creeping baby doll

Dear Rich: Should I Trademark or Patent Doll?

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Here is some background on how these intellectual property decisions are made by doll companies.

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Blog research

PR Basics I’ve Learned from Smitten Kitchen

| Albuquerque, NM, US | | 1 Comment

I love using this successful blog as a model for my own online musical marketing promotional adventure.

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Float Table on Etsy

The Great Table Leg Ant Infestation Disaster Recovery

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Well-written shop policies to potential disasters are like a bed of boric acid to an ant infestation: the sort of best practice you only learn the hard way.

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Colorful stories

What’s In a Story?

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Without a connection to the authenticity and story, a project can be hard to see through the clutter.

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http://www.pyragraph.com/2013/02/sample-assignment-agreements-for-obtaining-music-rights-2/

Sample Assignment Agreements for Obtaining Music Rights A Pyragraph Premium resource

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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.

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http://www.pyragraph.com/2013/02/sample-assignment-agreements-for-obtaining-music-rights-2/

Sample Assignment Agreements for Obtaining Music Rights

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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.

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Chandelier

Add It Up

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I sat there astounded by the motion of the sea and my mind was led to a thought that this world has been and will forever be in perpetual motion.

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Contract - Pyragraph

Contracts and Agreements 101

| Albuquerque, NM, US | | 1 Comment

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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Peri Pakroo, Author and Coach - Pyragraph

The Lowdown on Business Legal Structures

| Albuquerque, NM, US | | 0 Comments

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.

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Island driftwood

This Is the Job

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Boutique hotel on Bequia island in the Grenadines, southern tail of the Caribbean. Make mirrors. Make chandeliers. Of course, there must be negotiations.

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