Posts Tagged ‘help!’

How to Succeed as an Artist: These Attitudes Can Help

What kind of attitudes—inherent or cultivated—can help you succeed as an artist? And what kind of attitudes can help you fail? Hilary Harkness outlines a few here: It’s a time-honored joke: M.F.A. actually stands for Mother F%#king Attitude. I’ve had that outlook, and it’s seen me through some rough and dispiriting times as an artist. Read more ›

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Califone Creates Online Music Video Using Tumblr Images Each Play Assembles a Unique Set

Califone created a music video for its song “Stitches,” using a scrolling series of images inside tumblr. The effect is haunting and awesome, and uses Tumblr.com in a completely (as far as we know) novel way that matches perfectly with their music. In a unique approach to a music video, Califone worked with filmmaker Braden King and programmer Jeff Garneau Read more ›

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Sarabah: a Film About Music and Activism

Here is the story of how a Senegalese rapper used her experience as a musician to help put an end to female genital mutilation. VoxTalk reviewed this award winning documentary: Carefully entwining music and motion picture, Sarabah follows Sister Fa, a rapper/activist from Senegal, on her campaign to end female genital cutting, or excision. Activism is Read more ›

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Help! I Want to Open a Gallery Co-op

In 1987, Patricia Thompson wrote an article explaining how she opened a gallery co-op with several fellow artists. In this article there is (refreshingly enough) no mention of things like social media strategies. Instead, this is a solid introduction on how to get a bunch of your artist friends together and open a gallery. How Read more ›

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Best Social Networking Sites for Musicians

Musicians! Check out this resource of networking sites that musicians LOVE. There seems to be more social networking sites for musicians springing up every day, but which ones are worth your time? Share your success stories about promoting music on social networking sites and see what sites have turned in great results for your fellow Read more ›

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Amanda Palmer On the Art of Asking (For Help)

Amanda Palmer, the musician who famously made over a million dollars with one Kickstarter campaign, joined the TED conference earlier this year to talk about how to ask people for help. Lots of artists, myself included, have found inspiration in her talk (with over 3 million views as of this writing). Don’t make people pay for music, Read more ›

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Freelancers Union’s A New Model for Healthcare Infographic A new model to get the healthcare help you need

Freelancers Union put together a great infographic that sheds some light on the state of our current healthcare system and proposes a new, more cooperative healthcare model – one that we think artists, career creatives, and the self-employed will be especially interested in. It’s a model where people can get the healthcare help they need. Read more ›

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