Self-promotion

Don’t sell yourself short! This topic includes advice on self-promoting from creatives who could sell a muscle car to a hippie.

Tour van - Pyragraph

5 Lessons I Learned From My Terrible Tour

If you’re an independent artist, you have no choice but to roll with the punches. Things change. Things fall apart. Venues close down their business without telling you…and then you find out through their Facebook status update (yes, this actually happened).

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Global bank by Peri Pakroo - Pyragraph

Peri Here: It’s Pyragraph Pledge Week!

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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Keshet Salon for Women and Creativity - Pyragraph

Watering the Seeds of Failure

Keshet’s Carolyn Tobias asks: How do we water the seeds of failure to have that pain actually produce something valuable? Learning is a verb; an action; a continual process. Learning from failure is actively choosing to see each failure as the beginning, and not the end.

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Karsten Creightney,_4th of July Picnic - Pyragraph

What’s Your Deal, Karsten Creightney?

Trial and error is important. Re-contextualizing pieces of pictures into alternate realities can be a struggle. Scraps are, on some level, always scraps. I integrate them into the painting, yet something remains of their past lives. They speak of other pictures than mine.

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Juan and Ayala - Pyragraph

10 Ways to Survive as a Musician in London

The music industry is not going to end, of course. In fact, I feel positive that it could become the biggest it’s ever been. The demand for music is high. So what needs to be done to get there and how can musicians like me survive in the changing times?

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Kat Downs - Pyragraph

Shit Will Get Done, and It Will Be Fun—2017

One human artist with all the feelings and occasional depression and anxiety cannot—CONSISTENTLY—do all of those things in 12 hours. What you CAN do is figure out how to use your time without burning yourself out. You will get done what you can get done and let the rest go. This is the only way to break the cycle.

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