Does it financially make sense for new artists to be on Spotify? Check out this article published recently on the Future of Music Coalition website and decide for yourself.
“Artist Websites: How to Increase Your Online Traffic
(And Keep Everyone on Your Site Longer)
We live in an amazing age where practically any artist anywhere who has access to a computer and the Internet can present their art to the world, but of all the artists who maintain their own websites, only a small percentage take advantage of the Internet’s full capabilities.…
June 24, 2013
For our new Artist Talk Tech series, we invite a tech savvy artist to discuss their use of new tools and strategies in support of their work, including web-based software, hardware, mobile devices, apps, and more. This webinar will consist of a live 90-minute conversation between Milwaukee, Wisconsin-based filmmaker Brad Lichtenstein and visual artist/gallerist Matthew Deleget. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions at the end of the webinar.
To attend this webinar, you will need access to a computer with speakers and an Internet connection (hard-wired is preferred over wireless).…
Social Media: How to Be Everywhere All the Time, with Eve Mosher
Monday, May 13, 7:00-8:30pm EST
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Visual Arts Round Table: Curators, with Rachel Nackman & Matthew Deleget
Thursday, May 30, 7:00-8:30pm EST
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Webinars are $25 each.…
Check out Eleanor Whitney’s new book, Grow: How to take your do it yourself project and passion to the next level and quit your job!
Grow: How to take your do it yourself project and passion to the next level and quit your job! is a practical field guide for creative people with great ideas for independent projects that shows the way to success and sustainability on one’s own terms. Whether their projects are based in independent publishing, music, food, art, craft, activism or community work, Grow enables readers to clarify their project vision, get organized, set goals, create a plan, raise funds for, market, and manage their do-it-yourself project.…
The Music Industry is rapidly changing to account for the amount of people streaming their music from websites such as Pandora and Spotify instead of downloading it from iTunes. Is this ruining the music industry or is it marking a change comparative to the transition to CD’s?
“Even for an under-the-radar artist like Ms. (Zoe) Keating, who describes her style as “avant cello,” the numbers painted a stark picture of what it is like to be a working musician these days. After her songs had been played more than 1.5 million times on Pandora over six months, she earned $1,652.74.…
According to Kickstarter’s own data only 40% of the projects launched there are successfully funded. What can you do to beat those odds? Learn some invaluable Kickstarter lessons from one artist’s failure. In a recent blog piece by Nelson de Witt, author of the blog A Kickstarter’s Guide and the book A Kickstarter’s Guide to Kickstarter: How to successfully fund your creative project, he shares the insights he gained when his latest Kickstarter campaign failed.
I’ve been fortunate enough to have run two successful Kickstarter campaigns.…
Take some time to look at Creative Capital’s database of noteworthy projects from around the country:
On Our Radar is a searchable, public database featuring nearly 400 noteworthy projects that advanced to the second or third phase of last year’s highly competitive grant round for Film/Video and Visual Arts projects. Although the featured projects were not ultimately funded, we feel they are projects to watch. This site will be online through August 31, 2012.
In each application round, we have the great privilege of learning about a wealth of exciting projects, and this initiative opens up this valuable opportunity for discovery to the larger community of arts professionals, other artists and funders.…
Assets for Artists has a great compendium of free resources available on the web and thumbnail descriptions of the following resources: tutorials by Open Culture, SmARThistory, CraftArtEdu, Vimeo’s Video School, and ArtGraphicA.
Thanks to the internet, there is a vast amount of knowledge out there. It’s just a matter of knowing where to look. We have compiled here several resources for varying kinds of knowledge – craft for craft and mixed media artists looking into new methods of fabrication, video for digital media use, fine arts for artists looking for specific tips, and art history for historical context.…