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Does Spotify make sense for emerging musicians?

musiccoalitionDoes 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.


Interested in increasing your website traffic?

artbusinessHere is a great article that Artist INC facilitator Chris Dahlquist found this past week with tips on how to increase your web traffic and get people to stay on your website longer…

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.…

Artists Talk Tech: Creative Capital Webinar on June 24


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.  …

Creative Capital May Webinars

Creative Capital WebinarsCreative Capital has four great webinars taking place during the month of May, covering a range of topics including budgeting, social media, marketing strategies and curatorial practice.

Real Life Budgeting, with Andrew Simonet
Monday, May 6, 7:00-8:30pm EST
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Social Media: How to Be Everywhere All the Time, with Eve Mosher
Monday, May 13, 7:00-8:30pm EST
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Creating a Marketing Strategy, with Dread Scott
Monday, May 20, 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 CoverGrow: 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.…

Changes in the Music Industry

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?…

Learn from a Kickstarter Failure

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.…

A Big (and Inspirational) View of the Arts in the 21st Century

Ben Cameron, Program Director for the Arts at the Doris Duke Foundation, delivers a barn-burner of an inspirational speech on the promise and challenges of the performing arts in the 21st century:

On Our Radar: Creative Capital’s Searchable Database

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.

Learn for Free

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.…

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Rocket Grants Presents Four Exciting New Critical Arts Writing Programs

Rocket Grants Presents Four Exciting New Critical Arts Writing Programs

RocketGrant2015The Rocket Grants program is now in its sixth year of funding innovative, artist-driven programs, events and productions around the Kansas City region. This opportunity is driven by a partnership between the Charlotte Street Foundation in Kansas City and the Spencer Museum of Art in Lawrence, KS, with the intention of encouraging and supporting artists who work in places other than traditional venues like galleries, museums or theaters.…

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MudStomp Records Announces AI Fellow, Kasey Rausch CD Release

MudStomp Records Announces AI Fellow, Kasey Rausch CD Release

Kasey Rausch (CD) Press ReleaseKansas City Music Maker Releases Highly Anticipated 3rd Album

MudStomp Records, LLC, a label featuring roots and Americana music, is pleased to announce the release of “Guitar in Hand,” the latest CD from Kasey Rausch.  Kasey’s new CD features performances by many well-known area musicians, including Chad Brothers, Chris DeVictor, Mikal Shapiro, Betse Ellis, Caleb Gardner, Kim Rausch McLaws, Clarke Wyatt, as well as members of The Naughty Pines.…

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