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Expose this! [The Vilification of a Needed Form of Commerce!]

May 27, 2016 by

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The topic of exposure comes up on a regular basis in the flow arts community which makes sense since much of the community is built on entrepreneurship which requires individual negotiations and non-externally defined rule sets. One of the great things about working for someone else is that you don’t have to do a lot […]

How to Sell Your Show without Selling Your Soul

February 17, 2015 by

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I’m not sure if you’ve experienced this also — where someone accuses someone of selling out in a way that really feels like a negative accusation. I look around the community and I consider the possibility of someone having actually sold out and it occurs to me that no one is making nearly enough money for that to […]

8 Reasons Every Artist ‘Should’ Work for Free

November 23, 2014 by

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Now that I’ve gotten your attention with what I expect to be a controversial article title, I thought I’d address an issue that’s been widely prevalent since the Oprah/Revolva incident transpired last week. I have seen at least a few dozen times on Facebook individuals (mostly artists I believe) saying various forms of this statement, […]

9 Lessons Artist-prenuers Can Learn from Oprah & Revolva

November 19, 2014 by

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If you somehow missed, it, Revolva was recently asked to donate her performance skills to the local stop on Oprah’s new tour, The Life you Want. The irony is palpable. First, I want to say that I consider Revolva an incredible artist and I think her choice to turn down Oprah was not only appropriate […]