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Digital Artist?

Started by Dawn Blair. Last reply by Michael Wade Apr 16. 3 Replies

Creating an audio download product with music

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Indivual or Organization

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Selling art through an agency?

Started by Luke Townsley. Last reply by Luke Townsley Dec 8, 2014. 3 Replies

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Comment by Nate Schubick on May 3, 2012 at 5:58pm

I think vince gill is wrong to think that way....i would like to see my music get sold but i would rather get people out of their homes and into a fun place together of one accord. Sometimes musicians forget to be a musician they had to be a fan first. So what if a dollar is all you are getting....use your tribe and drawing people together. Go back to how much fun it was to play your first baseball game, play in a theater, first learned song on an instrument. So what if youve built a platform but forgot the world changed while you slept. New world out there, kinda lightning fast and raucous and can be intimidating but the ones who still shine, not whine, are the ones who will survive and thrive

Comment by Brad Leslie on May 3, 2012 at 5:45pm
The music industry is changing...just like the publishing industry, the fine arts industry; in fact, just like the world is changing. I think that rather than lamenting those changes, we (along with professionals in every changing marketplace) need to evolve along with it.
Just earlier today, coincidentally, I read an article about a musician named Amanda ( I'm blanking on her last name right now) who, without a label or manager or contract, made $250,000 in sales in one day, through social networking and communication with fans.
In one day.
Let folks have their silly apps, because they're the ones who also buy music online.
And professionals who adapt and evolve will still profit.

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Comment by Deby Dearman on May 3, 2012 at 4:51pm
A quote from a recent Vince Gill interview --- "Income streams are dwindling. Record sales aren't what they used to be. The devaluation of music and what it's now deemed to be worth is laughable to me. My single costs 99 cents. That's what a (single) cost in 1960. On my phone, I can get an app for 99 cents that makes fart noises -- the same price as the thing I create and speak to the world with. Some would say the fart app is more important. It's an awkward time. Creative brains are being sorely mistreated."

Interesting  . . . what are your thoughts?

Comment by Bonnie Hardison on April 29, 2012 at 5:21pm
So thrilled to see your beautiful paintings posted, Deby. Wonderful work. Palette knives are so freeing.

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Comment by Deby Dearman on April 29, 2012 at 4:31pm

Thanks, girls! I'm using acrylics with pallet knives - no brushes for me.

Comment by Susan Visker on April 29, 2012 at 4:16pm

Deby what medium are you using?  I really like your style.  It looks like pastels?

Comment by Billie Wells on April 29, 2012 at 4:08pm


I love the girls and ladies! They are so awesome! Very charming

Comment by Timmery Clark on April 29, 2012 at 1:35pm

Oh Deby!  How fun!

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Comment by Deby Dearman on April 29, 2012 at 1:31pm

Comment by william kaska on April 29, 2012 at 7:40am

is there anyone from st petersberg florida?..thats where im living now...and id like to get something up with music...one last time!...i sang a song in my dream about a week back,wrote and sang it and even titled it,in my dream!...now how many people do things like that in their sleep if God hast given them such a gift?...i just dont know how to go about putting it forth...and please dont throw a fishing pole in my hand and say..here ya go,have fun figuring it out...its obvious i dont know how to fish!!!,if i did,i wouldnt be on here asking for help getting together with someone to get music up and moving!!!...


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