Regardless of the art form you work in, there’s a resource for your inspiration or blog right under your nose, and it’s completely free. Continue reading “Free prompts, inspiration, and images, await at the LOC”
How many times have you seen indie bands doing fundraisers for a worthy cause? Or craft makers exhibiting at a festival to raise money for a charity? Or an artist donate his or her time to help a nonprofit? Continue reading “For indie artists, giving back to community is a plus”
“Lead Belly, the hard name of a harder man.” Woodie Guthrie once said this about the blues musician born Huddie William Leadbetter who spent most of his life in poverty but left an eternal legacy after his death in 1949.
You’ve probably heard covers of his music without realizing who he was. Continue reading “Lead Belly: Indie blues artist became a US music icon”
Independent artists often must act as their own marketing, branding, and promotional department. Lacking a lavish budget, it’s natural to turn to social media. Doing so requires an investment of time. Does it pay off? Continue reading “Can social media help build your brand?”
Independent artists who are self-employed face a dilemma each year. It’s necessary to carry health insurance on yourself because not doing so makes you subject to a tax penalty. Several artists who are self-employed have told me they have to search for a new insurance plan each year. The bottom line, though, has to do with getting your paperwork right. Continue reading “Self employed? Document health insurance or exemption”