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FACTOR must end the Artist Development grant

What makes early-career artists work is speed. Unfortunately, FACTOR rewards almost 500 such artists every year for planning too slowly.

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Which Vancouver festivals do you think will cancel?

The arts are getting crushed while churches and sports bars re-open in BC.

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Cory Weeds and the 7500x option

What’s the value of a CD, and will people walk away from the merch table when they find out you’re on Spotify?

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What is Ampled, the new artist platform?

And what do they want you, the artist, to say?

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1000 Spotify streams on a track for the first time

I’ve been wanting to reach it not because of the streams, but so I can tell you exactly how how I did it

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I have zero life outside of work right now

I’m betting that at the crux of my career, the way to get through is to make less of my life about work.

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Streaming saves classical music

Livestreams open up classical music to more fans because they’re accessible.

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Instagram sucks for musicians

Muted sound, the wrong status incentives, meaningless metrics.

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Peter Frampton royalties remarks are wrong

Rock stars are wrong when they complain about low pay on streaming.

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Becoming a professional musician: I failed

I don’t want to play lots of gigs, and I’m done feeling guilty about it.