Posts tagged artist
All In: Making Your Passion A Full-Time Profession

Last year, actor, musician and motivational speaker Jarreau Williams left his day job to pursue performing full-time. Over the past year, he has seen his career develop and grow in leaps and bounds, experiencing many professional highs and facing each new challenge with an infectious and effervescent spirit. Read on to learn more about his decision to take a leap of faith and the inspiring and illuminating lessons that he’s learned along the way.

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Interview: Writer, Brand Manager and Public Speaker Annie Franceschi On Learning How to Tell Your Greatest Story

Annie Franceschi’s path as an artist has taken her from working as an assistant in L.A., starting a new job and being laid off, to getting her dream job at The Walt Disney Studios and then leaving that dream job to pursue an exciting career as a brand manager, public speaker, and Amazon bestselling author. Read ahead to discover how she got from point A to point Z and her tips for how to make the transition into a full-time career as an artist and solopreneur.

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How I Budgeted For: My Debut EP

As part of #MoneyMattersMarch, we are launching a new series where artists contribute articles discussing how they created and executed budgets for their projects. First up, the incredibly talented musician, producer, and singer/songwriter Kyle Guffey describes in detail how she planned the production of her first recording: the Good Mood EP. Read on for an in-depth analysis into pre-production, recording, and post-production of an independently released recording.

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The Art of Budgeting

Not sure where to start when it comes to planning and preparing your finances for the future? Guest writer Kimberly Leefatt kicks off our #MoneyMattersMarch with an article on how we as creatives can budget in a way that safeguards our finances while supporting our artistic projects. Read on for her tips on creating a working (and realistic) budget.

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Interview: Barrett Wilbert Weed on Lysistrata Jones, Mean Girls, and Playing Bold Characters on Broadway

Part Two of our Mean Girls takeover features Broadway actress and singer Barrett Wilbert Weed, who plays the standout role of Janis Ian. Read ahead to learn more about the work she has put in to build a career and a home for herself on Broadway.

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Interview: Emmy Award-Winning Filmmaker Julia Gorbach on Immersive Storytelling and the Importance of Human Connection

Julia Gorbach has made a career out of experimentation—with ideas, disciplines, and different experiences. As an award-winning, multi-hyphenated artist, she has used her art to transcend the normal bounds of communication and expression, constantly developing immersive experiences for her viewers and new artistic challenges for herself. Read on to learn more about her world and her ever-changing way of creating.

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Interview: LJ Wright on Life as a Dresser in Disney's Aladdin on Broadway

Introducing our next Gagged Girl Gang member, LJ Wright! LJ sat down with Indicoe to discuss life as a dresser on Broadway and what it's like working with her best friends on Gagged Chokers.

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Interview: Aladdin on Broadway's Courtney Reed on Launching a Business While Playing a Real Life Disney Princess

Ever wondered what it's like to be a real life Disney princess? Then check out our interview with Courtney Reed, who originated the role of Jasmine in Aladdin on Broadway. In honor of Courtney's final performances as Jasmine on Broadway, we're taking a look back at her career and the many steps she has taken to make her dreams come true.

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Interview: Broadway Actor and Writer Adam Hyndman on Gratitude, Saying Yes, and Living His Dream

Adam Hyndman, who is currently performing in Aladdin on Broadway, recently sat down with us to discuss his arts career in New York City. Read ahead to learn more about his thoughts on community, professionalism, and the importance of being present.

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How to Lose a Collaborator in 10 Ways

Do you remember the days of group projects in school and the conflicts that would develop as you tried to share the work evenly? Well, the potential for conflicts doesn't disappear once you leave school. Read on to learn which traps and pitfalls to avoid when working with fellow artists and collaborators on both passion projects and group projects.

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