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Sunday, May 29, 2011

Networking for Art

Networking for Art

Thanks for the post from Sylvester Campbell

Being an artist is a lot harder than a lot of people give it credit for. I for one, am on that cusp where I'm actually earning a living from my heart, but I'm not exactly rolling in dough. I feel like if I could just break into the next level, it really make a name for myself and money wouldn't be so tight. I can't stand the thought of having to get another part-time job because I can't sell enough art to scrape by. Recently, I subscribed to Clear4Ginternet so that I could use my laptop during my breaks at the gallery to look up potential art dealers and investors that may be interested in my work. I also subscribed to a few trade magazines to see who's looking, and I really think I'm on the path to networking myself to a career in this business. It's definitely not impossible to make a living as an artist, you just have to be a master marketer as well!


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Saturday, May 7, 2011

The Show Must Not Go On

When and why did the City of Richmond turn against show business?

In the middle of the 20th century, officialdom in Virginia’s capital city used its powers to make it more difficult to offer entertainment to the public for profit. Laws and taxes were the tools. The unabashed racism that drove much policy 50 years ago was at the heart of why that strategy was set in motion.

Before World War II, Richmond was widely known for the vibrancy of its entertainment scene. The largest concentration of theaters and restaurants was downtown.

In the 1950s, with the Massive Resistance movement dominating Virginia’s politics, a social/political agenda entered the picture. The same guys who worked to prevent desegregation in public education decided that public entertainment should be discouraged, too. The same guys who wanted to keep blacks and whites drinking water from separate fountains, also wanted to see nightlife in Richmond confined mostly to private clubs.

In those days, cocktails -- liquor by the drink -- were only available in segregated, private bottle clubs and off-the-record speakeasies.

Read more................


The Show Mustn't Go On: "Is the City of Richmond taxing nightlife right out of the city?"

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Thursday, May 5, 2011

MySpace For Sale: The Bidding Begins [REPORT]

Myspace for Sale! That’s right; one of the giants of the social networking industry is up for grabs once again, with the asking price of just 100 million dollars. This, however, is hardly surprising for anyone who witnessed the rise and fall of the once mighty entity.

As they say, space is the final frontier. Quite sadly, this just wasn’t to be for one of the pioneers of social networking. Over time Myspace just became too cumbersome and ultimately limiting for people looking to enhance their real-life interactions with an online experience. And once you are limited in space, you begin seeking a way out.

Until the End of Space



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A handful of venture capital firms and other companies are expected to make News Corp. offers for one of its most disappointing properties: MySpace.

News Corp. declared it was ready to sell MySpace in an earnings call in February. At that time, in spite of significant layoffs and a massive redesign, the company “recorded a $275 million pre-tax charge for the impairment of goodwill related to the Digital Media Group and an organizational restructuring at MySpace.”


MySpace For Sale: The Bidding Begins [REPORT]

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A small alert!

We will be adding a new social network yet again. The Spruz network has once again changed polocies, and limited the plans. We will rebuild again on another platform, and the current one will stay there for now, and be used as a buzz and news site for the RVA area.

I will update further as things progress!

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And Be sure to sign up for the new Sojournstar Music Network!

and if you want to make money while having fun and promoting your band, music or business, then you must Join me at Weblo Virtual World for Fun & Profit!