Making it happen

For my money, crowd funding is one of the things that makes the internet great. In the arts it is increasingly difficult to secure traditional sources of funding for projects – arts council grants are ever more squeezed and sponsors want to be assured of a return on any investment – but to get an […]

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Direct Marketing

Two or three interesting blog entries in the last 24 hrs on the subject of connecting creative types directly with their audience. The first, from Amanda Palmer, is a stand-making shout out to the effect that she is pioneering a new model, combining her effervescent web presence with paypal to make money that goes directly […]

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Catch up

A general newsy catchy-upy sorta thing (sorry, Jim): Had a braw time at the Glasgow Cabaret Festival in June. Fabulous acts, great company, wonderful nights out. Had a just-as-braw-but-in-a-different-way time holidaying in North Ireland a couple of weeks ago. First few days were spent in a charming converted station halt up on the North Coast. […]

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Songs in the Key of…L

Think I might make this a regular Friday feature. Still going alphabetically through the MP3 library on my phone. We’re at L now. Here’s the last dozen: Leeds United – Amanda Palmer Leggy Blonde – Flight Of The Conchords Leslie – King Creosote Let Down – Radiohead Let’s Dance – David Bowie Lick A 99 […]

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