If you’re an artist, would you consider holding an exhibit to raise funds for a charity? Here’s one story on how an event like this can help.
To show appreciation for her improving health when she moved to Santa Barbara, artist Kat Martin began volunteering for Hospice of Santa Barbara.
Source: Hospice Art Exhibit Reflects Artist’s Own ‘Visual Journey’ | Arts & Entertainment – Noozhawk.com
Some may say this research is long overdue. How do the well-known pressures of the music industry affect the mental health of those employed in this cutthroat industry.
Long, late-night shifts; no security; low unpredictable pay; no holidays; and the constant pressure of performance. New research is looking at the harsh conditions of the music industry, and its impact on the mental health of its workforce
Source: If music was a regular job, would anyone do it?
Another amazing testament to the true power of music.
The former Beirut hostage John McCarthy explains how Van Morrison’s music helped heal his life and inspire other writers
Source: Did ye get healed? – How Van Morrison’s music helped me recover my life – BBC News
The country band helped kick off “Music In Our Schools” at Disney World
Source: Little Big Town Surprises a High School Choir to Promote Music Education
One day, while driving around exploring central Florida, my family came across a sign for a “Renaissance Faire” in Clermont, FL. We had never attended an event like this and decided “Why not”? My son had recently started playing the Mandolin and we thought this might be really interesting for him.
It turned out that it was a great event that the whole family enjoyed. I don’t know if this community still holds the event, I believe this was their first year, but I know the band we fell in love with there still travels and performs. Their name is “The Empty Hats” and you can learn more about them at their website: emptyhats.com Check them out!!
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Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse [ponceinlet.org] is Florida’s tallest lighthouse (second tallest in the country) and is a designated National Historic Landmark. It’s located close to Daytona Beach and Orlando so you should consider adding it to your itinerary when you visit these locations.
My photo gallery includes pictures of the lighthouse, the famous Fresnel Lenses and the grounds which include a wonderful little museum.
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Okay, as someone who has been involved in the world of Hotels & Inns for many years (since I was 19 years old – don’t ask how many years that is – just accept it’s MANY) I can attest to the truth of this article.
If you feel you don’t “fit in” to the normal workforce, take a look at a unique hotel for employment – you may find something that fits your interests perfectly. After all, where else can you be a “Mermaid Instructor” or “Canine Masseuse?” Talk about your dream job…
Sometimes, as a travel editor, I think I’ve seen it all. The jaded journalist in me sneers at the countless “cupid concierges” that pop up around Valentine’s Day, along with desperate-feeling marketing gimmicks that range from the campfire-based S’morrier to an Aura Architect to a Guacamologist. (Yep, those are all real.) Not all of them are […]
Source: A Roundup of the Oddest Hotel Jobs in the World – Skift
Never underestimate the importance of art.
Art does indeed…matter.
How Literature Helped A Former Yugoslav Refugee Find Her Identity
Source: How Literature Helped A Former Yugoslav Refugee Find Her Identity | KGOU
The money should always support the creator.
In 2005, when David Israelite was recruited to leave a key post at the U.S. Department of Justice to run the National Music Publishers’ Association, he was reluctant for a good reason: He had never heard of the industry organization.
Source: Inside the National Music Publishers’ Association’s 100th Anniversary | Billboard
This might be of interest to those of you who earn your income from streaming services. According to this article your highest royalties are with the following:
Google Play Music
…at least for Record Labels. I don’t see how it may be different for independent artists.
Other services listed in the top ten include Deezer, Rhapsody, Xbox Music, Amazon, Tidal, and Telecom Italia. Read the full article at the link for the details.
Record labels are getting a better deal on streaming music royalties with Apple than major rival Spotify, according to a report, with Apple Music streaming rates claimed to be nearly double what is paid out by its main competition.
Source: Report claims Apple Music pays more to record labels in royalties per stream than Spotify