Apple Bows Apple Music For Artists to Provide Acts With Deep Analytics Dive

Today Apple launches Apple Music for Artists, a dashboard designed to provide acts with hundreds of data points giving deep analytical insight into their fans’ listening and buying habits.

The initial beta rollout involves a few thousand artists who will test the product and see what adjustments and expansions, if any, should be made before Apple Music for Artists opens in the Spring to the several million artists with content on the iTunes and Apple Music platforms. Later plans call for a mobile app.

Read at Billboard

Water Street Tampa developers seek artist and design for $600000 outdoor art near USF med school

A rendering shows what the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine and Heart Institute will look like when completed in 2019. Developers are seeking artists and designs for a large piece of public art between the medical school building and a new office building planned next door. [Rendering courtesy of the USF Health]

Water Street Tampa called Wednesday for artists to send in their ideas for a big piece of public art for the outdoor plaza between one of the $3 billion project’s office buildings and the new University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine and Heart Institute.

The art should reflect Water Street Tampa’s focus on health, the environment, science and medicine, said Strategic Property Partners, the joint venture between Tampa Bay Lightning owner Jeff Vinik and Bill Gates’ Cascade Investment capital fund.

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Watch Jim Carrey Talk Art, Vulnerability in New Mini Doc – Rolling Stone

Jim Carrey shows a more vulnerable side in a new mini-documentary called Jim Carrey: I Needed Color. The six-minute short chronicles the famous comedian’s lesser-known past time: fine art. Carrey’s work is a range of miniature clay sculptures, colorful life-size paintings and collages comprised of words, shapes and soft colors.

Full Story:   Watch Jim Carrey Talk Art, Vulnerability in New Mini Doc – Rolling Stone

Artist paralyzed in 2010 accident showcasing art at Toledo Zoo

Stories like this make me feel like such a slug – but so proud of others.  I stop complaining about how “hard” something is to do when I come across amazing people like Jeremy.

Jeremy recalls, “Coming from a background of being athletic and very active and independent, and at the drop of a hat, things change in your life, you get to make a choice.

“That change came in October 20-10, when a car accident left him paralyzed from the neck down. But, he made a choice: to stay positive and keep going. And he does that through art.

Full Story : Artist paralyzed in 2010 accident showcasing art at Toledo Zoo

The Richest Artists In the World Make 75%+ of Their Money from Touring

Music streaming has helped major labels post record-breaking revenue.  In its Q1 report, WMG posted over $1 billion.  During the same period, Sony Music reported $1.2 billion.  UMG alone earns $4.5 million a day from streaming.  But despite the rise of streaming in the music industry, the richest artists still make the majority of their cash from touring.

Source: The Richest Artists In the World Make 75%+ of Their Money from Touring

Artist reimagines what the lives of Disney characters would be like in 2017 | Metro News

39-year-old Tom Ward, from Windsor, had worked as a graphic designer on branding and design projects for companies and organisations for years, and having done a few illustrations for clients in the past, he decided to unleash his ‘inner geek’ and try out some pop culture focused artwork.

On his artwork, in which we see the likes of Cinderella fighting with Prince Charming as he’s more interested in his phone, Princess Jasmine doing housework while Aladdin plays video games and Alice in Wonderland ditching her oversized food for a small salad, Tom says he wanted to bring to life ‘the times we live in and communicate topical issues in a relatable way’.

Full Story:   Artist reimagines what the lives of Disney characters would be like in 2017 | Metro News

NZ’s Banksy, Paul Walsh, turns street art into full-time career | Newshub

You’ll know Paul Walsh – if not by name, certainly by his art.

If you’ve ever seen a funky utility box on the street, perhaps decorated with a Ziggy Stardust hamster or texting monkey, then it’s one of his. The pastel-palmed painter has been slowly spraying his work all through the country and into the hearts of Kiwis.

It’s gotten so big, he’s been able to quit his day job as a website designer. What started out as artistic graffiti turned into a full-time art career.

Source: NZ’s Banksy, Paul Walsh, turns street art into full-time career | Newshub

The art behind the artists: How an exhibit comes together

Very informative!  Nice to get a peek behind the scenes.

Stepping inside one of the many beautiful galleries and exhibition spaces throughout Worcester can easily teleport one away from the day-to-day. The atmosphere outside – the hustle and bustle of city life – deftly eschewed for an entirely new tone and ambiance. You find yourself glancing at an oil painting that speaks to a moment in time of particular relevance to you, or perhaps the swooping arc of a clay structure brings a smile to your face. Whatever your interests may be, a well-done exhibition or show

Read at:  Cover Story: The art behind the artists: How an exhibit comes together – Worcester Mag