Sheryl Crow slams music industry

Sheryl Crow slams music industry

Sheryl Crow doesn’t think she would have succeeded as a music artist if she started out now.

The ‘If It Makes You Happy’ hitmaker thinks everything is “so brand-orientated now” and says she “couldn’t stomach” the idea of “selling her life” in order to make popular music.

Read @ Twin Falls Times-News

“Do NOT Fake It Till You Make It as a Photographer”

GREAT article & why I have turned down assignment offers.

Know your skill level.

I see the posts. You see them, too. A session gone wrong because a photographer didn’t know want to do. And they didn’t know what to do because they hadn’t yet acquired the skills necessary to do that thing they were hired to do. They said “yes” before they knew what they were doing.

I remember one such story. A gal had agreed to photograph a family at a beachfront hotel; a family that hadn’t been together in years. She photographed them on the balcony in the middle of a sunny day. The balcony was in shade. The beach behind them, in bright sunlight. The client wanted to get both them AND the beautiful beach in the pictures. Remember this family hadn’t been together for years and it would be years before they were together again.

Read full article at: PetaPixel (blog) 

Chester Bennington death causes Help Musicians to launch Music Minds Matter campaign | Metro News

All we can really do when something awful happens is mourn the loss and then try to make something good happen.  That’s exactly what the music industry is trying to do from the awful loss of Chester.

Linkin Park frontman Bennington died by suicide last week at the age of 41.The tragedy has shaken the music industry, which Help Musicians has stated is going through a ‘mental health crisis’.

The charity has launched the Music Minds Matter campaign and are hoping to raise enough money for the first dedicated 24/7 mental health service for those in the music industry.

More info: Chester Bennington death causes Help Musicians to launch Music Minds Matter campaign | Metro News

Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company is launching a yacht cruise line

Who says hotel companies can’t dabble in cruising, too?

In a hospitality industry crossover, the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company is launching a luxury cruising yacht line scheduled to hit the water in the fourth quarter of 2019, the company announced Thursday. Ritz-Carlton will enter a crowded field of luxury cruise lines. In doing so, it follows a path similar to Disney when it founded Disney Cruise Line in 1996.

Read story at:  Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company is launching a yacht cruise line | Miami Herald

This Groundbreaking Comics Shop Owner Wants To Help Writers and Artists Break Into the Industry

Ariell Johnson made history in 2015 with her Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse, becoming the first black woman to open a comics shop on the East Coast. Now, with the help of a $50,000 grant from the Knight Foundation, Johnson has her sights set on changing the comics industry from the ground up.

Read at:  This Groundbreaking Comics Shop Owner Wants To Help Writers and Artists Break Into the Industry