Musical Family Tree is the Indianapolis-based site for all home grown Indiana music - both past and present. The site hosts an archive of hundreds of Indiana bands and their music. The group, a 501c3 non-profit, also helps promote local bands and musicians as well as sponsors events and festivals featuring local music.
Fractured Atlas is an artist service organization whose mission is to serve and advocate for artists of all disciplines. The group offers many services for professional artists, but their programs involve:
- Fundraising - fiscal sponsorship program
- Insurance - for people, art, and events
- Space - finding space for creative events
- Web software - free web module to track patrons and ticket sales
The group also has an artist resource site with lots of great info called Fractured U.
Lynda.com is a business resource website by LinkedIN. The site offers memberships for as little as $19.00 per month that will give you access to thousands of video tutorials on a vast aray of business and entrepreneurship topics including some specific to arts related fields such as:
- Video production
- Design (modeling and prototypes)
- Music Business
- Copyright and other legal matters
- Web design
ACI TIP: The resources for musicians are especially plentiful. Non-musicians could sign up for the free trail to see if there are enough business-related resources to make it valuable to them.
Women Arts has compiled a wonderful list outlining organzations that offer emergency funding for artists who have experienced a tramatic event or illness that has affected their lives and art careers.
View the list of organizations and funding opportunities at: http://www.womenarts.org/funding-resources/emergencyfunds/#EmergencyAll
Women Arts has created a listing of organizations offering funding to artists in many different categories including by region, by discipline and specifically for women artists.
Americans for the Arts offers a resource page for artists connecting them to:
- professional development
- and more...
4x6 of How to Write a Great Musician's Bio
*Editors tip - this is a great video for all performing and visual artists to learn how to write about themselves in a consise and thoughtful way.
Kyle Williams of Seeds of Music talks to Joe Solo about the necessity of learning business basics in the Music Business. They call it the "music business" for a reason!
Kyle Williams hosts an interview-based web show in which he talks to thousands of musicians and marketing professionals to share best practices and tips for building your fan base. Kyle believes that every musician can make a living making their music.
Get introduced to Kyle here in his video "5 Effective Ways for Musicians to use Social Media to Build Super Fans". From there, sign up to recieve his e-news and watch more helpful videos at www.SeedsofMusic.net
Ron Dawson is a filmmaker and photographer. He has created Dare Dreamer Magazine, a blog about the art and business side of filmmaking and photography. The in-depth blog contains how to videos and thoughtful blog entries about various topics related to the commercial film and photography industry. One blog entry that covers the topic of how to legally use copyrighted music in your video production could be most helpful for our artist viewers.
See the full blog entry here.
Having a high quality recording of your music is critical to getting grants and gigs! Whether you have several albums under your belt or are an emerging musician ready to make a demo, you'll find the list of Indianapolis - based recording studios a great resource for your next project.
Nearly every studio has a musical style they do best so it is imperative that the musician do their homework to find the studio that is best suited to them and their work.
The Pop Machine Recording Studios
Aire Born Group | Recording Studios Greater Indianapolis
The Lodge Recording Studios
Azmyth Recording Studios