• EVENT: Demystifying Music Licensing for Blue Collar Musicians

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    It’s no secret that over the years, music licensing has become a critical source of revenue for many musicians, spanning the globe. And of course, many are aware of bigger names like The Black Keys and Spoon landing big licenses (and big paydays) from big brands. But what exactly is music licensing and how does it work for independent, blue collar artists?

    Portland, Oregon-based creative music agency, Marmoset is set to host a community discussion to help answer these questions and lift the fog of industry jargon and insider knowledge surrounding music licensing on Wednesday, July 9 at their Portland, Oregon studios.

    Leading the discussion is Marmoset’s fearless leader, Ryan Wines, who’s curated an expert group of hard working creatives to break things down and answer any question imaginable on the topic. Wines brings a wealth of knowledge with his past experience as an artist manager and label owner — not to mention his work overseeing music licensing and original music projects at Marmoset. Joe Simon, an Austin-based filmmaker creative, joins the panel, along with independent musician Johnny Clay and Marmoset Music Supervisor Ron Lewis. Simon has won multiple Telly Awards for his work and was picked as one of the top 25 event filmmakers by DV. Johnny Clay, a northwest-based musician and composer, is a case study of the success of a blue collar musician who turned found success with music licensing, allowing him to quit his day job due to his work writing music for countless ads, films and reality TV shows. Lewis has placed music to many films, TV shows and advertisements since joining Marmoset, and brings additional knowledge from his years touring with The Shins, Fruit Bats and Grand Archives.

    The panel discussion begins at 6 pm, taking place at Marmoset Headquarters, 2105 SE 7th St. Portland, OR 97214.

    For more information, please contact artist relations manager Brandon Day at community@marmosetmusic.com.

    Demystifying Music Licensing for Blue Collar Musicians
    Monday, July 9 // 6:00PM
    Marmoset: 2105 SE 7th Street Portland, OR 97214
    Sadly, this EVENT HAS BEEN SOLD OUT. But perhaps they'll run another similar event soon, eh?

  • Artifacts of the Gemira Commission Recap Video

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    Gemira Recap Video from Ryan Bush on Vimeo.

    Adam Garcia just pointed us to the recap video for the Artifacts of the Gemira Commission show at Portland's One Grand Gallery. The event was put on by The Pressure and featured an incredibly exhaustive array of work. The recap shows a bit about the setup and the reception from opening night.

  • Oregon Lottery Jackpot Trio

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    Oregon Lottery - Jackpot Trio visual effects from Deep Sky Studios on Vimeo.

    Deep Sky Studios recently finished up visual effects for the Jackpot Trio spot for the Oregon Lottery. During filming they shot 360 HDRI photography panorama’s which were used for lighting the CGI yacht and trailer. Then during Post production they tracked and matched the cameras, removed objects, replaced the license plate, rotoscoped, created the road dash line and animated the 3D trailer and yacht. Awesome.

  • The Handmade SEFT-1 Vehicle Lets Two Brothers Explore the Railroad History of Inner Mexico

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    SEFT-1 Abandoned Railways Exploration Probe from The Arts Catalyst on Vimeo.

    This was an interesting little piece we came across on Hyperallergic. When Mexico's rail system became privatized many of the rail lines were no longer maintained. The idea of public travel by train was viewed as unprofitable and done away with by those in charge of the rail system. As a result, many communities became isolated and the tracks that once allowed communities to travel throughout the country fell into disrepair and abandonment.

    Two artists, Ivan Puig and Andrés Padilla Domene, set out to explore this rich rail history, creating a vehicle that was able to travel by land or rail. The SEFT-1 became the home of xx as they explored 9,000 km of railway in Mexico and Ecuador.

  • Struck Explores The 9 Circles of Hella-Peño!

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    Interesting bit of work from Struck for the new Jack in the Box Hella-Peño burger. The team created this great infographic outlining exactly what that scary, yet ultimately delicious, environment would be like. The illustrated piece found its way onto the late night microsite in support of the new sandwich. Take some time to look throughout the detail of this illo. There is quite a bit of stuff hidden within that's fairly humorous.

  • Field Notes Releases Arts and Sciences Edition Just in Time for Summer

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    The DDC and Coudal Partners have dropped the latest version of their fantastic Field Notes brand notebooks. The Summer 2014 special edition features a larger (perhaps the largest) Field Notes notebook to help you capture all the additional stuff you need to throughout the warm season. As always the book has a beautiful feel to it. This new size could become a serious favorite. Grab one of these limited editions while you still can.

  • EVENT: Creative Mornings/Portland with Intisar Abioto #dwp

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    Details on the next installment of Creative Mornings/Portland are available. The event will feature Intisar Abioto. Abioto is an adventurer, dancer, photographer, writer. Originally from Memphis, TN, she made her way to Oregon in 2010 with her family of four sisters and her mom, all artists.

    Her work is an active exploration of life through arts, storytelling, and adventure. Her unique form of story inquiry as a way of life has taken her from Memphis to Morocco to Djibouti, seeking the authentic stories of people within the African Diaspora.

    In 2013, she began photographing The Black Portlanders, an ongoing photo essay and blog. It is a cross-modal arts adventure which images people of African descent in Portland, OR.

    Along with her four artist sisters, she is the co-creator of The People Could Fly Project. They turned Virginia Hamilton’s award-winning book, The People Could Fly, into a 200,000-mile flying international arts expedition.

    Intisar swears by the true life and love that can be found in fantasy, folklore, language, and movement. She makes her home in Portland, Oregon and her adventure… everywhere.

    Be sure to get tickets to the July event. They always go quick.

    Creative Mornings/Portland with Intisar Abioto
    Friday, July 11 8:30 - 10:00am
    Ecotrust : 721 NW 9th Ave. Portland, Oregon 97209
    Registration opens Monday, July 7 at 9:00am

  • Adidas House Match

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    A new Worldcup spot from Adidas sees the unlikely matchup of legends Zidane and Beckham as they take on Bale and Lucas Moura. It's a battle for the ages.

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