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The Business of Art

Mule Design: Getting Comfortable With Contracts:

I am a designer. I work for a living, I solve problems within a set of constraints, I hire people, I rent space, I pay bills, and I have payroll to meet. These things are not in addition to the job, they are A PART OF the job. None of this came naturally to me. I had to learn it all.

Jay-Z, writing in Decoded:

But whoever said that artists shouldn’t pay attention to their business was probably someone with their hand in some artist’s pocket.

Ed Burns explains why it matters:

For me, it’s about the ability to make another one.