A millennial entrepreneur who built a marketing and tech empire now wants to change the way you discover and buy original art
- For Everette Taylor, a 29-year-old serial entrepreneur who has built a tech and marketing empire over the better part of a decade, his latest business endeavor is more than just a career pivot.
- His new company, called ArtX, is built to elevate artists of color: showcasing their work, helping build their audiences, and offering them the software and tools they need to run their own businesses and grow their careers.
- He says ArtX wants to accomplish that by first showcasing artists of all stripes — particularly those who are underrepresented in the traditional art-gallery world — highlighting their work and their stories.
- Online art sales have grown in recent years, according to findings compiled by the business insurance provider Hiscox Ltd., which said the online art market grew nearly 10% in 2018 to $4.64 billion.
Convince me celebrity holograms aren't the worst idea
- Yes, the hologram technology makes it possible to hear that incomparable voice again and experience the way this true diva commanded a stage, but you can never replace the organic and soulful connection that happened with an audience when a living, breathing artist like Houston performed in a live show.
- News about the Houston hologram tour was met with hope by some on social media that other late artists, including Michael Jackson, would receive a similar treatment.
- He said his company wishes only to honor greats artists like Houston.
- Prince, who died who died in 2016 at age 57 of a drug overdose, said during a 1998 interview with Guitar World that he would never perform with a digital image of an artist that had died.
Ai Weiwei sues Volkswagen over use of refugee lifejacket artwork in ad
- "On the way to Copenhagen to attend the court hearing for our case against Volkswagen," read the caption.
- It later featured as the backdrop for a Volkswagen Polo campaign in October that year, according to an Instagram post published by the artist in March.
- A spokesman for Volkswagen Denmark told CNN that the company would not comment on ongoing legal proceedings.
- In December 2018, British artist Anish Kapoor reached an out-of-court settlement with the National Rifle Association (NRA) after the gun rights group used an image of Kapoor's "Cloud Gate" sculpture in a promotional video.
- Kapoor filed legal papers and the gun rights organization agreed to remove the image of the sculpture as part of the settlement, reported the UK's Press Association news agency at the time.
SoFar Sounds house concerts raises $25M, but bands get just $100
- And if SoFar suck in attendees that might otherwise attend normal venues or independently organized house shows, it could make it tougher for artists to get paid enough there too.
- A source who’s worked with SoFar tells me the company keeps a lean team of full-time employees who focus on reserving venues, booking artists, and promotion.
- All the volunteers who actually put on the shows aren’t paid, and neither are the venue hosts, though at least SoFar pays for insurance.
- The startup has previously declined to pay first-time SoFar performers, instead providing them a “high-quality” video recording of their gig.
- “I think they talk a lot about supporting local artists, but what they’re actually doing is perpetuating the idea that it’s okay for musicians to get paid shit,” Oakland singer-songwriter Madeline Kenney told KQED.