Mary Lawler Art Blog
The Good News: Seven more coffee shops have been added to the network feed. The coffee shops are located in Pasadena, Burbank, Alhambra, Monterey Park, Redondo Beach, San Dimas, Hollywood and Ventura (2) and the network is growing rapidly. ICN has also struck a deal with Aardvark Records, check it out: "Aardvark Records and World Wide Arts' Independent Coffee Network have announced a licensing deal. which sees the British record label supplying the US-based music video entertainment provider with its promotional music videos. The video licensing deal will see popular videos broadcast in independent American coffee houses from coast to coast."
It's real, it's happening and it is growing. I just spoke to the manager of Backstage Café in Burbank, CA and he contacted one of our artists Minoo Khanbabai about purchasing one of her works. He also stated that ICN was a great addition to his business and customers really liked what they saw.
ArtId is the sole provider of original art images to the network. WE NEED YOUR ART and your Art related videos. It takes 35 images to fill an average 3-4 minute music clip. That translates into a lot of images in an 18 hour broadcast day. You don't want ICN going to our competitors for artwork and diluting your visibility and our brand impact, do you? Those of you who have sent in your CD, a giant THANK YOU.
The Not So Good News:
Out of the over 1500 ArtId members, only 45 artists have sent in their images.
What are you waiting for? At a time when everyone is complaining about no sales or exposure this huge opportunity is being handed to you. All it takes is putting your high resolution images on a CD and mailing them to me. If you don't know how to do that, read my blog or ask someone to help you. All the requirements are posted on the site. Check Calls for Art on the Home Page or Coffee Network TV in Blogs. If you have questions ask me, firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you know artists, have artist friends that want mega exposure, tell them about it. There is no deadline, this is an ongoing project and you can continue to send in new work as you finish them. Send in those CD's!