Season 2, 2 – When Art Meets Business

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Because sometimes, when life gives you lemons, creative people start companies.

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Courtney Pine

“I just wanted to play the saxophone, I just wanted to make music.  And then that’s opened doors to other things, like going to see the queen…

“The reason why I’m still insane is because I realise that jazz music is supposed to be about new challenges.  Jazz music is creativity.”

Internationally renowned jazz musician, and founder of Creative People Music.  Possibly the most impassioned person we’ve ever met.  This episode is full of his gorgeous music.

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Anne Curtis

“People have a perception of you as an artist being fluffy-headed, a bit weird and a bit off the wall.  It’s as if you can’t be an artist and be a very good project manager, or a very good business person.

“I think I can do all of those things, and I apply my creative ability to every one of those things.”

Artist, illustrator, and Founder and Creative Director of Shoo Fly Publishing.  And not afraid to tell it like it is.  Trust us.

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Jay Sykes
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Ah Ah Ah Ah, Episode 5

Episode 5 is now available to listen to online!

And with this latest episode comes our excited announcement that 99% Perspiration is now available to listen to/download/enjoy on iTunes as a podcast.

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Episode 5:

Gem McNair of Crafty Wee Cow – based in Glasgow, it’s a somewhat new company, specialising in really awesome arts and craft work. Gem’s got tons of advice about competition, marketing & building up confidence if you’re trying to get your arts/crafts work sold.

Joe Collins, who jumbles two jobs simultaneously; he’s the co-owner of Homeside Coffee, an independent coffee shop in Sunderland, and also a member Lilliput. A realist at heart, Joe doesn’t hold back from sharing his opinions on the Sunderland music scene, and the positives and negatives of trying to fit music into your life.

The really quite kick-ass band that is Lilliput generously allowed us to use their music for this episode – and I really do recommend you check them out!

Until next time…

Stay productive, stay awesome!

– Jay

Episode 4

Featuring Fab Lab Sunderland, the Caravan Gallery, freelance photographer Michael Davidson, and singer/songwriter Sinéad Livingston.

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We kick off with an interview with Jason Legget, Project Director of the new “Digital Fabrication” space which is arriving in Sunderland in just two months’ time. The project, known as the Fab Lab Sunderland, will bring 3D printing, last-cutting and many other new technologies to the university and city of Sunderland – their Twitter.

We also intereviewed Jan Williams from the Caravan Gallery, a travelling exhibition which aims to bring communities together through locally focussed art. For much more info, you can check out my previous article on this blog – Caravan of Connections – or visit their official website and Twitter.

I also chatted with freelance photographer Michael Davidson. Based in Sunderland, Michael also works part-time at the Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art. Michael has been working as freelance for the past few years, and honestly I found his advice so down-to-earth and honest. You can find Michael on Twitter, or peruse his recent artwork. We’ve got more content coming from Michael in the future.

Last but absolutely not least, this episode’s music was provided by Sinéad Livingston, a local singer/songwriter. Sinéad has recently begun her journey as a “community musician”, and you can hear all about her passion and advice for other musicians in the podcast. I brought my DSLR with me whilst she strummed and sang by the riverside, so you’ll be able to catch a video of her performance in the next few days. In the meantime, you can check out her recent performance on On’t Sofa – or visit her own YouTube or Twitter.

And if you’re a musician, singer, or play in a band, and are interested in getting your music on our podcast, do get in touch – our email is 99PercentPodcast@gmail.com

Until next time…

Stay productive, stay awesome!

– Jay