If you are new to the art licensing business, organizing your data might seem like no big deal. You create art, you show it to manufacturers, they license it and you get paid. What’s so hard about that? Nothing when you are starting out and have the mental capacity to remember everything.
But what happens as you grow?
More art… More manufacturers… More contracts… Montracts coming up for renewal… Mew people interested in the same art… Ms it available in that category? Who has licensed that collection again? Where did I jot the notes? Which contract should I look at again?
And don’t forget the art collections – what are the names, are they coded, what are the codes, where is it backed up, have copyrights been submitted, have you received your registration numbers… ?
The data you need to manage and coordinate grows like a snowball rolling down hill – you want to control it as early as possible!
I’m very excited to announce that there is now a solution that is accessible to any artist serious about licensing. I’ve been working with Hal at CampSoftware.com to create a database for my business and from the start, wanted to design something that could work for others as well. (I honestly think he dismissed this idea with a “yeah, yeah, another one of those clients” at first, but then he came around!)
Here’s a video demo of the just released Art Licensing Manager. This product is sold through CampSoftware.com but because I paid to have it developed and decided how it should function, I’ll get a commission for each product sold. (Consider that the FTC disclosure, thanks!) Watch the video then get all the nitty-gritty details over at www.ArtLicensingInfo.com/data.html. You can download a free trial to see how you like it before you commit to buying the full software – what have you got to lose? Check it out today – this has been a business-changing system addition for me and I hope it can be for you as well!
– Tara Reed