One of the most frequently asked questions I get from creatives is how to take their art business into the licensing arena, and it’s not always an easy answer, but today I’ve brought along a new friend to help us cut through muck and mire. Maria Brophy is the business mastermind behind Drew Brophy, the world renowned, surf-inspired artist who’s art you may have seen on fiberglass boards in any beach town around the planet.

Maria’s job is not only to help take her husband’s art business to the next level, but she also offers up her wisdom for other creatives on a regular basis. If you’re not following her on Twitter, you should get on that, because she’s always dropping knowledge, and always approachable. I know individuals who have worked with Maria, and they had nothing but great things to say about her consultations. It was a no-brainer to have her on the show to come share some of that awesome with you.

In this episode we talk about a LOT of things, including the reality of licensing of art in today’s market. The episode goes fairly long, but I promise, it’s worth every moment of listening pleasure. I even made sure to keep my own blabbering to a minimum so you could have more Maria instead.

If you really believe in what you’re doing, just keep doing it. The rest of the world will come around. – Maria Brophy [tweet that]

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