Jack Conte has become a leading voice for independent musicians who are making a living and making a difference in the digital era. He is best know for the musical duo Pomplamoose, which he co-creates with his partner Nataly Dawn. In 2013 he founded Patreon, a new concept in crowdfunding that has a lot of people talking.

In this wide-ranging interview Jack has a lot to say about:

  • YouTube and the massive role it played in his success
  • How he earns more than $7,000 for every free music video he puts out
  • His surprising view of failure and trying new things
  • What he means by "Acting before you are ready"
  • The "mental poison" he had to overcome years ago
  • How "Sesame Street" helped Pomplamoose create viral YouTube videos

Watch the video version of the interview and see the show notes here
www.diycareermanifesto.com/2014/02/jack-conte-pomplamoose-interview.html

or on YouTube here www.youtube.com/watch?v=8AWg0fwGptY

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Direct download: TCE_021_-_Jack_Conte_on_Pomplamoose.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:03am EDT

Derek Sivers is a true creative entrepreneur. In his rich life he has been many things: musician, circus clown, programmer, writer, entrepreneur, and student. In 1998 he founded CD Baby, which became the largest seller of independent music online, paying hundreds of millions of dollars to indie artists.

In this interview Derek shares a wide range of wisdom, including:

  • The surprising thing that happened right before his "How to Start a Movement" TED Talk (and what Peter Gabriel had to say about it)
  • Two important things you should do early in your creative career that made all the difference in his life
  • Derek's unique view of failure
  • His insightful views on fame vs fortune and what really motivates him
  • The pros and cons of world travel and living overseas
  • What he thinks Dale Carnegie's famous book should have been called

Watch the video version of the interview and see the show notes here
www.diycareermanifesto.com/2014/02/derek-sivers-interview.html

or on YouTube here www.youtube.com/watch?v=yB-lXs4dEOE

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Direct download: TCE_020_-_Derek_Sivers_on_How_to_Get.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:43pm EDT

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