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TEM Blog

The Entrepreneurial Musician Blog by Andrew Hitz featuring articles on being an entrepreneur in the music business. Show notes for The Entrepreneurial Musician Podcast.

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1,000 True Fans in Action

Andrew Hitz

Kevin Kelly, the author of what Tim Ferris calls the most important thing ever written about marketing, 1,000 True Fans, shares some really cool data that Ramit Sethi shared from his company.

This is 1,000 true fans in action!

And while it is a much bigger scale than you are probably operating at currently (me too!), the principles are 100% the same.

BTW don't miss the episode I did about 1,000 true fans for TEM:

Show Notes for Episode 6:

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Brian is the Dean of the Lawrence Conservatory of Music and a former ethnomusicologist for Microsoft. He is the perfect meld of artist and businessman which makes him a very forward-thinking dean.

His passion for combining artistic expression with entrepreneurial skills has him on the cutting edge of what a music education should look like at the collegiate level today.

Topics Covered:

  • How a $50 gig playing the didgeridoo led to his full-time employment for 16 years at Microsoft which led to him becoming a dean
  • Always saying yes when asked if you are capable of something
  • The importance of pivoting in one's career
  • How giving people autonomy over projects can unleash creativity
  • The value of questioning traditions within music
  • Being ready to seize an opportunity



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