Thanks to a ping from Dan I just finished listening to an inteview with David Sivers of CDBaby over on Venture Voice. Sivers talks about how being a musician and working briefly in the music industry informed his decision to build CDBaby.
The interview spans a ton of subjects from what’s wrong with the music industry and what to do about it; how being in a circus informs your business acumen; why rejecting venture capital can help you focus on what really matters; and how a lot of heart and hubris can get you really far. Really refreshing (and funny) stuff.
CDBaby is now the single largest digital catalog in the world, and provides a gateway for independent musicians into distribution chains like iTunes. They started with three people sharing a 56k modem in Woodstock, NY. What a fun story.