Derek Sivers on Creative Process, Originality, and Smart Career Building

Note:I mention that this is episode 110 in the intro, but it’s not. I was wrong. It’s 109.

In this episode, I talk to one of the most inspiring, insightful, and creative people I know: Derek Sivers.

Derek is best known for founding CD Baby. What many people don’t know is that before starting CD Baby, he was a full time musician. Before that, he graduated from Berklee.

We stay away from talking about his CD Baby story in this interview (as it’s been discussed elsewhere), and focus on how musicians and producers can be more creative, driven, and intelligent when it comes to making music.

It’s not often that a guest changes some of my fundamental views on music and creativity-related things, but it definitely happened in this interview.

Connect with Derek Sivers here: sivers.org/

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Sam Matla

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