Derek Sivers - Quotes

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There are plenty of millionaires who would pay millions to hang a Van Gogh painting on the wall, but hardly one that would have ever had the crazy nut over for dinner. I feel like the big companies are like that with musicians. They'll say, 'We love music! It's all about the music!' - but if a musician shows up at the door, they call security. ---->>>

For some reason, ever since I was a little kid, I wake with the most energy of the day, and it slowly declines from there. ---->>>

A work-only zone does wonders for your productivity. So, I prefer working at the office now. I spend 8 focused hours there, then I go home to be present with my family. ---->>>

I'm so into music that I just stop and listen, whenever there's music on. That's the problem with being a musician for so long. I can get lost in the bassline, fascinated with the arrangement, curious about the production. I can't shut it out. ---->>>

The purpose of money is to trade for things that make you happy. So if you can bypass money and get directly to the happy, you've saved a lot of trouble. And it makes others happier, too, when you organize your business around non-monetary things. ---->>>

Everything I ever wanted to know I just ask a search engine and there's the answer. So the least I can do for my clients is share what I've learned. ---->>>

Distributing the music is so easy it's moot. So now the delicate art of calling attention to your music means everything. Marketing is distribution. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 09-22, 1969
Birthplace: United States of America
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Occupation: Businessman

Derek Sivers (born September 22, 1969) is an American entrepreneur best known for being the founder and former president of CD Baby, an online CD store for independent musicians. A professional musician (and circus clown) since 1987, Sivers started CD Baby by accident in 1997 when he was selling his own CD on his website, and friends asked if he could sell theirs, too (wikipedia)