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Works at MuckWork
Attended Berklee College of Music
Lives in Singapore
In Singapore until the NZ quakes stop.
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Yes, exactly. Especially poignant for me is the image of old photos you've chosen to accompany this entry. When my parents passed away years ago I came into possession of my Dad's huge collection of photos, slides and digital images. When I am in that intellectually unmotivated place, I fall back to the seemingly never ending project of digitizing Dad's photos and organizing them onto DVDs for sharing with the family. Soon, I'm up and running again with my writing, gardening or whatever .
Entrepreneur, programmer, avid student of life.
Derek Sivers is best known as the founder of CD Baby.
A professional musician (and circus clown) since 1987, Derek started CD Baby by accident in 1998 when he was selling his own CD on his website, and friends asked if he could sell theirs, too.
CD Baby was the largest seller of independent music on the web, with over $100M in sales for over 150,000 musician clients.
After he won the 2003 World Technology Award, Esquire Magazine's annual "Best and Brightest" cover story said, "Derek Sivers is changing the way music is bought and sold... one of the last music-business folk heroes."
In 2008, Derek sold CD Baby to focus on his new ventures to benefit musicians, including his new company MuckWork where teams of efficient assistants help musicians do their "uncreative dirty work".
His current projects and writings are all at sivers.org.
3 published TED talks (see links on right)
- Berklee College of Music