In a week when Dragon’s Den has returned to our screen portraying a particular take on entrepreneurship I htink that we can get fresh inspiration for entrepreneurial good practice from less mainstream reference points. Here are a couple of examples from the music industry.
Nirvana are not the usual reference point when considering characteristics of the successful entrepreneurial start up, but this post teaches some valuable lessons:
I also love this podcast where rappers and other ‘street’ musicians talk with Stanford University about the impact of the internet on their business models – featuring 80s legend MC Hammer and Quincy Jones III
Thanks to Hope&Social’s own @edhombre for pointing me at the Cobain piece. Hope & Social are finding their own ways to build customer loyalty and make a living (and fun lives) from the music industry without having to sell tons of bytes.