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Adam Saah: Creating More Ethical Businesses with B-Certification
Carly, George, and Dan are joined by Berklee College of Music student Adam Saah. Adam recently wrote two articles on the B-Certification process (To "B" or Not To "B" and To Care More) and has been helping GHStrategic (George's consulting firm) become B-certified. The group discusses what that process has been like and how ethics can be a competitive advantage.
Jeff Price: One Trillion Streams and One Billion Dollars Owed to Comedians
Comedians' works are streamed and broadcast across Spotify, YouTube, Pandora, SiriusXM, and more. However, unlike music where royalties are paid for two copyrights (composition and master recording), Comedians have only ever been paid royalties on the recording of their performance, not on the underlying literary work (equivalent of a composition). Jeff Price, founder of Word Collections and previous founder of Tunecore, Audiam, and more is setting out to fix that by helping comedians license and collect royalties owed to them for their unlicensed literary works.
Learn more about Word Collections: https://www.wordcollections.com
Follow Jeff Price's blog: https://medium.com/@JPriceOfMusic
E&A Talk: Life Post-COVID and VR as an Empathy Tool
Dan, George, and Carly talk about what life post-COVID may look like. Will conferences stay virtual? What about livestreams and concerts? Is it finally VR’s time to shine?
Read the full show notes: https://www.entrepreneurshipandart.com
E&A Talk: Industry Plant Bands and Defining Privilege
Dan, Carly, and George talk about what it means to be an industry plant, if that matters, and how it impacts people’s perception of your talent or art. They also touch on the complexity of separating great art from bad people, and what it means to be privileged. George learns about papayas.
Full show notes: https://www.entrepreneurshipandart.com
E&A Talk: NFTs and Interdependent Networks with Mat Dryhurst
Mat Dryhurst joins George, Carly and Dan this week to answer all sorts of important questions. Is New Zealand the best place to live? Are we living in a sim? Is post-modernism the metaverse? They also talk about the future of Web 3.0, the major flaw of pay-per-stream models, and the similarities between NFTs, the music industry, the art world, venture capitalists, and sex work.
E&A Talk: Misogyny and Moving to Discord
Misogyny is everywhere, including the E&A community. Carly, George, and Dan devote some of this episode to explore a recent experience Carly endured, compounded by the disappearance and murder of Sarah Everard, and what can be done to prevent it from happening in the future to create safe spaces for women. They’re also saying goodbye to Slack. Carly has a new podcast (don’t worry, she will not be leaving E&A).