Tag Archives: The Business

Jimmy Iovine Discusses The Future Of The Music Business

Here’s an interesting video I found of Jimmy Iovine discussing his views on today’s music industry and his vision on the direction it’s taking. (Note: The video is about a year old)

He offers advice for new artists as well as talking about possible distribution models, what makes a great producer and the future of Interscope and the traditional record label.

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Keeping Backups In Case Disaster Strikes

I just wanted to drop a quick post to let you guys know that I finally got my MacBook Pro back!

I got it back last week actually; 11 days after it decided to die. I wanted to post sooner, but since it was my hard drive that crashed, I’ve spent the past week just catching up on projects and re-creating files from scratch.

Not fun.

Needless to say, I definitely made it a point to pick up an external hard drive to keep a full system backup of everything in my laptop.

I wasn’t sure what brand or model to go with, so I posed the question on Twitter and everybody led me toward the trio of Western Digital, Maxtor and LaCie.

After some consideration at the store, I decided to go with a 750GB LaCie hard disk. The box says it was designed by industrial designer, Neil Poulton.

His design?

A shiny black box.

750GB LaCie External Hard Drive

Anyhow, it serves me right to experience this situation. If you take your business seriously, invest in it appropriately and make sure you’re well covered in case of ANY emergency or disaster.

Whenever you implement any new tool or piece of equipment into your business, make sure to have a way of still functioning in case it malfunctions or gets stolen.

Luckily, I have my business email hosted through Google Apps, so all email that goes through my email or the email of anybody else on my team, is backed up online – free.

We can even share documents and edit them collectively, in real time, as opposed to emailing a document to each team member and having 5 different edits.

If you’re running a small business, or consider yourself a business (even if it’s just you), I highly suggest checking out Google Apps. It’s free and it’s a lifesaver.

A Mogul's Network

“Your network is your net worth”

I know it’s been a minute since I’ve posted but I haven’t forgotten about y’all.

I’m in the middle of 4 major projects plus I just started another one which you’ll find out about in a bit. For now all I can say is that I’m very excited to be a part of this project.

I’m lucky enough to enjoy most of what I do, but this project is something that I’m 112% genuinely interested in and devoted to.

With that being said; I’m always interested in connecting with other professionals in the business and building upon those relationships. You never know how we may be able to help one another and what may come from it.

It doesn’t matter if you work in music, fashion, film, new media, journalism, sports, technology, if you’re a student… anything. Just holler at me.

And don’t worry if you think you have nothing to offer and don’t think you need to make yourself sound like you’re Diddy in your message in order to get noticed.

Just drop me a few lines and say hi.

So, if you’re a young professional who’s always on their hustle for bigger things and are always making moves, feel free to hit me up at makingthemogul@gmail.com and introduce yourself.

Let’s build!

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