Five years after I started CD Baby, when it was a big success, the media said I had revolutionized the music business.
But “revolution” is a term that people use only when you’re successful. Before that, you’re just a quirky person who does things differently.
People think revolution needs to involve loud provocations, fists in the air, and bloodshed.
But if you think true love looks like Romeo and Juliet, you’ll overlook a great relationship that grows slowly.
If you think your life’s purpose needs to hit you like a lightning bolt, you’ll overlook the little day-to-day things that fascinate you.
Like most people, I had no idea what to charge for my service.
So I went to the local record store in Woodstock, where they had some local musicians’ CDs on the counter.
I asked the woman at the store, “How does it work if I sell my CD here?”
She said, “You set the selling price at whatever you want. We keep a flat $4 cut. And we pay you every week.”
So I went home and wrote, on my new cdbaby.com website, “You set the selling price at whatever you want. We keep a flat $4 cut. And we pay you every week.”
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