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Quick note: I generally don't reply to solicitations on LinkedIn. But happy to network otherwise. At Jammber, we help teams "Create together. And Get paid together". Jammber is a distributed payment platform for the music, entertainment industries, and online marketplaces which allows teams to easily share royalties or sales with each other. The compelling concept of automated smart-contracts without the technical limitations of blockchain. I am a long-time technologist and product designer with over 22 years of experiences from Microsoft, GE Financial along with a series of start-ups. I've been a part of several exits and it's my firm belief that product-led growth is the strongest expression of product-market-fit and ultimately most lucrative for the teams who create them and their investors. "Being good in business is the most fascinating kind of art. Making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art." - Andy Warhol
Good ideas start with open-minded teams. While any one person can be a particularly good problem solver or a master of creativity, leveraging the power of a group and the multiple minds within it can often unleash some of your company’s best ideas. However, when not handled in the right way, what could have been a productive brainstorming session can easily turn into a quiet room or an argument among colleagues. To ensure your team’s next round of brainstorming yields promising results, consider the following advice from the business leaders of Rolling Stone Culture Council. Here, they share their insights on how to open your team’s minds, encourage them to speak up and generate thoughtful, actionable ideas.
Burnout is an all too common feeling among business leaders, but thankfully there are effective ways of overcoming it. Carrying the weight of a business on your shoulders can be an exhausting endeavor. Constantly worrying about your business’s success, about the livelihoods of those who work there and about your role as a leader can all eventually lead to feelings of burnout and fatigue. Add in the simple day-to-day stressors of life, and your motivation is often the first thing to go. But even if you feel this way now, it’s not too late to get your motivation back. Luckily, there are some tactics you can use to lift yourself up and find your motivation again. Below, 11 members of Rolling Stone Culture Council discuss a few of those tactics as well as how leveraging them can positively impact your ability to carry on leading.
Take the time to evaluate the situation before you jump ahead. Being an entrepreneur is all about taking risks and reaping rewards. But it’s how you go about taking those risks that defines how successful you are in business. And whether calculated or impulsive, any risk has the potential for a negative outcome. However, with time and experience, it is possible to get better at taking risks and determining whether or not they’ll work out for you. Below, the members of Rolling Stone Culture Council share some signs you can look for that will indicate if you’re about to make a big mistake rather than a risk that’s going to pay off.
Creating a mutually beneficial partnership means laying the groundwork for success upfront. When businesses partner together — whether for an ad campaign, product launch, promotion or any other reason — both should reap the rewards. But to ensure it’s a successful endeavor for all parties involved, there may be some necessary planning to do. While the process doesn’t need to be complicated, there are some important steps to be taken and considerations to be made before either business will feel satisfied. To shine some light on those steps, 13 members from Rolling Stone Culture Council list some of the key actions to take to make sure your next partnership is a successful one.
Starting a business is easier with help from those who have already done it. Branching into entrepreneurship often feels like a huge leap of faith. This is especially true for prospective business owners looking to work within the culture space. Many industries in this sphere are already filled with talented creatives, and it can seem near impossible to break into. However, starting your own business can open the door to personal and professional growth and fulfillment. Below, the leaders of Rolling Stone Culture Council offer some sage advice for those hesitant to take the first step toward their entrepreneurial dreams.
Mozaic.io is a payment and ownership platform built for billions of co-creators on any project anywhere. The team comprises a diverse group of music creators, business and tech experts - all with one shared mission - to Make Way For Music. At Mozaic.io, we create beautifully designed tools that simplify the burdens of facilitating split-income among creative teams. It’s easy to create together, but hard to get paid together and collect all revenue streams. Our vision is to put more time and money into the lives of creators and become the #1 payment platform for the world’s co-creation economy. The company is based in Chicago and Nashville. Jammber is a graduate of the Nashville Entrepreneur Center’s Project Music Accelerator Program and has acquired over $5.5M in investor funding since their launch in 2015. Jammber currently serves thousands of clients in over 39 countries with their Enterprise White Label payment solution SplitPay and Splits mobile app. Some of the projects powered by Jammber include sessions from Paul McCartney, U2, and One Republic, spanning genres from country to hip-hop.