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E151: NFT's in Music, Golden Age of Creative, & Accessibility For All W/ Tom Dupree III

Updated: Mar 9, 2022



From major label record deals to six figure album releases Tom comes to us after giving it all up to be an independent artist and business owner from the ground back up. As a Youtuber, producer, artist, music marketer, and many other things we have a lot to talk about today. Tom is extremely bullish on the future of the creative industry and our chat talks on optimism and trends in NFT, AI, VC investing in arts, and careers in creative of the future. Today goes extremely deep into NFT’s for musicians so please take time to listen back to my episode explaining what an NFT is if you aren’t familiar. Accessibility is here, technology is fuzing and disrupting our industries which is a great thing, and coming through with authenticity and experiments to back our ideas is where it’s at.

In This Episode We Cover

  • Looking to align

  • Choosing to stop touring

  • Experimenting to show results

  • Being authentic

  • Responding to the market

  • Tech / Music: Rapid!

  • Music industry change to “VC Investors”

  • Music NFT’s

  • Where to distribute your music as NFT’s right now?

  • Access!

  • Software is eating the world


“ The Pursuit of not getting a real job.” - Tom Dupree III

“ Musicians have more in common with tech founders and tech start ups than we do with any other industries.” - Tom Dupree III

“I am so excited for the disruption to finally hit our industry.” - Host Dave Swillum

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Resources Noted In This Episode

Andrew Southworth

The Almanack of Naval Ravikant: A Guide to Wealth and Happiness





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