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Ownership of Your Work Matters; The Book of Prince

Ownership of Your Work Matters; The Book of Prince

Ownership is a thing I have preached for years now to my creator clients. Once you give away ownership of your creative work - whether it’s a script, a book manuscript, photographs, or music - then you have lost control. When you are a creator, who is likely a freelancer of a solopreneur, control and ownership are your two most important concepts.

There is a terrific article in the New Yorker about Prince (The Book of Prince by Dan Piepenbring), and this was something that Prince understood incredibly well.

Regrets? I've Had a Few....

This morning I stumbled across an interesting article that quoted a British study of 2,000 respondents regarding the macro issue of how they have lived their lives to date. The key takeaway from the article was that 40% of respondents, or approximately 800 of 2,000, regretted that they worked too much in their prior years.

Now here is a disclaimer: I haven’t read the source material for this article, so I’m relying on the author’s representation of the findings. Assuming for a moment that the conclusion is correct - 4 out of 10 people surveyed regret working too much - then that spurs a few questions:

The Creator Sessions Return September 19th!

The Creator Sessions Return September 19th!

After taking a short break for the summer, The Creator Sessions resume on September 19th in Bethlehem at The Banana Factory Arts & Education Center.  

What are The Creator Sessions?  The Creator Sessions are live educational events designed to teach artists, creators and startups to get their businesses on track and minimize their legal exposure while doing so. 

Here's what we have coming up on the schedule: