Originally a professional musician and circus clown, Derek Sivers created CD Baby in 1998. It became the largest seller of independent music online, with $100M in sales for 150,000 musicians. In 2008, Derek sold CD Baby for $22M, giving the proceeds to a charitable trust for music education. He is a frequent speaker at TED Conferences, and his talks have over 5 million views. In 2011, he published a book that shot to #1 on all of its Amazon categories. Derek Sivers lives in Singapore, where he is creating his next company.
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