OUT TO LUNCH finds economist and Tulane finance professor Peter Ricchiuti conducting business New Orleans style: over lunch at Commander's Palace restaurant. Each week Peter invites guests from the New Orleans business renaissance to join him. The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and Inc magazine have all named New Orleans the best city in the USA to be an entrepreneur. Out to Lunch is the cafeteria of the new New Orleans entrepreneurial movement. You can also hear the show on WWNO 89.9FM.
Photo by Rick Lineberger
You might have noticed in some grocery stores or coffee shops that when you go to check out there are a handful of CDs for sale. That impulse purchase spot is one of the few places you can buy CDs these days, now that most of us buy or steal music online.
That might just seem like inevitable technological evolution to you. But what happens when the world changes and you own a record label?
Dan Storper is the founder of Putumayo World Music, a phenomenally successful specialty label that has sold over 30 million CDs.
Selling books is equally as challenging as selling records. Book stores have closed and publishers have struggled to find their feet selling eBooks.
Scott Campbell is a veteran publishing executive and founder of his own relatively new publishing house, River Road Press.
Dan Storper and Scott Campbell join Out to Lunch's Peter Ricchiuti for an insightful lunch conversation about how you make a living selling words and music in the 21st century.