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Jann Arden discusses the challenges of being an entrepreneur in the music industry

July 24, 2017 — Musician, restaurateur and author, Jann Arden joined Arlene Dickinson on Episode 1 of her new podcast Venturing Out with Arlene Dickinson.

Jann Arden gives candid advice to entrepreneurs, including our favourite line: “Don’t be afraid to suck!”

After discussing her biggest business regrets and what life as an entrepreneur can be like, Jann provides a realistic view of the challenges she’s faced as an entrepreneurial artist:

“…If you choose a career in music, five per cent of it is going to actually be singing, maybe less. And 95 per cent of it is going to be maneuvering your way through a maze of business decisions, contractual obligations and fiduciary responsibilities to a record company, or to whomever,” said Arden.

Her advice? Make sure you have your head on straight.

To listen and download Episode 1 of the podcast, click here. 

CBC Calgary presents Venturing Out with Arlene Dickinson. It’s a seven-part series of candid conversations between Arlene and some of Canada’s top entrepreneurs. They cover the highs the lows and everything in-between when it comes to starting and running a business in Canada.

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