This week on the pod, we welcome Bobby Drake (stage name for Larry D. Brown II). Bobby started his career in Milwaukee as a spoken word artist, has been active working in community and political activism, and has been a Television Segment Producer with PBS Black Nouveau which led to an Emmy Award and a National Association for Black Journalists Award. Currently, he is the founder of an ecommerce workshop called Royalties Build Lifestyles, which teaches independent music artists how to build income strategies, and works as part of the Executive Committee at Courtier House.
In the intro, Mac and David welcome Lindsay back from a couple weeks away from the pod and talk about her visit to Iowa. Then, they think about putting 10,000 into work, art, and more.
Bobby Drake joins at 15:00. Growing up watching his family practice music and perform at Summerfest (16:35), creativity is a technical skill and arts creation is real work (22:45), helping audiences and buyers understand the professionalism of arts and creativity (29:15), getting a loan for an album (31:00), Royalties Build Lifestyles (37:20), getting in the work and clocking in as an artist every day (43:15), Czar of Arts and Culture (1:00).
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