I recently launched my GET CREATIVE newsletter for people who create cool stuff (you can get it for free here). Here’s what was in the first email I sent to subscribers.
Welcome to my first official GET CREATIVE email!
I’m looking forward to sharing the creative stuff that inspires me with you and hearing from you about all the cool things you come across and/or create.
To kick things off, I want to share some of the inspirations behind why I’m doing this in the first place.
Here’s a few newsletters I subscribe to and have found to be incredible resources.
THE LEFSETZ LETTER
Bob Lefsetz is ostensibly a music industry expert, but his newsletter is about so much more than just that. There’s a lot of things that have inspired me to launch Get Creative, but Lefsetz’s work is probably at the top of the list.
His emails are sent sporadically – whenever he feels like he has something to say – but typically he posts at least a couple a week. And while his expertise may be music, he really touches on much bigger ideas and the way technology and media are changing art, culture, and audience.
Here’s a few of his recent posts that I recommend:
THE PSFK NEWSLETTER
On its website, PSFK describes itself as “inspiring creative business” and that’s a much simpler way of saying they will show you a bunch of crazy cool shit.If you subscribe to their daily email you’ll get a newsletter that basically delivers the site’s content to your inbox, so you can just as easily bookmark the site and visit it frequently if you want to keep your inbox clean. But either way, it’s worth checking out what PFSK posts because they really deliver on showcasing some cutting edge, innovative creative work.
I mean, where else are you going to learn about the Voicemail Diaries?
The DIY Daily is another newsletter that comes from a guy with a music background but is really about much more. Brian Thompson is a writer, speaker, podcaster, music business/marketing consultant, and the mastermind behind this daily newsletter.
The DIY Daily typically features at least 10 links to articles, videos, and ideas that tend to be a mix of motivational and actionable. It’s a real interesting mix that certainly has a music industry bent to it at times, but the majority of the stuff is really about the creative process and the challenge/opportunity to engage an audience with what you create.
A former MTV Chief Digital Officer and co-president of MySpace, Jason Hirschhorn now puts out a daily email newsletter that is almost overwhelming in how great its coverage of the media world is.
Media ReDEFined features 20+ links a day and will keep you in the loop with everything that matters in the media world as well as surfacing some great hidden nuggest about people who are doing cool stuff. If you just subscribe to this one newsletter, you can skip reading any other website or news source and still know that you’ll be on top of anything that’s happening in the media world.
More Stuff You Should Know Exists
If you found this stuff interesting and would like to get future emails I send, you can sign up to Get Creative here.