Relevant like the Chili Peppers

The Red Hot Chili Peppers have been around for a long time. They released their first album in the 80s and since then have had numerous band member changes and producer changes. Their sound has changed from punk rock/rap to alternative rock with a renewed focus on lyrics. Yet with all this change, their success has only gone up.

They released their latest album The Getaway which was met with critical acclaim and commercial success. They performed at Lollapalooza in Chicago this year and were one of the most popular acts. They are still touring. Most everybody will recognize the two consistent band members: Anthony Kiedis and Flea.

So, how have they done this? Well, they’ve found a way to stay relevant. They’ve made their sound evolve throughout the years to be what the fans wanted to be, but they kept it so that it aligned with what they wanted to do: a very tough balance to keep.

What does this have to do with entrepreneurship? Keep your content evolving. Keep your product evolving. Whatever you make, should always be in a state of change. Have it respond to your customers and to what they want it to be. Don’t hesitate to pivot to fit your customers need. Stay relevant.


The Best of the Red Hot Chili Peppers on Spotify — 
 A playlist featuring Red Hot Chili Peppers

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Nielsen Releases its Year-End Report on Music in 2016 | Digital Trends — 
 For the first time ever, streaming music services overtook digital sales of music in the U.S., according to Neilsen.

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Streaming topped all forms of US music consumption in 2016 — 
 Remember in early 2013 when Apple hit 25 billion iTune song downloads? And Tim Cook said it took Sony 30 years to sell 220,000 Walkmans? Well, fast-forward just…

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Jimmy Buffett Musical Heading to Broadway in 2018 — Rolling Stone — 
 ‘Escape to Margaritaville,’ a musical dedicated to the songs of Jimmy Buffett, is heading to Broadway in the spring of 2018, the singer announced.


Red Hot Chili Peppers Member Reveals Why He Wants To Drum In Another Band — —

Well I started taking lessons at age nine and took for somewhere between two and three years.

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Red Hot Chili Peppers Kick Off ‘Getaway’ North American Tour: Videos, Setlist — 
 The Red Hot Chili Peppers began their lengthy North American leg at the AT&T Center in San Antonio.

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Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith Answers Your Twitter Questions — Rolling Stone — 
 Chad Smith answers Rolling Stone readers’ Twitter questions about the new Red Hot Chili Peppers album, Will Ferrell drum-off and more.

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Review: The Red Hot Chili Peppers Play a Different Tune — The New York Times — 
 Rather than regrouping with Rick Rubin, the producer of note throughout the band’s canon, it enlisted Danger Mouse, a paladin of pastiche.


The 32 Albums We’re Most Excited for in 2017 | Pitchfork — 
 The most trusted voice in music.

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Red Hot Chili Peppers | Rolling Stone — 
 Red Hot Chili Peppers biography on Rolling Stone, your go to source for artist bios, news, and reviews.

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