[cnn-photo-caption image=http://i.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/images/06/14/art.arnold.ypwr.jpg caption=”Aaron Arnold, 29, is the founder of Music is My Business.”]No matter how old we are, no matter what stage we’re at in life, we all tend to wonder, “If money didn’t matter, what would I do?” Aaron Arnold had those thoughts. And he’s acted on them.
After Arnold graduated from college, he was fast-tracked into an executive position at a major PR firm. He had money, but he was miserable. The real answer to his nagging thoughts about his true passion was music. So shortly after he got married, Arnold took a major leap to a nonpaying (to the dismay of his wife) internship with Bad Boy Records.
He worked for free to soak up all he could as an assistant to record producer and entrepreneur Sean “Diddy” Combs. After a year of grooming, the 29-year-old went on his own to start Music is My Business. “I wanted to change the music industry for the better,” Arnold said. He now handles budding artists, with the goal of changing the way business is done in the music industry.
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