Jason Hirschhorn, CEO of REDEF, Joins Me on Panic with Friends to Discuss the Future of New Media and the Explosion of the Creator Economy (EP.143)

I brought Jason Hirschhorn back for a follow-up conversation.

In part one, we covered Jason’s long history at MTV, Slingbox, News Corp and MySpace. So click here (first episode) if you want the full backstory on this media extraordinaire.

You can listen to the second interview here on Spotify or Apple.

What’s the Panic About:

I was excited about having Jason Hirschorn on as last week’s ‘Panic’ guest and am even more excited to bring him back on for round two. I have not met another person who is not just so passionate about all forms of media and the creator economy, but is eager and willing to share that knowledge with others. In this episode, Jason and I talk about the future of media, the fall of cable, the creator economy, NFTs, newsletters, social media streaming, decentralization and more.

The Takeaway:

The creator economy has experienced wave after wave of exponential growth since it first boomed back in the early YouTube days. Power is shifting away from the hands of dominating gatekeepers and back to the creators. Jason predicts this creator economy boom, with its numerous new media platforms, tokens, etc., will be more equitable for creators in the long run. This boom we’re seeing is necessary to get us from a centralized to a decentralized world.

Once again…here is the second interview with Jason.