Donny Osmond’s New Role: Entrepreneur

Singer Donny Osmond has done a lot in his life since the release of his first smash single — Puppy Love — back in 1972.  He’s acted on stage, raced cars and hosted talk shows. He even won Dancing with the Stars in 2009.

Now the 57-year-old entertainer has just announced his first app to go along with the upcoming release of The Soundtrack of My Life, his 60th album.

As explained in this interview, the Donny Osmond app “is an interactive social media tool that will give users a sneak peek at the songs on Osmond’s album, complete with an anecdote about why each song is important to him.” Users can download the app for free from iTunes and Google.

While he’s enjoyed the diverseness of his career, Osmond says he is — first and foremost — a singer. He’s excited about the new album but knows it could bring pressure to do another.

“Every time you have a success you will say, well, try topping that,” he said. “That’s the nature of success. You know you have to keep moving forward.”


About Lynne Strang

I'm a writer who blogs about 40-and-older business owners. I am also the author of "Late-Blooming Entrepreneurs: Eight Principles for Starting a Business After Age 40." Outside of work, I enjoy reading, cooking, vegetable gardening and exercise (especially cycling).
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6 Responses to Donny Osmond’s New Role: Entrepreneur

  1. Some nice things to consider, Thanks

    • Lynne Strang says:

      One of those things is not becoming complacent after you’ve had some success. Once you’ve achieved one big goal, it’s time to set another. Thanks for reading.

  2. emcleod44 says:

    Good reminder to keep going…not quite 40 😉 but still good. 🙂

  3. What is it that keeps most from “keeping going”? Is it fear or ignorance? In most cases I suppose that might be the biggest objective. You give great tips and I can say from personal experience that some will see words like apps, social media, etc and retract. Is there a social gap between those who understand this model (younger than me) and those who will not touch a computer (older than me). Trying to find information just for beginning steps can be a bit overwhelming for those who do not have tutors, mentors, friends or even co workers who can help get one started.
    Props to Donny for giving it a go later in life and Lynn for sharing it. As they say in France…Gratzi!

    • Lynne Strang says:

      I’d say the biggest obstacle to “keep going” is motivation — it’s usually there in the beginning but difficult to sustain once the novelty wears off. Back in January, I posted “Ten Tips for Starting a Software Business” provided by late-blooming tech entrepreneur Jim Kelly. These tips might be helpful for those starting out in the tech world.

      I believe grazie is Italian, not French, but I appreciate the thanks just the same!

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