Sometimes one career change leads to another.
Former Groupon (GRPN) founder and CEO Andrew Mason moved from the corner office in Chicago to a recording studio in Los Angeles in order to record a collection of songs he’s calling “Hardly Workin”.
Mason’s song list is focused on motivational business music, aimed at providing younger people and employees advice and councel for the business world. Mason, a music major at Northwestern University, told Tech Crunch that he is serious about the music and songs, and plans on “sharing them as soon as I figure out how to load music onto iTunes, hopefully in the next few weeks.”
Mason also announced he is moving from Chicago to San Francisco to take an advisory position at Y Combinator, a group that supports the development of entrepreneurial company’s. Mason plans to spend one day each week at the group.
Mason is also planning on starting a new company in the fall, although no details about the company have emerged.
Mason was relieved of his full-time duties at Groupon earlier this year after the company languished and its stock price fell almost 75% from its IPO price, losing over $15 billion in market value in the process.
Written by Marc Bastow, Assistant Editor at InvestorPlace.com.