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Former Groupon CEO Andrew Mason Releases Motivational Business Music Album ‘Hardly Workin’ On iTunes [AUDIO]

By Sanna Chu on July 2, 2013 4:11 PM EDT 0

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Former Groupon CEO Andrew Mason releases album of motivational business music entitled 'Hardly Workin' on iTunes today. (Photo: smandrew.com/)

Former Groupon CEO Andrew Mason released an album of motivational business music entitled "Hardly Workin" on iTunes today. Mason announced on his blog that the album is available on iTunes, as well as other digital music services, including Spotify.

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The 7-track album is available for $9.99 on iTunes, while individual tracks are $0.99 each. Preview it here.

"This album pulls some of the most important learnings from my years at the helm of one of the fastest growing businesses in history, and packages them as music," Mason writes. "Executives, mid-level management, and front-line employees are all sure to find valuable takeaways."

Mason posted on his blog last week that his album drops "just in time for American audiences to incorporate into Fourth of July festivities," the Wall Street Journal reported.

He also posted the album cover and the track list on his blog. In the cover, Mason is leaning against a brick wall, hands in pocket and looking nonchalant. The track list is:

1. Look No Further

2. The Way to Work

3. My Door is Always Open

4. Risin' Above the Pack

5. K.I.S.S.

6. Stretch

7. It's Up to Us.

Groupon's ex-CEO has a musical background. He studied piano at Northwestern University, has played in a rock band and directed a remake of the musical "Jesus Christ Superstar," per the Journal.

Mason is known as the founder and ex-CEO of Groupon, which was perceived to be so valuable at one point that Google offered to buy the company for $6 billion in 2010. Groupon turned down Google's offer, which was probably a big mistake. The foundering company decided to fire its founder and CEO this February.

Mason was ousted from his company in February after Groupon's stock dropped nearly 83 percent to about $4.50. His farewell letter to Groupon employees was posted online. It begins: "After four and a half intense and wonderful years as CEO of Groupon, I've decided that I'd like to spend more time with my family. Just kidding -- I was fired today. If you're wondering why... you haven't been paying attention. "Read the rest of the touching letter here.

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