The FM Podcast

The FM Podcast

Produced by music publicity + digital marketing firm Fritz Media, The FM Podcast is all about the music industry! Hosted by Jen Fritz (Publicity Director / Founder @ Fritz Media), The FM Podcast features a different music industry guest + topic each week. Increase your knowledge + learn how to navigate the ever changing business of music, while enjoying a great conversation!

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January 4, 2022 48 min

The topic of this week’s show is a roundup of social media + digital marketing tips and trends for musicians. And joining me on the show are 2 ladies who’ve been on the show before - Danielle McNeill + Phoenix Bain from The Social Circle.  

Danielle, Phoenix and I have worked together on many social media + digital marketing projects here at Fritz Media and we’ve definitely learned a lot over the last couple of years, an...

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The topic of this week’s show is globalization and collaboration in the music industry and joining me on the show is Teon Gibbs

Teon is a rapper and producer based in Vancouver, who is quickly becoming one of the most recognizable and influential voices in Western Canada. Born in Botswana, Teon lived all over the globe before settling in Vancouver and he’s been involved in production, sessional musician work, songwriting and engin...

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The topic of this week’s show is one that I’ve had many people ask me to do. We’re going to be talking about NFTs in the music industry + joining me on the show is "Parkside" Mike Renaud.

Parkside is the Executive Creative Director at Hidden Pony Records & Management and he’s also a consultant for Slaight Music, and he has a lot of insight into why NFTs matter for the music industry.  

This was a really interesting an...

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The topic of this week’s show is Release Planning and Strategy and joining me on the show is artist manager Jeff Ojeda from Phase Management.

Jeff and I had a great discussion about the best ways to plan and release your new album or new single or new video or whatever you're releasing! And there’s definitely a lot of great tips, so if you’re an artist with new music but don’t know where to start when it comes to releasing it -...

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Hello! The topic of this week's show is LGBTQ representation in the music industry and joining me on the show this week is actor, musician and filmmaker Sunny Chen who is also known as Sad China for their music projects. 

Sunny and I had a great chat where we talked about more than just LGBTQ representation. Because they are a non-binary Asian Canadian, their experiences in the music industry involve more than just their gender ...

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The topic of this week's show is How To License Your Music For Film + TV which I’m sure will be of interest to all of the musicians out there - since it’s one of the only ways to make money as a musician these days! 

And joining me on the show is Music Supervisor Kaya Pino - a music supervisor and curator at The Wilders in Toronto. Kaya and I had a great discussion about how there’s so many film + TV licensing opportuni...

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The topic of today’s show is Creating Community + Excellence in the Studio and my guest is producer, engineer and musician - Jane Aurora. Jane wears many hats in the music industry and one of those hats is as the host / program curator of Producers Lounge which is a popular Vancouver-based creative workshop and conversation series that elevates women and non-binary producers.

We had a great discussion about how things are shifti...

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With my job, I talk to a lot of independent musicians on a regular basis and I’ve found over the years that many of them don’t realize what an incredible resource their provincial and territorial Music Industry Associations are. MIAs can provide musicians and music industry professionals with funding opportunities and they also provide things like educational workshops and are a hub of information and connections.

Joining me on the...

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The pandemic has forced a lot of us in the music industry to pivot and get creative in the last year and a half. And today on the show I’m talking to artist manager Alex Wyder from High Tide Artists about how he’s had to get creative with his artists during this crazy time. Like what do you even do when your artists can’t tour?

Alex has been working in the music industry for about 10 years and has built an impressive resume across C...

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November 1, 2021 54 min

Well hello hello hello! It’s so good to be back for Season 2 of The FM Podcast. And this week on the show I’m talking to singer-songwriter / producer Leeroy Stagger about Career Longevity. 

I’ve known Leeroy a long time + have worked on many albums of his over the years. And it’s been pretty cool to see his career trajectory and the many ups and downs, he’s experienced along the way. And so we had a great talk about his long car...

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October 25, 2021 39 min

Bonus episode time! We decided to put together a BEST OF SEASON 1 episode to get everyone fired up about Season 2 which starts next week! We went through and found some of our favourite moments from Season 1 which was super fun to do BTW - it was great to relive a lot of the conversations and it got us really excited about doing Season 2. We really hope you enjoy it and we'll see you next week for the premiere of Season 2!

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October 19, 2021 1 min

Just a quick check-in to let you know that Season 2 of The FM Podcast will premiere on November 2nd. And to get you fired up and ready to go - next week we’ll have a bonus episode featuring The Best of Season 1! We're back, baby!

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OK so brace yourself because things are gonna be a little crazy this week! First of all, I have to let you know that this week’s show is the final episode of Season 1 of The FM Podcast and we’ll be back with Season 2 in a couple of months. 

Make sure that you stay subscribed to the podcast though because we’ll be sending out updates and letting you know when we’ll be back. 

So, our guest on the show this week is someone who I’ve know...

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This week on the show we’re discussing a topic that has become increasingly important over the last year - Mental Health Resources for Musicians. And joining me on the show is the Executive Director of the Unison Benevolent Fund - Amanda Power.

Unison is a non-profit, registered music industry charity that provides counselling and emergency relief services to the Canadian music community. They help professional music makers in time...

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This week on the show we’re going to talk about how indie artists have to DIY it at the beginning of their career which can seem like A LOT when you’re just starting out! And joining me on the show is Edmonton indie pop musician Kaeley Jade. When Kaeley released her 1st single a couple of years ago, she immersed herself in the music industry and began learning all aspects of the business.

I met her earlier this year when she starte...

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So this week we’re going to talk about Rights and Revenue Streams For Musicians + joining me on the show is Rebecca Webster who is the  Director of Industry Relations & Communications at the Canadian Musical Reproduction Rights Agency ( or the CMRRA). And before Rebecca joined the CMRRA in 2019, she was actually an independent music publicist like me + she ran highly-respected music public relations company Webster Medi...

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The topic of this week’s episode is COVID vs Summer Music Festivals and joining me on the show is the Artistic Executive Director of the Vancouver Folk Music Festival - Debbi Salmonsen. We all know that things have been extremely difficult for the live music industry over the past year and Debbi and I discuss how the Vancouver Folk  Fest adjusted their plans in 2020 + 2021 and how she thinks things will look for all music festi...

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We all know that Branding is something that is very important for musicians. It’s one of those things that can feel like just one more thing to add to the list of all of things you have to do as a musician in 2021, but it is one of the most important parts of being a musician. Figuring out who you are as a musician and how you’re going to express that to the world, as an extension of your music, should be one of the first things yo...

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So this week’s show is all about Social Activism in Music + joining me on the show is Vancouver rapper Neon Empty (aka Bryce Lokken) who just released a single last week called 'Red Lives Don't' a song that he describes as  “an expression of frustration and disgust with white Canada’s hypocrisy about racial inequality during the summer 2020 - the summer of Black Lives Matter.”

Neon Empty, who is Métis, uses shocking ...

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This week's show is all about singing, which is something I pretty much have ZERO experience in. And joining me on the show is someone who thankfully knows more about singing than I do - Greg Barker - who is one of the founders of Singdaptive. Greg is going to tell us all about Singdaptive, which is a multi-instructor online learning platform for singer-musicians. As well as his new venture - Exchangely which is  asynchronous &...

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