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!


May 30, 2023 35 mins

The topic of this week’s show is CONTENT CREATION FATIGUE and joining me on the show is Vancouver musician Ché Aimee Dorval, who released her new full-length album The Crowned earlier this year. And since she’s just coming off a cycle of album promotion, she definitely knows a thing or two about having to churn out content to promote an album. 

We had a great conversation and discussed how hard it can be for indie musician...

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So the topic of this week’s show is HOW TO WRITE A MUSIC GRANT and joining me on the show is Jessica Hoefsloot who writes a lot of funding applications through her company Sad Kids Collective - an artist-friendly management company offering services from digital marketing, grant writing and day-to-day business management for artists & industry. And by day - Jessica is also an Account Executive for Influencer Marketing at Viral ...

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The topic of this week’s show is HOW TO DIY IN 2023 and joining me on the show is Shawn Petsche who recently created Trickle Down Music which is a great online resource for indie musicians. Shawn is also a musician and was Festival Manager for the Sled Island Music and Arts Festival in Calgary for over 10 years. 

We had a great conversation about the struggles independent musicians face these days when they try to "do it themse...

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Welcome to Season 4 of the podcast! I’m so happy to be back!

For our Season 4 premiere - I’m talking to Shawn Hall who is one half of the blues duo The Harpoonist & the Axe Murderer and we’re talking all about recording a live album. We had a really great conversation about their experience recording their  live album and concert film Live At The King Eddy,  whether live albums will continue to be relevant and much much more.

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May 2, 2023 32 mins

Hello! Its's bonus episode time! We decided to put together a BEST OF SEASON 3 episode to get everyone fired up about Season 4 which starts next week! We went through and found some of our favourite moments from Season 3 which was super fun to do - it was great to relive the conversations and it got us really excited about doing Season 4. We really hope you enjoy it and we'll see you next week for the premiere episode of ...

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April 25, 2023 1 min

Just a quick check-in to let you know that Season 4 of The FM Podcast will premiere on May 9th.  And to get you fired up and ready to go - next week we’ll have a bonus episode featuring The Best of Season 3! We're back, baby!

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The topic of this week’s show is Honouring The Past and joining me on the show are musicians Ndidi O and Trish Klein, who recently joined forces to create the musical project The Blue and Gold.

The Blue and Gold is a musical collaboration that celebrates the musical artistry and legacy of pioneering female blues musicians. Their self-titled debut album (which just came out on April 29th) is a musical homage to the profound...

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The topic of this week’s show is Building The Story and joining me on the show is Juno-nominated musician Nuela Charles!

Nuela and I had a great chat about how to effectively build your story as an independent musician. And how, sometimes, no matter how much planning you do, it can often just come down to timing and luck. Like, sometimes it’s just about which way the wind is blowing. 

This is a really great talk and I hope ...

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The topic of this week’s show is The Power of Community and joining me on the show is Leonard Podolak who is the Executive Director of Home Routes.

We had an great conversation about how Home Routes has helped to create communities for musicians across Canada over the last 15th years, how things have shifted for them with the pandemic, and we also discuss the Home Routes 15th Anniversary Tour which wraps up this Friday with a virtua...

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April 19, 2022 30 mins

The topic of this week’s show is Creating Change and I’m talking to Keziah Myers - who is someone who is doing a lot to create change in the Canadian music industry!

Keziah is the Executive Director of ADVANCE - which is Canada's Black Music Business Collective and she also sits on the board and is the spokesperson for the Black Canadian Music Awards which just started last year. 

We talked about how music industry professionals...

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April 12, 2022 41 mins

This week on the show we’re discussing a topic that musicians always want to know about... and that’s the wonderful world of Radio Promotion!

And joining me on the show is radio promoter Oscar Furtado. Oscar has been working in the music industry since the early 2000s and he founded his company Tandemtracks Promotions in 2007. As Director of National Radio Promotions (in Canada), he’s worked on national campaigns with many...

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So this week’s show is a fun one! I talked to West Coast singer-songwriter WiL and we discussed the ups and downs of his long career and how to stay relevant in the music industry. 

I’ve known WiL for a long time and he loves to chat so you’ll notice that this episode is a bit longer than normal but that’s because we had a lot to cover! We talked about how WiL got his start in music, his career over the years and how it all led to h...

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On this week’s show, I’m talking to Vancouver singer-songwriter Haley Blais about her transition from YouTube influencer to musician. 

This was a super interesting chat but it wasn’t without its challenges because Haley did the interview from her tour van in Austin, Texas. This obvs made things a bit more exciting - so you’ll get some nice background colour on this one! 

We talked about how things started with her YouTube c...

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This week’s show is all about branding for musicians and joining me on the show is musician AND designer - Alexis Young.

Alexis and I had a great conversation about how important branding is for musicians and since she’s a musician - she’s the lead vocalist in Blonde Diamond - as well as a designer, we talked about how her musical creativity influences her design creativity and vice versa.

We had a really great ...

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This week’s show is all about musicians creating art in other spaces. And joining me on the show is musician and podcaster Jolene Higgins, who is also known as Little Miss Higgins

Jolene and I had a great conversation about her new project The Fire Waltz which is both a 5-part mini-series podcast and a full length album. The final episode of The Fire Waltz podcast was posted yesterday (March 14th) which also just so happened to be...

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Welcome to Season 3 of the podcast! We're so excited to be back!

For our Season 3 premiere we’ve got a good one for you! I'm talking to Adam Bentley who is a music publicist and the owner of Auteur Research, and we’re talking all about the state of music publicity in 2022. We had a really great conversation which I’m sure you can tell judging by the length of this episode. It’s always nice to talk to someone who does the s...

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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, and ...

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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 intere...

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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 rel...

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