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!

Episodes

May 9, 2022 39 min

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 influence...

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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 you enjoy ...

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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 18, 2022 30 min

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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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 great art...

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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 channel and...

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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 chat and there's...

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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 sam...

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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, 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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