Make It Small
By Dave Von Bieker
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Follow Von Bieker as he talks to the people in high places on a quest to build a sustainable, albeit modest, music career.
||CleanEpisode 12 - Olivia Street Makes and Works for Alberta Music||Olivia Street is Communications Coordinator for Alberta Music, and an Alberta musician in her own right, fronting Edmonton band King of Foxes. This episode will teach you about Alberta Music and what they offer local musicians, as well as a bit about collecting your royalties through SOCAN. Turns out you could have some money waiting. We also get into songwriting, and Olivia's daring pressure-cooker plan to write new material. This episode closes with "You Want More" by King of Foxes. Thanks to Olivia Street for that. Episode LINKS // Alberta Music - https://albertamusic.org - Best of Edmonton Spotify Playlist - https://open.spotify.com/user/g56szk8tc41wz15j5yo6b30hs/playlist/5sU2n2kBNOYBE710nIZ2cq - King of Foxes - https://www.kingoffoxesband.com/||3/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 11 - Von Bieker and You Can Make It Small||This week the podcast checks in with creator Von Bieker, then takes a turn towards community in two significant ways. First - we move to Anchor - a platform that allows for collaborative audio and 'call-ins' from you! Download Anchor on your App Store of choice and you'll get each episode in segments, with questions you can respond to in app. As of this week, our podcast is interactive. We are also building community on Facebook with our new Facebook group - "We Can Make it Small". I've been crowdsourcing some questions over there and will continue to do so. I'd love to start interacting with your questions and posts related to your "Make It Small" journey, too. Find us at facebook.com/groups/makeitsmall. ----- New episodes every two weeks. Be part of the next one!||3/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 10 - The Aviary Makes a Scene||I recently sat down with Philip and Mark Elliot Muz in their newly opened Edmonton venue, The Aviary. In the resulting conversation, we talk about what it takes to run a venue, how to land a show at The Aviary and the weirdest thing the brothers Muz have ever hosted in one of their venues. We also laugh a fair amount.||2/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 9 - Danny Fournier Spreads the Word||In 2011, Danny Fournier founded the Edmonton Music Awards. In addition to that scene-boosting enterprise, he owns and operates Oddball Productions, a music marketing company boosting the careers of individual artists. Danny used to work for a major label and brings that experience to bear on his indie artist offerings. As you'll learn in this episode, he also put in time as a semi-pro wrestler. In this episode, we talk about the changes Danny has seen over his decades in the music industry and the ways an artist like me can get his work out to a broader audience in this internet age. Fire up your pen and paper.||1/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 8 - Lindsey Walker Releases Her Desolate Bliss||Von Bieker talks with singer-songwriter Lindsey Walker, whose album of 'cinematic apocalyptic folk' releases October 20.||10/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 7 - Soap Box Duo Get Down to Business||Learn a ton about growing a music career along with Von Bieker, as he sits down with Soap Box Duo.||9/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 6 - Steve Derpack Gives Advice on Touring||Listen in on this sit-down with one of Edmonton's top concert booking agents, Steve Derpack of JCL Productions. Steve dishes on touring, festivals and how our music listening habits are rapidly changing.||9/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 5 - Von Bieker Bares His Stats||Von Bieker takes a break from regularly scheduled podcasting to share some embarrassingly low numbers with you - and the rest of his musical journey to "make it small" so far.||7/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp.4 - Jason Was Overwhelmed, So He Built SubmitHub||With so much music flooding the internet, music bloggers were lost at sea. Jason Grishkoff built a compass.||7/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3: Harry Gregg, Big Dreamer||Join Dave Von Bieker and Harry Gregg to explore why anyone would still work in a professional recording studio, and what can happen when great musicians get thrown up on stage with no prep.||6/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp.2 - Ken Stead Is Not Dead||Von Bieker interviews Ken Stead, folk-roots singer-songwriter, local scene booster and music video producer. He's also mistaken for "Ken's Dead".||5/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMake It Small Debut Episode Featuring Kurtis Bösecke of Sofar Sounds Edmonton!||Von Bieker chats with Kurtis Boseche of Sofar Sounds Edmonton to find out how he gets 50 people to buy a ticket for a show in Edmonton with no idea who's playing.||5/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
This is a unique take on the quest of an emerging artist. Von Bieker's proposed format, of interviewing experts within the music, performing arts and entrepreneurship scene is tantalizing! I can't wait to hear more.