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Make Kindie Happen - Kids Music Career
38 minutes | Mar 10, 2016
Robert Drake on Kindiecomm 2016
Kindiecomm co-host Robert Drake fills us in on how Kindiecomm 2016 is different from the previous 2 years, tells us about some of the event's special guests and offers a few tips on networking without "networking."
56 minutes | Apr 24, 2015
BamDing-Chris Seth Jackson on Booking
Musician, author and software developer Chris Seth Jackson shares how his online gig booking service, BamDing, will help you build up your gig schedule while freeing you up to grow your kindie music business. Go to http://www.bamding.com/kindie for a special risk-free offer to begin booking gigs.
75 minutes | Apr 14, 2015
Mista Cookie Jar on Collaboration
Mista Cookie Jar has appeared on dozens of other kindie artists' records, co-produced videos and created bold new forms of family entertainment with his fellow community members he's come to know both online and in person. His work often inspires me to free myself to think more flexibly about how different genres can be combined to create unique listening experiences.
31 minutes | Mar 20, 2015
Jason Didner on Artist Community
In this episode I address the issues and questions that were raised in conversation with Tor Hyams about the value of artist community, sharing some real-life success stories that come from involvement in artist community. I temper my support of community time with setting realistic expectations of what you will give your community of fellow artists and what you want from that community.
44 minutes | Mar 18, 2015
Tor Hyams and a Career Success Gut Check
Grammy-nominated producer and major festival promoter Tor Hyams offers you ways to take stock in your career in children's music, plan your path forward and evaluate what it might take for your music or media project to develop to a point where the biggest players in the industry like Disney, PBS or Nickelodeon might perceive real value to them in developing your project. Tor will push you to question what you hope to attain from time spent in community building/social mode with fellow artists. Parental warning-adult language is used in this interview.
48 minutes | Mar 11, 2015
Alphabet Rockers-Launching a Big Project
Sponsored by KindieComm (http://www.kindiecomm.com), this episode features Kaitlin and Tommy from the Alphabet Rockers, talking about their big project, a new web TV series and how you as a children's artist might take on that big project you had in mind.
46 minutes | Jan 21, 2015
Robert Drake on KindieComm 2015
KindieComm co-organizer Robert Drake walks us through what to expect and look forward to at this year's conference for children's music professionals. I share some of my fun memories from the 2014 inaugural KindieComm.
61 minutes | Dec 2, 2014
Groovy David on Relocating and Community
David Brownstein (a.k.a. Groovy David) talks about what relocating means for a kids' entertainment career, how he participates in the overall kindie community with his podcast, and how artists can enhance their local scene.
73 minutes | Oct 27, 2014
Tom Jackson on Improving Your Live Show
Live Music Producer Tom Jackson fine-tunes his stellar live performance advice to fit the needs of the kids-and-family music setting and shares how you can increase your revenue from live performance while also helping children around the world meet their basic needs. If you think your live show is pretty good, spend some time getting to know Tom's services to go from "good to great!"
70 minutes | Oct 20, 2014
Professionalism in Kindie-Steve Pullara
Steve Pullara, leader of the Cool Beans Band, offers kids-and-family artists some of his keys to credibility and longevity in the field; he's been entertaining families for over 30 years and now offers a folk album "Another Happy Sole" intended for the adults who grew up listening to him.
89 minutes | Oct 8, 2014
Resonate wtih Your Audience - Jeff Bogle
Jeff Bogle from Out with the Kids, Huffington Post Parents, Cooper & Kid, PBS Kids and Red Tricycle shares his perspective on how artists can stand out and cut through the background noise of the hundreds of pitches he receives and become an interesting, newsworthy story he can write about. It takes more than describing your music to have a remarkable story to offer parents.
53 minutes | Sep 16, 2014
Billy Grisack-Anatomy of a Merch Table
In this episode I ask Mr. Billy (a.k.a. The Music Marketing Mind) about best practices for kids-and-family artists selling merchandise at their performances as part of earning a livelihood in children's music. Learn more about Billy's music marketing consulting services at http://www.musicmarketingmind.com
36 minutes | Aug 5, 2014
Liz Buchanan-Children's Music Network
Children's Music Network (http://www.cmnonline.org) Board Member Liz Buchanan talks about the work this organization does to connect children's musicians with teachers, parents, and each other. She also tells us all about the upcoming CMN conference, the very helpful workshops being offered and why everyone should bring their instruments to the conference.
32 minutes | Jul 31, 2014
Suzi Shelton on Live Online Performing
Highly accomplished kids-and-family music artist Suzi Shelton offers her best practices and benefits of giving monthly live, online performances to help fill the needs of busy families and give kids the kinds of special moments she herself remembers from her favorite TV show as a kid.
44 minutes | Jul 22, 2014
04-Miss Nina on Mailing Lists and Videos
Brooklyn, NY based children's musician "Miss Nina" Stone shares two main keys to her career success in children's music: her e-mail list and the weekly YouTube videos she makes for her new, existing and future fans. The way she uses e-mail and videos together, each helps the other grow.
37 minutes | Jul 16, 2014
Joanie Leeds on Knowing Your Worth-Ep 03
Joanie Leeds, creator of People Magazine's Best Children's Album of 2013, continues her dialogue with the children's entertainment community about the importance of knowing the worth of your performances and sticking to that belief when negotiating with talent buyers.
26 minutes | Jul 8, 2014
Make Kindie Happen Episode 02
Kindie Gut Check - I discuss a key trait that will help you weather the tough times that can fill you with doubt about your pursuit of kids and family music as a career. I also address listener comments about whether to label yourself kindie - or anything at all for that matter. I conclude by helping you prepare for adversity and develop or rejuvenate an eagerness to embrace both good and bad results alike as ways to continue to learn and progress as an artist.
37 minutes | Jun 30, 2014
Make Kindie Happen Episode 01
Kindie artist and TV host Jason Didner kicks off his behind-the-scenes kindie podcast intended for musicians, journalists producers and everyone who wants to build or further a career based on this exciting and fun form of children's music.
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