Make It Small

Ep 9 - Danny Fournier Spreads the Word

An episode of Make It Small

By Dave Von Bieker
Follow Von Bieker as he talks to the people in high places on a quest to build a sustainable, albeit modest, music career.
Episode 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 - - Best of Edmonton Spotify Playlist - - King of Foxes -
March 23, 2018
Episode 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 ----- New episodes every two weeks. Be part of the next one!
March 1, 2018
Ep 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.
February 15, 2018
Ep 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.
January 24, 2018
Ep 8 - Lindsey Walker Releases Her Desolate Bliss
Von Bieker talks with singer-songwriter Lindsey Walker, whose album of 'cinematic apocalyptic folk' releases October 20.
October 13, 2017
Ep 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.
September 28, 2017
Ep. 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.
September 13, 2017
Ep. 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.
July 28, 2017
Ep.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.
July 6, 2017
Episode 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.
June 15, 2017
Ep.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".
June 1, 2017
Make 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.
May 17, 2017
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