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iHeartRadio Syndicates new show, Power Hour to support Indie Artists

iHeartRadio Syndicates new show, Power Hour to support Indie Artists



iHeartRadio is currently in the market for new content, podcasts, and radio shows. With this new sense of focus and urgency from the radio powerhouse, they've partnered with a rising radio show based out of South Minneapolis called the Power Hour. The show has been around for a few seasons on their own network, but now that they are syndicated through iHeart, they're ready to take things to the next level. In less than 2 months, they've started playing music from over 20 countries and are building a name for themselves...


Feeling Burned Out in Your Local Music Scene: Small Crowds Matter

Feeling Burned Out in Your Local Music Scene: Small Crowds Matter

As an artist or anyone in a non-guaranteed career path, it's inevitable that you will feel burned out in your pursuits. Even once you become successful in your field, eventually you'll feel overwhelmed or tired with redundant cycles you go through. Specifically as an upcoming artist, though, performing at the same 3 or 4 venues for the same groups of people every week is a process that can get old pretty fast. In our latest episode of the Small Crowds Matter podcast, we directly address this subject and lay...


Small Crowds Matter: Using Analytics to Build Engagement

Small Crowds Matter: Using Analytics to Build Engagement

´╗┐In episode 1 of Small Crowds Matter, we spoke about the potential that artists have in terms of D-I-Y concerts and pooling resources with your peers to create touring opportunities. For our 2nd episode, we wanted to get more to the root of building a foundation and/or fanbase with your actual music. Many artists look from a macro perspective and just want to see a million streams next to their latest release, but having low play counts can actually play to your advantage if you take a strategic approach....


Small Crowds Matter (Podcast, Episode 1)

Small Crowds Matter (Podcast, Episode 1)


Fresh & Local presents our new mini-podcast, Small Crowds Matter. Hosted by J.Nolan, this show will give insight into a variety of ways that independent artists/creatives can build their buzz, take calculated risks, and create plans around their work without waiting on someone from the industry to come knocking at their door. Episode 1 talks about how artists can start throwing their own concerts and building relationships with artists in other cities to solidify unconventional touring opportunities. Stay tuned for more, we will be interviewing young entrepreneurs to...