El Tema Ampio

(Formerly: Local Is Our Genre)

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Podcast Archives

Local Is Our Genre #049: What's YOUR Genre?
Topic: We talk a bit about the necessity of genre-typing in an age of recommendation engines and playist sharing.
Release Date: 9/11/2016
Featured Artist: Chad Lehr: "Concentration, Not Strength"
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Local Is Our Genre #048: Release the Trackin'
Topic: A completely off-the-rails episode featuring a studio full of special guests talking about strategies for releasing singles, albums, ep's.
Release Date: 8/14/2016
Featured Artist: Stay Oustside: "Void"
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Local Is Our Genre #047: Rock the Vote!
Topic: A little history and information about a great organization and how music and activism relate to each other.
Release Date: 8/7/2016
Featured Artist: Bleedingkeys: "Solo Crazy"
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Local Is Our Genre #046: Mailing Lists
Topic: Mailing lists: How to do you manage them? What do you do with them? What tools exist to make this easier?
Release Date: 7/31/2016
Featured Artist: Coup d'Etat: "Little Pink Elephant"
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Local Is Our Genre #045: You or Your Fans?
Topic: When writing and performing, who are you doing it for? Are you staying true to your vision and hoping fans follow you? Or are you first-and-foremost concerned with keeping your fanbase happy and on board? We'll look at various examples, both good
Release Date: 7/24/2016
Featured Artist: Steve Boller: " Life Seems True"
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Local Is Our Genre #044: We're Back
Topic: We're back with a new format after a few personal disasters and regrouping. We talk about a few handy sites and services that will come in handy for artists and bands, a local music history moment, and our usual top five weirdness.
Release Date: 7/17/2016
Featured Artist: VilaFishburn: "Fall in Line"
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Local Is Our Genre #043: Censorship
Topic: A little primer on the history of censorship and how it affects us today ...
Release Date: 5/22/2016
Featured Artist: Tommy Baldwin Trio: "Keep Trying"
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Local Is Our Genre #042: The Importance of Podcasting and Internet Radio
Topic: Finally a topic Darrin, NUVO's Cultural Visionary Award Trailblazer 2016, knows a little something about..
Release Date: 5/15/2016
Featured Artist: Sam Law: "All My Motivation"
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Local Is Our Genre #041: A Few Random Thoughts
Topic: Sorry, nothing horribly planned out, but we had a few extraneous thoughts and observations that weren't quite big enough to warrant their own show.
Release Date: 5/8/2016
Featured Artist: Steve Boller: "Never a Mistake"
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Local Is Our Genre #040: Radiothon 2016 Preview
Topic: Talking about this year's Indy In-Tune Radiothon, some of the stories from years past, and what is involved in putting together small festival shows like this on a regular basis.
Release Date: 5/1/2016
Featured Artist: Jethro Easyfields: "Think Aloud and Move Ahead"
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Local Is Our Genre #039: Returning to the Old Format
Topic: Continuing our break from the history lesson and going back to the old format this week to talk about these fly-by-night "promotion companies" that have reared their heads in our scene recently.
Release Date: 4/10/2016
Featured Artist: Coup d'Etat: "Flat Tire"
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The Indy In-Tune 10th Anniversary Party and Roast of Darrin Snider
Topic: Taking a break from the history lesson this week to bring you a replay of last night's party and roast. Features a rare performance from the DeHerdt, Burch, and Maxson Power Trio, and lots of inside jokes about the local music scene.
Release Date: 4/10/2016
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Local Is Our Genre #038: Series 2, Part 4
Topic: World War II looms on the horizon. We take a look at how that affects the local music scene and the venues still reeling from the depression.
Release Date: 4/3/2016
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Local Is Our Genre #037: Series 2, Part 3
Topic: We explore some of the popular venues of the depression-era music scene.
Release Date: 3/27/2016
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Local Is Our Genre #036: Series 2, Part 2
Topic: We briefly discuss the formation of ASCAP and its effect on early radio, then take a look at some of the early record labels and production houses here in Indiana.
Release Date: 3/22/2016
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Local Is Our Genre #035: Series 2, Part 1
Topic: We dive into our exploration of the history of Indianapolis' music with a crazy flyby of 1863-1929 in just over 30 minutes.
Release Date: 3/13/2016
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Local Is Our Genre #034: Series 2, Pilot
Topic: Just a quick show to remind everyone that we're still alive and to our plans for the show in 2016.
Release Date: 3/6/2016
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Local Is Our Genre #033: Series 1 Wrap-Up
Topic: Oh, like we need a topic?! What do you people WANT form us!?
Release Date: 10/25/2015
Featured Artist: The Dawn Drapes: "With Time"
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Local Is Our Genre #032: Sponsorship
Topic: The king of media monetizing, Johnny Lyles, discusses the pros and cons of taking money from sponsors.
Release Date: 10/1/2015
Featured Artist: The Prowl: "Rock and Roll is Back"
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Local Is Our Genre #031: Networking Redux
Topic: Another look at networking and developing your network. This time, from multiple perspectives.
Release Date: 9/25/2015
Featured Artist: Dave Vog: "Angel Seeds"
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Local Is Our Genre #030: Mixtape Show
Topic: We really had no topic prepared, so we just spun a few tunes.  Our theme:  “Artists who have consistently grown and developed over the years we’ve known them.”
Tracks:
Original State of Mind - Grip
Thursday Book Club -; Flip it to the Other Side
CA3 -; Easy
Brad Kleinschmidt -; Reason
Ben Myers -; Say You Didn’t Know
Steve Boller -; Life Seems True
The Fabulous Huckleberries -; Aftermath
Jeff Kelly -; The Common
Release Date: 9/18/2015
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Local Is Our Genre #029: Submitting to Major Media Outlets
Topic: There are right ways and wrong ways to approach media outlets such as radio and print. We're going to enlighten you a bit.
Release Date: 8/24/2015
Featured Artist: Creepin' Charlie and the Boneyard Orchestra: "Up Jumped the Devil"
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Local Is Our Genre #028: Mile of Music and Festivals
Topic: Last week, Indianapolis invaded Appleton Wisconsin. Ben Cannon talks a bit out that event as well as what to look for when your band invades the festival circuit.
Release Date: 8/17/2015
Featured Artist: Me Like Bees: "Ra Ra Etc."
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Local Is Our Genre #027: Social Media Mistakes
Topic: An interesting article listing things you are doing wrong with your social media strategy ... and we added a few of our own.
Release Date: 8/10/2015
Featured Artist: Brad Kleinschmidt: "Gone"
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Local Is Our Genre #026: First-Time Jitters
Topic: Everybody gets them, some never get over them. We take a look at the pressures of performing original music for the first time and how to deal with them.
Release Date: 8/4/2015
Featured Artist: Sugar Moon Rabbit: "Sounds of the City"
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Local Is Our Genre #025: Open Mic Nights
Topic: Sometimes praised, sometimes maligned, we look at the benefits of playing open mic nights, the different types, and choosing th eone that is right for you.
Release Date: 7/28/2015
Featured Artist: Brad Kleinschmidt: "Gone"
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Local Is Our Genre #024: The Important Under-21 Demographic
Topic: Why is the under 21 demographic (particularly females) vital to the commercial success of your band? How can you make yourself more marketable to them? We've got a couple of insiders to explain it.
Release Date: 7/21/2015
Featured Artist: No Pit Cherries: "Pressure"
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Local Is Our Genre #023: From Studio to Stage
Topic: Ryan M. Brewer (again...) talks about approaching your studio work and your stage show "with a purpose."
Release Date: 6/30/2015
Featured Artist: Jethro Easyfields: "Stoneyville"
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Local Is Our Genre #022: The Realities of Touring
Topic: Our biggest fan, Ryan M. Brewer, espouses his wisdom on booking tours and what you can expect from being on the road.
Release Date: 6/23/2015
Featured Artist: Joe Young: "My Beautiful, Beautiful Concrete Fragile Little Girl"
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Local Is Our Genre #021: Contracts
Topic: Our special guest, Ryan M. Brewer (uncredited) discusses why you need contracts, when you need contracts, why don't you have contracts?!
Release Date: 6/16/2015
Featured Artist: Katie Pedersen: "Tired"
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Local Is Our Genre #020: Reflections on Internet Radio
Topic: A brief discussion of Internet radio and the similarities and differences between RFI/DoItIndy and Indy In-Tune. Then a big, long discussion of albums that most-impacted our lives.
Release Date: 6/9/2015
Featured Artist: Bearbones: "Big Warm Fuzzy Heart"
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Local Is Our Genre #019: Pros and Cons of Genres
Topic: An impromptu discussion this week. Putting music in a genre is a necessary evil, some people like them, some don't. They come in very handy some times, they are burdens others.
Release Date: 6/1/2015
Featured Artist: Sphie: "Love is the Answer"
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Local Is Our Genre #018: Bans vs Solo Artists
Topic: Is it easier to gain success and notoriety as a band or a solo artist? What are the advantages/disadvantages of each?
Release Date: 5/26/2015
Featured Artist: Eric Pedigo: "Entrust"
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Local Is Our Genre #017: Art and Your Visual Image
Topic: The role of art in your music. Choosing a visual image to go with your music. How much involvement do you need? How to choose a visual artist that will make you most effective.
Release Date: 5/19/2015
Featured Artist: Blue Moon Revue: "Make It Reel"
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Local Is Our Genre #016: Performing Rights Organizations
Topic: Pros and cons of performing rights organizations from the artist and venue perspective. When should you join? What should you expect?
Release Date: 5/12/2015
Featured Artist: Desert Planet: "Funeral"
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Local Is Our Genre #015: Sticking to Yer Guns vs Sellign out
Topic: When you reach a certain level, do you stick to your guns, do you do what's popular, do you follow your fan expectations, or do you grow as an artist and try to break new ground hoping they follow along.
Release Date: 5/5/2015
Featured Artist: SM Wolf: "King of Confusion"
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Local Is Our Genre #014: On-Stage vs Off-Stage Personas
Topic: Von Stranz is with us again discussing the difference between how we present ourselves on-stage as compared to how we may be in real life.
Release Date: 4/26/2015
Featured Artist: Brother O Brother: "Means to Be a Woman"
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Local Is Our Genre #013: Fan Interactions
Topic: Almost, if not more important, than playing is how to deal with the audience. We look at a number of different situations and how to handle them.
Release Date: 4/12/2015
Featured Artist: Jason Barrows: "City of Lost Children"
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Local Is Our Genre #012: Merchandising
Topic: Expanding your band's brand with physical products. Some ideas and advice for what and how to sell.
Release Date: 4/5/2015
Featured Artist: Finer: "A Flash of Light"
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Local Is Our Genre #011: So You Want to Hit the Studio
Topic: Tips for picking the right studio and getting the most out of the experience.
Release Date: 3/29/2015
Featured Artist: Nash Walker and the Doctors: "Please Don't Go"
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Local Is Our Genre #010: Stick to Yer Guns
Topic: Okay, we know we keep saying to change it up and try new things, but sometimes it's all about persistence too.
Release Date: 3/22/2015
Featured Artist: The [World Famous] Scraps: "Derby Girl"
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Local Is Our Genre #009: Topic Free Show #2
Topic: Sort of a "Best of" or "Awards Show" motif ... We'll be back on-topic next week. Promise.
Release Date: 3/8/2015
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Local Is Our Genre #008: Topic Free Show #1
Topic: Ummm ... well ... none ... really ...
Release Date: 3/8/2015
Featured Artist: Eric Pedigo: "Parachute"
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Local Is Our Genre #007: Booking and Promoting
Topic: Do's and Don't of Setting Up Gigs In Town and Out of Town
Release Date: 2/24/2015
Featured Artist: Von Strantz: "1818"
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Local Is Our Genre #006: Stop Giving Your Music Away
Topic: Arguments Against and Alternatives to Giving Music Away; Advice for Hiring and Working with a Manager or Promoter
Release Date: 2/15/2015
Featured Artist: No Pit Cherries: "Devil"
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Local Is Our Genre #005: So You Want to Be Famous
Topic: How to Develop and Use a Professional Network
Guests: Mia Kileen (Musician/Radio Host), Ben Myers (Musician), Diesel Reeves (Comedian)
Release Date: 2/9/2015
Featured Artist: Endiana: "Vodka"
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Local Is Our Genre #004: Networking
Topic: How to Develop and Use a Professional Network
Guests: Mia Kileen (Musician/Radio Host), Ben Myers (Musician), Diesel Reeves (Comedian)
Release Date: 2/2/2015
Featured Artist: Ryan Brewer: "Allegory"
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Local Is Our Genre #003: Goal Setting
Topic: Goal Setting
Release Date: 1/25/2015
Featured Artist: Jenn Cristy; "5:00 AM"
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Local Is Our Genre #002: Tequila Party
Topic: Strive to Improve
Release Date: 1/18/2015
Featured Artist: Minute Details: "Tequila Party for Robots"
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Local Is Our Genre #001: The Pilot
Topic: Make Choices / Fail Fast
Guest: Megan Hopkins
Release Date: 1/11/2015
Featured Artist: Coyote Armada; "Unincorporated"
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