13 episodes

The Music District is a physical space in the center of Fort Collins, Colorado. Every day, we interact with musicians, music organizations, and a community of music lovers.

While our experiences are local, it seems like what we’re learning and uncovering in our conversations resonates with listeners around the world, in whatever music ecosystem in which they may find themselves. Tune in, and find your place in music.

The Music District Podcast The Music District

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    • 5.0, 3 Ratings

The Music District is a physical space in the center of Fort Collins, Colorado. Every day, we interact with musicians, music organizations, and a community of music lovers.

While our experiences are local, it seems like what we’re learning and uncovering in our conversations resonates with listeners around the world, in whatever music ecosystem in which they may find themselves. Tune in, and find your place in music.

    Episode 03: I Love This Song - Crip Erickson

    Episode 03: I Love This Song - Crip Erickson

    For the pilot episode of I Love This Song -- a podcast that celebrates fond memories, new music discovery and general songlovery -- we hear from Crip Erickson. Crip's a real estate agent who's been a drummer in the Fort Collins music scene for years (currently with Mama Lenny & The Remedy), and he has some things to say about noteworthy drumming in general, and Stewart Copeland in particular.

    Whether through accident or serendipity, we talked to Crip on the very day the song he loves was released (well, on that day, but: 37 years later). Listen in to what he has to say about Synchronicity II by The Police.

    • 18 min
    Episode 02: Murs & Groundwaves

    Episode 02: Murs & Groundwaves

    “Everyone has a different fighting style… there’s a Colorado way to kick someone’s ass.”
    LA rapper Murs talks about the most memorable Groundwaves performances to date, the noticeable improvement in some of the performers, the “thank you, come again” chant, and why Colorado artists need to push each other to get better.

    • 22 min
    Episode 01: Season Preview

    Episode 01: Season Preview

    The Music District is a physical space in the center of Fort Collins, Colorado. Every day, we interact with musicians, music organizations, and a community of music lovers.

    While our experiences are local, it seems like what we’re learning and uncovering in our conversations resonates with listeners around the world, in whatever music ecosystem in which they may find themselves. Tune in, and find your place in music.

    • 3 min
    Episode 10: Spencer Townshend Hughes

    Episode 10: Spencer Townshend Hughes

    ABOUT SPENCER
    Spencer Townshend Hughes is co-founder of the Mental Wellness Meetup, a safe space attended by a collection of those involved in music communities that struggle with mental unwellness. Spencer also fronts the dynamic alternative/art rock quartet, The Hollow. The Hollow has one definitive goal: to deliver catchy thought-provoking rock music that encourages self love and mental wellness awareness. With a tightly focused sound that threatens to transform the pedestrian landscape of contemporary rock ’n roll, and thoughtfully layered guitars built upon a hard-driving rhythm section, their powerful music espouses beguiling lyrics and infectious melodies that evoke modern rock icons such as Incubus, Thrice, and Queens of the Stone Age
    ABOUT THE MEET-UP
    Also, here's the link to the meetup.com event that we created for the Fort).
    MWM is intended for members of the music community to get together and chat about the struggles of mental unwellness as it pertains to being active in the music community.
    Mental Wellness Meetup (MWM) holds open monthly meetups where musicians and the music community come together to share and collaborate in a safe space.
    The Hollow: http://thehollow.com/
    The Fort Collins Musician’s Wellness Meet-Up:
    https://www.meetup.com/Mental-Wellness-Meetup/events/259897824/
    Jeff Tweedy “Lets Go So We Can Get Back” - https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/541712/lets-go-so-we-can-get-back-by-jeff-tweedy/9781101985267/
    Dr. Brene Brown - https://brenebrown.com/blog/
    FoCoMX - https://focomx.focoma.org/schedule/saturday
    MusiCares - https://www.grammy.com/musicares/about/who-we-are-contact-information
    (MusiCares provides a safety net of critical assistance for music people in times of need. MusiCares' services and resources cover a wide range of financial, medical and personal emergencies, and each case is treated with integrity and confidentiality. MusiCares also focuses the resources and attention of the music industry on human service issues that directly impact the health and welfare of the music community).
    24 Hour Hotline for Musician’s Needing Help and/or emotional support 0808 802 8008 (TOLL FREE)
    If you or someone you know is in need of support, please contact the Colorado Crisis and Support Line at 1-844-493-TALK (8255) or text "TALK" to 38255 or go to www.coloradocrisisservices.org to access chat. Help and hope are available 24 / 7 / 365
     
     
     

    • 52 min
    Episode 09: Nate Meese on Management

    Episode 09: Nate Meese on Management

    As an active musician and full-time music manager at 7S, Nate Meese dispels the myth that music and management are separate realms. He unfolds his life experience in ALL things music with the Help Desk’s Erin Roberts.
    Nate Meese is a manager, musician, and designer living and working in Denver, Colorado. He lives with his wife Sarah and their dog Sam. When not working he enjoys cooking green chili, riding his bike and playing music with friends.
    http://themusicdistrict.org/

    • 37 min
    Episode 08: Connect Call - PR Campaigns

    Episode 08: Connect Call - PR Campaigns

    The Musician's Help Desk connects Colorado recording artist Sydney Clapp with Michelle King of Austin-based, Noisy Ghost PR. Through Sydney's questions, Michelle's expertise and the transparency of real people connecting for a conversation, we hope this Help Desk informs your own publicity endeavors toward your next big tour or music release. Michelle King is the owner of Noisy Ghost PR, an Austin based independent music publicity company. Michelle began her career in Athens, GA after graduating with honors from UGA's Grady College of Mass Communications. She launched Noisy Ghost in the summer of 2013 in partnership with Savannah, GA based label Graveface Records and moved the business to Austin, TX in 2015. Noisy Ghost works with artists across all genres under the indie umbrella and tailors album release and tour press campaigns for both emerging and established artists and labels. Michelle also handles publicity for Savannah Stopover Music Festival, Contrast Film Festival, and is the Public Relations Manager for The Dinah, the largest girl party music festival in the world. She lives in Austin with her wife, one fat cat, and two spoiled (but very good) dogs. Sydney Clapp is a gripping, dynamic songwriter based out of Denver, Colorado. Sydney’s songwriting is simultaneously devastating and hopeful. In the midst of isolation and deep processing of both the joys and sorrows of this world, Sydney sought vulnerability, healing and connection of our shared human experience through her music. Potentially warranting a box of tissues, Sydney’s experimental folk music invites you to connect with your deepest emotions. Rhythmic and melancholy yet visceral and uplifting, Sydney’s debut EP, “Cradled By Sound” is coming soon. http://www.noisyghostpr.com https://www.facebook.com/SydneyClappM... http://themusicdistrict.org/

    • 44 min

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