I'm a member of Alberta Music, which means I get access to some great resources throughout the year. One of these was a one-on-one session with Steve Derpack, a man who has booked hundreds of shows here in Edmonton and beyond. The session focussed on booking tours and festivals, and I asked Steve if I could record our time together for this podcast. He said yes, and the results are full of valuable information (and a little bit of less valuable background noise from the co-work space where this was recorded on my iPhone).
Episode 4 marks my first excursion outside of Edmonton, at a time when I'm trying push my music out of town as well. Jason Grishkoff is a music blogger who created a tool to help music bloggers wade through the digital sea of submissions from small-time indies just like me. He linked up from LA to tell me how he did it, and why.