Music Journalism: Exploring The Press Kit and Independent Music With Allen Halas

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  • Host: Jay Franze
  • Co-Host: Jenny Wick
  • Guest: Allen Halas
  • Aired: June 21, 2023

In this episode of Franze and Friends, we dive into the vibrant world of independent music with special guest Allen Halas, a seasoned music writer, and content creator. With over 15 years of experience in the industry, Allen brings a wealth of knowledge and a unique perspective to the table.

Join us as we explore Allen’s journey from being a producer to becoming a prominent figure in the independent music scene. We’ll delve into his website, Breaking, And Entering, which has been a daily hub for discovering emerging artists since 2014. From covering renowned festivals like Lollapalooza and South By Southwest to unearthing hidden gems at intimate venues, Allen’s work showcases his passion for music discovery and promotion.

As a promoter and coordinator of Big Beat MKE, an innovative beat battle series in Milwaukee, Allen has played an instrumental role in fostering the local music community. We’ll discuss the challenges and triumphs of organizing such events and their impact on aspiring musicians.

Beyond his music-related endeavors, Allen is also a devoted Milwaukee Bucks fan. Discover his passion for the team as he shares insights from his weekly Bucks column on ShepherdExpress.com, offering a unique blend of sports and music coverage.

Tune in as we explore Allen’s multifaceted career, his experiences with television and radio appearances, and his unwavering dedication to championing independent music. Whether you’re an aspiring artist, a music enthusiast, or a Bucks fan seeking an engaging conversation, this episode promises to deliver a captivating blend of stories, insights, and inspiring anecdotes.

So grab your headphones, join Franze and Friends, and immerse yourself in independent music with Allen Halas as our guide. Get ready for an episode filled with the rhythm of creativity, the pulse of the local scene, and the synergy of music and fandom.

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Podcasting: Listener Q&A – Wrapping Up the Podcasting Series, Part 2 With Jason Cercone

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  • Host: Jay Franze
  • Co-Host: Jenny Wick
  • Guest: Jason Cercone
  • Aired: May 7, 2023

In this special episode of the Franze and Friends show, we bring you the highly anticipated finale of our 10-part podcasting series. Join your hosts, Jay Franze and Jenny Wick, as they welcome a special guest, podcast strategist Jason Cercone, to answer all your burning questions about the world of podcasting.

Have you ever wondered how to create engaging content that keeps your listeners returning for more? Or maybe you’re curious about the secrets to growing your podcast audience and reaching new listeners. Well, now’s your chance to get expert advice and insights from seasoned professionals.

Franze, Wick, and Cercone have explored the podcasting landscape in-depth throughout this series, covering equipment, recording techniques, content creation, marketing, and monetization topics. But this final episode is all about you, the listeners!

We’ve received an overwhelming response from our dedicated listeners who sent in their questions, and Franze, Wick, and Cercone are ready to tackle them head-on. From practical advice on improving audio quality to strategies for engaging with your audience, no question is too big or too small.

Join us for an entertaining and informative discussion as Franze, Wick, and Cercone share their personal experiences, professional insights, and practical tips to help you take your podcasting journey to the next level. Whether you’re a seasoned podcaster or just starting, this episode promises to be a valuable resource for anyone interested in podcasting.

So, grab your headphones, get comfortable, and tune in to the Franze and Friends show as we close this exciting 10-part podcasting series. It’s time to have your questions answered and gain the knowledge you need to succeed in podcasting. Don’t miss out on this engaging and enlightening conversation!

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Podcasting: Listener Q&A – Wrapping Up the Podcasting Series, Part 1 With Jason Cercone

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  • Host: Jay Franze
  • Co-Host: Jenny Wick
  • Guest: Jason Cercone
  • Aired: May 31, 2023

In this special episode of the Franze and Friends show, we bring you the highly anticipated finale of our 10-part podcasting series. Join your hosts, Jay Franze and Jenny Wick, as they welcome a special guest, podcast strategist Jason Cercone, to answer all your burning questions about the world of podcasting.

Have you ever wondered how to create engaging content that keeps your listeners returning for more? Or maybe you’re curious about the secrets to growing your podcast audience and reaching new listeners. Well, now’s your chance to get expert advice and insights from seasoned professionals.

Franze, Wick, and Cercone have explored the podcasting landscape in-depth throughout this series, covering equipment, recording techniques, content creation, marketing, and monetization topics. But this final episode is all about you, the listeners!

We’ve received an overwhelming response from our dedicated listeners who sent in their questions, and Franze, Wick, and Cercone are ready to tackle them head-on. From practical advice on improving audio quality to strategies for engaging with your audience, no question is too big or too small.

Join us for an entertaining and informative discussion as Franze, Wick, and Cercone share their personal experiences, professional insights, and practical tips to help you take your podcasting journey to the next level. Whether you’re a seasoned podcaster or just starting, this episode promises to be a valuable resource for anyone interested in podcasting.

So, grab your headphones, get comfortable, and tune in to the Franze and Friends show as we close this exciting 10-part podcasting series. It’s time to have your questions answered and gain the knowledge you need to succeed in podcasting. Don’t miss out on this engaging and enlightening conversation!

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