Festivals can be an effective way for creatives to get exposure and build up a fan base — if they understand how the festival business works.
The D Brief Podcast
Detroit creatives can learn a lot from each other. The D Brief shares the stories of local artists and entertainers to educate and inspire others in the community.
Hosts Seth Resler and Becky Scarcello interview Detroit actors, authors, brewers, chefs, comedians, curators, dancers, DJs, mixologists, musicians, storytellers, visual artists, and more. See a list of our past guests.
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Guests: Karen Delhey
5 Instagram Mistakes to Avoid
Instagram can be a powerful marketing tools for Detroit artists and entertainers…if you know how to use it properly.
Guests: Sadie Quagliotto
Organizations: Hip In Detroit
How to Give a Great Interview
As an artist, when you are asked to do an interview, how do you give an interview that will win new fans? Celebrity interviewer Greg Russell explains.
Guests: Greg Russell
Meet the Beatboxer who won Detroit’s Big Shot Talent Competition
Meet the performer who was crowned the 2021 champion of the Detroit’s Big Shot Talent Competition: Beatboxer Stevie Soul.
Guests: Stevie Soul
How Artists Can Develop the Skill of Improvisation
The ability to improvise is an important skill for artists. Like all skills, it has to be developed through practice. Here’s how.
Guests: Jeff Ponders II
What Unconventional Maps Can Teach Us About Detroit History
What can you learn about Detroit’s history by looking at it through unconventional maps? Cartographer and author Alex Hill explains.
Guests: Alex B. Hill
Organizations: Detroit in 50 Maps
How Artists Can Turn Their Hobbies Into Sustainable Businesses
Detroit artists want to turn their passions into full-time businesses. Laura Khalil explains how artists can make this dream a reality.
Guests: Laura Khalil
Organizations: Brave by Design
How to Get Your Act Booked at Live Events
Jaime Wilkins of the annual Arts, Beats & Eats festival offers advice to artists looking to get booked at events like hers.
Guests: Jaime Wilkins
Organizations: Arts Beats & Eats
How a Detroiter Turned Her Depression into a Selfie Museum
The pandemic has caused many artists to battle with depression. Here’s how one woman used that energy to create a selfie museum in Ferndale.
Guests: Catherine Tolbert-Wilson
Organizations: Good Day Selfie Museum
How New Technologies Are Expanding What Artists Can Do with Murals
Award-winning visual artist Wendy Popko talks about how virtual reality has opened up new possibilities for her outdoor murals.
Guests: Wendy Popko
How A Detroit Non-Profit Is Making Photography More Accessible
How do you remove the barriers to teaching people a new art form? Javier Garcia explains how Darkroom Detroit is doing that with photography.
Guests: Javier Garcia
Organizations: Darkroom Detroit
How a Festival Organizer Puts Together the Lineup
Local artists always want to know how they can land a coveted slot performing at a festival. Kristin Lyn of the Hamtramck Music Fest offers advice.
Guests: Kristin Lyn
Organizations: Hamtramck Music Fest
How a Wine Expert Is Making the Drink Accessible to a Diverse Audience
Some art forms are accessible to newbies. Others aren’t. Check Jackson Jr. Explains how he’s bringing new people into the world of wine.
Guests: Chuck Jackson Jr.
Organizations: The Inclusion and Expansion Committee of the Michigan Wine Collaborative
How A Photographer Is Sharing Detroiters’ Stories
Detroit photographer Scott Millington tells the stories of other people. He explains how he gets his subjects to open up.
Guests: Scott Millington
How New Media Changed the Narrative About White Boy Rick
Investigative reporter Scott Burnstein explains how the real story of Detroit’s White Boy Rick came to light despite the media’s initial portrayal.
Guests: Scott Burnstein
Organizations: White Boy
How Two Black Women Blazed a Trail for Other Detroit Artists
Curator Malika Pryor tells the stories of two black women who were trailblazers in the Detroit arts community: Josephine Love and Dell Pryor.
Guests: Mailka Pryor
How To Conduct a Killer Interview
What’s the key to conducting a fantastic interview? Celebrity interviewer Greg Russell shares his secrets.
Guests: Greg Russell
How A Detroit Liquor Brand Launched During The Pandemic
During the pandemic, Detroiter Lauren Facca launched Harpy Liquor with the release of a limoncello based on her family’s long-held recipe.
Guests: Lauren Facca
Organizations: Harpy Liquor
How A Detroit Professor Makes Music From Unlikely Instruments
Professor Joo Won Park of Wayne State University finds music in the most unlikely places. He talks about his creative process.
Guests: Joo Won Park
Organizations: Wayne State University
7 Things You Didn’t Know About WDIV Local 4 Anchorman Mort Crim
Legendary Channel 4 Anchorman Mort Crim shares some of his life secrets with Seth and Becky of The D Brief.