Say hey! Itâ€™s May, and I just returned from this years â€śKindiefestâ€ť, the national kids music conference for independent kids music artists (hence the term “kindie”).
So many talented artists from all over the country converge at Littlefield in Brooklyn NY for workshops, panels that cover
everything from PR and marketing to how to pitch your kids TV show.
Believe it or not, the big players: Dan Zanes, Ralph Covert (Ralphâ€™s World, formally of Disney), etc. are all “kindie” artists as well. It was particularly cool to meet Ralph for the first time, because his music influenced me when I started doing kids music ten years ago. In fact, he was the first one whose kids music I actually WANTED to listen to!
I was very happy that the SF Bay Area was well represented this year. Fellow kindie artists The Hipwaders, Kaitlin McGaw (Alphabet Rockers) and Rudy Trubitt (of Sippy Cups fame), all made the trip to NY.
But the real magic of this event is the positive energy that exudes from these hundreds of wonderful people who entertain and inspire kids and families everywhere. They put the â€śkindâ€ť in â€śkindieâ€ť, and I mean that most sincerely.
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