BZ Douglas

is creating music, podcasts

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Hi there, I’m BZ Douglas, musicianevent producer, and podcaster

I came to the craft of music late in life. I waded into the waters of the New York open mic scene back in 2009 as a stand up comic, and came out a musician. The open mics are also where I met my wife, Deb Zep, who I’m now raising two rambunctious boys with in Cleveland Ohio.

I've been living in Cleveland since 2016, and slowly inched my way into the grassroots music scene here, which has proven to be every bit as vibrant and impressive as NYC. There is a real sense of community amongst the musicians here, that has been dubbed #DITCle (Do-It-Together).

As someone who feels a deep commitment to grassroots artists and the spaces that help nurture and elevate them, I started this podcast with the goal of highlighting the endless stream of musicians I've encountered and continue to encounter on my journey as a musician.
I just think of podcasting as open-mic radio. In the spirit of #DIT, I am aiming to do what I can with this medium to elevate vital voices and artists that deserve a wider audience.
Tiers
BZ Listener
$1 or more per month

It's a little, but means a lot! Odds are I'll buy you a drink if we bump into each other.

BZ Backer
$3 or more per month

You sure do appreciate the show! With a few dozen more like you, I'll be able to invest in some more equipment that will allow the show to expand and improve!

  • Big hug and a round of drinks
  • Every episode, any new Backers or higher-level patrons will get a shoutout at the top of the show and listed in the footnotes.
BZ Stan
$6 or more per month

You're more than a casual fan. As such, enjoy your shoutout, as well as exclusive access to livestream of all interviews.

BZ Producer
$12 or more per month
  • All previous tier privileges
  • If you have a business or anything reasonable to plug, I'll drop it on an episode of your choosing*.

    *After four months of support, and I reserve right to refusal if you try to get me to say something bananas. Ironically, I will absolutely plug bananas if you wish. Bananas are amazing.
BZ EP
$25 or more per month
  • All previous tier privileges
  • Consider yourself an Executive Producer, because you will be listed as such on the show's website and credited at the end of every episode.
  • Nominate a guest to appear on the show and attend the live recording on the BZDZ stage, and time to ask your own questions.
  • BZ Listening swag bag!
Goals
4 of 25 patrons
Once I hit 25 patrons at any level, I'll be able to invest in some new equipment that will allow for more mic inputs, and enable interviews with more guests at once.

I can kinda pull this off now, but it takes multiple recording devices.
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Hi there, I’m BZ Douglas, musicianevent producer, and podcaster

I came to the craft of music late in life. I waded into the waters of the New York open mic scene back in 2009 as a stand up comic, and came out a musician. The open mics are also where I met my wife, Deb Zep, who I’m now raising two rambunctious boys with in Cleveland Ohio.

I've been living in Cleveland since 2016, and slowly inched my way into the grassroots music scene here, which has proven to be every bit as vibrant and impressive as NYC. There is a real sense of community amongst the musicians here, that has been dubbed #DITCle (Do-It-Together).

As someone who feels a deep commitment to grassroots artists and the spaces that help nurture and elevate them, I started this podcast with the goal of highlighting the endless stream of musicians I've encountered and continue to encounter on my journey as a musician.
I just think of podcasting as open-mic radio. In the spirit of #DIT, I am aiming to do what I can with this medium to elevate vital voices and artists that deserve a wider audience.

Recent posts by BZ Douglas

Tiers
BZ Listener
$1 or more per month

It's a little, but means a lot! Odds are I'll buy you a drink if we bump into each other.

BZ Backer
$3 or more per month

You sure do appreciate the show! With a few dozen more like you, I'll be able to invest in some more equipment that will allow the show to expand and improve!

  • Big hug and a round of drinks
  • Every episode, any new Backers or higher-level patrons will get a shoutout at the top of the show and listed in the footnotes.
BZ Stan
$6 or more per month

You're more than a casual fan. As such, enjoy your shoutout, as well as exclusive access to livestream of all interviews.

BZ Producer
$12 or more per month
  • All previous tier privileges
  • If you have a business or anything reasonable to plug, I'll drop it on an episode of your choosing*.

    *After four months of support, and I reserve right to refusal if you try to get me to say something bananas. Ironically, I will absolutely plug bananas if you wish. Bananas are amazing.
BZ EP
$25 or more per month
  • All previous tier privileges
  • Consider yourself an Executive Producer, because you will be listed as such on the show's website and credited at the end of every episode.
  • Nominate a guest to appear on the show and attend the live recording on the BZDZ stage, and time to ask your own questions.
  • BZ Listening swag bag!