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Catalyst is a Creative Industries podcast, from Chapman University. Each episode features Chapman students who have completed a Podcasting course through the Center for Creative and Cultural Industries at the university. Students who had no podcasting experience or technical ability in the genre before taking the course were able to contribute all the segments to Catalyst this season with the goal being that they will take this ‘hands-on’ experience and carry it over to the launching of their very own series. Each episode of Season 10 will feature one to two different interviews conducted by CCI students, exploring different aspects of the Creative and Cultural Industries.
This week Catalyst features an interview with the founder of the Blueprint Stan Experience, Maya Kaspi. Kaspi, a veteran of the music industry, has created the Blueprint Stan Experience to be a fan events, fan services, and fan marketing company dedicated to amplifying the enjoyment of the fan experience. Interviewing Kaspi this week is Emily Paris. Emily discusses with Maya how she first started in the music industry as a digital marketer working at Crowd Surf for one of her favorite bands. The two also talk about how Maya’s early experiences combined with her desire for inclusivity, safety, reward, and excitement for music led her to create the Blueprint Stan Experience. The two touch on the subject of fandom in terms of driving the creative and cultural industries and how fans can be utilized as such for social change. To wrap up the interview Kaspi discusses how she is trying through the Blueprint Stan Experience to provide opportunities for fans to be actively involved, engaged, and appreciated in this industry while making music and concerts more accessible to fans of all walks of life.