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The Denver Music Summit returns (this weekend)

November 21, 2013

DMS_LogoWestaf, IMTour, and Create Denver have been hard at work assembling the second Denver Music Summit. You can see some articles about their first one back in 2010 here. Lots to do over the weekend…

Friday, 11/22/13 (6PM – 8PM)
It all kicks off with an opening night reception (open to the public) at the Mercury Café. The reception is 6-8PM and then followed by live music from 8PM – 11PM ($10/head).

Saturday, 11/23/13 (10AM – 6PM)
The DMS gets down to business with workshops, panels, other presentations, and a luncheon keynote all at the McNichols Building (144 W. Colfax Ave.). There’s a $10 registration which includes Saturday and Sunday education events. One of the “don’t miss” panels is called “What you should know about the future of music” (presented by UC/Denver’s Storm Gloor).

Saturday night (7PM – 11PM)
For a $10 upcharge, you can attend the Narrator’s Edition: Stories from the Road hosted by Andrew Orvedahl & Robert Rutherford. This event also includes live performances by David Bazan, Will Johnson, Erika Wennerstrom, Ben Roy, Erin Roberts (Porlolo) “and more.”

Sunday, 11/24/13 (12PM – 2PM)
Still at the McNichols Building, the DMS continues with musician workshops, roundtables, and a continental breakfast. Your initial registration covers this, but there’s an extra $10 if you want to stick around for the closing reception and music (3PM till 6PM) which includes: live performances by Joe Pug, Laura Burhenn, Eric Johnson, and others.

Got all that? There will be a lot of emphasis on reinvention and redefining success in this rapidly changing music industry. Also, a fair bit of discussion about skill building and opportunities to make connections – plenty of folks to rub shoulders with:

Erin Barnes (EKB Media), Scott Booker (manager, The Flaming Lips), Jessica Cole (president, Lyric House Publishing), Ben DeSoto (Hi-Dive), Hip-hop and spoken-word artist Dessa (Doomtree collective), Beth Franklin (Fox Tax Group), Rebecca Gates (artist/activist), Storm Gloor (UCD), Stefan Goldby (Chemistry Productions), Rob Gordon (What Are Records), James Keblas (Seattle Office of Film and Music), Shawn King (Devotchka), Joseph Kotarba (Texas State University), Jamie Laurie (Flobots), Dave Ratner (Creative Law Network), Adam Shaw (Artist Manager), Ira Sweetwine (Sweetwine Entertainment Group), Topspin Media, David Weingarden (Swallow Hill), Emily White (Whitesmith Entertainment), Reid Wick (NARAS/Grammys), a presentation from Michael Bracy, Kristen Thompson, and Jean Cook of the Future of Music Coalition, and other artists.

So take a little time to study up this weekend…

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