Month: December 2013

Holiday break…

Happy holidays to all from Denver Original Music! The DOM will resume in the new year, with lots of new content. In the meantime, if you have any music news, views or tales of paying your dues that you’d like to relate, please send…

How to triple or quadruple your income as a live musician

It’s been said that income for the average live music performer hasn’t increased in decades. Some have even suggested that pay has dropped over the years with the increased competition, venues worn out by a listless economy and other devaluation of music. So what…

Meet Mike Hughes of Stone Soup Soldiers…

With some of the topics raised at the recent Denver Music Summit, Mike Paul Hughes of Stone Soup Soldiers offers a nice perspective on what is possible on the soundtrack front, and describes some of the uphill battles. By day, he’s a senior staff…

How are musicians making a buck these days?

The Future of Music Coalition presented the next session of the Denver Music Summit called Artist Revenue Streams: How Are Today’s Musicians Earning Money? The co-emcees were Kristen Thomson and Jean Cook, along with two guest panelists – Mark Bleisner (the Band Guru) and…

The growing ubiquity of music

The last section of Storm Gloor’s presentation on What You Should Know About the Future of Music revolved around the ways music seamlessly surrounds us. It’s everywhere: *Television and movies *Background in grocery stores, elevators, dental offices, and virtually any business *Ringtones and apps…