Month: May 2014

2Q recording contest – live performance video!

It’s here – Denver Original Music’s second quarter recording contest, compliments of Baccetti Music Productions. The winner this quarter will receive a live performance video. This package includes 5 hours of studio time plus up to 3 hours of post production, shot via high…

Meet a band called Halcyon…

Starting next Tuesday, the Denver Original Music Initiative will be running our second quarter contest – a chance to win a live performance video through Baccetti Music Productions. Please stay tuned. But in the meantime, I had a little chat with winners of our…

COMBO’s Covers vs. Originals education meeting

On Sunday, 5/16, COMBO held their monthly education meeting at Breckenridge Brewery again. The topic was covers vs. originals, featuring a few panelists: Andy Ard, Chris Kresge, and impromptu guest panelist Chuck Hughes. Andy Ard is a local singer/songwriter that plays in a band…

Crowdfunding – a five billion dollar flash in the pan?

In 2009, it took Kickstarter 16 months to reach its first 200,000 backers. By 2011, 200,000 backers could emerge in 3 just months. By 2012, there were 582 crowdfunding sites in the world with 2.7 billion in total dollars raised from over one million…

Some crowdfunding do’s and don’ts

Probably the first step in pursuing a crowdfunding project is getting over a common stigma: CF is sometimes perceived as begging. Katey Laurel challenged this notion, saying that CF is really about finding and engaging with true fans, the people that will ultimately sustain…

COMBO education meeting on crowdfunding

Last Sunday, COMBO held their monthly education meeting at the Breckenridge Brewery, covering the topic of crowdfunding. On the panel were Rob Drabkin, Katey Laurel and Reed Fuchs. Rob had a successful campaign a few years ago that raised $15K. Katey has done four…