Welcome to the Denver Original Music Initiative…a platform for original music in Colorado.
Denver is a tricky place for original bands: land-locked, sports-minded fans, and club names seem to change faster than our Colorado weather. Some venues, once dedicated to original music, have also let the cover bands slowly leech in (out of necessity). Few venue owners do a lot to help original bands promote their shows. And pay, like respect, is sometimes a near-figment of the imagination.
The mission of this site is to help original bands figure out their mission, learn to be entrepreneurs in the music game, and otherwise help navigate their survival in the greater Denver Metro music scene. The DOM emphasizes:
*Educating bands in general
*Encouraging bands to partner with venues and understand their needs
*Encouraging bands to collaborate with each other
*Shining a spotlight on local talent
*Facilitating more networking opportunities
About the author:
Marc is a singer/songwriter and has led an all-original band, Odin’s Other Eye, since January of 2007. He is also lead vocals for a cover band called The Legendary Hitchhikers (Denver’s longest running tribute to Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers). In 2009, Marc founded the all-volunteer nonprofit Musicians In Action. M.I.A. mobilizes local musicians to aid Colorado’s homeless population.
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Email: marc at DenverOriginalMusic.com