Category: COMBO

COMBO songwriting contest winners announced…

This is the 4th year that the Colorado Music Business Organization (COMBO) has held a songwriter’s competition.  Winners were recently announced and featured on a compilation CD that was distributed at the Durango Songwriter’s Expo, Omni Interlocken Hotel & Resort in Broomfield.  COMBO is also going…

Meet songwriter Andy Ard…

Local musician Andy Ard is a vegetarian and ex-boy scout with a BA in Journalism. He is also the Vice President of the board of COMBO and an accomplished songwriter. With over 20 years of writing under his belt, I recently asked him a…

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…

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…

January 27th, 2013…save this date!

Please put this on your calendar:  COMBO (Colorado Music Business Organization) in conjunction with Chris Daniels and other local music leaders, is planning a town hall style meeting with the Colorado Department of Labor & Employment (CDLE) on Sunday, 1/27/13 – exact time and place…

A few words with Barb Dye, President of COMBO

Barb Dye is the president of the Colorado Music Business Organization (COMBO).  COMBO is an all-volunteer nonprofit that educates musicians about the music business and also offers some excellent local opportunities for networking. Q:  What do you do for your day job, Barb, and how…