Category: Denver Original Music

Everybody needs a plan

The purpose of a business plan is to set some goals, primarily like figuring out how (and if) you should go to market and how to make it financially do-able.  If it’s done well, a good business plan can also help motivate and improve…

And we’re back…

Well, what do you know?  The Denver Original Music Initiative returns to your internet mailbox, just in time for the holidays.  Did you miss it?  Just like the songwriting process itself, sometimes a period of incubation is necessary to recharge and churn the cream…

And we’re back…

Have you ever clicked the Pause button in life? That might happen when you take on too many endeavors or start a vital project and cast everything else into the wind. You might realize that some pure and desperate focus is required – for…

Ric Cabot Podmore shares the magic

What do you get when you combine forty lead vocalists on one song? Controlled chaos…if the project was spearheaded by local songwriter/musician Ric Cabot Podmore. Ric is the creator of Voices on High, an ensemble that produced a notable Christmas song called Share the…

Summer break…

The Denver Original Music Initiative is taking an extended summer break and will resume on July 24th. Some topics coming up: Share the Magic – a benefit DVD for Denver United Way produced by Ric Cabot Podmore. A major collection of local talent on…

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…

Meet the Dead Side…

Formed in 2011, a young band called The Dead Side recently relocated from Bakersfield, CA to Denver to pursue their dreams. They are currently working on an ambitious double album (The Infectious Buddha). This is a second go at studio work after recording their…

Back from a looong hiatus…

Well, the first quarter of 2013 was filled with an overloaded to-do list…and unfortunately the Denver Original Music blog suffered for this.  But we’re back in action.  And here’s what’s coming down the pike in 2013: May 25th  Denver’s Day of Rock – several big…

Odin’s Mid Summer Dream is coming…

Odin’s Other Eye is a local, all-original rock group out of Centennial, CO that likes to host events – rock concerts combined with masquerade balls and pagan vendors, to be more exact.  Since 2010, the group has been hosting several of these quarterly events,…

Some thoughts on our local live music scene…

I recently polled a few musicians about:  1) what is horribly wrong with our little live music scene, 2) what’s good about it and 3) what could be improved?  If you’d care to add your two cents, please add a comment below… ******* Chris…

Some Q&A with Ironwood Rain

Ironwood Rain was born in the spring of 2008, when Scotte Burns formed an acoustic rock trio cover band to indulge a long-held project goal.  As personnel changed, Scotte was joined by childhood friend and longtime bandmate, Mike Kloepfer (an ex-pirate performer) and singer/songwriter…

When a venue sux…

LA Musician and blogger Dave Goldberg wrote an article the beginning of this year called “Why LA club owners are totally lost and some advice for them from a professional musician.”  Please take some time to read his rant, as it hits home for…