Category: Local Networking Opportunities

A look at Hooks at the House

Park House recently celebrated its second year in business – a quaint bar with kitchen and multiple comfortable nooks. Among those nooks are couches, a smoker’s lounge, John Macy’s new studio and a dedicated stage in the main dining room. Here, Ed Skibbe has…

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…

DMS (part 2): What you should know about the future of music

In his second presentation at the Denver Music Summit, What You Should Know About the Future of Music, Storm Gloor stressed how important it is to capture and analyze data. Since it is now so easy to measure many aspects of your music, you…

Opening presentation at the DMS: Effective Marketing for Artists in the Digital Age

If you missed the Denver Music Summit, you’re in luck – the DOM attended Saturday’s education day and will be posting a blow by blow of various talks. Attendance was fairly decent and continued to grow throughout the day. The opening presentation, given by…

The Denver Music Summit returns (this weekend)

Westaf, IMTour, and Create Denver have been hard at work assembling the second Denver Music Summit. You can see some articles about their first one back in 2010 here. Lots to do over the weekend… Friday, 11/22/13 (6PM – 8PM) It all kicks off…

About open mics and personal responsibility…

The main purpose of an open mic night is to give an amateur band/musicians a chance to play out in public. You may think your band is above this, but if you’re not making any dinero at your shows and/or you don’t like the…

3rd annual Colorado Music Swap & Trade Show, May 26th…

This is a free event, open to the general public, and funds raised are being donated to 89.3FM KUVO (“Colorado’s Jazz Oasis”). And the event will once again be held at Cervantes Masterpiece Theater (2637 Welton Street, Denver). Music stores and manufacturers will be…

2012 UMX lineup announced…

What is the UMX?  Clever spelling aside, this is the Ultimate Music Xperience…and it’s coming this weekend (3/24, and 25th, 2012) to Bender’s Tavern (10AM-6PM).  This is the official audition stage for the 41st annual CHUN Capitol Hill People’s Fair.  It’s free, all-ages and open to…

2012 Colorado Swap Meet is coming again…

Time to rifle though the closets again.  Maybe call those ex-band mates that still have your Digital Delay pedal or the spare monitor speakers.  Maybe splatter some Goof Off on that old 1 x10 cab you never use anymore…The Annual Colorado Music Gear Swap &…

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…

Make Music Denver

The summer solstice (6/21/12) is a little ways away, but musicians should jot this date on the calendar for a special event on Denver’s 16th Street Mall.  The Downtown Denver Partnership will be building off of a concept inspired by France’s Fete de la Musique…

Upper Colfax Root 40 MusicFest is coming to town…

Upper Colfax, from Grant to Josephine, is taking a plunge this spring towards helping Denver become a real music city.  Attempting something akin to Austin’s SXSW, the Upper Colfax Root 40 MusicFest is scheduled for April 22 through 28th, 2012, featuring music from every…