COMBO is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping all musicians with the “business” of music, no matter what style of music you love. We are run by volunteers who love music — no one gets paid — but your membership fees help us to continue helping YOU.
Here’s how we help YOU:
- We PROMOTE your music right here on this page (See this month’s selected musical tracks below and the Featured Video);
- We EDUCATE you. Our monthly Meetings are free and feature a speaker or panel on a topic of interest to musicians. Some of the information learned at these meetings is worth thousands!
- Networking: Come to a meeting and MEET people in the music industry. Sometimes it really is all about who you know.
- If you join COMBO as a paid member, you will be entitled to a free bar code for your next recorded project!
Please help us to continue helping you. JOIN COMBO NOW!
COMBO 4th Annual Songwriting Contest – [IS OPEN! Please follow the link and fill out the form to participate.]
May 2016 Music Selections
Don’t forget to check out the Music Player on this website. Good songs from local musicians!
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Clicking on a highlighted headline will take you directly to the article on COMBO’s website!
Upcoming COMBO Programs:
Don’t forget: COMBO’s 4th Annual Songwriting Contest Started May 1st!
June 25th – CO Guitar Show & Custom Luthier Expo – Lutheran High School, Parker
Th, 26th – Su, 29th – Drumming up Hope at Thunder Mountain Ampitheater, Loveland
Fr, 27th – The Symbols at The Dive Bar & Grill, 11810 West Colfax Ave., 9:00 p.m.
Sa, 28th – Balanced Breakfast at Mutiny Info Café – 11:00 a.m.
Elite Indie Musicians Summer Camp for High School Indie Musicians
Fr, 3rd – Denver Open Media’s First Friday – 7:00 p.m.
Sa, 4th / Su, 5th – CHUN’s Peoples Fair – Civic Center Park, Denver – Bring food to the MIA booth for the Gathering Place
Mo, 6th – Colorado Music Collective – Meeting at 6:00 at Syntax Physic Opera, 554 S. Broadway
Tu, 7th – The Symbols Present Tuesday Bluesday at The Boot Grill in Ft. Collins
Sa, 11th – Steel Pan People Music Festival – Auraria Campus – Starts 10:00 a.m.
Sa, 11th – Brewgrass Festival, 12 noon -10 p.m.; 1200 Block of South Pearl Street, Denver
Su, 12th – Longmont Chapter NSAI Meeting
Mo, 13th – Denver Chapter NSAI Meeting
We, 15th – Colorado Springs Chapter NSAI Meeting
Fr, 17th – Summer Lawn Concert Series at Clyfford Still Museum, 1250 Bannock St., Denver
Tu, 21st – Make Music Denver – http://www.swallowhillmusic.org
Th, 23rd – James Speiser & Crew host a Blue Roots Denver 104.7FM radio & live show – 6:00
Sa, 25th – Colorado Guitar Show & Custom Luthier Expo – Lutheran High School, Parker
Sa, 25th – Westword Music Showcases | http://www.westword.com
Sa, 2nd – Young People’s Concert: Machines & Dreams! Chautauqua Auditorium – 10:00 a.m.
Fr, 15th – Summer Lawn Concert Series at Clyfford Still Museum, 1250 Bannock St., Denver
Sa, 16th – Rail Ramblers at Takoda Tavern, 12311 Pine Bluff Way, Parker, CO – 8:00 p.m.
Sa, 23rd – COMBO’s Tour of the Colorado Music Hall of Fame
Th-Su, 28th – 31st – Underground Music Showcase
Sa, 13th – Blues & Brews, 12 noon until 10:00 p.m. – 1200 Block of South Pearl Street, Denver
Fr, 19th – Summer Lawn Concert Series at Clyfford Still Museum, 1250 Bannock St., Denver
Sa, 27th – Evergreen Bluegrass Festival – www.EvergreenBluegrassFestival.com
Th, 2nd – Mo, 5th – Riot Fest in Denver
Th, 9/30 – Sa, 10/02 – Durango Songwriters Expo in BROOMFIELD!
Th, 9/30 – Sa, 10/02 – CD Baby’s DIY Musician Conference in Chicago
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Music-Related Businesses That Support COMBO:
Welcome New Business Members:
Lake Law Group, L.L.C.
Ryan Lake, Esq.
1616 17th Street, Suite 262
Denver, Colorado 80202
● NARAS (the Grammys)
● Denver Musicians Association
●CODA (CD/DVD replicators)
● Stewart, Shortridge & Fitzke, P.C. (Entertainment Law Attorneys)
● A.S. Case Company (heavy-duty travel cases for your valuable instruments)
●Colorado Sound (Award winning recording studio)
●MediaFast (promotional materials)
● Lake Law Group, LLC (see above contact info)
●SoundTown (locally owned musicians supply store)
●Making Music Magazine
●Songwriting and Music Business (services for songwriters)
●Eyedea Worx (promotional materials)
● American Classic Piano (piano sales, refurbishing, tuning, and more)
● Rocky Mountain Recorders (Award winning recording studio)
● “M” Magazine (guess what the “M” stands for?!)
● Evergroove Sound (Award winning recording studio)
● Colorado Contemporary Music College (Ft. Collins)
● The Decibel Garden (Award winning recording studio)
● Breckenridge Brewery – Ballpark Pub (Best place to meet your friends!)
● Sie Film Center (movies, meetings, and more)
● Macy Sound Studios
● Innervision (services for Musicians with Disabilities)
● Possibility Promotion (website services)
● JMoon Promotions (show & artist promotion)
● Minggia Entertainment (show & artist promotion)
● Mojo’s Music Academy, Longmont
● Mountain Size Records and Media
● Mulinjer L.L.C. (Music licensing, management, and more)
● Performance High (Voice and Performance Coaching)
● Positive Inner Change (performance coaching)
● Rockley Music Center (whatever you need, they’ve got)
● Shadow Sportswear (embroidery/special printing on wearables)
● Your Drum Solutions (drums and repair)
● TimKat Entertainment, Inc. (Promoting world-class jazz talent)
● Twist & Shout Records
● The Music Stand (fun & perfect music-themed gifts)
● NSAI: Denver, Colorado Springs, and Longmont chapters
OTHER COLORADO MUSIC ASSOCIATIONS:
Alamosa Live Music Association
Aurora Music Teachers Association
Colorado Association for Music Therapy
Colorado Bluegrass Society
* Colorado Blues Society (COMBO member)
Colorado Country Music Association
* Colorado Country Music Hall of Fame (celebrating Colorado’s outstanding country musicians) (COMBO member)
Colorado Federation of Music Clubs
Country Gospel Music Association
Colorado Instrumental Music Association
Colorado Music Educators Association
Colorado Music Hall of Fame (celebrating Colorado’s outstanding musicians)
Colorado State Music Teachers Association
Denver Area Music Teachers Association
Foothills Music Teachers Association
Fort Collins Music Teachers Association
Gift of Jazz
Gospel Music Association – Colorado Chapter
Grand Junction Music Teachers Association
Grand Lake Folk Music Society (featuring Sunday jams!)
Littleton Community Music Association
Mile High Blues Society
Nashville Songwriters Association Int’l – Denver, Colorado Springs, and Longmont Chapters
Northern Colorado Blues
Pikes Peak Music Teachers Association
Pikes Peak Musicians Association
Pikes Peak Suzuki Music Association
Project Youth and Chamber Music – “PSYCH” – Fort Collins
South Suburban Music Teachers Association
Southern Coalition of Musicians
Swallow Hill Music Association
Telluride Chamber Music
Tri-Lakes Music Association
Western Music Association – Colorado Chapter