http://www.coloradomusic.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Paul-Resnikoff.jpgREPORTS: U.S. Copyright Royalty Board Submits a 44% Songwriter Streaming Royalty Increase

REPORTS: U.S. Copyright Royalty Board Submits a 44% Songwriter Streaming Royalty Increase

Last year, songwriters and publishers scored a major increase in streaming royalty rates. Now, that 44% rate bump has been officially published by the U.S. Copyright Royalty Board, though streaming…

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REPORTS: Hip-Hop artist D-Trait on the Denver Sound and Growing into Singing

By Ashley Dean, Denverite | If you want to know something about the Denver hip-hop sound, ask the guy who left and came back. D-Trait — real name Tunde Williams…

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REPORTS: What’s the Big Deal About the Fyre Festival?

Fyre Festival was a “luxury music festival” created with the intent of promoting the Fyre music booking app. It was scheduled to take place April 28–30 and May 5–7, 2017,…

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http://www.coloradomusic.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Led-Zeppelin.jpgREPORTS: The Songs Remain Acclaimed: Led Zeppelin, 50 years On

REPORTS: The Songs Remain Acclaimed: Led Zeppelin, 50 years On

By Lyndsey Parker, Yahoo Music | Fifty years ago, on Jan. 12, 1969, one the greatest rock bands and bestselling recording artists of all time, Led Zeppelin, released their self-titled…

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REPORTS: America Learns That Imagine Dragons is a Terrible Band at CFP Halftime Show

Jason Owens, Yahoo Sports | Imagine Dragons is a terrible band. This is not news. But it caught much of America off guard on Monday when the country’s favorite commercial…

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REPORTS: Rocker Turned Astrophysicist Brian May Writes Tribute to New Horizons

By Mark Strassmann | CBS News | Laurel, Md. — We are getting our first good look at the most distant object ever explored — a piece of rock spinning…

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http://www.coloradomusic.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Bela-Fleck.jpgREPORTS: No Women-Fronted Bands Headlining Red Rocks in 2019… So Far

REPORTS: No Women-Fronted Bands Headlining Red Rocks in 2019… So Far

By Westword Staff | As of November 27, Red Rocks Amphitheatre’s calendar already listed more than thirty concerts for 2019, and most of them are fronted by white men. The…

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COMBO Songwriters/Awards Showcase 2018

COMBO Songwriters/Awards Showcase 2018

COMBO Songwriters/Awards Showcase Hard Rock Cafe, Denver November 17, 2018 Photos by David A. Barber

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REPORTS: Axl Rose Explains Why ‘Sh*tbag’ Politicians Like Trump Use Music Without Permission

REPORTS: Axl Rose Explains Why ‘Sh*tbag’ Politicians Like Trump Use Music Without Permission

By Megan Friedman || Every election season, it’s the same old tune: Liberal musicians get outraged that conservative politicians use their music at rallies. Dozens of artists have called out…

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REPORTS: Beatles’ White Album’s 50th Comes Out Next Week

REPORTS: Beatles’ White Album’s 50th Comes Out Next Week

I was 10 years old when The Beatles White Album came out, and my most vivid memory of it was, a few years later, dropping the needle on “Revolution #9”…

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REPORTS: ‘The Voice’: Outraged Fans Call Out Shortened Performance Montages As ‘a Slap in the Face’

REPORTS: ‘The Voice’: Outraged Fans Call Out Shortened Performance Montages As ‘a Slap in the Face’

Battle Rounds on “The Voice” wrapped up Tuesday, but it was what wasn’t shown that had fans talking. While some matchups were entirely displayed (like Team Kelly’s Sarah Grace defeating…

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REPORTS: Flying Toilet Damages Fan’s Car at Red Rocks, Causes Literal Shit Storm

REPORTS: Flying Toilet Damages Fan’s Car at Red Rocks, Causes Literal Shit Storm

Music fans at Red Rocks can withstand a lot. After all, they’ve been sucker-punched, rocks have fallen on them, they risk dying while hiking after shows, police have tear-gassed the…

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REPORTS: IFPI Releases 2018 Music Consumer Insight Report

REPORTS: IFPI Releases 2018 Music Consumer Insight Report

[Thanks to COMBO member Michael St. James for passing this report along!] IFPI has today released its Music Consumer Insight Report 2018. The report examines the ways in which music…

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REPORTS: BMI Files Rate Court Action Against Concert Promoter Trade Group

REPORTS: BMI Files Rate Court Action Against Concert Promoter Trade Group

The U.S.-based PRO wants as much as a 7x rate increase and access to sponsorship, merch and scalper revenue. Performing rights organization Broadcast Music Inc. (BMI) has been unable to…

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REPORTS: AEG Ends Block-Booking Policy Connecting L.A.’s Staples Center and London’s O2 Arena

REPORTS: AEG Ends Block-Booking Policy Connecting L.A.’s Staples Center and London’s O2 Arena

After several years of fierce battle, AEG Presents is ending the “block-booking” policy whereby artists who perform at the company’s O2 Arena in London would be bound to play its…

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