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Funny – not funny. A punch in the gut and balls. ~ Ryan Chrys

We, at COMBO, are really concerned about all of our musician friends during the “learning” time about how to deal with the coronavirus or COVID-19. We know that many of you are totally out of work and have no income. In this newsletter, we’ve listed some places that you might be able to get help. However, please be reminded that “This, too, shall pass” (as J. Michael Dolan’s article says). Trust us – the bills will be there but they’ll eventually get paid and in a couple of years we’ll all have a ton of stories to pass on about this period in our lives. So take a few minutes to take a deep breath, say a prayer or two, and write a few songs! Who knows? One of them may bring in that extra money to get caught up on the bills! We LOVE you!
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Question From Ed Skibbe on Facebook: How do you set up a “tip jar” for a FB Live event?
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Sarah Slaton: Just include your Venmo / Cash App or PayPal info in the livestream description. You could also stream via a platform like StageIt that has a digital tip jar
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COMBO is about the “Business” of Music. Our mission is to give advice and guidance to musicians about the ins & outs of the music industry, and to help musicians advance their careers! Our articles represent some phase of music business that could effect musicians – all musicians – everywhere.
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Talent Needed:
● Apply to Perform at the 2020 Underground Music Showcase – Deadline April 1st
https://www.undergroundmusicshowcase.com/2020-artist-application
● Lois LaFond’s Artist at The Tank Project – Deadline April 30th
● Podunk Bluegrass Festival Looking for Music | http://www.podunkbluegrass.com
● The Colorado Blues Society is seeking young Colorado performers/bands who focus on playing blues music and who might be interested in performing at the Blues 101 stage at the Greeley Blues Jam on June 13, 2020. If you are interested, email Scott Fitzke at sfitzke@fsmlaw.net.
● The Colorado Blues Society is seeking young Colorado performers/bands who focus on playing blues music and who might be interested in participating in a Youth Showcase, date t/b/d but probably in May, 2020. The Colorado Blues Society will select one young blues act to represent Colorado at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis in January of 2021. All performers must be under the age of 21 years as of January 23, 2021. If you are interested, email Scott Fitzke at sfitzke@fsmlaw.net.
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Check out COMBO’s Calendar for Upcoming Events:
https://www.coloradomusic.org/colorado-music-business-organization-combo/calendar/
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Events – March 2020
Jams & events cancelled until further notice due to the COVID-19 Pandemic! Stay home!!!
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Mo, 23rd – CANCELLED! COMBO Meeting – We’ll postpone this program until later when the coast is clear: “Gigging Tips Venue Owners Want You To Know”
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Events – April 2020
Please note: The Vintage Voltage Expo, Colorado Guitar Show & Toy & Doll Supershow has been postponed to August 2, 2020!
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Jams:
MHBS sponsored Blues Jam happens EVERY Sunday at Rockabillies, 12363 West 64th Avenue
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These events will go on unless otherwise notified:
We, 1st – Front Range NSAI at John Nelson’s office, 1626 E. Pikes Peak Ave., CS 80909 – 7:00
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Fr, 3rd – Outlaw Country Revisited, featuring Ryan Chrys & The Rough Cuts [See Events] Summit Music Hall | https://www.summitdenver.com/
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Fr, 3rd – First Friday Jazz Hop – FREE – See “Events” – or go to:
https://www.milehighfestivals.com/calendar/2020/first-friday-five-points-jazz-hop

Sa, 4th – Nordic Daughter with Folk Hogan, Melody in Heart and Nova Somnia | 6:00 – 11:50 pm
at The Venue, 1451 Cortez Street, Denver, CO 80221| Tickets: $15.00
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Mo, 13th – Denver Chapter NSAI at CCM Studios, 4214 East Colfax Avenue, Denver – 7:00 p.m.
Su, 19th – Vintage Voltage Expo! Moved to Sunday, August 2nd [See Events] .
Mo, 27th – COMBO General Meeting: How to Get Radio Airplay for Your Songs
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Artists – April 2020
Fr, 24th – Wendy Clark & ¡Dos Locos! The Englewood Tavern, 4386 S. Broadway – 8:00-11:30
Sa, 25th – Rachel Alena at Por Wine House, 701-A Main St., Louisville, 7:00 p.m.
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BELL RINGERS: Previous article ringing a bell? Look for it on COMBO’s Website!
● Warning Signs of Suicide 1-800-273-TALK
● COMBO’s YouTube Channel Features Videos From Our Meetings and Friends
● Mental Wellness Meetup at Youth On Record, 1301 W. 10th Ave., Denver – Sundays 3-5 pm
● Vintage Voltage Expo – Moved to August 2, 2020
● Updates to the COMBO Resource Pages – List Your Business – Free!
● Swallow Hill Music Announces 13th Annual Denver Ukefest, May 7-9
● Lois LaFond’s Artist at The Tank Project
● RANT: From Ticketmaster: Celebrate the Women in Your Life with Live [Shows] ● Fund-Raiser for COMBO Friend and Durango Songwriter Megan Burtt
● ‘It’s a case of holding your nerve’: Festivals Face Coronavirus Insurance Disaster
● Coachella, SXSW, Ultra Fest, Winter Music Conference – All Cancelled
● Led Zeppelin Scores Big Win in ‘Stairway to Heaven’ Copyright Case
● Conan Gray Writes Songs of His Experiences as a Mixed-Race Child in Texas
● Facebook Removing Unauthorized Videos
● Scott Wilson Lists Ways to Get Along Better With Your Band Mates
● Tom Hanks and Wife Rita Wilson Test Positive for Coronavirus
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