COMBO Board Member Angela Whaley will host our next “general” meeting on ZOOM on Monday, July 27th starting at 7:00 p.m. Join us for a general discussion on Diversity in the Music Industry. The subject was brought up in an article in Denver’s 303 Magazine written by Kori Hazel. He laments that people of color and women hold very few positions in the areas of Buying and Booking not only in Denver and Colorado but in the nationwide industry.
The article’s link follows:
From the article: With the spotlight on the tribulations of people of color and maneuvering the “Great Pause,” as many have dubbed this COVID-19 experience, it too is time to look in our own backyard and decidedly change systems that exclude people of color from a seat at the table. Denver’s music industry was built on a thriving epicenter of Black music and continues to profit off the works of people of color, but when one looks at how our industry is run, Denver’s music industry lacks diversity where it counts. ~ Kori Hazel
Be sure you have your drink and snacks handy when you sit down to join us. If you don’t have a camera on your computer, you can call in to join the discussion and to put in your more than 2 cents worth.
We’ll send out the connection details next week or you can RSVP to our “Event” on Facebook:
Kori Hazel, Staff Music Writer & Talent Buyer | Born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, raised in Denver, Colorado and educated at the University of Arizona, Kori is music industry zealot. Both a Staff Music Writer and Talent Buyer at 303 Magazine, music and entertainment is more than a job — it’s a lifestyle. An adventurer at heart, Kori is passionate about live music, traveling and attempting to live a story worth writing about. With tastes ranging from Future Islands to The Chemical Brothers and everything in between, there’s no limit to music Kori is willing experience and ultimately communicate back to you, the reader. Music is more than a sound — it’s a feeling; a love letter between the artist and the audience. Kori is the messenger. Follow Kori on Instagram: @kovoho