KUDOS: COMBO’s Honorees at Their Awards and Showcase Event
COMBO honored many of the music businesses that musicians turn to for help in furthering their careers at their 4th Annual Songwriter Contest Winners’ Showcase last Saturday night, October 29th at the Walnut Room. The awards were presented by members of the COMBO Board. The following businesses and the categories they were in were awarded Certificates of Recognition for their customer service and loyalty to musicians:
PROs & Songwriting Groups:
ASCAP; BMI; SESAC; Nashville Songwriters Association Int’l – Denver, CO Spgs & Longmont Chapters
Meeting Places – Presented by Johnnie Johnson:
Breckenridge Brewery – Ballpark Pub; Sie Film Center; Denver Ramada Inn; Bowman’s Bar and Vinyl
Promotion Companies – Presented by Andrew Pike:
Rock on Colorado (website showing photos of local musicians); Innervision (services for Musicians with Disabilities); JMoon Promotions (show & artist promotion); Minggia Entertainment (show & artist promotion).
Entertainment Lawyers – Presented by Robby Roberts:
Stewart, Shortridge & Fitzke, P.C.; Lake Law Group, LLC; Kevin E. Houchin, Esq. (Ft. Collins); David Ratner, Esq.
From the Colorado Blues Society – http://www.coblues.org:
CBS’ SCOTT FITZKE HONORED AT THE COMBO AWARDS
Last Saturday night, October 29th, Scott Fitzke was honored for his outstanding legal service and dedication to Colorado musicians by COMBO – COlorado Music Business Organization. Scott is a long time board member and vice president of the Colorado Blues Society, as well as a board member of the international Blues Foundation. Scott accepted the award on behalf of the Colorado Blues Society and gave a great overview of what CBS does in the community. Congratulations Scott! Thanks for all you do!
Speakers – Presented by Annette Cannon:
Dick Weissman; Stan Soocher; Katey Laurel; David Ratner; Our International speakers including Alejandro Parra (Venezuela) (Alejandro actually was able to attend to accept his award in person); Navarat Varin (Thailand); Merete Solvedt (Norway); Ricardo Vallejos (Chile/Dubai); Ashesh Dangol (Nepal); Nate Hamon (Australia); Duncan Webb (Scotland); and Kareem Husem (Egypt).
Recording Studios – Presented by Clark Hagan:
Glenn Sawyer- Spot Studios; Colorado Sound; Macy Sound Studio; KMG Life (Boulder)
[Clark not only took the time to research to let us know more about these studios but he also wore a Caribou Ranch Studios t-shirt and told us a little about Caribou’s history. And John Macy from Macy Sound Studio and Kyle from KMG Life also attended to accept their awards in person! Thank you all!]
SoundTown; Rockley Music Center; American Classic Piano; Your Drum Solutions; A.S. Case Company; The Music Stand; Twist & Shout Records
Marquee Magazine (Brian Johnson, Boulder); “M” Magazine; Making Music Magazine
Clubs/Venues – Presented by Jahna Eichel:
Tony Mason with Lostlake / Larimer Lounge; Moxi Theater / Ely Corliss; Swallow Hill Music Association; Herman’s Hideaway
Promotion Supplies & Products:
CODA, Inc. [CODA made the compilation CDs and the Certificates for COMBO. We truly thank them for their assistance]; Eyedea Worx; Shadow Sportswear (Bill Martin); The Pick Guy (custom made guitar picks).
Musicians’ Services – Presented by David Barber:
Mulinjer L.L.C. (Music licensing, management, and more); Colorado Contemporary Music College (Ft. Collins); Performance High (Voice and Performance Coaching); Denver Musicians Association (union and so much more)(DMA was represented by Michele who told us about new and upcoming projects the DMA is planning).
We also want to thank the bands Adrienne O and Ghostman for playing at our After Party! They were also the recipients of COMBO’s “Pay the Band – Dammit” Award!