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Here’s Wishing COMBO Member Laurie Dameron a Speedy Recovery

After ten months of trying to alleviate this De Quervain’s tendonitis in my right wrist with almost everything under the sun, I finally broke down and had the surgery a…

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Randy Weeks, Paul Revere, and Gary McLarty Die

RANDY WEEKS DEAD AT 59: HE BROUGHT BROADWAY TO COLORADO Randy Weeks, president of the Denver Center for the Performing Arts and the man in charge of bringing Broadway to…

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Quote of the Week from David Jackson

DAVID JACKSON – MarketingMusician.com: What is Your Band’s Personality? I went to a band showcase this weekend. It was a marching band showcase and yet there was a lot we…

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Oct. COMBO Meeting – Networking With The Songwriters; BBC’s New Music Channel

COMBO’s October Meeting will feature the winners of the Second Annual COMBO Songwriting Contest! Great chance to meet them and to perhaps form some serious new friendships and maybe team…

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Longmont NSAI Hosts Songwriting Workshop With Steve Seskin

Colorado Songwriters: Don’t miss this rare opportunity to attend Songwriting Workshop with Multi-Hit Writer Steve Seskin! Not only is Steve one of the best songwriters in the business, he’s also…

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DSE’s Jim Attebery Given Award; Denver Blues Challenge Finalists!

DURANGO SONGWRITERS’ CO-FOUNDER JIM ATTEBERY GIVEN AWARD Jim Attebery, co-founder of the Durango Songwriters Expo with Jack Hayford, was presented with a special award representing the double-platinum status that singer/songwriter/performer …

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Information on COMBO’s Board of Directors

COMBO’s Board of Directors is currently Barb Dye, President; Andy Ard, Vice-President; Mark King, Secretary; and David Barber, Treasurer. Mark and David also serve as co-webmasters. Also serving are Annette…

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Music Business 101: Schools Where You Can Learn About the Industry

A growing number of colleges, universities and other educational institutions are giving students the opportunity to learn about the music business with hands-on experience and classes taught by teachers from…

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Who Really “Discovered” Meghan Trainor?

We received the following e-mail from IAMA claiming to have “discovered” Meghan Trainor when she allegedly won one of their songwriting competitions. However, we find it interesting that Meghan attended…

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Featured Member Band: Slopeside

Slopeside is a Progressive Rock band out of Brighton, Colorado, whose members include Cody Culver and Arn Current. Since being formed in 2005, Slopeside has established a name for themselves…

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U.S. Music Revenues Down 4.9%

NEW YORK (VIP-NEWS) — In the first half of the year, U.S. music revenues shrunk 4.9%, to $3.2 billion, down from the $3.35 billion that the industry tallied in the…

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Morrissey Reveals He’s Had Cancer Treatments

In a new interview with Spanish newspaper El Mundo, Morrissey said that he’s received a series of cancer treatments. “They have scraped cancerous tissues four times already, but whatever,” he…

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Paul Revere of ‘Paul Revere & The Raiders’ Dies; Other Notable Musicians’ Deaths

Initially based in Boise, Idaho, the Raiders began as an instrumental rock band led by organist and founder Paul Revere Dick (January 7, 1938 in Harvard, Nebraska – October 4,…

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Quote of the Week from Bryan Farrish – Airplay

BRYAN FARRISH ON HOW TO USE COLLEGE RADIO: College radio has always perplexed musicians. Decades ago, it seemed super cool. And it certainly was! Nowadays, it still seems super cool….

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COMBO & Durango Announce Songwriting Contest Winners!

Drum Roll, please! COMBO is pleased and proud to announce the winners of their 2014 Songwriting Contest. These writers and 21 of their songs will be placed on a CD…

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