The Colorado Music Business  Organization

Your Music Community’s Networking, Education, and Support Resource

We’re here to help you succeed in the Music Business

Our Next Event

COMBO Meeting Feb24th

Guest speaker Tony Mason,Talent Buyer/Booking Agent & COMBO Board Member David Barber, author of “Gigging: Everything You Need To Know Except How To Play Your Axe,” www.giggingbook.com will discuss the most effective ways to approach venues and talent buyers when looking to book your band.

Tony and David will walk through the materials you need to approach a venue, how to submit gig inquiries, follow-up etiquette, and what to expect when you get the gig!

Feb 24, 2020, 7 PM – 9 PM at Irish Snug – 1201 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80218

COMBO Meetings are free and open to the public.  All ages.

EVENTS: Calendar and Bell Ringers for February 13, 2020

Events

COMBO is about the “Business” of Music. Our mission is to teach musicians about the ins & outs of the music industry. We, as such,...
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EVENTS: The 4th Annual Viva Southwest Mariachi Festival – Saturday, February 15th

Events

Join the Mexican Cultural Center for a celebration of traditional Mariachi music at the King Center on Auraria Campus. Not only will there...
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EVENTS: Next Show for The Denver Concert Band – Sunday, March 1st at the Lone Tree Arts Center

Events

Our concert theme will conjure imagery from gentle showers to clashing tempests, including the well-known “A Night on Bald Mountain”....
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NEWS: Coroner ID’s Man Found Dead West of Fort Collins as Musician, Rules Death Homicide

News

By Jennifer Hefty and Erin Udell, The Coloradoan | The Larimer County Coroner’s office has identified the body found in Arapaho and...
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BUSINESS NEWS: COMBO Updating Its Resource Pages – List Your Business – Free!

Colorado Music-Related Business

For many years COMBO has listed Colorado music-related businesses on its “back pages” under the tab “Resources” and “Network”....
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NEWS: ‘It’s Kaputt.’ Movers Accidentally Drop Virtuoso’s One-of-a-kind $194,000 Piano

News

By Emma Reynolds, CNN | An extremely rare, $194,000 grand piano was smashed when movers dropped it while taking it out of a recording...
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TALENT NEEDED: Alex Teitz’s Lead Sheet for Musicians & Artists

Talent Needed

Each week, Alex Teitz provides a “Lead Sheet” for local artists and musicians in the Colorado community. He takes the time to update...
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TALENT NEEDED: Know a Rad Kid (8-17) Who Would Like to Rock Out at the Girls Rock Denver Summer Camp this July 6-11 at GALS Denver?

Talent Needed

Applications are open for Girls Rock Denver 2020! No previous musical experience is required. Learn how to play an instrument, form a band,...
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TALENT NEEDED: Accredited Schools Online List Some Music Production Schools

Talent Needed

Students interested in music production have a large number of resources on their hands for studying. However, not all students are aware...
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KUDOS: Sir Van Morrison Overjoyed at Receiving Knighthood

Congratulations

Van Morrison has described becoming a Sir as “amazing” and “exhilarating” after receiving a knighthood from the...
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KUDOS: In a Win For the World, ‘Parasite’ Takes Best Picture Oscar

Congratulations

By Jake Coyle, Associated Press | Coming on a rare rainy day in Los Angeles, the ceremony was soggy and song-heavy. Some performances, like...
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BUSINESS NEWS: Chris Kresge, DJ for Colorado Sound, Adds Two More Hours of Radio Show

Colorado Music-Related Business

Chris Kresge: I’m on Saturday morning 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., EST with the Colorado Playlist and from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m....
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REPORTS: Guitarist Celisse on Guitar Pioneer Sister Rosetta Tharpe: ‘Rock ‘n’ roll really is a black woman’

Reports

By Lyndsey Parker, Yahoo Music | It took till 2018 for Sister Rosetta Tharpe for be posthumously inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of...
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REPORTS: Maggie Gyllenhaal to Play Gladys Presley in New Musical Drama

Reports

Justin Kroll, Variety | Maggie Gyllenhaal will play Gladys Presley, the King of Rock and Roll’s mother, in Baz Luhrmann’s “Elvis.”...
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IN MEMORIAM: Murder of Beloved Greeley Trumpet Player has Emotions Running High for Reporter and Friends

In Memoriam

By Sherrie Pief, Complete Colorado | Greeley — I have found that working in politics as a reporter, I need to at times surround myself...
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