Get Your Music “Placement-Ready”: A Copyright Workshop. COMBO will be passing out “goody bags” to all attendees so we hope to see you there. The Saturday morning workshop will be capped at 20 so be sure to get there early for a seat.

What: UMS Workshop with Dave Ratner, Esq., on copyrighting your music
Where: Klipp Architecture, 201 Broadway, Denver, CO
When: Saturday, July 26th
Time: 11:00 to 12:30 p.m.
Cost: FREE! You DO NOT need a wristband for these workshops!

Like the idea of getting paid for your music? Licensing and placement for movies, TV and commercials can be a lucrative market, but only if your music is Placement Ready. The crucial first step in that process is to have your works registered with the Copyright Office. In this Artists in Sync Workshop, Music Attorney Dave Ratner explains the benefits of copyrighting your music and walks you through the process.

Featuring Dave Ratner| Artists in Sync | Principal at Creative Law Network

The SESH 2014 Calendar

Sure, The UMS is all about discovering awesome new music, hanging with friends, drinking, and maybe getting a little weird. But you can learn stuff too! Check out these great educational panels from experts across a variety of industries.

This program has been made possible by Colorado Creative Industries and is being produced Something Independent. Colorado Creative Industries, a division of the Colorado Office of Economic Development & International Trade, sees a future where Colorado is a premiere “Creative Economy.” It is CCI’s goal for Colorado to “grow its own” creative workforce and, therefore, supports professional development programs in all disiplines of the arts.

Philanthropy & Music
Saturday, July 26th
Time:  1:00pm – 2:30pm
Location:  The SESH @ 414 Broadway

Music has proven over time to be a uniting force for people in all walks of life. It empowers individuals and helps children lead more full and productive lives. Hear from local and international organizations who are using music to unite the world’s cultures, enrich the lives of children and citizens, and educate us in healthy living.

Itefe Vita – DJ Cavem | Artist
Tyler Breuer | Youth on Record
Katie Poppert | Love Hope Strength
Joel Goulder | Playing for Change

Moderator: Mel Aman, Director of Development | Levitt Pavilion

The Changing Industry:
How Digital Platforms are Affecting the Way We Consume Music
Saturday, July 26th
Time:  3:00pm – 4:30pm
Location: The SESH @ 414 Broadway

Through its short history, the music industry’s trajectory has been rocked by major technologic innovations that drastically altered how we acquire and listen to music. From Napster to Radiohead’s “In Rainbows” pay-what-you-want release to the current success of out-of-the-college-dorm taste maker blogs, technology continues to change the relationship of fans to artists and artists to fans.  The panel will discuss how digital platforms have changed how musicians make a living off of their art and the political topic of Net Neutrality and the challenges it presents to musicians and the music industry.

Nick Guarino, Founder |
Kevin Carlisle, VP of Product Development| Digitally Imported
Michael Bracey, Attorney | Future of Music Coalition – Washington
Jesse Elliott, Musician | Ark Life
Moderator:        Ian O’Dougherty, Manager | Ian Cooke

Sunday, July 27th
Bands and Brands: What’s Driving These Emerging Partnerships?
Time:  2:00pm – 3:30pm
Location:  The SESH @ 414 Broadway

Partnerships have always been a key element in taking brands to the next level. This panel will explore the growing trend of band and brand relationships.  Featuring brands that provide expanding opportunities for music, and that have engaged meaningful and long term partnerships with the musicians, and musicians who work closely with brands that broaden their exposure and help reach new markets.

Dave Boger, Founder | Jiberish Clothing
Brianna Hernandez, Project Manager| Redbull Sound Select
Gary Wyman, Founder/Producer Winter on the Rocks| Icelantic Skis
Maria Kohler, Musician| Kitty Crimes
Moderator: Chuck Sullivan, Co-Founder | Something Independent

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Eight cities and fourteen bands participated in the Second Annual BandSwap, hosted by Fort Collins’ own SpokesBUZZ, which took place in the last two weekends in September and the first weekend in October, 2013. The concept of BandSwap is fairly simple – take bands from Fort Collins and Denver with a good-sized local audience draw and partner them with artists from other cities with similar crowd numbers in their respective markets. Getting members of each community, from venue owners to local government and arts officials, to work on staging events that expose out-of-town artists to a built-in, welcoming fan base is a radical concept. Last year’s inaugural event was well documented in a video short, viewable HERE. Results from this 2013 BandSwap were documented in a project report; contact us for a copy!

Where: The Hi-Dive, 7 South Broadway, Denver
When: Wednesday, October 1st
Time: Doors at 8:30; show at 9:30
Bands: The Yawpers and Jordan Igoe (see bios below)
Cost: $10
Age: Over 21 show only

SpokesBuzz website has videos of the two featured bands.

The Yawpers

Led by dynamic young singer-songwriter/guitarist Nate Cook, young Boulder trio The Yawpers (named after Walt Whitman’s promise to “sound my barbaric yawp over the roofs of the world”) recall a grittier version of Wilco, with as much raw country sensibility as twisted indie imagination. Equally akin to Deer Tick, Tom Waits, Bob Dylan and Elvis, The Yawpers give a fresh blend of indie-country and rock ‘n’ roll. The band’s debut CD, Savage Blue, is due 11/29/2011 on Adventure Records.

The partnership between Adventure Records and the Yawpers aims to bring soulful, Southern-tinged rock ‘n’ roll from the Front Range to the larger music world. Savage Blue was recorded in three locations – with former Smashing Pumpkins engineer Bill Douglas in Colorado Springs, with talented young engineer Tira Neal at tastefully lo-fi studio in Broomfield, and at Yawpers guitarist Jesse Parmet’s apartment/studio in Boulder. Highlighting the simultaneous romance and ravage of singer/guitarist Nate Cook, Savage Blue alternates between sinister indie dirge ala The Black Angels; poignant, off-the-rails Exile On Main St.-style rock; and desolate, dusty balladry.

Equally akin to Deer Tick, Tom Waits, Bob Dylan and Elvis, The Yawpers give a fresh blend of alt-country and rock ‘n’ roll. And they’re playing in your town very soon.

Nate Cook – Guitar & Lead Vocals
Jesse Parmet – Guitar & Back Up Vocals
Adam Perry – Drums & Back Up Vocals

Jordan Igoe

Born and raised in Charleston, SC, Jordan Igoe is a singer-songwriter, whose songs are as Southern and soulful as she is. The multi-instrumentalist has been playing professionally for over ten years as a solo performer, and with a rotating lineup of stellar backup musicians around Charleston and regionally around the Southeast. Having grown up in a musical family, Igoe taught herself how to play the piano at age 10 and picked up the guitar a few years later, and writes catchy, heartfelt songs with both instruments. It is her raw, soulful voice, however, that immediately grabs the listener and holds on.

7 South Broadway
Denver, CO 80209

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