I cannot believe another Underground Music Showcase (UMS) is behind us. This was quite the year, and I’m so glad I got to see the bands I saw – new, old, familiar, unique – it was all fantastic! The week was a whirlwind, but pretty sure my tweets and videos suffice. Read more to find out where I went, who I saw and what I loved from #UMS2015.
KTCL Channel 93.3 was quite sneaky today: they sent out the Big Gig surveys, without any warning!
In years past KTCL has allowed the bands to get people to sign up for the music surveys in order to vote, but they seem to have changed the rules this year! I’d say go sign up now, but I’m not sure you’ll get this survey.
Here’s all of the bands, including the songs they submitted:
Everyone has the resolution of “New Year, New Me” right? I’ve even seen a few bands say the same thing, so figured I’d write a post about the opportunities that have popped up in the last 5 days. Be warned, that the deadlines for these are fast approaching and there are NO EXCEPTIONS – so apply early and pay attention!
SpokesBUZZ’s 2015 SXSW Colorado Music Party – Deadline to Apply: February 1st
7th Annual FoCoMX 2015 Application – Deadline to Apply: January 11th
SpokesBUZZ Class of 2016 Applications – Deadline to Apply: February 4th
Find out how to apply and more details in the rest of this blog post!
I've previously written about how I recently joined the board of SpokesBUZZ, a nonprofit organization in Fort Collins whose mission includes amplifying music scenes and developing the professionalism of artists. SpokesBUZZ Incubator Sessions As part of the professional development series for their artists, they have a monthly incubator session where SpokesBUZZ brings in professionals to speak on topics ranging from trademarks, band agreements, marketing, taxes and more. I've had the pleasure of speaking on (three times over 4 years now) and attending many of these sessions (too many to count), and they are chock full of great information for bands. ASCAP, Lawyers, LLC's - Oh My! I recently ...