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Movers & Shaker: Music Apps and PlatformsEventThe Long Building - 619 S College
  • 11:00am
  • Monday February 26

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Take a closer look at the intersection of music and technology through the lens of creative entrepreneurs who are harnessing the power of both.

With:

Emily Satterlee (Itty Ditty)

Steven Dourmashkin – (Spec Drums)

Tom Metz – http://tommetzmedia.com/

Podcast or Nodcast? Engaging Podcasts for Startup SuccessEventThe Long Building - 619 S College
  • 1:00pm
  • Monday February 26

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Why Would You* (as an Artist, Founder, Company, Brand) want to start a podcast?

Who listens to these podcasts anyway? Last year, over 112 million Americans did.
Too shy to get on stage? Well, you’ve got a face for radio.
Smooth Talker?  Play to your strengths with all that wax poetic.
Been Called a Know It All? Here’s your chance to showcase your knowledge and look like the giver you are.
Looking to Show You’ve Got Street Cred?  –  How a podcast can establish you, as ‘the expert’ in your space.
Avoid Being the Drooling Fan. Connect with top influencers in your field because you have something they want.
Planting Seeds of Evergreen Trees. Turn podcast episodes into articles, social media posts, books and more.
Keeps On Giving. Episodes create a knowledge bank to use in customer acquisition process.

Sustainable & Attainable Housing Happy HourEventDowntown Artery
  • 4:00pm
  • Monday February 26

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Are you looking to buy, build, or rent a sustainable home in Fort Collins? Are you interested in the future of affordable housing in Fort Collins and beyond?

If so, we invite you join us for cocktails on Feb 27th from 4:00-5:00pm to mingle and share your housing story!

At 5:00pm We invite you to walk or bike with us to The Lincoln Center for a free FoCo Artspace community presentation including the results of their artist housing study.

Ecoinstead is a local nonprofit creating an open sourced, collaborative network of pioneers ready to co-create a community that empowers deeper connection to place, neighbors and neighborhoods. “We are excited to be part of Artup Week and Techstars Startup Week Fort Collins and are looking forward to hosting this conversation around sustainable AND attainable housing in Fort Collins!”

Interdisciplinary Improv in ActionEventLiving Room
  • 2:00pm
  • Tuesday February 27

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Discover how improvisation works, and how you can use it to be more present in the world, bringing richer conversations, expanded creativity and relevant relationships into your life and work. The talented panelists, Mark Sloniker (jazz musician), Chris Bates (visual artist), Heather Ostberg Johnson (La De Da co-owner & teacher), Renee Walkup (SalesPEAK), and Business & Networking strategist Kristin McMahon will share valuable insights and guide you through hands-on exercises.

Arting up The Scene: Cultural MigrationsEventDowntown Artery
  • 3:00pm
  • Tuesday February 27

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Among the many who have chosen to move to (or move back to) Northern Colorado in recent years are artists and creative entrepreneurs who are having a major impact on the cultural scene – and bringing new perspectives with them. Hear how four cultural migrants got here, or got back here, and what they discovered when they did: Zach Yendra, designer of the Mayor’s office and a motorized tricycle, the Bootlegger, that now gets a spot on the nightly news at the start of each new epic journey; Ren Burke, an army brat whose vibrant paintings of animals bring vivid life to a Lyric Cinema wall, electrical generators, and bicycle obstacle course alike; Patrick Edmiston, a photographer and artist entrepreneur whose motto is “if you want to go somewhere fast, go alone, but if you want to go somewhere far, go together”; and Natalie Scarlett, an award-winning director who is expanding the territory of theater, film and clowning in Fort Collins with each new work for the stage, screen and beyond. The panel is moderated by Amy Cervenan.

Pack the F*ck^ng RoomEventDowntown Artery
  • 5:00pm
  • Tuesday February 27

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Packing the f*cking room is extremely difficult for local musicians. This panel is designed for musicians to speak with and ask questions of locals that have successfully drawn crowds out to their shows for years. Some of them are amazing musicians, some work for venues, and some for music agencies.

Do you draw people out to shows by trying to get them to hear your sounds or work on a look that sparks their interest? Some say image is more important. Do you agree?  Bring your question, comments, and experience to share some tactics that will help you pack the f*ck^ng room!

Panelists:

Sara Duril is the co-owner of Maple Street Music Agency based in Fort Collins.Sara is a graduate of Colorado State University (B.A. in Speech Communication, Broadcasting). She has worked in sales, marketing, quality assurance, training, and fundraising for more than 20 years. Her experience in the music business dates back to 1990 when she worked as as an intern at KTCL 93.3 FM in Fort Collins, Colorado, but her deep-seeded interest took root long before that. She founded the Staging Youth Showcase, working closely with regional musicians to mentor high school students in the ways of the music industry. As well as having promoted several concerts in the Fort Collins area, Sara brings experience as a talent buyer to Maple Street Music Agency.

 

 

Caitlin McQueen is the goddess of booking at the Downtown Artery in Fort Collins. Her experience extends from production and stage management to marketing and talent buying. She has worked with several organizations including SpokesBUZZ and The Mishawaka Amphitheatre and has been in her current role at the Downtown Artery since 2015. Caitlin has a pulse on the local music scene and keen sense of how to build a bill.

 

Tim Massa: I have been performing in bands in Fort Collins since I moved here to get my BFA about 15 years ago. My marketing career started 3 years ago with a part time job at Hodi’s Half Note. I quickly acquired several more part time jobs at the Mishawaka, Cohere Bandwidth, and Aggie Theatre and was able to make music marketing my full time job. A little over a year ago I was offered a full time position as the Marketing Director at the Mishawaka.

 

Bridget Law was born and raised in Colorado, Bridget Law loves the mountains and the music that hails from them. Playing the fiddle has been her passion since her youth. She is a founding member of the group Elephant Revival which formed in 2006 and has toured extensively throughout the US, Canada and beyond. Bridget’s musical aspirations have led her on stage with many well known musicians such as Bela Fleck, Sam Bush, Lyle Lovett, Ani Difranco, Michael Franti, Little Feat, George Clinton, String Cheese Incident, Yonder Mountain String Band and more. Original music is her passion and she enjoys supporting creative people as they dive into new realms of music. Currently her main musical project is with her true love, the group is called “Tierro with Bridget Law.” You will also see her guesting often with WE DREAM DAWN, Bonfire Dub and Elephant Revival.

 

Fort Collins StartUp Week: MixerEventDowntown Artery
  • 6:00pm
  • Tuesday February 27

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Conclude StartUp Week’s second day with a casual gathering at The Downtown Artery Cafe. Meet other musicians, industry folk, and enjoy a drink during StartUp Week, while listening to a playlist of terrific local musicians.

Free Drop-In Coworking at the Music DistrictEventThe Long Building - 619 S College
  • 9:00am
  • Wednesday February 28

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Your music playground and laboratory. Whether you are a novice or pro, we provide the resources, spaces, and tools for learning, composing, rehearsing, collaborating, and more.

Free coworking Feb 28, 9 am – Mar 2, 4pm at the Music District Long Building, 619 S. College.

Live & Out to LunchEventLiving Room
  • 11:30am
  • Wednesday February 28

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Part interview, part performance, this Fort Collins StartUp Week edition of KRFC’s flagship show broadcasts LIVE from the Music District Living Room. This segment will feature two local musicians  Liz Gaylor and Brent Cowles. Bring your appetite because there will be a local food truck onsite. Be prepared to whet your appetite for live music and innovative conversation. Limited seating.

 

Moderator:

Gretta Cornett is a local musician, as well as a local music lover and supporter. She is most recognized as the trumpet player for 12 Cents for Marvin, the 3 Twins and Mama Lenny & the Remedy. She is a graduate of the CSU music department and her behind the scenes work include co-founding the Fort Collins Musicians Association, co-creating FoCoMX, working as the marketing director for the Boulder Theater and Fox Theatre and volunteering at KRFC 88.9 FM. Greta currently works for the Bohemian Foundation on the Music Programs Team as the Marketing and Talent Coordinator.

 

Liz Gaylor is a musician and local entrepreneur. She has been active in the Fort Collins music scene playing 5-string violin in several groups: MIRROR FIELDS and Wasteland Hop. Most recently a duo project,  Jinnjinni, (debut album out April 4th, 2018). When faced with job loss in 2014, Liz saw that she had the opportunity to dedicate more time to music: she put her herbalist credentials to work and started her business, Mountain Aven Herbal, giving her the ability to manage her time and pursue her passions at her own pace.

 

Brent Cowles: A few years ago singer-songwriter Brent Cowles had no idea he was stumbling toward a deeper self-actualization and the record that would likely break his career wide open. For the first 16 years of his life, Cowles spent three or four days a week at his pastor father’s nondenominational church – an experience that left him cold on organized religion but inspired by the many church hymns that surrounded him. Before choosing to release music under his own name, Cowles and his profoundly soulful voice wooed audiences and industry alike as frontman of indie folk troubadours You Me & Apollo. Brent Cowles and his four-piece band will play at South by Southwest in Austin, Texas, and Treefort Music Fest in Boise, Idaho, in March before setting out on a West Coast tour behind Cold Times, which will be released April 28 with a show at the Hi-Dive in Denver, Colo.

 

Optics + Audio & the Electronic ExperienceEventLiving Room
  • 6:00pm
  • Wednesday February 28

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Immerse yourself in an educational demonstration of how projection mapping, spatial augmented reality, old school projections, video and other visuals can enhance music events. Featuring compelling presentations from EvrGlo Media, Rythm EFX, Nick Duarte (Post Paradise), Ben Gondrez (Otterbox Digital Dome), and Nathan Renley.

Music Makers: Artisan Electronics & Digital DIYEventThe Music District - 639 S College
  • 4:00pm
  • Thursday March 1

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As part of Fort Collins StartUp Week: explore effects, circuit bending, pedals and other applied electronic projects that help musicians make waves.

Music Makers: Instruments and Custom CraftsmanshipEventThe Media Library
  • 4:00pm
  • Thursday March 1

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Hand-tooled tradition and noteworthy design are alive and well in present-day instrument making. Meet the artists who are practicing and perfecting the craft.

53:14 Mix and MeetEventThe Music DistrictFree
  • 4:30pm
  • Thursday March 1

The first event for our 53:14 Music Video Experiment project. This is a Mix & Meet social event, open to anyone interested in forming a filmmaking team, joining a team or looking for additional team members, or just looking for more information about the event. Come, invite your friends and fellow filmmakers and and learn about the project! Whether you’re a seasoned pro, or just looking to get started in video making, all our welcome.

If you’re band or musician feel free to join us as well to learn more about the project!

More details at http://nocomuvi.net/

Sound & Vision Cinema: High Fidelity + The Resurrection of VinylEventThe Music DistrictFree
  • 5:30pm
  • Thursday March 1

Vinyl records continue to make a record-breaking resurgence in the music industry. Experience all things vinyl at this celebratory Sound & Vision Cinema event featuring a screening of the revered record store romantic dramedy High Fidelity. Following the screening, dive into analog-obsession and explore creative ways vinyl is making a comeback in this digital age with panelists Virgil Dickerson (Illegal Pete’s, Suburban Home Records), DJ Jimeni (NoCo vinyl-centric DJ), and more to be announced.

High Fidelity tells the story of Rob Gordon (John Cusack), the owner of a failing record store in Chicago, where he sells music the old-fashioned way — on vinyl. Although they have an encyclopedic knowledge of pop music and are consumed by the music scene, it’s of no help to Rob, whose needle skips the love groove when his long-time girlfriend walks out on him. As he examines his failed attempts at romance and happiness, the process finds him being dragged, kicking and screaming, into adulthood.

Dir. Stephen Frears (2000, R, 114 min.)

All ages.

Musicians and Marketing (with Musicians *in* Marketing)EventThe Long Building - 619 S College
  • 10:00am
  • Friday March 2

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Marketing professionals by day, band members by night — these round-the-clock rock stars understand how to get the best bang for your buck out of music promotion. And: they’ll tell you.

Lunch & Learn: Digital Marketing for MusiciansEvent
  • 11:30am
  • Friday March 2

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Grab lunch and learn more about how to make the web work for you with a deeper dive into digital marketing best practices (with limited time and tech skills).

Planning & Distributing Music VideosEventThe Long Building - 619 S College
  • 4:00pm
  • Friday March 2

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This collaborative edition of Musician’s Help Desk is part of the 2018 NoCoMuVi Music Video Accelerator public workshop series!

Davis Powers (Music Producer/Booker for Last Call with Carson Daly) will be leading the conversation on creating and promoting your music video. Topics will include:

1. Budgeting for Music Videos: What comes first the idea or the budget? We can look at the average budget allocations for an indie artist, an indie label artist, and a major label artist and how that effects the creative. Also what to do when you have no budget. We could examine examples of videos from each level.

2. What does having a “premiere partner” really mean? These are the dreaded words of every publicist. We can discuss getting your video placed online and the value of pursuing such placement.

3. Creating a visual brand for you music: What does that mean and how does that pertain to your music? How to make content an essential part of your music’s DNA.

First Friday Gallery ReceptionEventCarnegie Center for Creativity - CCC
  • 6:00pm
  • Friday March 2
Muse WorkshopEventThe Music District
  • 4:30pm
  • Monday March 5

Please register in advance for the Muse Grant Community Workshop here.

Bohemian Foundation is offering four opportunities to learn more about Muse, our new music grant program. These presentations will provide a general orientation to Muse, including eligibility, Music Programs goal fit, and answers to frequently asked questions. We will also provide a brief overview of the application along with instructions for utilizing our grantmaking software. There will be multiple opportunities to ask staff questions during the presentation and staff will also be available afterwards for one-on-one questions.

Muse Grant
Muse is one of Bohemian Foundation’s responsive grantmaking programs. Muse provides grants of up to $20,000 to eligible 501(c)(3) organizations that serve Larimer and Weld Counties in Colorado. Muse grant applicants may have music as a primary focus or may have a program that is music centric. Grant applications are accepted two times per year, typically in the Spring and Fall.

Bohemian Foundation’s Music Programs aims to strengthen community through music. Muse grants are aligned with Music Programs’ three goals:
1) to provide youth with encouragement and opportunities to express themselves through music:
2) to help musicians and music-related businesses to grow and develop, and
3) to increase performances of live contemporary music.

For more information and to apply, visit bohemianfoundation.org or contact Muse staff at 970-221-2636 or music@bohemianfoundation.org.

Workshops facilitated by the Music Programs Grants, Management, and Strategy Team.

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