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Groove Theory: Producer Meetup w/ Michal MenertEventThe Music DistrictFree
  • 7:00pm
  • Wednesday January 16 (Today)
Join us at the Music District every 3rd Wednesday of the month for Groove Theory: Producer Meetup. This month features a production masterclass from Michal Menert.
 
Our mission is to provide a place and format for music producers of all levels to share new, original works-in-progress and to get constructive and supportive feedback from fellow producers so we can all improve our craft.
 
We encourage bringing your laptop/DAW, or recordings of your tracks.
 
Producer meetup begins at 7pm.
The masterclass begins at 8pm.
 
More about Michal Menert:
As Menert co-produced the chart topping Pretty Lights album “Taking Up Your Precious Time”, it was natural that he was the first artist to join Pretty Lights Music. His debut solo album “Dreaming of a Bigger Life” was released in 2010, followed by 2012’s mega-LP “Even If It Isn’t Right”. In 2015 Menert released Space Jazz, and the debut by his band Michal Menert & the Pretty Fantastics, “1”.
 
Menert’s reputation as a live performer continues to grow, as he brings his music to fans nationwide via both his septet, Michal Menert & The Pretty Fantastics, and his 22-piece all-star ensemble the Michal Menert Big Band. Menert has shared the stage with musical luminaries including STS9, Bassnectar, Umphrey’s McGee, and more, and played legendary venues including the Fillmore Auditorium in Denver, The Gorge in Washington and Red Rocks Amphitheatre. His collaborations have led to the formation of myriad ongoing side projects including Manic Menert (with Manic Focus), Half Color (with Paul Basic), and work with artists like Eliot Lipp, Mux Mool, Break Science, and more. Additionally, Menert handled sound design for the Dead & Co tours, and co-produced Mickey Hart’s 2017 LP “RAMU”, as well as his 360 Surround Sound performance at the Hayden Planetarium in New York City.
 
Committed to a community-driven approach to collaborative creativity, Menert works hand-in-hand with producers he chooses for his own record label, Super Best Records.
 
Check out Michal Menert & The Pretty Fantastics new album “From the Sea” right here: https://bit.ly/2BT98Ra
 
Stay up to date with Michal Menert on social media:
Twitter: https://twitter.com/michalmenert/status/1070402848213483520
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/BrBI-gjFa5h/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=to7jfjimdwss
Michal Menert AcademyEventThe Music District
  • 9:30am
  • Friday January 18
  • thru
  • Saturday January 19

Join Michal Menert, The Pretty Fantastics & Ableton for a multi-day workshop dedicated to bringing your music “From the Bedroom to the Stage.”

You’ll learn a variety of ways to turn new sounds into songs and then how to get your music from your computer and into ears worldwide, plus ways to incorporate video into your live show without breaking the bank, as well as cost-saving techniques to build your own home studio, January 18-19, 2019 in Fort Collins, Colorado at the Music District.

Sign up and learn more: https://academy.menertmusic.com/

Academy faculty includes:
Michal Menert
Richard “Sleepy” Floyd (Turbo Suit)
Nick Gerlach (Turbo Suit)
David Najarian
Julianne Thoma
Matt Van Den Heuvel
Jason “Schollaship” MacLeod
Guest lecturer Zaak Kerstetter (Zenotope)

Check out Michal Menert & The Pretty Fantastics new album “From the Sea” right here: https://bit.ly/2BT98Ra

Stay up to date with Michal Menert on social media:
Twitter: https://twitter.com/michalmenert/status/1070402848213483520
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/BrBI-gjFa5h/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=to7jfjimdwss

More about Michal Menert:
As Menert co-produced the chart topping Pretty Lights album “Taking Up Your Precious Time”, it was natural that he was the first artist to join Pretty Lights Music. His debut solo album “Dreaming of a Bigger Life” was released in 2010, followed by 2012’s mega-LP “Even If It Isn’t Right”. In 2015 Menert released Space Jazz, and the debut by his band Michal Menert & the Pretty Fantastics, “1”.

Menert’s reputation as a live performer continues to grow, as he brings his music to fans nationwide via both his septet, Michal Menert & The Pretty Fantastics, and his 22-piece all-star ensemble the Michal Menert Big Band. Menert has shared the stage with musical luminaries including STS9, Bassnectar, Umphrey’s McGee, and more, and played legendary venues including the Fillmore Auditorium in Denver, The Gorge in Washington and Red Rocks Amphitheatre. His collaborations have led to the formation of myriad ongoing side projects including Manic Menert (with Manic Focus), Half Color (with Paul Basic), and work with artists like Eliot Lipp, Mux Mool, Break Science, and more. Additionally, Menert handled sound design for the Dead & Co tours, and co-produced Mickey Hart’s 2017 LP “RAMU”, as well as his 360 Surround Sound performance at the Hayden Planetarium in New York City.

Committed to a community-driven approach to collaborative creativity, Menert works hand-in-hand with producers he chooses for his own record label, Super Best Records.

Money from Music in the Streaming AgeEventThe Music District - 639 S CollegeFree
  • 2:00pm
  • Saturday January 19

Please join Michal Menert and music attorney Ken Abdo, one of Billboard’s 2018 top music lawyers, for a presentation of the Music Modernization Act (MMA). The MMA was passed in October of 2018 and has huge positive implications for how artists, particularly songwriters, get paid. Musicians will get an overview of how revenue opportunities are shifting in the age of streaming and what the MMA means for their financial careers.

Ken Abdo’s Bio:
For more than 30 years, Ken has served as legal counsel to artists, creators and businesses in music, film, TV, theater, media and publishing. His clients include prominent individuals, collaborators and businesses in the creative and commercial arts, including multiple Grammy® award recipients, gold and platinum recording artists, Emmy® and other award winners. His commitment to advocacy has vaulted him to national leadership positions with The Recording Academy, the American Bar Association and other organizations.

Ken’s practice spans across all media and entertainment platforms. Harnessing his years of experience as a musician and entertainer, Ken has extensive experience working with developing, established and legacy artists as well as their estates.

Musician’s Help Desk: Office HoursEventThe Music DistrictFree
  • 5:00pm
  • Tuesday January 22

On January 29th, join us for a special edition of office hours featuring artist-in-residence Jeremy Quentin. For over a decade Jeremy has been a full time creative, booking DIY tours all over the world. Jeremy and Matthew will be focusing this week’s discussion on DIY tour booking and routing. Come ready to discuss your touring successes and challenges and get some insight on best practices.

 

About Jeremy:

Small Houses(Jeremy Quentin is an Austin, TX based solo, indie folk project featuring the songs, photos and poems of Flint, MI native, Jeremy Quentin. Thoughtful finger-style guitar playing 35mm renderings, and the words to accompany.

Looking for advice to take that next step in your career? Curious about certain practices of the modern music industry? Wanna just brainstorm your next release plan? Drop in (no appointment necessary) to the Musicians Help Desk: Open Office Hours taking place every Tuesday from 5-6pm in the Media Library at The Music District. This new series, presented by FoCoMA and The Musician’s Help Desk will feature Matthew Fritz and a rotating cast of industry professionals and artists who are here to lend a hand in offering advice and answers to your burning questions.

About Matthew Fritz:
Matthew Fritz, who now serves as the Executive Director of the Fort Collins Musicians Association comes to Fort Collins with 10+ years of music business and music management experience working with notable artists such as Ben Sollee, King Cardinal, Satsang, The Last Revel, and Yonder Mountain String Band.

In addition, music attorney Jess Gries will be joining Matthew for the first session of each month to provide answers to music-related legal questions.

Jess Gries has practiced law in Fort Collins since 2000, focusing on the representation of artists, production companies, talent agencies, festivals, record labels, and other music industry players. He specializes in contract negotiation and review, entity formation (LLC’s, Corporations, etc.), intellectual property protection and licensing, risk management and special event permitting. Jess has served on the Board of Directors of SpokesBUZZ, KRFC and other local non-profits and is currently a Director at Positive Legacy, a charitable organization that organizes service projects in conjunction with international music festivals. He is a volunteer attorney with Colorado Attorneys for the Arts and a member of the Entertainment and Sports Law Section of the Colorado Bar Association.

Beginning Music Theory for Songwriters with Mary ClaxtonEventThe Music District$100
  • 6:00pm
  • Tuesday January 29
This course runs four weeks: every Tuesday from Jan 29 – Feb 19 at 6pm.
This is a course for those who may know their musical alphabet, but are ready to take out the thesaurus and use more fancy (ornate, lavish, sumptuous) words! Over four weeks, we will write several songs individually and as a group with theory in mind. This “do-before-explain” approach will help us acquire music theory knowledge in a way that doesn’t require long nights with a theory textbook. Explore concepts such as song form, scales, diatonic writing, chord extensions, notating rhythms and more. At the end of the course, you should be able to communicate your song ideas both verbally and through use of a “lead sheet” to share with bandmates. Bring a notebook and pencil, an instrument of your choice (or not!). Any anxiety surrounding the term “music theory” may be checked in and left at the front desk.

 

Price of the 4-week course is $100. We are also offering a scholarship! Apply for the scholarship here: https://bit.ly/2EvbLLC
Mary Claxton
Mary Claxton is a musician and educator who resides in Greeley, Colorado. She is a former K-12 music teacher who now works with the music nonprofit Little Kids Rock. Claxton plays drums with The Burroughs and fronts her own band, Trash Cat. In her spare time, she enjoys watching (and writing songs about) cartoons and spending time with her family.
Musician’s Help Desk: Office HoursEventThe Music DistrictFree
  • 5:00pm
  • Tuesday January 29

On January 29th, join us for a special edition of office hours featuring artist-in-residence Jeremy Quentin. For over a decade Jeremy has been a full time creative, booking DIY tours all over the world. Jeremy and Matthew will be focusing this week’s discussion on DIY tour booking and routing. Come ready to discuss your touring successes and challenges and get some insight on best practices.

 

About Jeremy:

Small Houses(Jeremy Quentin is an Austin, TX based solo, indie folk project featuring the songs, photos and poems of Flint, MI native, Jeremy Quentin. Thoughtful finger-style guitar playing 35mm renderings, and the words to accompany.

Looking for advice to take that next step in your career? Curious about certain practices of the modern music industry? Wanna just brainstorm your next release plan? Drop in (no appointment necessary) to the Musicians Help Desk: Open Office Hours taking place every Tuesday from 5-6pm in the Media Library at The Music District. This new series, presented by FoCoMA and The Musician’s Help Desk will feature Matthew Fritz and a rotating cast of industry professionals and artists who are here to lend a hand in offering advice and answers to your burning questions.

About Matthew Fritz:
Matthew Fritz, who now serves as the Executive Director of the Fort Collins Musicians Association comes to Fort Collins with 10+ years of music business and music management experience working with notable artists such as Ben Sollee, King Cardinal, Satsang, The Last Revel, and Yonder Mountain String Band.

In addition, music attorney Jess Gries will be joining Matthew for the first session of each month to provide answers to music-related legal questions.

Jess Gries has practiced law in Fort Collins since 2000, focusing on the representation of artists, production companies, talent agencies, festivals, record labels, and other music industry players. He specializes in contract negotiation and review, entity formation (LLC’s, Corporations, etc.), intellectual property protection and licensing, risk management and special event permitting. Jess has served on the Board of Directors of SpokesBUZZ, KRFC and other local non-profits and is currently a Director at Positive Legacy, a charitable organization that organizes service projects in conjunction with international music festivals. He is a volunteer attorney with Colorado Attorneys for the Arts and a member of the Entertainment and Sports Law Section of the Colorado Bar Association.

Musician’s Help Desk: Office HoursEventThe Music DistrictFree
  • 5:00pm
  • Tuesday February 5

Looking for advice to take that next step in your career? Curious about certain practices of the modern music industry? Wanna just brainstorm your next release plan? Drop in (no appointment necessary) to the Musicians Help Desk: Open Office Hours taking place every Tuesday from 5-6pm in the Media Library at The Music District. This new series, presented by FoCoMA and The Musician’s Help Desk will feature Matthew Fritz and a rotating cast of industry professionals and artists who are here to lend a hand in offering advice and answers to your burning questions.

About Matthew Fritz:
Matthew Fritz, who now serves as the Executive Director of the Fort Collins Musicians Association comes to Fort Collins with 10+ years of music business and music management experience working with notable artists such as Ben Sollee, King Cardinal, Satsang, The Last Revel, and Yonder Mountain String Band.

In addition, music attorney Jess Gries will be joining Matthew for the first session of each month to provide answers to music-related legal questions.

Jess Gries has practiced law in Fort Collins since 2000, focusing on the representation of artists, production companies, talent agencies, festivals, record labels, and other music industry players. He specializes in contract negotiation and review, entity formation (LLC’s, Corporations, etc.), intellectual property protection and licensing, risk management and special event permitting. Jess has served on the Board of Directors of SpokesBUZZ, KRFC and other local non-profits and is currently a Director at Positive Legacy, a charitable organization that organizes service projects in conjunction with international music festivals. He is a volunteer attorney with Colorado Attorneys for the Arts and a member of the Entertainment and Sports Law Section of the Colorado Bar Association.

Songwriters Meetup: February 2019EventThe Music DistrictFree
  • 7:00pm
  • Tuesday February 12

Our mission is to provide a place and format for songwriters of all levels to share new, original works-in-progress to get constructive and supportive feedback from fellow songwriters so we can all improve our craft.

Please bring your instrument (keyboard available on-site), or a demo recording of your song (stereo system also available for playback), as well as multiple copies of your lyrics for others to follow along to aid in the critique. Bringing snacks to share is optional, but appreciated.

The Songwriting meeting is hosted by Justin Roth, a nationally touring singer/songwriter and fingerstyle acoustic guitarist who combines an artful blend of hooks laid on a bed of brilliantly inventive guitar technique, bridging contemporary and indie/alt folk.

Musician’s Help Desk: Office HoursEventThe Music DistrictFree
  • 5:00pm
  • Tuesday February 12

Looking for advice to take that next step in your career? Curious about certain practices of the modern music industry? Wanna just brainstorm your next release plan? Drop in (no appointment necessary) to the Musicians Help Desk: Open Office Hours taking place every Tuesday from 5-6pm in the Media Library at The Music District. This new series, presented by FoCoMA and The Musician’s Help Desk will feature Matthew Fritz and a rotating cast of industry professionals and artists who are here to lend a hand in offering advice and answers to your burning questions.

About Matthew Fritz:
Matthew Fritz, who now serves as the Executive Director of the Fort Collins Musicians Association comes to Fort Collins with 10+ years of music business and music management experience working with notable artists such as Ben Sollee, King Cardinal, Satsang, The Last Revel, and Yonder Mountain String Band.

In addition, music attorney Jess Gries will be joining Matthew for the first session of each month to provide answers to music-related legal questions.

Jess Gries has practiced law in Fort Collins since 2000, focusing on the representation of artists, production companies, talent agencies, festivals, record labels, and other music industry players. He specializes in contract negotiation and review, entity formation (LLC’s, Corporations, etc.), intellectual property protection and licensing, risk management and special event permitting. Jess has served on the Board of Directors of SpokesBUZZ, KRFC and other local non-profits and is currently a Director at Positive Legacy, a charitable organization that organizes service projects in conjunction with international music festivals. He is a volunteer attorney with Colorado Attorneys for the Arts and a member of the Entertainment and Sports Law Section of the Colorado Bar Association.

Musician’s Help Desk: Office HoursEventThe Music DistrictFree
  • 5:00pm
  • Tuesday February 19

Looking for advice to take that next step in your career? Curious about certain practices of the modern music industry? Wanna just brainstorm your next release plan? Drop in (no appointment necessary) to the Musicians Help Desk: Open Office Hours taking place every Tuesday from 5-6pm in the Media Library at The Music District. This new series, presented by FoCoMA and The Musician’s Help Desk will feature Matthew Fritz and a rotating cast of industry professionals and artists who are here to lend a hand in offering advice and answers to your burning questions.

About Matthew Fritz:
Matthew Fritz, who now serves as the Executive Director of the Fort Collins Musicians Association comes to Fort Collins with 10+ years of music business and music management experience working with notable artists such as Ben Sollee, King Cardinal, Satsang, The Last Revel, and Yonder Mountain String Band.

In addition, music attorney Jess Gries will be joining Matthew for the first session of each month to provide answers to music-related legal questions.

Jess Gries has practiced law in Fort Collins since 2000, focusing on the representation of artists, production companies, talent agencies, festivals, record labels, and other music industry players. He specializes in contract negotiation and review, entity formation (LLC’s, Corporations, etc.), intellectual property protection and licensing, risk management and special event permitting. Jess has served on the Board of Directors of SpokesBUZZ, KRFC and other local non-profits and is currently a Director at Positive Legacy, a charitable organization that organizes service projects in conjunction with international music festivals. He is a volunteer attorney with Colorado Attorneys for the Arts and a member of the Entertainment and Sports Law Section of the Colorado Bar Association.

Groove Theory w/ CovexEventThe Music DistrictFree
  • 7:00pm
  • Wednesday February 20
Join us at the Music District every 3rd Wednesday of the month for Groove Theory: Producer Meetup. This month features a production masterclass from Covex.
 
Our mission is to provide a place and format for music producers of all levels to share new, original works-in-progress and to get constructive and supportive feedback from fellow producers so we can all improve our craft.
 
We encourage bringing your laptop/DAW, or recordings of your tracks.
 
Producer meetup begins at 7pm.
The masterclass begins at 8pm.
 
More about Covex:
Taking the loudest elements of life and compressing them into soothing ballads of sound takes genius musical ability, a feat Brendan Bell has accomplished with grace. Raised in Boulder and based out of Denver, Colorado, this chilled out producer has been crafting phenomenal hits for years under the alias Covex.
Originally diving into music with vocal and piano training at the age of 7, Bell has shaped his talents into a full spectrum of sonic creation, learning to produce at the young age of 13. Honing his skills behind the screen and blending production prowess with his natural knack for inventive melodies, the chilled out talent takes fans on an immersive journey of ethereal bliss and dreamy soundscapes. This rising star has found a perfect niche for himself with his signature blend of melodic production and indie influence, garnering praise on hit singles like “Ordinary Lies,” “Alone,” and lending his vocal talents to re-creations of Chris Isaak’s “Wicked Game,” and Bon Iver’s “Woods.” Bell has performed alongside names like Illenium, Jauz, Slow Magic, Haywyre, Said the Sky, Crywolf and more, not to mention back-to-back performances at Denver’s Decadence festival featuring names such as Bassnectar, Odesza and Deadmau5 among others. Receiving support from the likes of Hebinomichi, Gravitas Recordings and YourEDM plus having his remix of Ember Island’s “Can’t Feel My Face” in Illenium’s Ashes to Ashes mix series, Bell has continually garnered praise across the dance music spectrum, becoming a new force in musical ingenuity.
 
Check out Covex’s music here:
Stay up to date with Covex on social media:
Musician’s Help Desk: Office HoursEventThe Music DistrictFree
  • 5:00pm
  • Tuesday February 26

Looking for advice to take that next step in your career? Curious about certain practices of the modern music industry? Wanna just brainstorm your next release plan? Drop in (no appointment necessary) to the Musicians Help Desk: Open Office Hours taking place every Tuesday from 5-6pm in the Media Library at The Music District. This new series, presented by FoCoMA and The Musician’s Help Desk will feature Matthew Fritz and a rotating cast of industry professionals and artists who are here to lend a hand in offering advice and answers to your burning questions.

About Matthew Fritz:
Matthew Fritz, who now serves as the Executive Director of the Fort Collins Musicians Association comes to Fort Collins with 10+ years of music business and music management experience working with notable artists such as Ben Sollee, King Cardinal, Satsang, The Last Revel, and Yonder Mountain String Band.

In addition, music attorney Jess Gries will be joining Matthew for the first session of each month to provide answers to music-related legal questions.

Jess Gries has practiced law in Fort Collins since 2000, focusing on the representation of artists, production companies, talent agencies, festivals, record labels, and other music industry players. He specializes in contract negotiation and review, entity formation (LLC’s, Corporations, etc.), intellectual property protection and licensing, risk management and special event permitting. Jess has served on the Board of Directors of SpokesBUZZ, KRFC and other local non-profits and is currently a Director at Positive Legacy, a charitable organization that organizes service projects in conjunction with international music festivals. He is a volunteer attorney with Colorado Attorneys for the Arts and a member of the Entertainment and Sports Law Section of the Colorado Bar Association.

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