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Together TuesdaysEventThe Long Building - 619 S College
  • 9:00am
  • Tuesday September 25

Calling all musicians! Join us for FREE COWORKING every Tuesday from 9am – 5pm in the Long Building of the Music District, 619 S. College Ave.

The Music District’s Long Building houses a community of founders, innovators, entrepreneurs and creatives, working to develop a sustainable music ecosystem, locally and afar.

Coworking at the Music District will allow you to connect to a network of music industry professionals, meet inspiring people, and discover new opportunities and resources for your projects.

Coworking guests have access to Wifi, Adobe Creative Software, a community printer, a meeting room, and phone booths. We also offer coffee, tea, and snacks while on campus to help keep you productive.

Come find your (work)place at the Music District!

Making Money With Music WorkshopEventThe Long Building - 619 S CollegeFree
  • 1:00pm
  • Friday September 28

You can make a living with music today. The secret is to tap multiple income streams. Whether you’re a solo artist, band, DJ, EDM producer, or other musician, these workshops will cover critical revenue streams you need to turn on for your music if you want to generate income, grow your fan base, and thrive in today’s tech-driven music environment whether you’re just starting out or a pro.

Authors of the newly released book, Making Money With Music, Randy Chertkow and Jason Feehan, will take you step-by-step through proven techniques for establishing steady revenue streams in today’s music business. You’ll learn how to create multiple, parallel income streams on the activities you are already doing, all while successfully competing against free options.

This includes how to:

● Add new revenue streams so you generate more income from shows.
● Generate licensing opportunities for your music.
● Maximize product and merchandise revenue.
● Ensure you get paid all the royalties your music is generating worldwide.
● Build a sustainable patronage following.
● Create additional revenue streams from your fans and fame.
● …and much more.

Bring your laptop and maximize the money you make from your music while minimizing the money you spend promoting it using these hands-on techniques.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Billboard Magazine has called Randy Chertkow and Jason Feehan “the ideal mentors for aspiring indie musicians who want to navigate an ever-changing music industry.” Together, they’re musicians who are working on their 21st album, authors of The Indie Band Survival Guide: The Complete Manual For The Do-It-Yourself Musician (2nd Edition) (Macmillan) and The DIY Musician (Random House), and regular contributors to Electronic Musician Magazine. Their recent book, Making Money With Music (Macmillan), covers over 100+ revenue streams musicians can tap today.

The speakers have presented dozens of keynotes and speaking sessions, including coast-to-coast for multiple Grammy Chapters, as well as for music cities such as Austin, Chicago, New York and more. This includes speaking multiple times at Carnegie Hall in NYC and on Television, radio, and more.

Their band, Beatnik Turtle, is a horn-powered pop-rock band based in Chicago. They have recorded 20 albums, released over 500 songs, and successfully completed a song-of-the-day project where they released one song for every day of 2007. They’ve written music for TV, commercials, films, podcasts, theater (including Chicago’s world-famous Second City), and have licensed music to Disney/ABC Family and Viacom.

Learn more on their website http://www.indieguide.com/

 

Meet the Authors: Making Money with MusicEventWolverine Farm Letterpress & Publick HouseFree
  • 3:30pm
  • Friday September 28

Come see authors Randy Chertkow and Jason Feehan speak about their latest book, Making Money With Music, where they will cover proven techniques on how to develop steady revenue streams in today’s music business. They will be presenting a seminar on how to produce more income from shows, generate licensing opportunities, maximize product and merchandise revenue, build a sustainable patronage following, and much more with a Q&A session and book signing at the end of the session.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Billboard Magazine has called Randy Chertkow and Jason Feehan “the ideal mentors for aspiring indie musicians who want to navigate an ever-changing music industry.” Together, they’re musicians who are working on their 21st album, authors of The Indie Band Survival Guide: The Complete Manual For The Do-It-Yourself Musician (2nd Edition) (Macmillan) and The DIY Musician (Random House), and regular contributors to Electronic Musician Magazine. Their recent book, Making Money With Music (Macmillan), covers over 100+ revenue streams musicians can tap today.

The authors have presented dozens of keynotes and speaking sessions, including coast-to-coast for multiple GRAMMY chapters, as well as for music cities such as Austin, Chicago, New York and others. This includes speaking multiple times at Carnegie Hall in NYC and on television, radio, and more.

Their band, Beatnik Turtle, is a horn-powered pop-rock band based in Chicago. They have recorded 20 albums, released over 500 songs, and successfully completed a song-of-the-day project where they released one song for every day of 2007. They’ve written music for TV, commercials, films, podcasts, theater (including Chicago’s world-famous Second City), and have licensed music to Disney/ABC Family and Viacom.
Surround Sound Bash 2018EventThe Music DistrictFree
  • 4:00pm
  • Saturday September 29

Join the Music District as we mark our second anniversary with the Surround Sound Bash, a celebration of sonic community.

Find your place in music at this walkable mixtape-inspired party with live performances by Silver & GoldThe HollowBoss EagleNight Champ, Sugar Britches, DJs TwoScoopS, Echo, & Jimeni, multimedia interactives by EvrGlo Media and Rythm EFX, photo ops, themed activities including Local Band Bingo, instrument making, record cutting, Colorado karaoke, film scoring, an epic jam session, drop-in music lessons, Ryan Dykstra Records, La Piadina & NoCo Q food trucks, cash bars, AND explore the entire Music District campus with an immersive scavenger hunt game.

Free with RSVP | All Ages | 4pm-9pm
Wonderstruck Ukulele Academy with Victor & Penny and DATSEventLiving Room
  • 5:00pm
  • Friday October 5
  • thru
  • Saturday October 6

Wonderstruck Ukulele Academy is a new, 2-day immersive educational event focused on performance and songwriting for the intermediate ukulele player looking to sharpen their skills. The inaugural event will take place in Fort Collins, CO on October 5th and 6th, 2018. Held at the Music District, this interactive, one-of-a-kind workshop features professional touring musicians Jeff Freling and Erin McGrane of Victor & Penny, and Danielle Anderson of Danielle Ate the Sandwich, who will share their knowledge and expertise on a variety of subjects. Along with having a lot of fun during group jams and open mics, participants will enjoy classes on performance, songwriting, musical techniques, and rhythm in large and small group intensives. Wonderstruck Academy concludes on Saturday evening with a concert featuring performances by the attendees and instructors.

FOR MORE INFORMATION
www.WonderstruckUkuleleAcademy.com

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTORS
www.VictorandPenny.com
www.DanielleAtetheSandwich.com

Reserve your spot here: https://bit.ly/2vlbX90

Songwriters Meetup: October 2018EventThe Music District - 639 S CollegeFree
  • 7:00pm
  • Tuesday October 9

Join us at the Music District every 2nd Tuesday of the month for the Songwriter’s Meetup! 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.

Groove Theory: Producer Meetup w/ Dalek OneEventLiving RoomFree
  • 7:00pm
  • Wednesday October 17

Groove Theory: Producer Meetup w/ Dalek One

Join us at the Music District every 3rd Wednesday of the month for Groove Theory: Producer Meetup.

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.

Groove Theory will host workshops, masterclasses, “producer open mics”, gear demos, and plenty of opportunities to collaborate and grow as an artist.

We encourage bringing your laptop/DAW, or recordings of your tracks. Bringing snacks to share is optional, but appreciated.

This month features a masterclass from bass music producer Dalek One, who as a member of the Sub.Mission Agency has been gaining recognition, playing his dark, low-end heavy productions to crowds both stateside and across the pond.

Dalek One bio:

Dalek One is the musical persona of Tanner Pennington. Standing at an imposing 6’8” (203cm), the Colorado native is as talented as he is tall. A charismatic DJ and cutting-edge producer, Dalek One rises from Denver’s rich dubstep scene into the international spotlight by way of his imaginative original productions and unique knack for playing them out. His tunes are right at home on progressive labels like Encrypted Audio and Deep, Dark, and Dangerous. The young artist has already garnered support from some of dubstep’s most prolific names, including Truth, J:Kenzo, Biome, Walsh, AxH, Congi, Samba, Jaswan, Enigma Dubz, and Levitation Jones. A natural experimentalist, Dalek One isn’t afraid to break genre boundaries: his talents extend beyond the boundaries of 140 to styles such as hip-hop and halftime drum and bass. He currently anticipates his first major festival appearance at Moonshine Music & Arts Festival 2017 in Georgia. Dont sleep on Dalek as he is set to change the game and show the world how Denver does it.

– Amye Koziel (FatKidOnFire)

7-Piece African Marimba Performance & WorkshopEventThe Music DistrictFree
  • 2:00pm
  • Saturday October 20

Join us Saturday, October 20 for a free African Marimba performance, featuring a traditional set of 7 marimbas played by musicians of all ages.

Afterwards, stick around for a free workshop. Gain hands-on
experience, with free instruction and instruments provided.
Sign up for the concert, workshop or both!

Schedule:
2:00 –3:00 Free Concert
3:15 – 3:45 Free workshop
Learn to play this percussion instrument, similar to xylophone,
through listening and demonstration. Instruments furnished.
All levels of musicianship welcome, including the real
beginner, adults and youth from age 7!
4:00 Grand Finale
Performers and workshop students play
together. Everyone welcome.

MUSIC VIDEO SAMPLES:
(ADULTS) https://youtu.be/TYTWNuu32CM;
(YOUTH) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ViZxfnlaU5Y

Instructor:
Carla Starck has been teaching Zimbabweanstyle
Marimba in Fort Collins since 2005 – both community
and after-school programs, group lessons in studio and
privates at Music District. Learn more at
https://www.themusicdistrict.org/music/lessons/marimba/

Saja Spectacular's Fall JamEventThe Music DistrictFree
  • 6:00pm
  • Thursday October 25

Join us Thursday October 25th for an open jam where we are bringing together musicians from the community to celebrate the inception of fall. Hosted by Saja “Spectacular” Butler on the banjo. Expect a lot of jamming, laughing and celebrating!

All levels welcome, beginners encouraged. Bring your own instrument.

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