POSTPONED UNTIL FEBRUARY: Musician’s Help Desk: Getting It Out There – Music Video Promo


The Music District


This event has been postponed until late February. Check back on the Music District website for updates!

This collaborative edition of Musician’s Help Desk is the first session in 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.

Davis Powers, an alumnus of Fort Collins High School, started his career two days after graduating in film studies from the University of Colorado. After working as a production assistant for a variety of movies and TV shows, he eventually landed as the music coordinator for ABC’s late-night show “ Jimmy Kimmel Live.”  At Kimmel, he produced more than 300-plus artists on the indoor and outdoor stages.  In 2005, he was asked to help launch former Vice President Al Gore’s cable network Current TV.  He became the vice president of music programming, producing numerous documentaries and specials with the likes of Radiohead, Portishead, and Death Cab for Cutie. For this work, he was recognized as a one of the “30 under 30” music executives by Billboard magazine.  Since 2011, Powers has been the senior music producer for the NBC late-night talk show “Last Call with Carson Daly,” overseeing all facets of live music for the show. Now he regularly travels to Fort Collins from Pasadena, California, where he lives with his wife, Jamie, who is the medical director of the neonatal unit at Huntington Memorial Hospital, and his two children, Weston and Jordyn.