SpokesBUZZ Blog

Promoting the Global Visibility of Fort Collins Sound and Culture.

Meet the SpokesBUZZ Class of 2017!

Suspense is overrated, so let’s get right to it, shall we? It is our great pleasure to welcome the following bands to our incubator program as part of the SpokesBUZZ Class of 2017: Altas Holly Lovell Last Call Romance Moon Frog One Flew West Silver & Gold These amazing artists will join their SpokesBUZZ brothers and…

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Finalists Announced: SpokesBUZZ Class of 2017

Since the end of February, our selection committee members have been spending hours reviewing applications for the SpokesBUZZ Incubator Class of 2017. We’re pleased to announce the following Colorado bands have been advanced to the next round of the process. Congratulations to: Altas Compass & Cavern Elise Wunder Holly Lovell Kind Dub Last Call Romance Monaco and…

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A Band Resolution for 2016: Track It!

The end of the year is nearly here, making it the perfect time for you musicians to get your ducks in a row regarding your shows — and one super-smart place to start is by resolving to carefully track your tour history. Time and time again in our SpokesBUZZ Incubator sessions, we hear music industry…

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Introducing: SpokesBUZZ Springboard!

Each year, we support 12 Colorado bands through our SpokesBUZZ Incubator Program, providing them with access to education, networking, performance and promotional opportunities as part of our mission to develop the professionalism of local musicians. This year, 89 bands from Colorado’s Front Range applied for the 6 available slots in our incubator program, many of…

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Blastoff! Recording Band Together: Volume VI

Every year since SpokesBUZZ started, we’ve created a compilation album featuring music from the local bands currently in our Incubator Program. This year is no exception, meaning that SpokesBUZZ: Band Together – Vol. VI will be ready for release in the next couple of months (you’ll want to mark your calendars for our annual CD…

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The Buzzword: Head for the High Country!

Compared to how busy the bands have been in the past month, there is a little bit of a lull in the performance schedule this week — we suspect it has to do with preparation for a couple of big upcoming festivals in the next few weeks of August (including Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest August 14 – 16…

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The Buzzword: SpokesBUZZ Goes to Washington!

While there are plenty of live (and undead) music happenings here in Colorado this week, we’re particularly proud to present SpokesBUZZ events in our nation’s capital as part of the annual Future of Music Policy Summit in Washington, D.C. Now in its 14th year, the Summit provides an opportunity for meaningful dialogue around music industry policy,…

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Wicked QuickEd: P.R. — Chemistry Club’s Got Game!

It might be the time of year (the quiet post- summer touring season and/or SXSW prep season), but we’ve been fielding some questions about PR and EPKs. That’s short for “public relations” and “electronic press kits”, for those of you who don’t abbreviate everything like you’re texting 24/7/365 WTF jk. One of our SpokesBUZZ board…

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The Buzzword: Glee!dren, Gone West and What’s Cookin’

West-Southwest-Northwest Everybody’s back from BandSwap, but a couple SpokesBUZZ artists are headed out West on the road this week — Qbala is off on a southwestern Colorado mini-tour that includes Durango and Cortez, while Grant Farm heads to the Pacific Northwest to say hello to Portland and Seattle before heading down to California. Whaaaa? Eldren … for…

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Know Your Rights: Mechanical vs. Synch Licensing

As part of the SpokesBUZZ incubator program, the bands have a monthly incubator session which is generally a panel of presenters who speak on subjects ranging from band management, recording, social media or legal issues. July’s focus was on publishing and music rights. The presenters were: Dave Ratner – a recovering band manager who is…

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