SpokesBUZZ Blog

Promoting the Global Visibility of Fort Collins Sound and Culture.

High Fives and Hugs for our SpokesBUZZ Graduates

We spent some time celebrating our graduating SpokesBUZZ bands at the beautifully renovated New Belgium Brewing last week — thanks for your continued support NBB! As always, there was an abundance of laughter, a few happy tears, and of course, music (courtesy of SpokesBUZZ sophomore band Grim&Darling). A video posted by SpokesBUZZ (@spokesbuzz) on May 20, 2016 at…

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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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SpokesBUZZ Bands at FoCoMX 8!

Our favorite Fort Collins music festival is once again on the horizon! Every year, we just enjoy the heck out of FoCoMX, a two-day band extravaganza organized by the Fort Collins Musicians Association. This year’s event takes place April 22 – 23 in Fort Collins. One of the smartest things you can do is to volunteer…

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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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Meet the SpokesBUZZ Class of 2016!

Let’s get right to the good stuff! It is our great pleasure to welcome the following bands to our incubator program as part of the SpokesBUZZ Class of 2016: American Blackout The Burroughs Chemistry Club Grim&Darling Red Fox Run Slow Caves These six terrific bands will join their SpokesBUZZ brothers and sisters Eldren Gasoline Lollipops…

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SpokesBUZZ Wants You: Play SXSW. Become a SpokesBUZZ Band.

That’s right. We want you… to consider two opportunities that may help launch your band into the superstardom you so deserve. Or at least into the local spotlight to start. “How?” you ask. We’ll lay it down for you super simple-like: We want you to perform in the middle of one of the country’s largest…

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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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