Denver Music Summit


Create Denver, in partnership with WESTAF, invites you to save the date for the 2015 Denver Music Summit. 

National in scope and local in focus, the Denver Music Summit will once again bring together musicians, music industry professionals and enthusiasts for educational programming, live performance and policy-level engagement. This 3-day Summit will provide a platform to share ideas, current trends, inspire ingenuity and develop new models that support sustainable music careers encouraging music-driven economic development and civic engagement.

Professional Development
As the music industry continues to search for sustainable models, musicians are tasked to abandon conventional formats in a rapidly changing environment and reinvent what success means.  At the summit, musicians attended daytime workshops, panels and research presentations to help expand their fan base, enhance their brand learn key trends in the industry, generate income, and manage a tour, while extending their creative vision.

Live Performance
As Denver emerges as a national hub for music, we invite the public to join in the conversation, network and attend live performances that showcase the vibrant local and national music scene

Policy-Level Engagement
Convening policy experts and arts leaders from a variety of fields across the country will discuss the strategic advancement of independent music and address critical issues that affect arts and culture

A special thank you to the performers and partners that participated in the 2013 summit, including PHOX, Gregory Alan Isakov, David Bazan, Ark Life, Carleigh Aikins, Josiah Johnson, The Changing Colors, Chimney Choir, Will Johnson, Tamara Lindeman, Eric D. Johnson, Laura Burhenn, Ian Cooke, Joe Pug, Dessa, DJ Cavem, Esme Patterson, Robert Rutherford, Andrew Orvedahl with the Narrators, IMTour, WESTAF, Colorado Public Radio & Open Air, Future of Music Coalition, Colorado Creative Industries, Great Divide, Illegal Pete’s, Teakoe and Pablo’s Coffee.

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2009 Listen Local Denver Music Study

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