Fort Collins, Co—Today the Fort Collins Musicians Association announced the beginning of FoCoMA: ProDev, a professional development series for musicians in Northern Colorado sponsored by the Bohemian Foundation.  In continual efforts to encourage community collaboration FoCoMA, Beet Street, SpokesBuzz Fort Collins and the Bohemian Foundation have partnered to provide this resource to the music community.  The goal of the series is to find ways to help the music community of Fort Collins to become one of the best places in the country, in reputation and in fact, for the creation of music. The series will strengthen the skills local musicians need to master the tricks and traps of an increasingly digital and complicated creative market.


The first FoCoMA: ProDev workshop will take place Tuesday, November 2, 2010 at 6:00 pm in the Mantz Ballroom at the Armstrong Hotel in Downtown Fort Collins, CO. This first FoCoMA: ProDev event will feature the expertise of nationally renowned entertainment lawyer Kenneth Abdo (See bio below).
Ken will bring his expertise to local musicians for advice in all manners of topics including:

  • Band legal and business structures – are LLC’s the way to go;
  • Understanding the tricks and traps of management / public relations agreements;
  • Protecting intellectual property rights, for signed and unsigned artists;
  • Negotiating venue contracts;
  • National legal and legislative issues of importance.


WHO:          FoCoMA

WHAT:        FoCoMA: ProDev Series featuring Entertainment Attorney Ken Abdo

WHEN:        Tuesday, November 2, 2010

6-8 PM Mr. Ken Abdo’s Formal Presentation

8-10 PM guests can schedule 10 minutes to personally speak with Mr. Abdo

WHERE:       Mantz Ballroom, Armstrong Hotel

259 S. College Ave.
Fort Collins, CO 80524

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