Dazzle has added an online “stage” for local musicians. This is the new outlet and for now, the new normal. We are asking local musicians and artists to send us a video of them performing or creating at home. We’re promoting our new stage to the patrons of Dazzle and the community at large so they can continue to support our artists with gifts of love and attention. Show us what you’re doing. Play us your new music. Send your love.

#DazzlePerforms #PerformMore
#LiveMore #ListenMore

Tips on Recording

We’ve put together a list of resources that can help you fine-tune the process of recording yourself at home. While our list is not exhaustive, it is definitely worth taking a look at. You never know, you might find something interesting that could improve the quality of your recordings!

Financial Resources

We’ve put together a list of resources that can help you navigate what financial assistance is available to you during this time. The good news is that independent contractors can get loans that don’t need to be repaid and along with creative budgeting, that can make all the difference!

Tips & Tricks

Here are a few links that have some good guidelines on how to record with your smartphone. If you have better equipment that you can use, great! But we’re not asking you for a technological masterpiece. We just want to see, hear, and feel what you are doing in your art space right now. Use what you have!

General Tips

Check out these tips on recording with a smartphone from the good folks at University of St. Andrews

Sound Settings

Popular Science has some good ideas on creating a better audio landscape in your smartphone recordings.

Cool Camera Tricks

Ignore their advice about music. Pay attention to the cool camera tricks to make your video more fun to watch.

Video Editing Apps

Make use of FREE! These 4 free video editing apps for your smartphone will help you get some cool effects.

Audio Editing Apps

Make use of FREE! These 15 audio editing apps for Android and iOS might make all the difference.

Do Your Thing

No link here. We just want to remind you that your fans love your work. Be you and be authentic.

Know of any other great tips or tricks not included here? Email them to webmaster@dazzledenver.com!

Financial Resources

This is by no means an exhaustive list, but here are some resources for musicians and independent contractors.

Know of any other financial resources not included here? Email them to webmaster@dazzledenver.com!

Submit Your Performance

To submit a performance, please email musicdirection@dazzledenver.com with “Dazzle Performs” in the subject line, and either attach a video file to the email or include an existing YouTube URL.
Please note that Dazzle will claim no exclusive ownership over any of these videos. By submitting a performance to us, musicians still retain the right to share their video with as many other platforms as they see fit, and may also request that their video be removed from our site at any time.

We are hoping we can inspire all musicians to come together and continue to perform during this difficult time. If you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to reach out to musicdirection@dazzledenver.com. Many thanks, and remember to keep up with #DazzlePerforms #ListenMore.

For each submission, we ask that musicians please provide the following:

  • Musician’s name and email
  • Your Venmo (@name), PayPal,Me (paypal.me/name) or Cash App ($name) handle
    (if you’d prefer, you can also specify to have any gifts given to the Muse Performance Space & Dazzle’s general relief fund for employees and artists)
  • Copy and paste the following verbiage into your email:
    “I confirm that I grant Dazzle the rights to use all content submitted in this form for the purpose of requesting financial gifts for local artists and the Dazzle staff and promoting any upcoming performance(s) I may have at Dazzle in the future, and that I have the authority to grant such rights. I also assert that Dazzle may download or upload any materials submitted for that same purpose.”
  • Attach an image of yourself to the email
    (This image will be what shows up on the website and social media)
  • YouTube link to your video
    (no Vimeo or Facebook links please)

Online Stage

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Our Friends

The following organizations have donated their time and energy to help keep music alive in Colorado. We ask that you please remember them in the future when you are able to give back or support others.