Author Archives: Dave Tamkin

Roadie Free Radio Brings You Behind the Scenes

Gear

Roadie Free Radio was born out of my love for music and film, and the incredible network of people who work tirelessly night after night to make sure each performance can be the best possible. I started the podcast almost two years ago at the urging of a few friends who are touring pros. »

HÄANA Diversifies, Inspires & Releases

Lessons  Music

  “If you don’t know who HÄANA is, you need to discover her. She was one of the most talented individuals I came across all weekend [at Lightning in a Bottle Festival]. Dressed in a black and gold dress, with … »

Cyber Monday Musician Deals

Deals  Gear  promo

We wanted to thank everyone for being a part of the Head Above Music community. As we continue to grow in 2018 we will be bringing your more interviews, reviews and deals from all our favorite bands and music companies. … »

5 Common Marketing Mistakes Musicians Make

Advertising  Lessons  Marketing

At the end of the day you’re a musician first and a marketer second. It’s always okay to bring in some outside help, but knowing the most common marketing mistakes musicians make will help you set yourself above the crowd by embracing the new opportunities available to you for promoting your music. »

Olivia Fox Releases a New Video & Talks about The Importance of a Manager

Advertising  Marketing  Music

Kansas City, MO– OLIVIA FOX, a folk/pop female trio consisting of Kansas City natives Lauren Flynn, Tiffany Smith, and Aubrey Callahan, released their music video “Wood Panels & Wine” directed by Shawn Gormley.  After dropping their debut self-titled EP on … »

Up to 70% OFF Guitar Straps from Capturing Couture

Deals  Gear

  From Friday, August 18, thru Monday, August 21, take up to 70% OFF all Guitar Straps from Capturing Couture! Use code: GUITAR20 for an additional 20% OFF  Check out the roster of amazing talent that are using these unique, gorgeous and highly functional straps. Celebrity … »

Ghost of Paul Revere on Booking Their First National Tour

Touring

We were putting in the work and realized that you don’t become a rock star until you are too tired to enjoy it. Keeping our heads down and eye on the prize. That is how we did it. We always say that rule number is to have fun while you’re doing it. »

Arise 2017 Performer Spotlight : Satsang

Touring

Satsang spent the summer on tour supporting Trevor Hall and Michael Franti and this past March released their sophomore album Pyramid(s) which quickly climbed to #1 on the Billboard Reggae charts and #3 on the iTunes Reggae charts (the first Montana based band to accomplish either feat). … »

The Fremonts Leave Their Jobs and Hit the Road

Touring  Travel

The Fremonts took a long break from their day jobs this year and independently released a new album and booked a three month tour through the Midwest out to New York city and back. They shared with us who inspires them, how they inspire each other and what they’ve learned about taking their music careers into their own hands. »

21 Days Until ARISE MUSIC FESTIVAL

Music

With a focus on high-energy, socially-conscious performers, the ARISEMusic Festival will feature a selection of yoga and movement workshops each day, special guest presenters, interactive workshops, art installations, documentary films, Odell craft brews, a food truck village and vendors specializing in organic and natural products. »