Chicago Rooftop Sessions

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Chicago Rooftop Sessions seeks to engage musicians in a new and fun way, and hopefully inspire something previously untapped in the artist. In addition to working on top of roofs we are also interested in expanding the idea of capturing performances in unique environments »

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Stay Focused

Health  Touring

Stay Focused Chicago, IL By Ryan Powers It’s easy to get overwhelmed with the endless things we feel we need, and have to be doing to stay up with what we want to accomplish.  There will be days that I … »

The Benefits of eFax

Resources  Touring

I started using eFax when I landed my first college tour in 2004. I had so many contracts coming in I didn’t know what to do. »

5:30am

Music

So I’m faced with what is a common question for aspiring musicians: when and how can I find the time and energy to be creative? »

Your Reputation Precedes You

Health  Music

Make real connections with people that you come in contact with. Whether it’s your friends, business partners or your fans: be honest, be true, be real. »

iPhone and MiFi Verizon

Gear

iPhone and MiFi Verizon by Ryan Laperle Click to Listen Buy the older 3g version for only 100 bucks or so.   But you want to stay with Verizon.  Well then buy an iPod touch.  Through Verizon you can use … »

The Three Day Rule and Vocal Tips

Health  Lessons  Resources

Eat lightly the day before and the day of. No heavy foods like red meat or rich sauces. Eating light will improve your energy. Chicken, fish and tofu/beans are the best sources of protein that are easy to digest. Fresh juices (no orange juice) are great sources of energy. »

The Barter System

Money  Touring

Once I got a call about performing at a winery for a local event. During the booking they mentioned that they couldn’t pay me monetarily, but they could pay me in wine. I love wine, so I think, “OK, I’ll be getting at least a case”. »

Increase Your Fanbase w/ Reverbnation

Marketing  Resources

Increase Your Fanbase with ReverbNation By Head Above Music www.ReverbNation.com ReverbNation is a one stop shop for artists and bands to build not only their fanbase but their internet visibility as a professional. ReverbNation is not only FREE to join, … »

Misadventures, Missed Turns And How Not To Be Famous On Tour: A Passage to India: Part II

Touring  Travel

I arrived exhausted at my Mumbai hotel and met my backing band, Mana3. Wonderful people. The next morning we caught a flight to Goa. »

Misadventures, Missed Turns and How Not To Be Famous On Tour: A passage to India: Part I

Touring  Travel

After paying a $20 submission fee, WOA Records chose me for a 20 city tour in India leaving just after Christmas. Wow! Kick ass. »