Ryan is an author and SEO expert that frequently attends concerts in the Philadelphia area. He is also a musician and owns his own online marketing business, helping companies expand their presence on the web. He is also the author of the book "Show Stealer" which is designed to help people start from nothing to learn an instrument.
Ryan also speaks out about the prevention of tinnitus by wearing earplugs. When attending a loud show, there is absolutely no reason to sacrifice your hearing. He has designed a website to raise awareness for people that need to learn more about this issue.
When it comes to band business, Ryan frequently writes about the importance of taking this seriously. When marketing or playing a show, you need to operate as if your band is your business and your brand. People will need something to remember you by and one way to do that is through online advertising and putting on a great show.
If you are able to write great music, at a minimum you should have a presence on YouTube, SoundCloud, ReverbNation, and PureVolume. All of these online profiles help to solidify your entity. Knowing how to show up in search engines is also a nice advantage that few bands or artists know how to achieve.
Always be professional in everything you do and if you need advice, pick up the book "Show Stealer" and learn a thing or two about what it takes to be in a great band that draws a crowd. You can sell a lot of albums if you are able to reach enough people online. Social media is exploding and this is the best way to make the biggest impact.