Joshua Powell is an adjunct professor of music business at Anderson University and teaches the innovative new course. Concert Touring, with a specialized focus on practical application in today’s emergent independent/DlY music industry. He has also taught Songwriting and Beyond Talent: Entrepreneurshipfor Musicians. He has served as the assistant director for the Indiana Faith & Writing Conference at AU and has been a guest lecturer at the Contemporary Music Center in Nashville, Tenn., and Incuba8 Labs in Midpoint, Mich. His articles on DIY touring have been featured on CDBaby’s DIY Musician Blog and on IndieOnTheMove’s blog.
Powell is also the founder, manager, songwriter, and frontman of the Indianapolis psych-folk band Joshua Powell & the Great Train Robbery, a band that has performed 500+ concerts in more than 40 states, Canada, and Iceland. They have opened for such notable acts as Seabird, Mike Mains & the Branches, The Soil & the Sun, Kopecky, and Charlie Parr. Their music has been featured on network television shows on ABC, FreeForm, and MTV, the Netflix documentary “Just Like Being There,” various short films, and in Starbucks stores nationwide.