How Did Your Favorite Artist Make It?

Lisa Popeil looks at the often irregular journey of many leading singers and shows principles that anyone can apply.

How Katy Perry Made It

How Did Katy Perry Make It?
She had more than a fair share of failures and set-backs along the way. Read more.

How Lady Gaga Made It

How Did Lady Gaga Make It?
Collaboration and passion about your musical direction are ways to get ahead. Read more.

How Taylor Swift Made It

How Did Taylor Swift Make It?
Rarely is someone successful alone – we need either family support, powerful friends, or believers with a large contact list to move forward. Read more.

How Meghan Trainor Made It

How Did Meghan Trainor Make It?
Learning to play multiple instruments can inspire you to create original, interesting music. Read more.

How Bruno Mars Made It

How Did Bruno Mars Make It?
If you stay in the game despite poverty and set-backs, sometimes success is the outcome. Read more.

How Jessie J Made It

How Did Jessie J Make It?
The music business can be full of disappointments and apparent walls. But when you want it, you keep going. Read more.

How Lorde Made It

How Did Lorde Make It?
Having something unique to say lyrically can be more important than musical ‘chops’. Read more.

How Sam Smith Made It

How Did Sam Smith Make It?
Stage fright is common and should not stop you from performing. Some of the most talented people in the world have suffered from it. Read more.

How Beyoncé Made It

How Did Beyoncé Make It?
Know who is in your corner and willing to devote themselves to your advancement. Stay devoted to them. Read more.

How Ed Sheeran Made It

How Did Ed Sheeran Make It?
Don’t be too proud to perform – perform anywhere, at any time, for anyone. Read more.


Lisa Popeil

Lisa Popeil is one of LA’s top voice coaches. She is the creator of the ‘Daily Vocal Workout for Pop Singers’ CD download (for Male and Female) as well as the Voiceworks® Method and the Total Singer DVD, conducts cutting-edge voice research, lectures internationally and is a vocal health consultant. Lisa is a voting member of NARAS, the Grammy® organization, ASCAP, AFTRA and the National Association of Teachers of Singing. www.popeil.com