How to Get Played on Pandora Radio

Written by Lindsey Batista, Rock the Dream Pandora radio, owned by siriusxm, makes personally curated music stations for its listeners. It’s great for discovering new artists, because it plays similar music to what someone already listens to from all different artists.  Currently, it is only in the US, but it has a huge audience nonetheless.Continue reading “How to Get Played on Pandora Radio”

How to Grow on Instagram in 2021

Written by Lindsey Batista, Rock the Dream If you’re working on growing your instagram page, which every artist should be, then you might be stressed about all the things you hear regarding changing algorithms. While there have been a few major adjustments in the past year, the algorithm doesn’t change that often. So, your mainContinue reading “How to Grow on Instagram in 2021”

Randy Jackson’s Advice to Artists

Written By Lindsey Batista, Rock the dream As a musician, producer, and American Idol judge, Randy Jackson has definitely spent enough time in the industry to see what it takes to succeed, and what things hold an artist back.  During the Mesa Music Festival seminar in Arizona, he shared his experience of the crucial practices necessaryContinue reading “Randy Jackson’s Advice to Artists”

Do You Have a Brand?

Written by; Lindsey Batista, Rock the Dream At the end of the day, music is a business even at the smallest scale, and business means “selling a brand”.  There’s a difference between being just a music artist and having a brand – which is essential for success. The first question is, “What is your brand?”Continue reading “Do You Have a Brand?”

Mindfulness for Musicians

Written by Ava Spolec, Rock the Dream It’s important for everyone to prioritize mental health, and musicians have even more reasons. Not only is this a high stress industry, but being creative and vulnerable in your work can take a lot out of an artist.  Struggling with issues like performance anxiety, fear before new releases,Continue reading “Mindfulness for Musicians”

Pitching Your Music to Radio

Written by Lindsey Batista, Rock the Dream Radio may seem like something of the past, but it’s actually still a huge way to get exposure for your music! You should always be marketing in a variety of ways, don’t rely only on playlists. Here’s a guide to pitching your music to radio. The first stepContinue reading “Pitching Your Music to Radio”

Apps Every Songwriter Needs!

Written by Lindsey Batista, Rock the Dream One huge benefit of today’s online environment is that anyone can learn to play an instrument or write songs completely on their own. Even if you aren’t a professionally trained musician, there are tons of free online resources at your disposal. Here are 5 apps we recommend thatContinue reading “Apps Every Songwriter Needs!”

Give Your Fans Something to Wear!

Written by Ava Spolec, Rock the Dream Thinking of selling merch on your website? Without revenue from live shows, finding new streams of income right now is crucial. Selling custom merch is a brilliant way to get your name out there, plus increase your income. Your brand can be on display for everyone to ownContinue reading “Give Your Fans Something to Wear!”

How to Make Your Own Cover Art!

Written by; Ava Spolec, Rock the Dream When designing your album cover, it’s common to experience a creative block or struggle to decide on a design. Do you want a minimalistic appearance, a psychedelic look, a still life, a photography portrait? When it’s all said and done, what you want is for the cover toContinue reading “How to Make Your Own Cover Art!”

Not Writing Enough Songs? Try These Challenges!

Written by Lindsey Batista, Rock the Dream If your new year’s resolutions included being more disciplined in your songwriting, how is it going? The first few weeks of making a new plan or schedule always seem to go smoothly, and then the motivation starts to fade. If that’s how you’re feeling this year, here areContinue reading “Not Writing Enough Songs? Try These Challenges!”