How to use Instagram Reels for Promotion

By Lindsey Batista, Rock the Dream Social media is a crucial part of promotion for every artist, but if you’re not utilizing it in the right ways, your posts won’t reach anyone.  Right now, videos are way more powerful than photos, and on instagram this means using reels. The format and algorithm for reels isContinue reading “How to use Instagram Reels for Promotion”

How to Play Music Festivals

By Lindsey Batista, Rock the Dream  It’s that time of year, and music festivals are finally back. For musicians, festivals are huge opportunities for exposure, which means there’s a lot of competition to get on rosters.  Here’s our tips on how to get one of these coveted spots.  Perfect your live performance. It’s no useContinue reading “How to Play Music Festivals”

Why Lewis Capaldi is a Social Media Genius

By Lindsey Batista, Rock the Dream  Lewis Capaldi has become one of the biggest names in music, with his first single becoming the fastest to reach 25 million streams from an unsigned artist. Of course his music is exceptional, but there are other things to take away from his career, like his social media.  AnContinue reading “Why Lewis Capaldi is a Social Media Genius”

Writing a Good Spotify Pitch

Written By Lindsey Batista, Rock the Dream If you aren’t already, you should be submitting EVERY song you release to Spotify Editorial Playlists before their release dates. Spotify editors actually review these and put artists on huge playlists that can jumpstart their careers. This is only if the music and pitch is good enough. InContinue reading “Writing a Good Spotify Pitch”

The Tortoise or the Hare?

By Kerry Oliver, Rock the Dream Which are you? The Tortoise or the Hare? Many musicians jump out the gate on fire, putting all their time, effort and money into their music career, but soon suffer from the worst case of burn-out. Others never even leave the gate, lamenting excuse after excuse. Then, there areContinue reading “The Tortoise or the Hare?”

Real World Marketing Ideas

Written by Lindsey Batista, Rock the Dream  With streaming and now the pandemic, music is increasingly accessed, performed, and marketed virtually.  This doesn’t mean that old school marketing techniques should be totally forgotten, though. And, since so many artists do forget them nowadays, it will make your name stand out even more. Here are someContinue reading “Real World Marketing Ideas”

Musicians Guide to Twitch

Written by Alana Lai, Rock the Dream Twitch is a live streaming platform where creators from any niche can livestream and interact with fans all over the world. Plus, you can earn a pretty significant income if you grow your following. Although Twitch is primarily thought of as a gaming platform, there are a tonContinue reading “Musicians Guide to Twitch”

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”