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!”

Should You Be Sync Licensing Your Music?

Written by Lindsey Batista, Rock the Dream For some artists, TV and Film placement is the ultimate goal, but others never even give it a thought. These kinds of placements are called sync licensing, and can be a huge stream of income for musicians. If it’s something you’ve never heard of or never tried, now’sContinue reading “Should You Be Sync Licensing Your Music?”

The Secret Way to Master Songwriting

Written By Lindsey Batista, Rock the Dream Until recently, getting a degree in songwriting was almost unheard of. Nowadays, most big music schools offer a songwriting program, or at least a few classes. While a degree doesn’t mean much in the music industry, it takes more than just talent to write real “hits”. Songwriting isContinue reading “The Secret Way to Master Songwriting”

Why You Should Have a Social Media Schedule

Written By; Ava Spolec, Rock the Dream Have you noticed your posts receiving little interaction despite the effort you put in? Social media is actually a lot more complex than it may seem when it comes to promotion and growing a following. That’s why you need to strategize and plan ahead. For an artist desiringContinue reading “Why You Should Have a Social Media Schedule”