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”

3…2…1 Smile!

By Jessie Cheng, Rock the Dream 3…2…1…and Smile! If you’re camera shy, it’s perfectly understandable. But, having great professional photos is an extremely important aspect of successful artist branding and promotion.  Why are professional photos important?  Easy recognition. Your photos should portray your artist image, so your fans will recognize your face more and more,Continue reading “3…2…1 Smile!”

How to Use SubmitHub

By Lindsey Batista, Rock the Dream I’m sure you’ve heard about the importance of playlists in promoting your music, but how do you really get added to someone’s list? Some have specific ways to submit music, but SubmitHub is one of the biggest platforms for finding and submitting to playlists, as well as some blogs.Continue reading “How to Use SubmitHub”

Youtube Curators – The Secret that Can Help Your Career

Written by Lindsey Batista, Rock the Dream So you’ve written and recorded your song that’s sure to be a hit – if you could only get it in front of an audience. A lot of artists are in the same spot, and though it’s not quite so simple, a youtube curator could be the bridgeContinue reading “Youtube Curators – The Secret that Can Help Your Career”

FROM PASSION TO PROFIT – Ways to Make Extra Money From Music

Written by Jessie Cheng, Rock the Dream Turning our passions into sustainable careers… while it’s everyone’s goal, we all know it’s easier said than done. As musicians, what are the ways to add extra money into our pockets? Read on to find some creative ways to become a profitable artist! If you have a specialContinue reading “FROM PASSION TO PROFIT – Ways to Make Extra Money From Music”

Guide to Crowdfunding – It Actually Works!

Written by Lindsey Batista, Rock the Dream You may be wary of crowdfunding campaigns because you feel you’re just asking for handouts, or you may have never even thought of doing one. They’re actually a really common and successful way that musicians fund their projects. Crowdfunding gets your fanbase engaged and creates a community feel. Here’sContinue reading “Guide to Crowdfunding – It Actually Works!”