Can You Really Make Money on Youtube?

Written by Lindsey Batista, Rock the Dream Throughout the changing music industry, Youtube has stuck around as a huge platform, since its rise years ago. It’s also become a source of income for all kinds of creators, including musicians with huge audiences, as well as small and independent ones. If you associate with the latter,Continue reading “Can You Really Make Money on Youtube?”

“YOU CAN’T HANDLE THE TRUTH!”- October Songwriting Workshop

By Lindsey Batista, Rock the Dream Rock the Dream puts to bed another great songwriting workshop with multi-platinum producer Loren Israel last weekend!  Aaron from An Awful Mess and from Australia, Seb Szabo, individually met with Loren to ask industry questions and music advice. As always, they got the honest truth about what it takesContinue reading ““YOU CAN’T HANDLE THE TRUTH!”- October Songwriting Workshop”

What You Need to Know about Spotify’s Algorithm

Written by Lindsey Batista, Rock the Dream If you’ve looked into how to promote your music in recent years, you’ve probably come across countless strategies to outsmart the “algorithms” on streaming and social media platforms. Maybe you’ve tried them, or paid for services that promise this, or you thought it was too complicated to wasteContinue reading “What You Need to Know about Spotify’s Algorithm”

How To Make a Music Video Without Breaking the Bank

Written by Lindsey Batista, Rock the Dream So, you’re at a point in your career where you know the value of music videos and how this will definitely grow your following. The issue now becomes . . . doesn’t making videos cost a lot of money?  Sure, they can cost tons for top of theContinue reading “How To Make a Music Video Without Breaking the Bank”

WHY MOST BANDS AND ARTISTS FAIL

By Kerry Oliver, Rock the Dream Each year thousands of bands and artists join the music industry, performing and recording; however, less than 1% achieve success beyond the local scene.  Why? Some have terrible music and shouldn’t be in the industry at all, but most are missing the business element, which is crucial to theirContinue reading “WHY MOST BANDS AND ARTISTS FAIL”

DRESS LIKE THE NEXT BIGGEST HIT

Written by Jessie Cheng, Rock the Dream Ever hear of “fake it ’til you make it”? Well if you want to be famous, start dressing like you already are! Turn eyes as you walk down the street, confident and unique in your sense of fashion. Branding is key in the music industry and helps stirContinue reading “DRESS LIKE THE NEXT BIGGEST HIT”

How To Save your Artist Bio from the Discard Pile!

Written by Lindsey Batista, Rock the Dream A professional sounding artist bio really is important – some people even pay to have one written for them. But, you can do it yourself if you take the time and effort. Why is it so important you ask?  As the industry evolves, more artists are able toContinue reading “How To Save your Artist Bio from the Discard Pile!”

Make Your Merch Booth Do Its Job!

Written by Diane Martin, Rock the Dream Most musicians have a goal to play live shows and go on tour. If you’ve made it to this point, then you’re doing something right, but make sure you’re making the most of these opportunities. Music by itself generates very little income, even for big artists, so thingsContinue reading “Make Your Merch Booth Do Its Job!”

Rock the Quad Makes a Triumphant Comeback Post-Coronavirus

Written by Angelica Herrera, Rock the Dream “Thank you SO much for putting this on!” a concert attendee gleefully expressed. “Are you going to be back next weekend? If so, I’ll be here!”. And, although the Rock the Quad Charity Concert only happens once annually, we were ecstatic to be back as the first liveContinue reading “Rock the Quad Makes a Triumphant Comeback Post-Coronavirus”

Focus on Your Target Market- You Can’t Please Everyone

Written by Grace Moran, Rock The Dream Think about your own taste in music. There are most likely songs that you can appreciate but cannot relate to, or certain sounds that just don’t excite your ears. It may not have anything to do with quality of the music, every individual just has different tastes. ItContinue reading “Focus on Your Target Market- You Can’t Please Everyone”