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!”

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”

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”

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”