One Look At Your DPK Could Make or Break Your Career

Written by Lindsey Batista, Rock the Dream If you’re an artist or band that wants to book gigs and you don’t have a DPK yet, don’t wait any longer.  A DPK, or digital press kit, is your musician’s resume. It will tell venues, promotors, journalists, and professionals in the industry what you bring as anContinue reading “One Look At Your DPK Could Make or Break Your Career”

5 SMART WAYS TO MAKE MONEY ON TOUR

Written by Angelica Herrera, Rock the Dream Most up-and-coming bands dream of the day they can pack their suitcase and hit the road with their band mates. It’s no secret, artists love touring and for good reason, it’s one of the best ways to grow your fanbase. But, touring is costly. It can cost anContinue reading “5 SMART WAYS TO MAKE MONEY ON TOUR”

How to “Hook” Your Listeners

Written by Lindsey Batista, Rock the Dream You’ve probably imagined a crowd of fans singing back the lyrics of one of your songs. It takes a really dedicated fan to know every line of your songs, but a real hit will have a hook that EVERYONE remembers.   The hook is the catchiest part ofContinue reading “How to “Hook” Your Listeners”

How to Engage and Grow your Fanbase

Written by Jessie Cheng, Rock the Dream Part of being a successful artist is understanding your target audience and fans. While you still can’t interact face to face during Covid, there are plenty of opportunities to connect with them through the Internet and social media. Doing so requires you to understand your fanbase and knowContinue reading “How to Engage and Grow your Fanbase”

FREE Songwriting Workshop with Multi Platinum Producer – Register Now!

Every artist dreams of the chance to work with an industry pro, and Rock the Dream is giving songwriters the opportunity with our free Songwriting Workshop with multi-platinum producer Loren Israel. Major label A&R Consultant Loren Israel has worked with Coldplay, Plain White T’s, Less Than Jake, Jimmy Eat World, Sugarcult, Neon Trees, and TheContinue reading “FREE Songwriting Workshop with Multi Platinum Producer – Register Now!”

“Record Label Advances – Is it Free Money?”

Written by Lindsey Batista, Rock the Dream A big part of the allure of signing a record deal is getting an advance (aka, the money).  There is much to consider before taking a check from a label, however.  Understanding how the advance works and the terms of your deal will help you make the rightContinue reading ““Record Label Advances – Is it Free Money?””

Virtual Live Concert Tomorrow!

August 1st brings another Virtual Live Concert from Rock the Dream! Featured artists are Onella, Mitchel Madak, Sarah Shipley, Corry Michaels, and Nojac, and our MC is Kam Cinnamon. Tune in at 5pm PTD/ 8pm EDT on instagram and vote for your favorite performer!  While in person concerts are on hold, you can still enjoyContinue reading “Virtual Live Concert Tomorrow!”

Step Up your Instagram Live Performances

Written By Diane Martin, Rock the Dream Instagram Live has been popular since it came out four years ago, but now with in-person concerts on hold it is more valuable than ever. Instagram offers features that make it the perfect platform for your live performances.  You can see your viewer count and their likes andContinue reading “Step Up your Instagram Live Performances”

The Do’s & Don’ts of Networking with Industry Professionals

By Kerry Oliver, CEO Rock the Dream Every credible source advises to “network” with industry professionals as the sure fire way of getting ahead. “It’s WHO you know” that determines your level of success in the music world. Great advice, but two questions come to mind: One, how do I meet these mover n’ shakers;Continue reading “The Do’s & Don’ts of Networking with Industry Professionals”

TROLL OR MARKETING GENIUS?

Written by Angelica Herrera, Rock the Dream Do you feel like you’re constantly promoting your music on social media and not getting much traction? You’re not alone. Lil Nas X, in an interview, said “I’d post a funny meme and get 2,000 retweets. Then I’d post a song and get 10.” So, he quit sharingContinue reading “TROLL OR MARKETING GENIUS?”