Why Lewis Capaldi is a Social Media Genius

By Lindsey Batista, Rock the Dream  Lewis Capaldi has become one of the biggest names in music, with his first single becoming the fastest to reach 25 million streams from an unsigned artist. Of course his music is exceptional, but there are other things to take away from his career, like his social media.  AnContinue reading “Why Lewis Capaldi is a Social Media Genius”

Writing a Good Spotify Pitch

Written By Lindsey Batista, Rock the Dream If you aren’t already, you should be submitting EVERY song you release to Spotify Editorial Playlists before their release dates. Spotify editors actually review these and put artists on huge playlists that can jumpstart their careers. This is only if the music and pitch is good enough. InContinue reading “Writing a Good Spotify Pitch”

The Tortoise or the Hare?

By Kerry Oliver, Rock the Dream Which are you? The Tortoise or the Hare? Many musicians jump out the gate on fire, putting all their time, effort and money into their music career, but soon suffer from the worst case of burn-out. Others never even leave the gate, lamenting excuse after excuse. Then, there areContinue reading “The Tortoise or the Hare?”

Real World Marketing Ideas

Written by Lindsey Batista, Rock the Dream  With streaming and now the pandemic, music is increasingly accessed, performed, and marketed virtually.  This doesn’t mean that old school marketing techniques should be totally forgotten, though. And, since so many artists do forget them nowadays, it will make your name stand out even more. Here are someContinue reading “Real World Marketing Ideas”

Musicians Guide to Twitch

Written by Alana Lai, Rock the Dream Twitch is a live streaming platform where creators from any niche can livestream and interact with fans all over the world. Plus, you can earn a pretty significant income if you grow your following. Although Twitch is primarily thought of as a gaming platform, there are a tonContinue reading “Musicians Guide to Twitch”

How to Get Played on Pandora Radio

Written by Lindsey Batista, Rock the Dream Pandora radio, owned by siriusxm, makes personally curated music stations for its listeners. It’s great for discovering new artists, because it plays similar music to what someone already listens to from all different artists.  Currently, it is only in the US, but it has a huge audience nonetheless.Continue reading “How to Get Played on Pandora Radio”

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”

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!”

Treat Music Like It’s Your Job – Even if It’s Not!

Written by Lindsey Batista, Rock the Dream Some people still believe that “making it” in a music career comes down to pure talent and getting noticed by the right people. If you’ve paid attention to how things have been working since the early 2000’s, you know that it also takes a business mindset. What itContinue reading “Treat Music Like It’s Your Job – Even if It’s Not!”

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”