How to use Instagram Reels for Promotion

By Lindsey Batista, Rock the Dream Social media is a crucial part of promotion for every artist, but if you’re not utilizing it in the right ways, your posts won’t reach anyone.  Right now, videos are way more powerful than photos, and on instagram this means using reels. The format and algorithm for reels isContinue reading “How to use Instagram Reels for Promotion”

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?”

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”

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!”

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”

Do You Have What Booking Agents Are Looking For?

Written by Lindsey Batista, Rock The Dream As many musicians find out early in their career, talent isn’t everything. Your music has to be high quality, but what will set you apart is hard work. This is also what will impress booking agents. As an artist you have to market and advocate for yourself, but at someContinue reading “Do You Have What Booking Agents Are Looking For?”