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”

Guide to Crowdfunding – It Actually Works!

Written by Lindsey Batista, Rock the Dream You may be wary of crowdfunding campaigns because you feel you’re just asking for handouts, or you may have never even thought of doing one. They’re actually a really common and successful way that musicians fund their projects. Crowdfunding gets your fanbase engaged and creates a community feel. Here’sContinue reading “Guide to Crowdfunding – It Actually Works!”

“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”

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!”

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”

Beat Writer’s Block!

If you’re a songwriter, you’ve probably had times where it felt like words and inspiration just flowed out of you and onto the page. And, other times I’m sure you’ve felt the exact opposite, when you desperately want to write, but . . . nothing.  Don’t let this hold you back from creating new music,Continue reading “Beat Writer’s Block!”

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”