Randy Jackson’s Advice to Artists

Written By Lindsey Batista, Rock the dream As a musician, producer, and American Idol judge, Randy Jackson has definitely spent enough time in the industry to see what it takes to succeed, and what things hold an artist back.  During the Mesa Music Festival seminar in Arizona, he shared his experience of the crucial practices necessaryContinue reading “Randy Jackson’s Advice to Artists”

Do You Have a Brand?

Written by; Lindsey Batista, Rock the Dream At the end of the day, music is a business even at the smallest scale, and business means “selling a brand”.  There’s a difference between being just a music artist and having a brand – which is essential for success. The first question is, “What is your brand?”Continue reading “Do You Have a Brand?”

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!”

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”

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!”