“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?”

Your Song Went Viral, What’s Next?

Written by Lindsey Batista, Rock the Dream The best thing that can happen to an artist who hopes to top charts and make it big is that one of their songs goes viral.  In the era of social media, this has become more common and a goal attained by a number of artists, even withContinue reading “Your Song Went Viral, What’s Next?”

Turning Your Song into the Next Hit on TIK TOK

Written by Jessie Cheng, Rock The Dream Stuck at home with your creative musical juices? With over 800 million active users, Tik Tok is undoubtedly one of the best platforms to take advantage of when promoting your music. While we may still be social distancing right now, your music can powerfully connect people all overContinue reading “Turning Your Song into the Next Hit on TIK TOK”

Music Videos Aren’t Going Anywhere!

Written by Lindsey Batista, Rock The Dream As streaming continues to take over the music industry, it might seem like even music videos are becoming obsolete.  Many things in the industry have begun to fade over time, like physical albums, long release build ups, and even albums themselves. It may seem like videos could beContinue reading “Music Videos Aren’t Going Anywhere!”

Virtual Songwriting Workshop!

Rock the Dream is sponsoring select artists to participate in a Virtual Songwriting Workshop with multi-platinum producer and A&R Consultant, Loren Israel. Loren, who worked as an A&R for Capitol Records for over 15 years, is well known for discovering and developing the Plain White T’s, Neon Trees, Jimmy Eat World and most recently, UnlikelyContinue reading “Virtual Songwriting Workshop!”

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?”