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”

How To Save your Artist Bio from the Discard Pile!

Written by Lindsey Batista, Rock the Dream A professional sounding artist bio really is important – some people even pay to have one written for them. But, you can do it yourself if you take the time and effort. Why is it so important you ask?  As the industry evolves, more artists are able toContinue reading “How To Save your Artist Bio from the Discard Pile!”

Make Your Merch Booth Do Its Job!

Written by Diane Martin, Rock the Dream Most musicians have a goal to play live shows and go on tour. If you’ve made it to this point, then you’re doing something right, but make sure you’re making the most of these opportunities. Music by itself generates very little income, even for big artists, so thingsContinue reading “Make Your Merch Booth Do Its Job!”

Rock the Quad Makes a Triumphant Comeback Post-Coronavirus

Written by Angelica Herrera, Rock the Dream “Thank you SO much for putting this on!” a concert attendee gleefully expressed. “Are you going to be back next weekend? If so, I’ll be here!”. And, although the Rock the Quad Charity Concert only happens once annually, we were ecstatic to be back as the first liveContinue reading “Rock the Quad Makes a Triumphant Comeback Post-Coronavirus”

Focus on Your Target Market- You Can’t Please Everyone

Written by Grace Moran, Rock The Dream Think about your own taste in music. There are most likely songs that you can appreciate but cannot relate to, or certain sounds that just don’t excite your ears. It may not have anything to do with quality of the music, every individual just has different tastes. ItContinue reading “Focus on Your Target Market- You Can’t Please Everyone”

One Look At Your DPK Could Make or Break Your Career

Written by Lindsey Batista, Rock the Dream If you’re an artist or band that wants to book gigs and you don’t have a DPK yet, don’t wait any longer.  A DPK, or digital press kit, is your musician’s resume. It will tell venues, promotors, journalists, and professionals in the industry what you bring as anContinue reading “One Look At Your DPK Could Make or Break Your Career”

5 SMART WAYS TO MAKE MONEY ON TOUR

Written by Angelica Herrera, Rock the Dream Most up-and-coming bands dream of the day they can pack their suitcase and hit the road with their band mates. It’s no secret, artists love touring and for good reason, it’s one of the best ways to grow your fanbase. But, touring is costly. It can cost anContinue reading “5 SMART WAYS TO MAKE MONEY ON TOUR”

How to “Hook” Your Listeners

Written by Lindsey Batista, Rock the Dream You’ve probably imagined a crowd of fans singing back the lyrics of one of your songs. It takes a really dedicated fan to know every line of your songs, but a real hit will have a hook that EVERYONE remembers.   The hook is the catchiest part ofContinue reading “How to “Hook” Your Listeners”

How to Engage and Grow your Fanbase

Written by Jessie Cheng, Rock the Dream Part of being a successful artist is understanding your target audience and fans. While you still can’t interact face to face during Covid, there are plenty of opportunities to connect with them through the Internet and social media. Doing so requires you to understand your fanbase and knowContinue reading “How to Engage and Grow your Fanbase”