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?”

Announcing the Winner of our “It’s QuaranTIME” Contest

Written by Angelica Herrera, Rock the Dream We want to send a huge thank you to everyone who submitted a 30-second video and helped make it a success! The contest served as a fun way to raise money for the charity as Rock the Dream and the entire music industry has been significantly devastated byContinue reading “Announcing the Winner of our “It’s QuaranTIME” Contest”

Stuck At Home? You Can Still Make New Fans!

Written by Jessie Cheng, Rock The Dream While we may all be stuck at home right now, our creative possibilities are still limitless! As an artist, you can still take advantage of a plethora of ideas to make and connect with new fans. Keep reading, and you will be one step closer towards creating successfulContinue reading “Stuck At Home? You Can Still Make New Fans!”

Spotify To The Band Rescue!

Written by Hannah Lopez, Contributor. Bands and Artists are normally short on cash, but now more than ever musicians are suffering financially with the loss of performances, touring and merch sales. Good news! In collaboration with Cash App, Paypal and GoFundMe artists can now create a fundraising button on their Spotify page. First, if youContinue reading “Spotify To The Band Rescue!”