Start Texting Your Fans

Written by Lindsey Batista, Rock The Dream Every artists’ success comes down to the same thing: the fanbase.  That’s why the relationship between artists and fans is crucial, especially for those who are up and coming.  In our streaming and social media ruled world, fans are bombarded by new music and artists all the time. Continue reading “Start Texting Your Fans”

Add Your Song Lyrics To Instagram Stories

Written by Jessie Cheng, Rock The Dream We can add lyrics to Justin Bieber’s “Yummy” and Katy Perry’s “Roar” to our Instagram stories, but do you know that you can also add your own song lyrics? Yes, you can! Read through, and you’ll be on track towards adding your own song lyrics to your nextContinue reading “Add Your Song Lyrics To Instagram Stories”

What Major Labels Look For When Signing An Artist

Written by Kerry Oliver, CEO of Dream A Dream Records Dream A Dream Records has showcased hundreds of bands and artists over the years. Their common belief is that their music is good . . . or good enough to be signed by a major label. Then, when we ask for their live show attendanceContinue reading “What Major Labels Look For When Signing An Artist”

High School Tour During Quarantine Madness!

By Kerry Oliver, Rock The Dream Traveling hundreds of miles through Michigan, Indiana and Ohio in just five days, Inconsistent Me marks the end to another FUN High School Tour with a twist. Getting to each state, right before the school systems closed was pure luck, until Michigan where he missed the last closure byContinue reading “High School Tour During Quarantine Madness!”

Managing Mental Health During Covid-19

Written by Hannah Lopez, Rock The Dream Being a musician during the chaos of Coronavirus can be difficult. It is hard to stay motivated to produce new music when your energy may be focused elsewhere, like calming your anxiety.   I have compiled some suggestions on how to keep productive and use this time asContinue reading “Managing Mental Health During Covid-19”

CORONA TIMES CALL FOR FUN CORONA MEASURES: IT’S QUARANTIME!

Written by Grayce Moran, Rock The Dream Need a break from your schoolwork? Are the kids driving you crazy? Are you looking for ideas to pass the time in lockdown? Here’s your chance to show us the crazy, wacky, creative ways that you’ve found to keep yourself entertained during this Corona season…and maybe win aContinue reading “CORONA TIMES CALL FOR FUN CORONA MEASURES: IT’S QUARANTIME!”

Music and the Coronavirus

The coronavirus pandemic has wreaked havoc on the music industry. From halting album releases and cancelling tours to decimating gigs for musicians, sound techs and thousands of others who rely on income from concerts and public gatherings. Those who live and work in the music industry professionally, have been significantly affected. Rock The Dream, likeContinue reading “Music and the Coronavirus”

Easy Actions to Increase Spotify Traction

By Grayce Moran. In a world where CD’s and iTunes libraries are a thing of the past, artists often struggle to make money from their music releases. Streaming is the newest and most popular way to listen to music, making mechanical royalties an important portion of an artist’s income. Spotify is the largest and mostContinue reading “Easy Actions to Increase Spotify Traction”

Rock The Quad Charity Concert

The 6th Annual Rock The Quad Charity Concert will be held on Saturday, April 4th from 5:00pm to 10:00pm at Tempe Marketplace in Tempe, AZ. Enjoy this free concert, featuring Vynyl from Denver, CO and from Arizona, Rosahlee, Just Tommy, Maybe By Fall and Toxic Hearts. Net proceeds benefit Rock the Dream. UPDATE MARCH 25,Continue reading “Rock The Quad Charity Concert”

Showcase for an A&R Rep – Are You Ready?

Many artists dream of the day when they will be signed to a record label, especially a major label. What do they need to make this happen? First, talent and hard work; connections never hurt; and a showcase before an A&R consultant. If you’re at this level, then the Arizona Booking and A&R Showcase isContinue reading “Showcase for an A&R Rep – Are You Ready?”