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  • Students Rush Artist’s Tour Booth

    November 18, 2019 by

    By Angelica Herrera. It was lunch time on Wednesday in Detroit and students at Renaissance High rushed Inconsistent Me’s (Brendan) booth.  “Sign my forehead!” a fan screamed. Only Brendan’s lavender hair could be seen from the masses of students huddled around trying to get something signed — a fan photo, their phone cases, their arms and other random body… Read more

  • It Takes A Team To Rock Your Dream

    November 7, 2019 by

    By Grayce Moran. If you are looking to kickstart your music career but aren’t sure where to begin, the Rock the Dream (RTD) Mentorship Program is the place for you. Take it from one of our current students, Cello, who appreciates RTD’s structured environment and believes that, “no matter how experienced an artist may be,… Read more

  • Putting It All Online

    November 1, 2019 by

    By Tyren Woods. Today, a solid social media presence is just as important to artists as putting out new music. One of the first places people go to find new music is online. Green Kite’s artist, Inconsistent Me, is learning just how influential this tool can be. People gravitate towards musicians that they relate to, so by creating… Read more

  • Does Working With A Multi-Platinum Producer Affect Your Music?

    October 23, 2019 by

    By Kerry Oliver. GKR artist Emric has been working with multi-platinum producer Loren Israel for six months and is ready to jump into the studio to record his new EP, which will release in the spring of 2020. The million dollar question for most any artist is “does working with a producer who has multiple Billboard hits… Read more

  • The 10 Best Strategies For Releasing A Single

    October 19, 2019 by

    By Angelica Herrera. Your freshly recorded single is so impressive, you have already envisioned yourself selling out multiple shows at Madison Square Garden surrounded by thousands of screaming fans. Snap out of it . . . Back to reality – What do you do next?? Before launching that single on all the streaming platforms and… Read more

  • Artist Mentorship For Everyone Is Here!

    October 1, 2019 by

    If you are an artist and need help navigating through the music industry, help is here. The biggest need that most struggling bands and artists have discovered is — it takes a TEAM! Rock The Dream charity has recently launched a Test Mentorship Program, which will allow 10 artists/bands one free month experience using its… Read more

  • Choosing A Band Name: A Rose By Any Other Name?

    September 25, 2019 by

    By Brittany Morrison. CD Baby Podcasters Kevin Breuner and Chris Robley gave great advice on how to choose a timeless band name. For instance, choose one that fits your genre, and make sure that it will stand out. According to the two podcasters, it’s best to choose a band or artist name that is short,… Read more

  • And The Winner Is…

    August 21, 2019 by

    By Dan Lee. Hundreds of people gathered around the Tempe Marketplace District Stage on a hot August afternoon for the much-anticipated Summer Variety Show. An array of talented singers, dancers, and other performers entertained this crowd while helping to benefit the Rock The Dream Charity. The featured performer, Emric, ended the show with his soulful… Read more

  • 99% Strategy – Releasing Your Music

    August 8, 2019 by

    By Megan Barnett. So, you have just finished the process of recording your song. It’s great and you want to share it with the world but are afraid of your sound getting lost in the void that is the music industry. Of course, there are the major streaming platforms (Spotify, Apple Music, Soundcloud, etc.) but… Read more

  • How Important Is Artist Professionalism? Extremely!

    July 27, 2019 by

    By Brittany Morrison. What is one of the worst ways to taint your music career? A lack of artist professionalism. There are things serious artists should and should not do when pursuing a successful career in the music industry. It’s not just about the music.  The music world tends to house unnecessary amounts of drama.… Read more

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