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LIVE VIRTUAL CONCERTS VIA INSTAGRAM

In the days of Covid, Rock the Dream, like most music industry companies have taken to the virtual screen to feature aspiring bands and artists. Since June, they have showcased two live concerts on Instagram, where fans could enjoy the performances by a blend of different genres from pop to rock to rap.

A welcoming twist was that the artist with the most fan votes won a $100 Target gift card, which in these hard times, is always a plus. Not to mention, sharing the admission donations from the viewers.

Congrats to Onella, the winner of both shows!  The first line-up included, Inconsistent Me, Point 5, First Round’s On Me, A Note Two Self, Toxic Hearts, and, of course, Onella.

And, In August, from the comfort of their homes, audiences were thrilled bythe returning, Onella, and Sarah Shipley, Mitchel Madak, Corry Michaelsand Nojac. The reigning winner beat out the band Nojac by just a few votes. 

The next Virtual Live Concert is scheduled for Oct. 17th, again on Instagram. Any artist/band interested in performing, email contact@rockthedream.org.

FREE VIRTUAL SONGWRITING WORKSHOPS BY MULTI-PLATINUM PRODUCER

When can the average local artist or songwriter work with a multi-platinum producer, and for Free? It’s always “who you know” or a huge financial expense.

Rock the Dream has joined with major label A&R Consultant and Producer Loren Israel to offer a huge opportunity once each month to those who wish to reach a higher level of songwriting expertise.

Loren has generated hit songs with such bands as Plain White T’s, Coldplay, Neon Trees, Less than Jake, Jimmy Eat World, Sugarcult, The Unlikely Candidates, and more.

To date, Rock the Dream has hosted 2 Workshops with the third on the way, set for Sept. 19th with the artists, Kam Cinnamon and Sarah Shipley. The fortunate artists who have also participated are First Round’s On Me, Onella, Rosahlee and Mitchel Madak.

The $200 workshop fee is completely paid by Rock the Dream, and includes a free month in its mentorship program. The songwriting session focuses on the productionand recording of a verse and chorus of one song.

The approval process for participants is based on a thorough scouting assessment of the songwriter’s potential. Email contact@rockthedream.org for more information and to register for consideration.

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Virtual Songwriting Workshop!

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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 by 24 hours.

“We crossed our fingers that the tour wouldn’t be cancelled, and he made it through all but one . . . that’s a win!” stated Angelica Herrera, Rock the Dream Concert Coordinator.

Since he launched his solo career on his first tour back in April 2019, he has accomplished three tours in over five states and 14 schools, performing in front of hundreds of new fans.

Due to the virus outbreak and the question of when and how schools will re-open, his next Rock the Campus tour is delayed to the Spring of 2021 with plans to squeeze in at least four tour routes through December.

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

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 by Covid-19 and the stay-at-home mandates implemented throughout the country.

All of the video submissions were funny and incredibly creative, and we want to give a special congratulations to Emerson Jones, the winner of the $50 Target Gift Card in our “It’s QuaranTIME Contest! His video submission (see below) received 39% of the votes, the most of any entrant, and has been awarded the gift card!

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 by 24 hours.

“We crossed our fingers that the tour wouldn’t be cancelled, and he made it through all but one . . . that’s a win!” stated Angelica Herrera, Rock the Dream Concert Coordinator.

Since he launched his solo career on his first tour back in April 2019, he has accomplished three tours in over five states and 14 schools, performing in front of hundreds of new fans.

Due to the virus outbreak and the question of when and how schools will re-open, his next Rock the
Campus tour is delayed to the Spring of 2021 with plans to squeeze in at least four tour routes through December.Michigan where he missed the last closure by 24 hours.

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“It’s QuaranTIME” Contest 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 our “It’s QuaranTIME” a success!

The contest served as a fun way to raise money for the charity as Rock the Dream and the entire music industry have been significantly devastated by Covid-19 and the stay-at-home mandates implemented throughout the country.

All of the video submissions were funny and incredibly creative. We want to give a special congratulations to Emerson Jones, the winner of the $50 Target Gift Card! His video submission received 39% of the votes.

“FIRST VIRTUAL LIVE CONCERT” By Kerry Oliver, Rock the Dream

And the winner is . . . Onella!

Rock the Dream hosted its first Virtual Live Concert with 6 bands and artists competing for a $100. Target Gift Card! The line-up included, Inconsistent Me, Point 5, First Round’s On Me, A Note Two Self, Toxic Hearts, and of course, the winner Onella.

Promoted on Instagram, this night of music and fun was also great exposure for the artists with about 100 gathering to view this blend of different genres from pop to rock to rap.

Rock the Dream is hosting its next Virtual Live Concert on August 1st, featuring Onella as the former winner and The Breakes from Indiana! Another 4 bands will be joining soon. If you are a
band or artist and wish to perform, email contact@rockthedream.org for more info.