Weekly Updates

Final Vans Warped Tour Lineup Announced

After 24 years, the final Vans Warped Tour lineup has been announced.

All good things must come to an end. The Vans Warped Tour has been a summer staple in music festival culture for three decades.

It’s farewell but see you soon. We look forward to covering the Vans Warped Tour one last time.

We are grateful for Lyman and… read more

Tribal Seeds Live at The Fillmore

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Tribal Seeds toured through San Francisco, CA in support of their new album Roots Party and played the legendary Fillmore West.

Five years ago, when I founded Rockstardreams.com, our first on-camera interview was with an emerging reggae/rock band called Black Bottom Lighters at Floyd’s Barber Shop in Venice, CA.

Reggae/ rock has always had a special place in our… read more

Dua Lipa Passes 1 Billion Views on YouTube with “New Rules”

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New rules indeed, Dua Lipa becomes the youngest pop artist to pass the 1 billion view mark on YouTube.

Seven months after the music video for Dua Lipa’s smash single “New Rules” went live on YouTube, it surpassed 1 billion views. Yowza, that’s a lot of listens and streams for a single video and an incredible… read more

We Set Signals Release “Remember Me”

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We Set Signals might be the next post hardcore band to breakthrough.

Combining elements of post-hardcore, metalcore, and pop punk, this 4-piece is hitting the scene with force releasing a video for their lead single “Remember Me”off of their debut EP Abandon Ship.

“So we give in to the pressure because we have no way to measure,”  “It’s… read more

Walrus Audio Pedals Sound As Good As They Look

Walrus Audio has some of the most stylish and unique guitar pedals in the game.

Dakota Gartner, lead guitar and vocals for the L.A. indie rock band Naked Walrus, may have found his spirit animal in Walrus Audio.

Their standout designs and effects were on full display as we roamed the vast showroom floor during The NAMM Show… read more

Migos Break A Billboard Record Set By The Beatles in 1964

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54 years and thousands of artists and songs later, new wave rappers Migos, set a new record.

Migos set a new record for the most singles in the Billboard Top 100 at one time. Then they broke their own record two weeks later.

The digital streaming age along with YouTube, combined with traditional album sales and radio play… read more

King Klio Is A Song Away From Reigning

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We caught up with King Klio at the Artist Relations Endorse Expo during NAMM week.

Emerging pop/soul and R&B artist King Klio has been grinding it out in the L.A. music scene and putting in the work.

We discovered the young songstress a few months ago and invited her to showcase at the San Francisco Music Conference.… read more

Balanced Breakfast is a New Way for Artists and Industry to Connect

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Founder Stefan Aronsen shares why he opted to talk shop over coffee to create a new kind of social network for musicians.

The Bay Area music scene has evolved over the years and is home to some of the most influential artists in the world and pop culture, including Jefferson Airplane, The Grateful Dead, Metallica,  G-Eazy… read more

Country Music Artist Jessica Lynn Has All The Right Moves

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Emerging pop and country artist Jessica Lynn put on a show at the Artist Relations Endorse Expo during NAMM week.

Style, charisma, and a good look combined with compelling vocals and songs that connect are a strong formula to make it in the music world.

In addition, the key differentiator for artists on the fringe is a relentless… read more

Justin Timberlake’s Super Bowl Halftime Show Was About Performance Over Everything

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Justin Timberlake performed during halftime at Super Bowl LII and we are perplexed by the naysayers.

Were we watching the same show? People were more concerned about his wardrobe than the actual performance. To the click-bait journalists and bloggers posting articles for the headlines to drive traffic, beat it.

To dance and do a medley of that scale is… read more