Rockfish Music

Real Music. Real People.



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General Admission $3 Monthly

Gain Access to our catalogue of Music and Artists as well as limited access to bonus material and additional content.

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General Admission $30 Annual

Gain Access to our catalogue of Music and Artists as well as limited access to bonus material and additional content.

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VIP                     $100 Annual

Gain Access to our catalogue of Music and Artists as well as full access to bonus material and additional content. You will have available our entire archive. You will also be invited to exclusive Rockfish events including in studio visits with the artists while in production. 

Donate $5 to the Heal Charlottesville Fund and instantly download a copy of Only Love.

Donate $5 to the Heal Charlottesville Fund and instantly download a copy of Only Love.

Pale Blue Dot - Only Love

Three days after the events of August 12, 2017, Tony LaRocco sat down with his guitar and wrote. He wrote a response. A response about love and coming together. When recording Pale Blue Dot's upcoming LP, Anatomy, the plan was to record in different studios in different cities. The band was in Nashville at the legendary Blackbird Studios. One night after a session, Tony played me and the band Only Love. I looked up and said "we're doing this tomorrow." It was only a few weeks after the tragic events and the emotion for all of us was still fresh. We decided to also bring as many other Charlottesville musicians to guest as we could and some incredibly talented pros jumped at the idea: Johnny Stubblefield from Parachute on drums, Sam Wilson from Sons of Bill on guitar, Butch Taylor from Dave Matthews Band on piano/organ, John D'Earth, Tucker Rogers, Will Thomas Reed, and Yolonda Jones all added their talents with the final mix done by incomparable Jeff Juliano.

We wanted Only Love to sound as if you were walking along the Downtown Mall on a Friday night in summer, with music pouring out of different venues, bars and restaurants. It was important to the band and I for this song to have more purpose than being another beautiful track on a great record. It needed to do more for our community, and we're proud to partner with the Heal Charlottesville Fund to make that happen. A $5 donation will get you Only Love ahead of the album release with all of the proceeds going to Heal Charlottesville. We hope you donate. We hope you listen. We hope you love it! - Dave Stipe, Producer.


Rockfish is partnering with Lockn' for the Rockn' To Lockn' contest. We will be producing and releasing singles with Rockn' To Lockn' winners.

These singles will be available at and will be available to download for all Lockn' 2018 Ticket Holders.

More exciting announcements are to come!  


Lord Nelson

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Will Overman


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OUT NOW! Travis Elliott Get In Love

Travis Elliott

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The rockfish model

  • In the current music industry model, a band pays studio/producer/engineer to make a record. This puts the band in debt and is often a struggle for independent artists. The band then sells their music and concert tickets to make up the expense.

  • Our goal is not to “change the industry,” but rather recognize that certain industry norms don’t necessarily work for independent artists. Funding a record should not be the focus for independent artists. Rather, the focus should be crafting the best music possible while providing an outlet for fans to engage and connect directly with them.

Who We are

Rockfish Music is a community of musicians and music lovers based in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Central Virginia. Founded in 2014 by Dave Stipe (Little Rhodie Productions) and Peter Agelasto (Monkeyclaus Recording Studio, Digital Relab), the idea came about after years of endeavoring to record music with independent artists as studio owners and producers. Rockfish Music was born as an organic solution for independent musicians looking to grow into a sustainable career and for fans looking to support and connect with their favorite artists.









  • In the Rockfish Model, a band and studio partner to create album with. Fans subscribe monthly/annually in exchange for access all of the music created by both the artist and studio. This also includes demos, alternate takes, and content giving subscribers a direct look inside the studio process.

  • Our vision is for bands to bring their fans to the party so they can experience an in-depth look into the process on how the records come to be. A true local music community that creates, shares, supports and celebrates together.

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Rockn' To Lockn' Details


Round 1: 20 are picked from submissions for online voting round. Top 12 from voting move on to live club round 2.

Round 2: 4 bands perform at: 
Shaka's Friday, March 2
Harvester Friday, March 9
Jefferson Friday, March 16
Top 2 from fan voting on site at venues move on to finale at Infinity Downs on April 21st.  

Round 3: Finale at Infinity Downs. (We aren't announcing 4/20 - 4/21 yet but will be announcing details on finale event soon.) Winners are top 3, or 4, chosen by most votes from those in attendance. 

Prize: Performance at LOCKN', $500 prize, and record single with Rockfish Music

Submissions happening now and ending February 2. Sonicbids link:

If there are problems with submitting through Sonicbids they can email

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