I’m gonna be completely honest and transparent with yall. Last year I was killin’ it on beat sales but this year there seems to be an extreme decline in beat sales in the overall market. Even the big name producers that I know who were doing 10K a month, this year are lucky if they do 2 or 3K a month. Don’t get me wrong, 3K a month is no joke but that’s more than a 50% decrease vs. previous years. Personally, I think that every since beatstars came on to the scene there has been a huge increase in producers selling beats online to an already very limited market. The other trend I see is artists getting beats off of YouTube because artists can easily rip MP3s right from beat videos, put that shit in a DAW, find the loop point and completely remove the tag.
That’s just my theory but what do yall think? Have you seen a decline in your beat sales this year?