Today the internet has become wide available to a lot of people. Artists are now looking for the hottest beats on the internet so this is the best time to become a music producer especially if you produce rap and hip hop instrumentals. Other genres of beats also sell on the internet but a lot of musicians outside the genre of rap hip hop and R&B usually use in house producers to work on their projects! In this article/forum post I want to talk about what some producers ignore but can make you a big killing in beat sales if you just promote it well! I want to talk about BEAT TAPES but before I do that I want to say this.
Human beings act in puzzling ways, ways that often defy logical behavior. Even more puzzling are those situations where, even when we know we are acting illogically, we still do it. For example many people here are asking BIG Questions like “How can I make more Money selling Beats Online?” but so often we assume that BIG Questions have big answers so we overlook the simple or the obvious answers RIGHT in front of us and even worse we judge the VALUE of the answers by how HARD it was to find them or how much we paid to get the Them! Here is an example, most producers will browse forums looking for answers and even read this forum post but guess what? MOST PEOPLE DON’T TAKE FREE INFORMATION SERIOUSLY! They have a quick glance through the posts and maybe read a few sentences, but then just carry on browsing the internet without taking ACTION! So what’s going on? Many of these producers are looking for answers to the BIG questions and yet, when I give them many of the BIG answers for nothing, they don’t seem to notice.
Crazy isn’t it?
The thing is, if you give someone something for free, they assume it has little value. They equate pain, suffering and struggle with something of worth. They find it hard to accept that something profound and life changing could come to them so easily. I hope you do not make the same mistake when reading this article because it can RAISE your beat sales and also change your life! Though the information here is brief and you received it for free, the effect on your life can be dramatic!
Now let’s get started.
Artists want beats very much! It’s like fuel for their music career. They want beats so much that they’ll even sign up to a mailing list if you promise to send them free beats even if they have never heard any of your beats yet! Most producers usually complain about artists who ask for free beats or who want beats at cheap prices but hey instead of complaining why not solve that problem? I won’t waste much of your time with crap so here is the big deal!
Here is the big deal: SELL BEAT TAPES ON iTunes with Lease Rights
I will tell you one thing! Beat tapes usually make more sales than regular leases!!! With beat tapes instead of leasing one beat for $10, $15, or $20, you can make a beat tape with at least 10 beats and sell it as an album on iTunes for the price of one beat or two or whatever price you choose, just make sure you’re giving the artists a big deal than your regular lease prices! You can even sell it for $10 with 10 beats! Have both your regular beat store (Soundclick, Myflashstore or whatever) and your iTunes store for beat tapes! Market the beat tape effectively and you’ll see big money coming in! Now this is the question that a lot of Artists and producers ask me “How can I get my Music on iTunes?” don’t worry I used to wonder about that too!
HOW TO GET YOUR MUSIC ON iTunes
First of all I want to let you know why getting your music on iTunes is the #1 way to go if you’re trying to sell your music online! iTunes is the #1 website that people buy music from. Apple products are popular just like iphone, ipad and yes theres also iTunes. Getting your music on iTunes makes you look like a serious musician/producer and customers willing to buy your music will trust you when your music is on iTunes because they trust Apple products and iTunes! With that in mind, its better to sell your beat tapes on iTunes than e-junkie, click bank etc, I have tried all of them and iTunes gets me a lot of sales from beat tapes compared to e-junkie and click bank. Now let’s get the ball rolling.
When it comes to getting your music on iTunes don’t even think about going to the iTunes website and try to submit your music. ITunes is very professional and they only deal with Major artists/labels directly. Trying to submit your music on iTunes through them can take months if not yet years for them to approve you and then go through all the BS requirements, not to mention iTunes gets commission From your music sales which is NOT A GOOD THING!
The best way to get your music on iTunes is through a distribution company that works directly with iTunes. The best online music distribution company I recommend is http://www.SongCastOnline.com
With http://www.SongCastOnline.com you can get your music on iTunes, AmazonMP3, Spotify, Emusic, Google Play and more! And the best thing is that you get to keep 100% Money from all your sales (NO STUPID COMMISSIONS). Go ahead and sign up for free it’s the best way to get your music on iTunes and the big Plus Is that it distributes your music to iTunes, AmazonMP3, Spotify, Google Play and all the major music retailers which means more exposure and options when artists want to buy your beat tapes. If they are not comfortable with iTunes then you can direct them to an AmazonMP3 Link or Spotify or Google Play or whatever!
I hope this helps you make some more beat sales! Like I said, its usually the small things that make a big difference! Don’t believe me? Then try it out, you have nothing to loose!
I got to go smoke some weed now! Take care!