How to do beats is something that is simple to get started in, fun to learn, and difficult to master. If you want to know how to do beats, you have to search for the right tools and information and most of all, you need to learn to listen to music to break down the elements.
This is the beginning of your journey to learning how to do beats of your own.
The elements of how to do beats for the basic hip-hop beat, for example, are quite often composed of (more…)
This post is for those who are new to beat making and/or music making in general. Please keep in mind that, in the end, these are really just my opinions and not laws. Also, if you are a seasoned pro already, you probably already know this stuff.
However, if you are new and thinking about selling beats now or in the future, there is one thing that you should understand which is common to e’rybody including you. What is it? It is this:
Your approach to marketing your work and where you focus your efforts is as critical, if not more critical, than the beats that you make. In other words, without an effective strategy to market your beats, nothing… and I repeat… (more…)
In yesterday’s post, I was pretty depressing about some of the painful stuff that can happen when you have the guts to put yourself out there and start marketing your beats and music.
Don’t get me wrong, you might find that your work is sent from the gods and everybody is just eating it up right from the beginning. If that happens to you, then I am excited for you too and I wish you all the good in the world. However, what is realistically more likely to happen doesn’t usually smell anything like that and you need to be prepared to (more…)
The last post, “Marketing Your Beats and Music,” ended on the idea of you figuring out who buys beats like yours and, as promised, I am going to talk about that a little bit now.
Typically, shoppers for beats can range across a broad audience which will include people who just want something to rap over to impress their friends as well as established industry pros.
If you are looking to turn a profit at some point, then your marketing efforts should probably be geared toward industry performers like singers, rappers and spoken word performers.
Keep in mind that, of course, your options are (more…)