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 learn from each experience so that you can continue to move forward no matter what.
Be prepared to have weakness exposed, sometimes harshly, that you were unaware you had previously.
Be ready to feel your self-confidence slipping away when you really open up your mind and hear just how HOT that other dude’s beats really are. (Don’t believe me, click here and go to the Buy Beats page on this site to check out some beats there to get an idea. Then you’ll know.)
Lastly, be ready, suck it up and stay strong because you have a good chance of getting there someday provided that you have at least a little bit of talent, believe in yourself and work hard.
Now, with that said, if you are just getting started, selling your beats might be off in the future while you are getting your chops together. But, if you already have a nice little library of tracks that you feel good about, then you might already be feeling the need to start testing the waters to see if your stuff is marketable.
In order to do that, an important part of the equation is to figure out who buys beats like yours which I will talk about briefly in the next post.