As I’m sure you’ve noticed there is a growing trend for marketing practitioners to offer artists and businesses the opportunity to ‘buy’ Facebook fans, Twitter followers or YouTube views and thereby grow their online presence for a few bucks. The indicator of ‘hype’ has shifted towards social media and marketers are taking advantage of this. However, while at first glance buying fans might seem like a great idea to rapidly increase your audience, it’s worth taking a closer look at what you’re actually spending your money on.
So let me be honest with you from the jump, the information I’m about to give you may come off a little strong but it’s necessary. What we are about to discuss, applies not only to artist but anyone trying to start a of business. It takes a lot of work and sometimes you won’t actually see anything for months. This is NOT a quick solution, this is the Ugly Truth.
Many producers find themselves wondering where they should give away Free Beats or not.
Here are a few Pros and Cons to giving away Free Beats.
GIVE AWAY FREE BEATS
Any artist downloading your beat may be a possible buyer later.
You can promote yourself giving away Free Beats. (Don’t forget to add a tag with your brand)
What if your beat makes it all the way to a popular Record Label?
Offer free beats as discount to your customers.
You can increase your subscriber list offering free beats.
One of your beats may end up going viral on youtube. So free publicity for you.
Top 5 most popular VST / VSTI plugins used in Hip-Hop industry!
If in the past analogue synthesizers were a basic tool in any studio, nowadays the situation is totally changed.
Now we have midi keyboards or other controllers with pads, and the buttons or faders can be customized and controlled via the computer using VST plugins or so-called Virtual Tools.
What is an Virtual Studio Technology (VST)?
Is a musical genre originally from the south of the USA created at the beginning of the 90’s that’s based of the classical 808 Drum Kit.
Aggressive Brass, Triple Hi-Hats, Snappy Snare ,loud Kick and 808 long bass samples sounds make this musical style different from all other genres.
Even the unusual tempo of (135 – 170 BPM Double or Triple time) drives it further from the classical Hip Hop (70 – 115 BPM).
The “TRAP” Term
Refers to the place where drugs are being sold; the drug dealers are known as “Trappers” and the consumers as prey.
Where Should You Advertise Your Beats Online: I’ve been asked this question a lot lately. Producers want to know the best place to advertise their beats so they can increase their sales. To be honest I think there is a lot of places a producer can advertise their beats. So I’ve decided to write this article focusing on nothing but all the places I recommend you get some ads on to help boost your beat sales.
“It is known that for making a successful musical piece, the quality of sound is very important.”
Many artists skip the most important part of a recording and that is the MIX/MASTER of the final song, they only use an MP3 file for the final mix, even though the beat is well balanced to the extent of composition and that of db intensity (under 0 db), an mp3 can never be properly mastered.
What’s an MP3 file?
MP3 (MPEG Audio Layer 3) is an audio coding format for digital audio, it uses a form of lossy data compression.
A lot of people online and offline asks me “Why should I pay for beats? I can download free beats anywhere”. First of all, I could answer this question with another question: are you serious about your music?
Make a hit and lose it
Let’s say that you have downloaded a random beat online, you make a great song to it which gets popular in your area. Then, maybe you would want to release the song on iTunes or other places to sell it to a wider audience and make some extra cash.