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Producers/Beatmakers Need To Fight Harder (MEC Podcast)

Whether selling beats online or getting beat placements, producers have rights to their beats and the royalties generated by the songs their beats turn into. Ciz from iStandard talks laws that producers should know, mew ways to collect their royalties and gives them some encouragement to fight harder for their rights in the music business.

Text MEC to (844) 206-7800 to join our next live session or visit www.musicentrepreneurclub.com

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I Made $40,000 Selling Beats Online in One Month: Othello Beats

Selling beats online isn't saturated enough to stop Othello from quitting his job to lease beats last year. Within that time period, he has gotten beat placements with Pop Smoke, gone viral with Meek Mill and sold a lot of beats. He explains his YouTube ad strategy, his Beatstars stats and why he never signed a deal.

Text MEC to (844) 206-7800 to join our next live session or visit www.beatstars.world

00:00 - Intro
00:37 - Do only trap beats sell?
02:41 - Best plugins
02:53 - Simple beats sell the best
03:57 - Going viral with Meek Mill
09:21 - Mixing tips

DJ Pain 1

"WAP" Producer: "Working With Cardi B Is Like Working With The CIA" | Making of WAP w/ Ayo

Producer of "WAP" Ayothproducer stopped by to talk about the making of the #1 song in the world, not hearing Megan Thee Stallion or Cardi B's verse until it was released to the world and the backlash the lyrics received.

Guest: Ayo The Producer (@ayotheproducer)

Interview Conducted By: Jeremy Hecht

Video Edited By: Thereza Pena

Senior Content Strategist By: Jaysn Prolifiq

Thumbnail Graphic By: Smo Ostrowski

Ayo The Producer

Vero G. Spotlight TV Network Show Exclusive interview with Multi-Platinum Music Producer Amadeus

Vero G. Spotlight TV Network Show Exclusive interview with Multi-Platinum Music Producer Amadeus

Host Vero G. will be interviewing Multi-Platinum Producer Amadeus
Who has worked with amazing talented main stream artists in the music industry.

Will have a sit down with Host Vero G. on his amazing career and much more.


Rodney Jerkins on Producing Mary J. Blige's 4x Platinum "Share My World" (Part 7)

Part 6: https://youtu.be/gL3hg8OSil8
Part 1: https://youtu.be/usCrunnUzhI
Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins talked about working on five songs from Mary J. Blige's 4x Platinum album "Share My World" after securing his first major hit with Joe's "Don't Wanna Be a Player." After receiving a call from Bomb Squad's Hank Shocklee saying that Mary J. Blige wanted him in New York the following day to play her some records, a 19-year-old Jerkins made ten tracks in his father's basement that night.

Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins' Teacher Told Him Black People will be Extinct by 2000 (Part 2)

Part 1: https://youtu.be/usCrunnUzhI
In this clip, Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins recounted a moment in 1993 when his high school history teacher told him to give up on music because Black people would be extinct by 2000. He detailed meeting Teddy Riley when he was 13 and beginning a mentor/mentee relationship. Rodney also spoke on why he turned down a deal from Teddy Riley.

Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins Started Playing Piano at 5, Knew He Wanted to be Producer by 10 (Part 1)

Part 2: https://youtu.be/X-Z0mqG-BAY
In this clip, Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins talked about his upbringing near Atlantic City and how he got his start in music by playing the piano at 5. Rodney said he knew he wanted to be a producer by the age of 10 but lived in a very religious household where "rock n roll" music wasn't allowed. However, his musical talent and promise must've became evident because his father, who once warned against "rock n roll", invested $1200 to get Rodney his first Akai MPC 60.

Producer, Kenny Beats — Pensado’s Place #480

His motto is "don't overthink shit". His credits include Tisakorean, Zack Fox, Vince Staples, Freddie Gibbs, KEY!, Gucci Mane, Ski Mask the Slump God, Dominic Fike, Denzel Curry, and many more. Please welcome to The Place, Kenny Beats!

INSTAGRAM: @kennybeats
TWITTER: @kennybeats
YOUTUBE: @Kenny Beats


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Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins on Aaliyah being First Artist He Worked With Die (Part 6)

Part 7: https://youtu.be/hBH_hKb0gfs
Part 5: https://youtu.be/j_E4F78ypSg
Part 1: https://youtu.be/usCrunnUzhI
In this clip, Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins speaks about having a strong bond with Aaliyah after working together, and he added that she had a different soul than most artists. He went on to react to Aaliyah passing away at 22 during a plane crash, which Rodney says was the first time an artist he'd worked with passed away. He then added that they planned on working together before her passing, which you can hear more about above.

Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins Signed a $1.8M Publishing Deal with EMI at 17 (Part 5)

Part 6: https://youtu.be/gL3hg8OSil8
Part 4: https://youtu.be/jnsa4IZCiuc
Part 1: https://youtu.be/usCrunnUzhI
In this clip, Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins recounted producing for Patti LaBelle but being sort of intimidated when he had to tell her she was flat on a note. He went into detail about signing his first publishing deal at 17 worth $1.8 million. Despite the deal being "jacked up" by today's standards, Darkchild said the deal changed his and his family's lives.