Tuesday, December 31, 2013

How To Sell Beats - 3 Tips For Selling Beats Online

The beat selling business can be very profitable if you know how to sell beats well. A lot of producers think that all you have to do is upload your beats to a website and you will sell beats automatically. This is not the case most of the time. It's very tough to sell beats online because there is so much competition. Hence, the reason I put together this article, to help you sell more beats.
Build Your Own Website
Make sure you buy your own hosting and making up a custom domain name to build your website on. Build a site that is SEO (Search Engine Optimization) friendly so that after you are done building the site, you can rank in Google's search engine. You will have to build links to the site but that's a whole other article. If you can rank on Google for the most popular beat buying terms people type into a search engine, you will receive so much traffic you won't know what to do with it.

Monday, December 30, 2013

Where Is All the Good Music

I am a musician, but also a listener and I am kind of confused by the fact that I have not been able to find any good music lately. What happened to the music anyway? Can you name at least 5 bands that are as big as the bands that you could find like 10 years ago? OK, maybe, there are some good bands, but they are not big, so what happened?
I have a theory which may sound crazy at the first glance, but when you come to think of it, it sounds kind of reasonable. So here's my theory. Good music has disappeared since the Internet came into being - do you think this is just a coincidence? I don't think so. The truth is no one buys music anymore. Music is simply not in demand. No demand - no supply - so the economic theory tells us.

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Avoiding Rip-Offs in the Music Business

Don't Pay to Play
These are some of the worst and most common hoaxes because they seem so benign but they can easily cost you a lot of money without getting you anywhere. They tend to disguise themselves in the form of some sort of legitimate opportunity from a legitimate business whether it be getting your song played on the radio, getting you a record deal, or letting you play a showcase in front of a big time A&R rep. The common thread though is that they will all ask you for money to get access. With the exception of membership-based organizations like ASCAP or The Recording Academy, press, marketing, or radio promotion agencies, or a qualified professional industry consultant (determining that requires research though), there are hardly any legitimate music businesses that will charge you in order to get access to a career opportunity (and honestly the aforementioned companies aren't charging you for access, they're charging for their services- but I didn't want to confuse anyone into thinking they are not legitimate businesses because they cost money). Many of these scams offer you what sounds like the chance of a lifetime, and some will even go through a process of choosing only a handful of participants to make it seem more promising, but that is not how the music industry operates. In fact, most contracts will offer you an advance (money in advance of any sales), not the other way around. Many people in the music industry make money by getting a percent of the artist's earnings based on their work together. If that is not the case it should be a serious red flag.

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Trap Music, The New "BIG THING" In The Music Industry

If popular artists like Gucci Mane, Young Jeezy, T.I., fits on the top of your list of music then you must have surely know the term "Trap". Trap music is the latest genre catching rage in the modern 2013 epoch. Having its origin from the Hip Hop music, Trap is the buzzing trend dazzling teenagers all over the world. But the question is what makes trap music 2013 so popular?
In the recent few years free EDM music downloads are making a boom on the Internet, and this genre has become the first preference all music lovers. Basically music is a blend of elements like Dubstep and Down South Hip Hop. Having a unique style of its own, this genre is hitting top charts of new evolving DJs, producers and artists popping up daily. Therefore there is no surprise in the fact that this genre has outgrown as a rage amongst masses of people that prefers only trap musicout in the parties, clubs and underground gigs. What makes this music genre so unique and so popular is that trap styling are flexible to be injected into any type or style of music thus giving a broader array of choices to music lovers. No wonder how this new budding genre has literally trapped people much faster that already well-known electro and dubstep music styles.

Friday, December 27, 2013

Watching Musicians And Fans Take Control

I'm not much for show-business hype, but I think Sunday, November 3, may be remembered years from now as the day broadcast and record company executives surrendered control of the music industry to artists and their followers.
Musicians have nothing to fear in this change. However, if I were a record executive, I might think about looking for another line of work.
The herald of this new era is the first-ever YouTube Music Awards program. The event will be staged at New York's Pier 36 and streamed around the world. No broadcasters required, thank you.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

How to Become a Sound Engineer

Sound engineers are half problem solvers and half creative artists. He must ensure sound is captured, controlled, and reproduced without issues, and that the sound is pleasing and moves the audience in the intended fashion.
Careers as an Audio Engineer
  • Live sound engineer working in venues
  • Recording engineer in a studio
  • Mix engineer
  • Mastering engineer
  • Boom microphone operator
  • TV or Film mixer
  • Sound designer
  • Re-Recording Engineer
  • Voice over Engineer
Many sound engineers work a freelance basis, technically working for themselves and finding clients who need their services. While there are no technical qualifications for this, one needs to have technical knowledge, experience, and determination to ensure a prosperous career.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Useful Tips to Create the Perfect Album Cover

When you decide to market your music, the first thing you should realize is that people will often judge a book by its cover. Your album cover can go a long way in providing the advertising that you need. There are millions of music albums out there and you have to make sure that you come up with a design that will stand out in the crowd. An attractive cover can make a huge difference and it is especially important if you are a new or little- known artist.