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How to Set Up Instant Beat Downloads on ANY Site!

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The video below shows you, step by step,

how to setup your player (beat store) on

your

OWN WEBSITE

BLOG 

or 

SOUNDCLICK 

Profile page.

It also presents the main advantages of

using Beat Manager and why this

software is important in

Selling Beats Online.

 

 

Video made by Busy Works Beats.

To give or NOT To give Free Beats?

Freevsnofree

 

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.
  • Offer your loyal customers, every now and then free beats.

Free Download

 

NO FREE BEATS

  • Anyone can download your free beats.
  • They will be free so no profit (at least not directly)
  • Even if an artist gives you his email address for a free beat, there’s no guarantee he will be a customer in the future.
  • What if your beat ends up in a very popular song??
  • What if you will be seen as a “wack producer” for offering free beats?
  • Do you think $10 is too much for a LEASE?
  • Do your work for free?
  • Why should any rookie mc use your beat?

 

It is up to you in what category of producers you fit in and what beat selling strategy you decide to use to increase your sales. One thing’s certain, no matter what you choose, you will surly need publicity.

Why it’s important to use Tracked Out Files in Studio Recordings?

 Tracked Out files


 

“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.

The main advantage was (and still is) the low disk space occupied, however the sound quality suffers after compression.

 

What’s TRACKED OUT Files

(Trackouts WAV’s)

It’s the process that exports all the sounds of instruments in a beat to individual audio files, usually WAV audio files 16-24 kbps.

 

 

What to choose: TRACKED WAV Files or MP3?

 

 

engeneer tracked out files

 

Whilst many new artists still use just an MP3 file for recording a song, they don’t know that the final mix master will suffer from all points of view: you will not be able to change the volume, the panning or to equalize each separate sound, also adding the verse and the chorus in a MP3 musical composition will be a torment for the audio engineer at the final mix/master, he won’t be able to modify the beat structure, the MP3 file being already compressed, and also the vocals will sit ON the beat, instead of INSIDE of it.

 

How do you send TRACKOUTS to Artists?

If in the past this was an issue due to the big size of the files, these where burned to CD’s and manually handed over to artists, nowadays these issues are totally gone.

Thanks to the Internet, these big files can be archived and sent directly to the end user in any corner of the world, without many issues. Now you can instantly send these files in just a few clicks.

To instantly send these big WAV files without the need of you to manually upload them on secure-less file-hosting servers, then send the link to the artist, we advise you to use a Flash/HTML5 player.

 

 

The upload of these archives can now be a play, you can upload them directly from your desktop with the

 

Free BEAT MANAGER SOFTWARE.

BeatmanagerTOF


 

Why offer clients Discounts / Package Deals ?

First of all we must understand what PACKAGE DEALS and DISCOUNTS mean.

Package Deals for Instrumentals

What are DISCOUNTS?

 

Discounts are an important element of a marketing campaign; a lower cash value allowed buy the seller to motivate the client to pay in a specified term.

Beat Discounts

What are PACKAGE DEALS?

 

More products combined (Bulk), sold in a single package.

package deal for Beats

How does this work offline ?

 

It is a known fact in offline marketing the public was attracted by the notion of discounts, bulk sales, or promotional packages.
(Ex: Cable TV where multiple channels are grouped in a single package, or in fast food where multiple food items are grouped in a “meal” for a singular lower price.)

So, why couldn’t such a a Pack or Bulk Deal be applied to your beats or to beatstore’s in general?

Is it important to know how to create a

Bulk Deal?

 

Yes, very! When you create a package deal, never put the price in front ($35 for 5 Beats). Best way is to always start with the number of products (30 Beats for $99.95).

Note that clients will judge your package based on the number of products, and not the price.

Another advantage in online marketing is that, clients that pay using a card or a PayPal Account, tend to focus more on the benefits of purchased products, then on the price itself. So, the quality of your instrumentals is very very important to each and every client.

 

How do I setup PACKAGE DEALS for my beats?

 

Watch the video, to learn how to setup and update Package Deals, in a few clicks, without too much hassle. Your artists are the ones who will, of course, benefit the most.

Next time you do a marketing campaign, don’t forget to include Package Deals / Discounts because buyers love price reductions and bulk deals.

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