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How to Sell Beats Online. Top 8 Steps!


First of all, you need to know that there are millions of artists willing to buy online instrumentals, so why not make a second income or even fully dedicate yourself to sell your instrumentals?

       This is not an easy task but it is possible, and I think you know people who do this but if not I will mention some producers or top online record labels: Johnny Juliano, Anno Domini from (annodominination.com), AllRounda, 5starbeatz.com or Vans from (The Cratez), and the list can go on.

 

1) Marketing

     You can be the best producer, to have the best beats, complex beats, banger’s, but if you don’t have traffic on your website you won’t be noticed and your sales will be more poor than an average producer, thus, even though you have an account on Rocbattle, TuneVibe, Beatstars or any other online beat store, it is very important for you to know how to generate traffic to your beat store page or your personal website, so that people who visit your page can hear and enjoy your music.

2) Own Website

Try to build your own website, your own logo, do so that everything looks professional because customers like to see that you are organized and a trusted seller.

One of the best and easiest platform to build your own free website is WordPress. Add rich content to your pages like Flash/Html5 Players, and start selling.

 

3) Soundclick

One of the oldest platforms for selling online beats, Soundclick it is still being used by millions of artists looking for online instrumentals, and so it is a “must have”.


Sign up for a VIP account, buy a website layout (thisizmitchell it is one of the sought graphic designers for Soundclick layouts), install your layout and add the Flash Player Store so that you can start selling beats!

Also you can use Soundclick as your own web page.

 

4) Social Networks

You must have accounts on Facebook, Twitter and Google+. Customize these accounts with your brand and make them look as good as possible. Socializing on those sites is very important and it can bring you many customers. Try to talk to them, offering package deals, discounts and even free instrumentals.

Don’t set YouTube aside because many artists look for beats on YouTube and this can be a source of very good targeted web traffic. I have also noticed that top producers regularly upload new beats on YouTube, and if you think you’re skilled also produce a beatmaking video and directly show your followers how you do a beat!

5) Email Marketing

There are lots of auto email platforms, for example: FanBridge, AWeber, MailChip and more.

     Build yourself a big subscribers database and send them emails with news, deals, new beats etc.

 

6) See what’s sought

Try to make beats that are similar to those played on radio or TV. Don’t be stubborn to produce only what you like because it will not make a profit and you’ll be disappointed by your sales.

7) Customer’s opinion

Yes, customer’s opinion is very important, try to talk to the artists, don’t do everything automatically, be flexible with them, offer them as many options as you can in selling beats.

 

8) SEND YOUR TRACKED OUT FILES INSTANT TO YOUR ARTISTS


You have to know that artists never liked to wait for you to manually send them mp3’s, wav’s or big audio files (Tracked Out files) after they bought a beat from you, therefore we recommend that you use a BeatStore on your website and let it do all the work for you.

The beats are instantly sent after the payment is complete and the customers are happy.

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.

 

 

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