Have you ever found yourself searching for free beats?
Have you been working on a demo or trying to promote a mixtape?
Did you just need one more hip hop instrumental to complete your project?
Often times, upcoming artists don’t have a music production budget established to buy beats so they instead use free beats or lease beats to begin to promote their music.
In no particular rank or order, here are AFB’s top 25 best websites to download beats:
Soundclick.com is one of the leading free music communities online and an excellent place for artists to download free instrumentals for promotional use. There are literally thousands of producers and beat makers to choose from on Soundclick. Generally, you can download a producer’s instrumentals with the click of a button. Some producers allow their beats to be instantly downloaded. Overall, Soundclick is a great place to begin searching for free beats.
Shadowville.com is probably one of the most heavily frequented beat selling websites on the net. They have a rigorous screening process that they go through to ensure that all the instrumentals they choose to showcase are of the highest quality. They have a large catalog of beats with a variety of styles and genres to choose from.
If you’re looking for a trustworthy company to download free beats from, then Rockitpro.com is the place for you. The company was established in 2000 has been selling beats online for eleven years and counting. The company is Paypal verified and has numerous testimonials from artists praising its good business practices and high quality, industry standard instrumentals.
Established in 2007, Free-instrumentals.com is another heavyweight in the music production community. They’ve received over 1.75 million visitors to the website and also offer information on home studio recording for upcoming artists and musicians. Additionally, they offer over 50 free instrumentals to instantly download! For any artist, this a great place to begin the hunt for beats!
If you’re an artist with a little bit of cash, then Beats365.com might be your one stop shop for royalty free beats. Beats365.com has production credits that include: MTV, Sony Music, Interscope, Cash Money Records, Virgin Records, and more. When you complete a purchase at the website you receive 1000 megabytes of beats! That’s roughly the equivalent of 15 cd’s worth of beats! Beat365.com also has an area where you can sign up for their mailing list to receive free beats. This is an excellent place for an artist to download beats for sale.
Arguably, one of the top beat selling websites online, 20dollarbeats.com has sold over 50,000 beats on the internet! 50,000 units of anything sold is pretty remarkable! This website offers studio quality beats as well as hip hop samples to its customers. An interesting feature of 20dollarbeats.com is that it has a section for VIP members. Becoming a VIP member offers the user half off instrumental leases, access to premium beats, instant beat downloads, A&R contacts, and tracking of beat purchases. With over 15 years experience in audio and music production, this is one beat selling website you’d definitely want to bookmark.
This website may seem like a spin off of 20dollarbeats.com, but it differentiates itself in a variety of ways. 16dollarbeats.com utilizes Myflashstore player to sell their beats online. They provide many royalty free hip hop beats to instantly download via the flash player. Established by Born To Get It Productions, 16dollarbeats.com openly showcases its interaction with its customers through social media and through its blog. You can easily interact with Brad Stewart and company to find the “man behind the music”. If you’re looking to get more personable with your producer or beat maker, then 16dollarbeats.com may be the spot for you.
If you’re looking for simplicity and tired of being bombarded by tons of videos and graphics, then Jeejuh.com is for you. Simple and intuitive, this website gets straight to the point. With a user friendly interface, Jeejuh.com offers free downloads, non-exclusive, and exclusive beats for sale. Jeejuh.com also lists their beats by mood and category to simplify the process of downloading a beat. On this website, you can quickly download your beat and then get back to business.
With a clean, professional image, Openmindsentertainment.com is a great place to go if you’re looking to download beats with hooks. They offer a user friendly interface and a clear description of the genres they create. Openmindsentertainment.com is composed of Tim Adamek and Kyle Hall. Adamek and Hall teamed up in 2007 to form Openmindsentertainment.com and the rest is history! If you’re looking for some talented east coast producers with a global sound, then this might be the website for you.
Are you an artist that always finds yourself downloading apps on your iPhone? Worldhiphopbeats.com might just be the spot for you. They have their own iPhone application that allows you to bring their beat catalog with you on the go! The best part is: THE APP IS FREE! Two thumbs up for Worldhiphopbeats.com!
If you’re tired of scouring through the thousands of producers on Soundclick and need a change of scenery, stop by Makehitmusic.com. Their website offers producers and artists the opportunity to buy, sell, and download beats through their platform.
Blitzbeats.com is a relative newcomer to the list of beat site heavyweights, but no stranger to music production. Canadian producer, Sean Ali, started off his music career as a DJ and has recently been relentlessly climbing up Google’s pages. The website is an excellent place to receive free beats and download beats for sale. Blitzbeats.com has sold over 700 beats and provides live support to customers on the website to ensure the best quality service possible. With a seemingly endless supply of beats, this is sure to be a site that you’ll be coming back to time and time again.
Need to nuclear power to your music career? Atomicbeats.com might be the place for you. With production credits on MTV, VH1, CMC, and more, this is a great website to pick up non-exclusive beats. By signing up for their newsletter you can receive 2 free instrumental leases. Additionally, for every song made with beats purchased from Atomicbeats.com, they offer free mastering services. Two thumbs up!
If you’re looking to slow things down and relax to some smooth R&B grooves, Smoothbeatsonly.com is the place for you. Here their specialty is R&B beats and instrumentals only! Smoothbeatsonly.com offers instant beat downloads, royalty free instrumentals, and wav files of every purchased beat. An awesome feature that Smoothbeatsonly.com offers to leasing customers is the opportunity to re-download a licensed beat by providing your order number and email address. Another great feature of the website is that it allows you to preview the free R&B instrumentals you’ll receive by joining their mailing list. Kudos!
As another alternative to Soundclick.com, Rapbeatbrokerz.com provides a platform for artists to buy and download instrumentals as well as a place for producers to sell beats online. Some of the top producers on Soundclick.com (such as Dj Naydee of BeatsPlanet.com, Chris Mecca, and J-Rumm) are members of Rapbeatbrokerz.com If you want to find some of the hottest Soundclick producers without dealing with a ton of other C-list beat makers then head over here.
Here is a beat selling website with an interesting twist. Normally, an artist would pay for beats a la carte or per track. Thebeatsfactory.com takes a different approach. Instead of paying for one beat you pay for a membership. For a one time fee you can access any instrumental from the website and download it instantly! Pretty Amazing! New instrumentals are added weekly.
Boasting credits with EA Games, NBC, Universal Records, Interscope, and Virgin among others, Buyabeat.com takes the Sam’s Club approach to selling beats. They offer royalty free instrumentals in bulk. Artists can mix and match what beats they’d like purchase. Upon completing their purchase customers receive their beats via email and get shipped a CD version of their selected tracks.
Using a play on words with its domain name choice, Beatsbuy.com seems very familiar to a well known electronics store. Bestbuy.com anyone? This website is no gimmick, though. Its a producer mecca! Beatsbuy.com offers hundreds of beats for artists to download. In addition, producers who sign up with the website get assistance in the placement of their beats with major artists and companies. Add this to your list of bookmarked beat selling websites ASAP.
If you’ve ever found yourself looking for a BIG sounding instrumental then GimmeThatTrack.com is the place you’d want to go. This beat site offers affordable exclusive beats and reasonably priced leases on their instrumentals. Signing up for their mailing list will let you grab 5 free beats easily.
Sick of navigating through the seemingly endless pages of the internet only to find a beat that you didn’t like? Fret not! Freehiphopbeats.co brings everything to you in the simplest way it possibly can. You can instantly access more than 40 free beats by signing up for their mailing list. With numerous testimonials, you can go ahead and add this to your bookmark list as well.
If you are seriously strapped for cash, Unbelievablebeats.com is guaranteed not hurt your bank account! With non-exclusive beats starting as low as one dollar, this recession proof site lets you buy a beat for less than the cost of a soda in a pop machine!
Shynebeats.com has a strong track record. Their production team has worked with many major artists such as Lil Wayne, Gucci Mane, Young Jeezy, OJ Da Juice Man, Gorilla Zoe, Juvenile, and Bobby Valentino. Their team also has placements in television: MTV, BET, CBS, CW, and ESPN. Once an artist purchases an instrumental here, it can be used for television, radio, albums, mixtapes, live performances, etc.
Rounding out the final 3 slots in the Top 25 Best Websites to Download Beats are: