Music Producer Guide
With the massive amount of rap beat makers now selling hip hop beats online, it has become evident that all beats aren’t created equal–or rather that all marketing strategies aren’t created equal. As you make your own beats keep these beat selling tips in mind.
1. Make Rap Beats That Are Original
Creating original rap beats means that you will be more marketable to rappers as well as other businesses who buy hip hop beats online. Now, there is nothing wrong with sampled beats, but being able to compose your own melodies and make your own drum beats helps you stand out.
2. Choose A Good Beat Selling Price
You may often ask yourself, “how much do beats sell for”? The answer to that question is:
There is no set price that rap beat makers should sell beats online for. Unfortunately, many hip hop producers copy others’ prices in order to be “competitive” among other beat selling websites in the online music production market. The problem with that is that producers who copy others’ prices generally devalue their worth.
Example: Producer A sees that a group of rap beats makers on Soundclick are charging $10.00 for exclusive beats.
Producer A has invested seven thousand dollars in beat making software and music equipment, but decides that $10.00 is an acceptable price for exclusive rap beats online.
See how that doesn’t make much sense?
A better method for determining your beat prices is to do what’s called price skimming. This allows you determine exactly what is an acceptable price to charge for beats because your customer demand will let you know. In other words, if your prices are too high, your music demand will be low. If prices are too low, you’ll be flooded by a ton of business that you may not be able to handle. Price skimming allows you to gradually determine what is an acceptable price to charge for your music production services.
3. Study Internet Marketing
Learning how to market and sell beats online is critical to success in online music production. Buy books and online marketing courses as needed. Investing in yourself will go a long way!
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