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Selling Beats Online
« on: May 24, 2013, 11:05:47 PM »
I've got a few questions about selling beats online

  • Where is the best place to promote and sell instrumentals / beats?
  • How should instrumentals be tracked out for selling / leasing them to people through sites like soundclick? (ie; verse, hook, verse, hook, verse, etc.)
  • How much is too much to make sales? I don't want to overprice my beats and not sell anything...
  • Should I sell exclusives or only lease my beats, or what's the preferred method for selling instrumentals via the internet?
  • Should I include tags on previews of the instrumentals so they can't be stolen / downloaded?
  • Is there any money in just selling instrumentals or is the real money in producing songs fully?

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Re: Selling Beats Online
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2013, 01:27:04 PM »
I would advise that you peruse the music forums on the web to find people who want to buy your music.  I wouldn't expect anything more than a couple hundred dollars unless you have a beat that is extra special which took hundreds of hours to produce.  I've heard the higher end of beat sales is around $200k.  That's for professional artists though.

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Re: Selling Beats Online
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2013, 04:42:24 PM »
I believe soundcloud and YouTube are the best ways to promote your music and sell your beats for what you think they are worth and how in demand you are

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Re: Selling Beats Online
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2013, 12:28:18 PM »
I think if you're pursuing music production, then you should strive to do more than "make beats" and sell "beats". You should be focused on learning production, and producing songs. Of course along the way it's nice to earn a little money from your craft, so if you're going to sell beats most likely you'll be using paypal a lot. I'd set up your own website rather than letting other sites get a commission off your sales. It's relatively easy to set up online shops nowadayz, and if you have to you can ghetto rig it - have a player like soundclick on the page where they can preview the songs, then have each one w/ a "buy now" button seperate from the player, using paypal buttons or some type of e-store software.


Every time you get a sale, add that person to your mailing list, and make sure you build up a list of paying artists so you can get followup sales and repeat business.

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Re: Selling Beats Online
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2013, 06:38:32 AM »
Every time you get a sale, add that person to your mailing list, and make sure you build up a list of paying artists so you can get followup sales and repeat business.
That's really good advice, never thought of that. No wonder I haven't been real successful at making money selling beats lmao. If they paid once, most likely they both 1: like your music, and 2: have money to pay again. Unfortunately there's a lot of other "artists" that only want free beats lol
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Re: Selling Beats Online
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2015, 05:09:32 AM »
i use soundcloud, mixcloud and youtube and in my opinion it is the best way to promote music.
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Re: Selling Beats Online
« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2015, 05:34:44 PM »
I have a few ways I have tried to sell my instrumentals, and some are better than others. I was surprised at how well fiverr was. It took me about 10 minutes to make a generic beat, and people loved them. I don't know if this is the best route anymore to be honest. It seems like a lot people are doing it now. Having a soundcloud and contacting people seems to be the best way for original instrumentals.

Re: Selling Beats Online
« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2015, 02:57:37 PM »
I am LMAO at Thriller's picture! I know how annoying that can be. Nobody cares if you can "kill the beat" you gonna kill my positive energy and wallet if you don't pay for my artistry! And then if you blow up, you know damn well you probably won't remember who sold you that beat. I hate when anyone tries to get anything for free, unless it's family love. LOL Ain't nothin free! Entertainment needs payment too and it seems like my beats entertained you. Now pay up! LOL

Re: Selling Beats Online
« Reply #8 on: April 17, 2015, 09:34:24 AM »
It's not always a popular one but fiverr seems to work well for some people. I would also recommend youtube as a way of getting your name and face out, I speak entirely as a consumer here, that's where I would look.