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The Beginners Guide To becoming a Rapper or Singer

Hot hip hop / rap beats and instrumentals downloads and dope rhymes are the life blood of the urban music industry. And everyone knows beats and instrumentals (even free beats) are available everywhere on the internet. It makes music creation efficient and easy. But what’s the purpose of making music if you’re hoping to “break into” the music business? It’s to get it heard and to become successful as a professional music artist. It is a very difficult road, but it’s unquestionably more possible at this point in time than ever before. The real secret is to “do it yourself.” What you have to do is make the most of the resources you have available to you.

So obviously step 1 in being a rapper or singer is to get a few hip hop, rap, r&B,pop beats (or whatkind of style you want to produce) to use in your new music. There are TONS of producers and beatmakers online you can utilize. If you want to start your first records ever you should practise with free beats at first. You can find tons of free beats online. The most producers only offer free beats / free downloads with tagged beats. I offer free beats without any voice tag cause i lo wnt to support artists wich just want to start being a rapper or singer. If you download my free beats you can use them for every kind of uncommercial projects. Make sure that you buy beats if you want to start your carrier on a serious way. If you lease beats or buy exclusive beats you have the high-quality and tag-less versions and a license to use the beats also for comercial projects. This is important in branding yourself as a professional, so go for lease beats, or buy exclusive beats. You can, of course, download free beats online but you cannot license or sell music you make on free beats. You don’t have the rights for it if you are using free beats.

Next up, it’s time to write and record your song(s). Once you’re ready with your song written, make sure that you’ve memorized your lyrics and rehearsed them a whole lot before you decide to record. This will make sure everything sounds much smoother in the final recording. Once you’re in a position to record make the choice of whether you want to do it yourself, or hire a studio. If you cannot or do not want to learn to do it yourself (it’s not that hard) consider a recording studio in your neighborhood where you can record the lyrics onto your beats. A basement or project studio is fine – you do not have to record in a big, highly-priced location. Basement and project studios are not all that expensive and still sound really great.

Once you’ve got your music recorded properly comes the part where your song starts to truly sound professional and “industry.” This step is called mixing and mastering. Mixing and mastering is the process of applying different filters and effects to the sounds (lyrics, beats, drums, melodies, etc.) so your whole song sounds professional, polished and industry. If you are truly focused on presenting yourself as a serious music artist then this part is crucial! You can, of course, learn to do this by yourself as well, but it’s an extremely scientific and sophisticated task that usually takes quite a few years of practice to accomplish properly.

Once you have a finished song, mixtape or album you’re ready to get your tracks into the market and be heard. This step, the marketing and promotion of you music, is where most rappers and singers fail. It’s unfortunate because, next to making the actual music, this is the most important part of the music business. Nothing will happen if no one hears your music. There are certain things you’ll need to always use in your career. These include professional press photos, a well-written biography, and videos. Again, you want to present yourself as a professional, so hire a photographer to take some professional photos of you in a studio. You also should always try to stay connected wth your fanbase (doesent matter if you haveĀ  very small or a big fanbase). You should post your new tracks, videos and news on your facebook and twitter page. You also should have a email newsletter list where fans can sign up for free. Its important that people who sign up get something for free like a free mixtape of you. Everytime when you upload a new song or video you should let it your fans know. Send your email newsletter and post your news on your social media profiles. With regard to marketing your own music, the internet will be your best friend, especially as an unsigned artist. Get your music into every avenue online you can think of! Hit up blogs, forums, music related websites, online radio stations and get your music out there. This is a HUGE area of study and we cannot possible hope to cover even a small portion of the concepts involved here. So always make sure you’re constantly learning about music marketing and promotion. Social media websites like Facebook and Twitter are perfect solutions to showcase your music to potential fans and keep them updated. However, you are also going to want a website of your own (a home) where your potential supporters can always come to learn everything about you. Buy yourself a domain name (www.YourBandName.com) and maybe begin a blog. In the offline world, promote yourself locally by giving away your music to anyone willing to listen. Build relationships with radio stations, djs, promoters and the like. Play lots of live shows, whether they’re open mics or opening slots. Just get out there.

The real secret to making it in the music industry is basically to do all of it yourself for a while. And you have to keep doing it with patience, perseverance and dedication. Don’t worry about giving your music away for free. You are going to have to at first to get people to take notice.

Beats, instrumentals, lyrics and the like are all important when coming up in the music business, but don’t ignore the rest of the business! It take planning and effort to do this, because it is a REAL business. Do not treat this as a hobby, and you will eventually see amazing results.

 

I hope i can help you with this articl to start your music carrier.

Peace, InsaneBeatz


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Whats Better, Fruity Loops (FL Studio), Reason, Logic Pro or Protools?

Music Production Software is the first thing a new producer is looking for, it allows the producer to create music. The question I hear the most is what Music Production Software is the best? Fruity Loops (FL Studio), Reason, Logic Pro or Protools.

Fruity Loops

Fruity Loops is a great piece of software used from beginner producers to advanced producers. It’s rate highly due to the VST’s you can add, Fruity Loops doesn’t just stay within itself.. You can add so many things to it to make it a powerful music production workshop. Most professionals frown at fruity loops but believe me a hit record is produced in fruity loops everyday. Below is a website where you can find tutorials on how to use fruity loops.

Reason

Reason is properly my favourite because every single sample included in the software is perfect. Reason is normally used by producers that already have an idea of how to make music and advanced producers. The sound quality you can get out of reason is top notch and ready for radio play, it is recommended however you have to stay within reason. You cannot add VST’s and Plugins, however you can add samples to NNXT and Redrum. Below is a website where you can find tutorials on how to use Reason.

Logic Pro

Logic Pro is properly the most used music production software by Apple. It is used in almost every single record studio, it is the music industry standard piece of software. Saying that it is not the easiest to learn and master but the results are amazing. Logic allows you to produce music, add vocals and use VST’s and plug ins all within one single session so you don’t have to use multiple pieces of software to create a full track. Below is a website where you can find tutorials on how to use Logic Pro.

Pro Tools

Pro Tools is like Logic Pro. Industry standard. Pro Tools is normally used by producers that use instruments and hardware that require live recording to get sounds into the song. Pro Tools allows you to also like Logic do everything within one program, supports almost everything you throw at it. It is the worlds best but it also comes at a price and if you can afford it check it out, however don’t buy it for the name and expect to make hits. Below is a website where you can find tutorials on how to use Pro Tools.

Get as much details about the software your going to pick for maximum results.


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Why Artists Should Buy Beats/Instrumentals with Hooks?

As a Hiphoppa whose been in the music industry for years, I have seen a lot of changes. I’ve seen the cassette come and go, vinyl get pushed from everybody to only deejays, and the birth and near death of the cd. I’ve also seen the rise of many independent record labels and fewer and fewer artists getting signed by record labels.

I’ve seen artists get signed and blow up and I’ve seen them go independent and blow up. So which is better: Going independent or getting signed? Both have their pros and cons. Let’s take a look at a few.

The benefits of getting signed can be huge…if you got the right things in place. Generally to get signed, you need a marketable demo, an 8×10 head shot, a bio, and a whole lot of patience and hustle. This is typically not an overnight process. Depending on your budget, it may take months to complete your demo package. With today’s technology, lets say it takes you 2 months.

You are going to need a place to produce your music and if you don’t have your own studio you either have to build one or find one to record. You also need to find a good photographer for your 8×10 glossys. The final major step is writing a compelling bio about your group. This is just the beginning!

Once you’ve got that done, you need to be able to reproduce it and solicit it to different labels and A&R’s. I remember sending out countless demos. An artist could easily get discouraged at this point. But if and when you get a record deal there is still more work to do. Now you have to actually negotiate your deal, promote your album, and hopefully make some money at the end of the day. Its a simple process but not an easy one.

A good label will offer marketing and promotions dollars for your project(s), distribution and fair accounting so that you can keep up with your sales, expenses, and true profit. You may even get tour support for your album. Sometimes artists get advances for the expenses and they often have to be repaid or recouped. These fees must be paid back to the label before you as the artist see your profit.

So how does going independent differ from getting signed?

Well, generally as an independent you don’t have the big budget that a big label has but you should definitely have more creative control over your career and business. That’s not to say its easy. Its not. Once again, simple but not easy. To me the independent route is better for several reasons though:

More creative control of your music

Easier to build a niche following

You control distribution of your music

You can sell your independent label for profit in the future

You can create powerful strategic alliances

You keep more of the profits

Different tax benefits, etc.

The list could go on.

However, and being real, it is a very rough road. For most independents, there are no overnight success stories. Its a daily grind with much to learn. It helps to have some written goals so you
know where you’re going. The music business is a business. Never forget that. You should study businesses in the music industry as well as other industries to help make your business better.

Still, this knowledge doesn’t guarantee success but it helps you get closer to being successful in the long run than someone who doesn’t know.

And some of the steps for being an independent are the same as the steps for getting a deal.
Recording 10 to 15 good songs, pressing them up on a cd or downloadable mp3, and marketing your work are almost the same things that need to be done when shopping for a deal.

With today’s technology its not difficult to do these things. Why not press some up to sell and still shop for a deal? This is the way to generate income and still look for other opportunities? Once again its not an easy road but the lessons learned will be invaluable to your career.

And even though you are handling business, you still have to make sure you are creating songs. Don’t stray away from being creative.

Whether you are going the independent route or shopping for a record deal, the best way to success is to study the business. It has the potential to bring you many rewards. Much success!


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Lease Beats Versus Exclusive Beats – What’s Better For You?

I receive lots of questions, but perhaps the most common pertains to the differences between leasing a beat and buying exclusive rights to a beat. Hopefully this post will clear some things up.

Leasing A Beat

When you buy a lease license to a beat, you are basically “borrowing” it from the producer to serve as the instrumental for your song.

You have the right to record your vocals to the beat. Once your song is recorded, you can begin to distribute it to the masses.

The producer allows fora set number of profitable copies of your song to be distributed. These can be typically be distributed via CD, DVD, digital download (iTunes), or by any other physical or electronic transfer of the song.

A distribution is usually defined as any physical or electronic transfer of the song. This does not include streaming video or audio (such as MySpace, YouTube, or Facebook), as these kinds of media do not actually transfer the song file to someone. The song is simply streamed, and there is no recipient of a file.

When leasing a beat, the producer retains full rights to it, and may continue to lease it to other artists, until someone purchases Exclusive Rights.

Exclusive Rights To A Beat

Exclusive rights grant the buyer full ownership of the beat they have purchased.

Exclusive rights pricing is typically a lot steeper than lease pricing. This is because the producer will lose his rights to lease the beat Here are a few key points pertaining to buying exclusive rights to a beat:

After your purchase, the producer is to immediately remove the beat from the internet.
No other artist may buy beats which were sold exclusively.
You should be sent tracked-out, separated WAV files to every sound in the instrument.
This is so that the beat can be mixed perfectly with your vocals.

Conclusion

The decision to lease a beat or purchase exclusive rights will ultimately come down to you. However, I would like to offer a quick word of advice:

I find that a lot of the time it is best to lease the beat first, and create your song. Gather feedback about your song and decide if it is worth purchasing full rights to. If the song is doing very well and you think you would benefit from owning it, then go for it.

Why would I lease a beat?

You would lease a beat for the following reasons:

a) Your operating on a tight budget.
b) Your planning on distributing 10,000 copies or less of an album/mixtape.
c) You want to test out a beat at a show to gauge fan reaction.

Why should I lease a beat instead of buying an exclusive at first?

a) You will save money.
b) You can sell enough copies to later buy an exclusive beat which really ended up only costing you the price of the lease beat.
c) You don’t waste the producer’s time and money if you don’t do anything with the beat.

Why should I buy exclusive beats?

a) You have no distribution limits!
b) You have full rights for the instrumental (will no longer be sold).
c) You can do anything what you want with the beat (exept resell the beat).

I hope this helped to clear some things up about the differences between lease beats and purchasing exclusive rights!


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Reasons Why You Should Buy Beats Online

Beats are very important for a song in many ways. The right beat will capture people’s attention and cause them to listen to the lyrical content found in the song. You also find that the most popular songs have a very unique and catchy beat. That means that you should invest a large percentage of your time and money to getting the perfect beat. The best and most effective way is by buying beats online. The following are the reasons why.

You as an artist will need a large variety of beats because each song should be different. Buying beats online will give you the chance to make a choice from a wide variety of beats e.g. rap beats, hip hop instrumentals, R&B beats, Pop beats etc. In that respect, internet producers sell all manner of beats you can ever need.

Beats for sale online come with numerous samples for you to listen to before making your purchase. This is a luxury not enjoyed if you decide to go offline for your purchase. The free samples in most online stores allow you to either select the beat you want from the existing database or gauge the creator’s skills. Either way, buying rap beats, hip hop beats or R&B instrumentals online guarantees that you get exactly what you want.

Buying beats online is generally cheaper than using offline methods. Assume you find an internet producer for your beats. All you will need to do is select the beat you want and make the purchase using the options available. Using offline options would entail driving all over looking for the best producer, spending a lot of time making beats and in the end, the price for the beat will be higher.

One of the best things about buying beats online is that there is very little in the way of paperwork. You will not have to go through a long process when assuming legal ownership of the beat, reading through and signing the terms of use etc. When you buy beat online, you will only have to check a small box and that will be it. You will have the option of asking for paperwork but it is not usually a requirement. This means you can start using your beats moments after buying them. This convenience should make you consider using internet music producers for all your beats.

When you decide to buy beats online, you will have the option of having any beat customized to your specific desires. Assume you use find a beat you like but doesn’t satisfy your need. You can easily contact the beat’s creator and ask for addition and subtraction of certain drum patterns, mutes, offsets, polyrhythms etc. The end result is a beat that meshes perfectly with your song.

No matter the genre, ( R&B beats, Pop Beats, Or Hip Hop beats) When you decide to buy beats online, there is a very simple method that will be used for you to get it. You will normally have a download link e-mailed to your instantly after purchase.

In a nutshell, buying beats online is the better option because it is easy and more convenient than any other alternative.

I have been producing music for around 10 years now and I am passionate about selling my instrumentals online since 2008. So that independent artist can afford quality music production without having to pay ridiculously high prices. I offer leasing beats for affordable prices and my exclusive beats starts at $69! If you want to find out more information about buying beats online or simply want to purchase beats for yourself you can find more in my beatstore.


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