How To Sell Your Beats 5 Tools You Need

How To Sell Your Beats 5 Tools You Need


1.  Website:    (WordPress, Capture Page)

WordPress is great blog platform that allows you to use different web themes to create a website. This is one that I highly recommend because it is affordable and there is a massive community of developers that support this platform. Which makes it very easy to find tools that will work for pretty much any niche. You will also need to set up a domain name so that your site can have its own branded www.Yourname.com url.


2. Beat play/Shopping Cart:  (Airbit.com)

You need to have on your website a way for artists to listen to your music as much as they want before they decide to purchase it. A beat player on your website will allow you to do that. You will also need a way for them to add the beat(s) that they want to a shopping cart.  There are many different ones out there now. The one that I use that seems to work the best for me is Airbit   This system allows me to upload unlimited beats, artists can buy they beats that they want and the system will automatically deliver the beats to them after purchase. Best of all all beats sales in this system are 0% commission so I keep all of the proceeds of my music. 


3.Email List/Auto Responder:  (Aweber)

You have to have a way to to collect contact info from the artists that you come in contact with so that you can keep them updated with you and your music.  An Email list or auto responder is an excellent way to do that. You might be saying cant I just use my regular email service to do that? Well yes…. But do you want to spend all of your time sending emails out every day?  I don’t. The beauty of having an auto-responder is that you can create messages set to go out automatically after a contact subscribes to your list. You can create several messages to go out in a cycle, one after another over a period of time of your choosing. By automating this process you end up saving yourself a ton of time that you could be using on making more great music...


4.Social Media   (Youtube,FB, IG etc)

It’s kind of obvious why this one made the list but to just be fair. If you want to generate a buzz you gotta be on some type of social media these days.  Youtube, Facebook and Instagram are the best for promoting your music in my opinion. The key is you have to be consistent and you have to provide some type of value on your channels and pages which in turn increases your following.  There is a lot of thoughts on how all of that works online. If you want to know how I do it you can definitely message me and I can show you. 


5. Merchant Account:  (Paypal or Stripe)

Last but not least, you gotta have some type of way to collect payment. What is a merchant account. A merchant account is a separate bank account that the money obtained through credit card transactions goes into. The merchant account is your account, so the money is yours once the payment has been made (subject to chargebacks, etc). 

There are many different ones out there. I recommend using paypal or Stripe.


Tools that I use:


-Video:


Camera:

Canon 70d DSLR Camera


-Lens:

Canon 50mm 1.8f

Sigma 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC OS


-Software:

Screenflow

Adobe PhotoShop




Audio

-Software

Logic Pro X

Pro Tools HD 8

Presonus Studio One Artist

Maschine Music Production Software


Hardware

iMac Computer

Keyboard M-Audio Controller 88 keys

Maschine MKII

Studio Monitors: KRK Rokit 5’s

Digidesign 96 io Digital Converter Interface

Mic Pre: Golden Age Pre-73 MKII Vintage Pre Amplifier

Mics: Rode NT1A Condenser Microphone 


Headphones: 

beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro 250 OHM, 

Sennheiser HD 280 Pro



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