There are hundreds and thousands of rap producers in the world trying to learn How to Sell Beats and yet almost none of them know the best way to go about doing this! The truth of the matter is, you're going to be better off not trying to sell your beats to record labels because the competition has become so very high. In the digital age, a beat making program and midi keyboard can be as affordable as groceries, and since everybody makes beats these days it's become much more difficult to contact the right labels to sell beats.
It's always been a shock to me to realize that so many beat makers around the world have not yet realized that selling beats online is the best way to go in the independent age. All you have to do is promote your own beat store in the right way and you'll be finding yourself in a great position running a business on the internet. Rappers everywhere are turning to the net to purchase beats and if you're there to sell them, you're in luck.
Rappers and Hip Hop artists internationally are turning to websites like Soundclick, MySpace, RocBattle and MyBeatShop to find the instrumentals needed to create an album or hone their skills as a at-home studio engineer. Since even major artists like 50 Cent are buying beats off these websites for their upcoming album, it's easy to see that online Beat Selling is becoming a seductive enterprise that everybody is picking up on.
A couple reasons why rappers seem to be literally flocking towards selling beats online is speed and amount. It's extremely cheap to buy exclusive rights from an independent beat store online than it is to hit up a big time producer who probably won't even bother answering when you call them. Having said that, sometimes it's also easier to get HOTTER BEATS from underground artists because they're so hungry, they literally produce bangers and sell them for cheap.
Also, when an artist goes online to buy beats, they're going to be discussing terms and price directly with the small time producer who made the beat. This means no middle men and no labels to pay off. Most importantly, it also means that time spent for negotiation is cut down to almost nothing. This is very helpful for independent record labels and artists in general who are trying to meet a deadline for a project.
Beats sell and learning how to sell beats online has been thought to be, by many, the wave of the future. The first place to start is definitely Soundclick.com and if you don't already have a free account at least then you need to visit that site immediately after reading this and sign up. That's step one.
I know it might seem like RocBattle or MyBeatShop are the better sites to sign up to first, but that's not true. Though these websites have beat stores already set up for their members (which is somewhat convenient), it's still not worth it to start out there. The problem is that those websites are built for producers, not rappers. Every single member of those sites make beats, so obviously they're not interested in buying yours. On Soundclick there are 1.4 million rappers online, so your target audience is sitting there just waiting to be sold to.
Don't forget that learning How to Sell Beats on the internet is one of the fastest and best ways for you to make an income as an up and coming producer. Do not underestimate the power of selling beats and don't trick yourself into thinking that it's impossible. It's very possible and many producers, including myself, are making FULL TIME incomes from the internet this way. Visit the links in the paragraph below (my resource box) and download the eBooks to learn more.