Marketing Your Rap Beats

Making beats is the fun part. Selling beats is not fun - it's business and should be taken seriously by all beat makers who wish to make beats for a living.

Most people have a fantasy that someone in a position to help them will hear their rap beat and want to sign them or purchase the beats for a large amount of money. The beat makers fantasy rarely comes true without some work in this area.

Your chances are slimmer than winning the lotto for this to happen.

Instead, you need to learn how to get your music out into the wild and sell your own beats. Start small and build up. Join beat battles and get feedback from the many beat maker forums out there.

Part of marketing is getting a web presence and making the beats available for purchase. This is the part that a lot of people have a bit of a learning curve on. Don't be afraid to start small there are free places a beat maker can upload your own beats.

I have been asked a lot about this and I usually recommend the excellent eBook "Make Money By Making Beats" (read and independent review about this eBook). For the small price you pay ($12) and the info you get, it's a great bargain and will get your understanding up there. If you follow the steps in that book, it will pay for itself almost immediately.

Once you have a web identity as a beat maker and some clientele, you can move to the next level and get a manager and/or start your own label.