Are you tired of looking for good, radio standard beats? Don’t have time to go to the studio and meet with a producer? Why not find the beats online? There are great sites where you can download rap instrumentals easily. However, there are a couple of things you should look out for.
Some rappers will try to find free rap beats from beat makers. They forget that you usually get what you pay for, and if they were serious about their craft, they would try to find high quality beats that sound like the current hip hop market. Using lease beats is the way to do this AND not spend a lot of money.
If you do want to go after this type of profit you’re going to have to get into the right mind set. You need to realize that you don’t even have to give away exclusive rights, ever, if you don’t want to. You can lease out beats for lower prices. If you’re going to do these smaller sales, meaning $25-$50 per beat but with no exclusives, then you have to be sure to establish the right to re-sell the beat over and over again.
Another thing that I suggest when looking for exclusive beats for sale is a producer who’s beat shopping cart delivers beats automatically. Some producers say that you will be emailed your beats “within 12/24 hours”. This is unacceptable because there are plenty or services out there that deliver beats immediately after checkout. Some producers will have free rap beats available, but to get the really good stuff sometimes you might have to pay! Good producers will offer deals and discounts for bulk purchases though.
What if you were holding a fashion show and some guy walks in dressed exactly the same as the guy before him? You think his “swag” or the way he walks and talks will make him stand out more and land him a #1 spot? The answer is NO!!
You need to get into the right frame of mind if you expect to make some serious money selling beats online, though. You need to understand that exclusive sales aren’t the only type, and in fact: online you should be going after non exclusive sales. This means that you can sell the beat over and over again without ever having to give up full ownership. Leasing for $25-$50 per is a great way to make some change on the internet. Just remember that you need to reserve the right to re-sell until exclusives are sold.
For any rap beats or r&b beats you select, observe those tips and all of the beats and instrumentals you select for your single, album or mixtape will have that hit potential!