Are you passionate about music production and composing your own Hip Hop beats? Surely, some extra money in your pocket would be welcomed.
The Internet is the handiest place where you can sell Hip Hop beats. With a little effort, you can create your own Hip Hop beats store, open 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
You do not even need to know to create a website, simply create an account on any of the websites presented in this article, and you will be provided with all the necessary tools to open your own Beats store.
As a beatmaker, you can create a good Hip Hop instrumental in a few hours and then put it on sale on the Internet during the same day. In other niches things are slightly more complicated, just think how much effort and time is needed to create a computer software … much more than for a beat, I’m sure.
So, what are the best websites where you can sell your beats online?
We asked some of the most successful music producers on the Internet:
In terms of public beat-selling websites, I highly recommend BeatStars.com.
Despite running my own beat site I always upload our team’s beats here as well. BeatStars is head and shoulders above any other website in terms of the features and services they provide. As well as being able to sell your beats through their public marketplace and providing a sales widget you can embed on your own site, they are the only beat site offering YouTube and SoundClick monetization and ContentID.
This basically means you can send your beats off to be digitally fingerprinted and every time someone uploads your beat or a song to your beat on those sites you will earn advertising revenue. For me, that has been a game changer and hugely increased my income. BeatStars also regularly host placement opportunities and contests with great prizes.
I am currently selling my instrumentals on Beatstars. But to me, it’s not really about what website you find the best selling beats at, but rather how you use it/them. I personally have only been on Soundclick but recently moved over to Beatstars. But I could’ve possibly made a steady income via both sites.
But of course, there’re other websites like AirBit, Rocbattle etc you can create an account on if hosting a website is unattainable. Even YouTube can be a good place where monetizing via Google Adsense can benefit you a lot, even Facebook and Twitter can be.
Going back to Beatstars however, I’ve grown to be very fond of their features as a Pro Account member. How you can submit your tracks to be securely uploaded to a YouTube’s Content ID list, as well as you, can monetize your Soundcloud plays. Having then Beatstars, YouTube and Soundcloud all in your power can generate you a great income.
My favorite place to sell beats has to be BeatStars.com, they let you keep 100% of your sales, and they also work with YouTube to help protect your copyrights. This allows me to upsell my customers on to licenses that would allow them to monetize their song on YouTube & Soundcloud. Wish I knew about this site 3 years ago!
The best sites where you can sell your beats online are:
According to our research, indeed, BeatStars.com is the most popular website where you can sell Hip Hop beats online, being used by tens of thousands of music producers around the world. !llmind, Dame Ritter or Focus… are just some of the beatmakers who choose to sell their beats on BeatStars.com
This website offers you a wide range of ways to promote your beats and even to cooperate with other artists and producers via their “Collabos” feature, where artists and producers can work together, and even share their gains from sales. It is the only website that offers this possibility, pretty interesting!
MyFlashStore is now AIRBIT, another great marketplace for producers to sell their beats. The Cratez, DG Beats, Tone Jonez, Geniusboy, are just some of the top charts producers.
Main features: 0% commission, Flash / HTML5 stores, instant payment, custom voice-tags, mobile compatible, custom licenses, discounts, and coupons, mailing list integration and other great features that will help you promote and increase your beat sales.
SoundClick.com is one of the veteran sites (established in 1997) where many beatmakers have started their career and have made their name among the best producers in the industry. With over 5 million members it is a huge community. You can easily sell music and beats, with access to a huge market. Recently the Soundclick site has received a new, modern and responsive design, becoming much easier to navigate and browse the categories and sections.
Main Features: huge community, free artist page, free Mp3 store, unlimited song uploads, gig calendar, music charts and more, connect directly with bands.
TRAKTRAIN is an invitation-only site for buying, selling and leasing beats. Traktrain takes no fee from sales and keeps an invite-only structure (so buyers know they’re accessing a curated marketplace of quality instrumentals). Their memberships exist on a tiered basis, starting with a free basic account through to paid options of $9 and $19 a month – affording users additional benefits such as extra uploads.
Rocbattle.com is a very popular beat store with over 90,000 artists in its network and an extensive sales network. Also, on the forums section, you can participate in various topics, ask for advice or learn new tricks on how to sell more beats online from more experienced producers.
Main features: free HTML5 player, instant payments, extended network sales, forums.
With over 2,000 producers and over 24,000 beats uploaded, BeatBrokerz.com website is another good choice to sell your Hip Hop beats online.
All of the above websites offer many possibilities for customization, so check each one of them and see exactly what suits you best.
If you do not have much experience in this area, you have to put a lot of work and effort to earn money from selling beats. If your goal is to make a living from selling beats, you have to think this occupation just like a personal business, where you will have costs, income, investments, and ultimately profit. You must work constructively and be patient, create more relationships with your customers and grow your brand name, be active on social networks and communities. Although competition is fierce, new producers/beats appearing every day, through hard work and dedication you will be able to reach the top.
…as Dr. Dre said:
Don’t be worried about the next man – make sure your business tight.
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