I give some away to build the brand. Seems like every rapper is poor on soundcloud.. what a shock.
I feel ya brother
I'm an advocate for free beats, but I could relate to what he's saying... Free beats is great when used strategically with marketing.
You can't really escape it though, people will always ''steal'' your music.
I posted a beat on soundcloud, did a search on it via google a few days later and it was already being streamed on sites I've never heard of, obviously ripped from soundcloud.
You can put tags all over your music, sure, but they can be really annoying and may detract someone critically listening to the beat closely.
https://www.youtube.com/user/JCBiffro - checkout my YouTube channel for a ton of music production tutorials, mixing tips, popular presets and much much more!
I know he touches on this but don't underestimate the power and metaphorical value of the free beat..if you're starting out and need to create a buzz around your brand there is no better way.
Last edited by zoo; 07-12-2014 at 06:37 AM.
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I totally understand the frustration coming from producers
(I'm part of an underground Rap duo based in the UK)
I sit there and watch some producers putting the time and effort in to creating beats just to be flocked by a bunch of artists asking for free beats.
My only thing is, it seems nowadays some of you producers just wanna sell your beats, accumulate cash and not really care about who vocals them (That's how it comes off anyway)
It kinda looks like - with the way some producers go RAGE mode - you make beats with the intention JUST to sell (lol guys don't flame, it's just an observation..I'm an Emcee, not a producer, I welcome a challenge) Remember I said some...not ALL.
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