As such, it has loads of artists that need beats for their projects.
What Are Leases?How to sell beats.
Now for you that don’t know, to lease a beat means to practicly loan a beat.
Imo, leasing is a far more effective and easy way to make some money selling your beats and these websites will help you with that.
They need to provide production credits to you when they use that beat.
Now a random artist is far more likely to buy a beat he just heard and likes for $20 then for $400. Everyone can vote and if you start winning you will be featured higher in charts and more people will hear your beats. Only downside is that they take 50% of your earnings on that site if you have free account.
Since it’s free, you can’t really afford not uploading your beats there since that will just give you extra free exposure.
They are not allowed to sell that beat to others tho (as in buying a beat from you and then selling it like their own).
This site can do you wonders in terms of your promotion.
You keep all the rights to that beat but the person who bought it for a low price can use it in their project.
If the beat will be used in a non-profit project, they are free to share as many copies as they want.
Mind you, these are all reputable sites, and LOADS of people are using them.
The twist here is, you can battle your beats against other producers and their beats. This is very effective for leases as well as exclusives.
Selling Beats on Your Own WebsiteHow to sell beats online
This is one of the best ways how to sell beats online.
If you pay for becoming “Exclusive” member for about $7 a month, then you get 100% of your earnings, battle with other Exclusive members, be promoted on home page, enter beat battle tournaments and win cash prizes and be able to upload more beats.
This is something you should consider paying for if you’re really into the whole beat selling thing. You can list your beats there, and when someone hears your beat he can contact if you if he likes it.
Since they get a lot of traffic, if you’re not on a tight budget, this would be a good investment, even more if you like the idea to battle your beats vs. And you can even keep selling that beat to other artists.
When you lease beats for low price, you can keep doing that with the same beats.
Now this is a whole topic on itself and I will be writing on how to setup your own website and how to drive traffic to it and to your other sites in my next lense. This is quite handy for selling leases.
However, before using their website, if you don’t live in US, check if they will be able to pay you when the time comes. However, if they want to sell more than 2,000 than they need to contact you.
Not only does having your own website looks professional but it’s much better for you in the long run to start sending your artists to your own site.
Well, “Royalty Free” means that you don’t get any of the money they make selling up to 2,000 of their copies.
Some other common leasing license rights are (this is entirely up to you but this is something what we and a lot of other producers, groups use)
Being able to sell 2,000 units of a project (track, video, mixtape, etc) that uses that beatUnlimited non-profit useRoyalty Free
Now what does this mean for artists who buy your beats?
However, since this is pretty inefficient you’re best of paying for a VIP page where you can add a paypal widget that lets listeners pay for your beat and then you send it to them. Then users of that site can see your beat on the charts and if they like it, buy it!
Why would you want people to find you on other sites when they could find your own site?
You can even use the player they provide you with and place it in your VIP Soundclick page.
Rocbattle is a beat market / forum and it could be very useful to you. Soundclick is one of the largest if not THE largest online community of musicians. others.
You can keep on selling that beat to other people since you still hold the rights to it.
It’s a free site where you can list your beats, set their prices and everything, even provide your own voicetag. We had an issue with them and they said they will not be able to pay us since we’re in a country not supported by their system.
Leases vs. 😉
They provide all the licensing and you can even set your own terms if you wish to do that. That is some awesome free promotion right there!
. Like on BeatBrokerz, you upload your beats to the site, set their prices and everything and your beats will be listed there for everyone to hear and buy. ExclusivesSelling Beats Online
When deciding if you want to sell your beats as exclusives (as in you give your beat to someone for a certain price and after that they own the full rights to it) you have to consider a few things.
Sure you can try to sell 1 beat to 1 person for $400 (which is hard btw), but you would have more success with trying to sell that beat as a lease for let’s say $20.
Beat Brokerz is simillar to Soundclick but a bit more “set and forget”.
Soundclick is a website where you can upload your own music but it has a twist for beat sellers