Ideally, people shouldn’t go for buying beats online, unless they don’t have a plan, or else they might end up with a collection of songs that just might as well pass off as mixtape. Such collections have very little scope of making it big mainly because there are thousands of such mixtapes made just as carelessly. More often than not, artists, in their excitement to get their songs released resort to apparently useless ways. Indeed they should be excited about creating a great piece of music but they shouldn’t let it get the better of their minds. The internet is replete with scores of ‘how to sell beats online’ videos that follow a common pattern. This pattern can also be found in the various ‘how to sell music online’ videos that are present almost on every video sharing website. People are mostly in a hurry to get the best deal for their music and end up following these videos religiously. People should try to see the real picture behind these videos most of which are basically marketing gimmicks. They should rather invest in their skills, which have a better chance of paying off than these videos. A few things that can help people to not get fooled by these videos and still make money with their music are mentioned below.
People can go to any search engine like Google and type key phrases like ‘buy beats online’, ‘how to sell beats online’, or ‘selling your music online’. They can find scores of results that may or may not fulfill their purpose, all very willing to teach them the right way to sell their music. The trick obviously is to resist the temptation and go for the real deal. Normally people would read almost anything that had anything to do with selling their music. However, rather than wasting time in such futile research, they should get some real information. An important thing here is that people should know that selling music online is an expensive affair. People should set aside some money for selling their music, because in the absence of the required financial resources, it can be very difficult for them to sell their music. While they certainly don’t need a fortune, it helps to have at least some money set aside. Further, a search on Google might lead to the discovery of a few odd dozen websites trying to sell something different but ending up doing exactly the same. Anyone could be a pro at providing information about this topic, for that matter. What people will notice if they pay for membership of such a website is that there is an impressive array of videos lined up. Most of these courses of ‘selling your music online’ are of short duration, like 9 to 10 hours. However, once people watch them closely they will realize that they are some major flaws with them, three of which are as follows-
- Before investing their money with such websites people should check the dates of such videos. Some people found these videos to be dated back to two years before. A little bit of cautiousness on the part of people can help them from getting fooled.
- Most of these videos use huge sums of money for they know that viewers would be paying attention, because let’s face it, most people would flock where ever there is some easy money involved.
- People should watch out for old marketing strategies as most of them do not work as many of the websites talked about in those videos do not work.
There are many more common flaws like these, telling about them would only be wasting more time, rather people should finally start more of their common sense when watching these videos. Another thing that often lands people in similar situations is taking the word of a friend or relative. Paying for a course just by believing what they heard on a word of mouth basis is hardly a rational decision for people to take. Another thing that these videos show to attract more people is to tell people about age old marketing tricks that someone with even an iota of sense can figure out. They tell about things like SoundClick, Facebook and ReverbNation, in order to tell people how to market themselves or how to promote their recorded music.
While after getting so much knowledge about how these videos fool people, the following will tell what exactly do these videos have in common and how they aren’t exactly what they promise out to be-
- Most of these video courses use YouTube, as YouTube attracts a large number of visitors. In their bid to tap into this huge viewer pool, these videos sport tons of attractive sounding strategies. These videos tell people to simply redirect visitors to the musician’s website except that it isn’t that easy to redirect visitors from YouTube to some other website.
- They ask people to set up an account unless of course they already have one.
- They then ask people to upload a few of their songs.
- Write something in the description box.
- People can then upload whatever they might want to.
Every other video on YouTube asked musicians to follow the same guidelines. People should know not to waste time on such guidelines as they do not produce results for if they had to bring results they would have done it by now. What people should actually do is to use their own creativity and common sense to sell their music online. A little bit of creativity can take them a long way in getting the best out of their music. For starters they should create videos of good quality along with quality content. Not compromising with quality is the best way possible to sell music online. The video method takes time and its success depends on how much effort people are willing to put in to spread the word about their music. It might ask people for patience but uploading a video and not putting in effort will not take their music anywhere either. So, they should better be ready for some hard work if they want to have any chance at selling their music online.