In today's video, I’m going to be discussing the biggest misconception about buying rap beats online and covering the difference in leasing beats vs exclusive rights & what are split sheets? https://youtu.be/uVq6cdXPb9w PANDA In December of 2015, a new rapper at the time named “Desiigner” released a huge hit song called “Panda” that reached #1 on the Billboard charts the following year. And the internet went crazy when they found out that Desiigner only paid $200 for the exclusive rights for the beat to “Panda” from an up-and-coming producer named “Menace”. And there were … [Read more...] about This Biggest Misconception About Buying Rap Beats Online!
So you’ve been pouring out your heart and soul into your music and it’s finally ready to share with the world. But now you may be wondering how to get your music out there. Well, today I’m going to attempt to demystify the process of how to get more plays on your songs by using a few practical but highly effective tools and techniques you can start using today! https://youtu.be/6OnW1OVRHGo Today I’ll be using rap music as an example but these techniques are universal and apply to all genres of music. Sadly marketing and promoting is like kryptonite to most artists, which sucks because … [Read more...] about How To Get Your Music Out There | Getting More Plays On Your Songs
In today's video I attempt to answer the age-old question... "Why are wack rappers getting famous?". I've found that in many cases this question derives from one of several common misconceptions. Let's take a look at each of them and see what we can learn from them! https://youtu.be/AN_IR-vkdL0 … [Read more...] about Why Wack Rappers Are Getting Famous
How exciting would it be to find someone who was willing to invest $150k in your rap music career? That would pretty freakin awesome, wouldn't it!?! Well within this article I'm going to be explaining how you can potentially make that happen. There's a lot to cover so without further ado, LET'S GET IT!!! Investors, Lenders, And Donors Before we start chewing into this topic we need to first establish the meaning of three keywords; investors, lenders, and donors. Investors: a person or organization that puts money into financial schemes, property, etc. with the expectation of achieving … [Read more...] about How To Find Investors For Your Rap Music Career
Have you found yourself wrestling with the thought that perhaps you're too old to start rapping? Or if you've already been rapping for quite some time have you wondered if you've "missed the mark" and it's time to put the mic down? If so I think you will find a lot of encouragement within this article as I tackle both of these angles and provide you with some alternative views you may have yet to consider. So without further ado, LET'S GET IT!! Are You Too Old? Let's first tackle the question of if you are too old to be rapping. Now I don't know you specifically so I think it's wise to … [Read more...] about Are You Too Old To Be Rapping?
As an educator in the field of learning how to rap I've picked up on many common misconceptions. And lies unchecked can become one's truth. So in my efforts to prevent you from being held back, below I've compiled the top 5 things rappers misunderstand the most about songwriting. Let's get straight to it, shall we? 1. Every Song Must Be About You We've all likely been guilty of this one. You sit down to write your next song but you are "shooting blanks". This is commonly known as "writer's block". You've already written songs about the horrible EX, why you're the best rapper in the … [Read more...] about The Top 5 Things Rappers Misunderstand About Songwriting
Hopefully, all of the marketing and promotional techniques I've shared throughout this series have gotten your wheels turning on different creative techniques to build your fanbase. I've shared a lot of information in the past articles which I know can be overwhelming. Below you will find a quick recap of all the core takeaways from this series. Be sure to bookmark this article and come back when you need a refresher. LET'S GET IT! Part 1: What Is Marketing And Promotion? Read The Full Article Marketing Marketing is the act of identifying who your "target" audience is. So when you … [Read more...] about Demystifying Marketing And Promotion For Rappers (Complete Guide)
Let's talk about subcultures. Subcultures are basically a group of people or a community that share a common similar interest. In marketing terms, we call this a "Niche". Subcultures This entire time I've been teaching you how to target a specific SubCulture. You see, Hip-Hop is a specific type of music which makes it a "Niche". But then there are "Sub-Niches" or "Subcultures" within it. This is why in the beginning I had you first define what type of artist that you are then to make a list of other artists that are similar to you. This allows you to get very specific about who you're … [Read more...] about Demystifying Marketing And Promotion For Rappers – Part 4
S.E.O Another great promotional strategy is called "S.E.O" which stands for "Seach Engine Optimization". You actually participate in SEO all of the time. For example, if you heard about a new video game that's coming out, and you go to google or Youtube and search for the name of that game then you will see content related to that game. So when someone creates content about something that other people are searching for then they are likely going to get free traffic from it. But remember to also ask yourself "what's in it for them?". Don't create content with a misleading title … [Read more...] about Demystifying Marketing And Promotion For Rappers – Part 3
In my previous article "Demystifying Marketing And Promotion For Rappers Part 1" I explained the difference between marketing and promotion along with how you can identify your target audience and I even shared one powerful technique on how to reach and promote to them. In this article, I'm going to share another promotional strategy that I recommend. And don't feel obligated to pick just one of these promotional strategies, but rather feel free to use as many of them as you can. If your promotional tactics are more diversified you will likely have a higher success rate in gaining … [Read more...] about Demystifying Marketing And Promotion For Rappers – Part 2