More than just beats...

  1. last year

    fusion

    7 Sep 2017 User since 2016 Florida, USA + 545 RP

    Who here sell more than just beats? I'm thinking of selling music for trailers.

  2. Darkair

    9 Sep 2017 User since 2015 San Francisco + 294 RP

    I think that topic has been well covered here but go for it. Apple sells more than just a phone. Expand, but go slow at first. I know people that started out selling beats and have gone on selling music for movies, tv shows etc...

    It's a smart move that more should people should start doing including me.

  3. Helix

    11 Sep 2017 User since 2015 San Diego, California + 812 RP

    Go for it!

    A producer friend of mine had to convince his girl to do voicetags and now it's a bigger business than selling beats. Something' @PixelSashay' should try out, she's got a voice on her.

  4. PixelSashay

    14 Sep 2017 Power Contributor User since 2015 2 4 6 + 2424 RP

    '@fusion' it's a good idea try it & see how it works for you. . .you might be pleasantly surprised. After all another stream of income is always welcomed right? Don't think just trailers either, if you have the time start messing around with video game, cartoon theme music etc you get the idea (o^_^o)
    '
    @Helix I' offer that service, I've been doing it for a few years just not on a large scale. Thank you for that compliment btw I'm getting there vocally. . .hopefully it shows in these new songs that I have pending to release next year (^_^)/

  5. 80z

    21 Sep 2017 User since 2015 + 863 RP

    I sell trailer music to Sony pictures. I've almost stopped selling beats all together. I throw everything on the Soundgine player and disable the beat tab to Soundtracks.

    Remember guys, selling beats could just be the beginning to your music career.

  6. DreClem

    25 Sep 2017 User since 2017 + 251 RP

    @80z' I sell trailer music to Sony pictures. I've almost stopped selling beats all together. I throw everything on the Soundgine player and disable the beat tab to Soundtracks.

    Remember guys, selling beats could just be the beginning to your music career.

    how in the world did you manage that? Did they approach you?

  7. 80z

    26 Sep 2017 User since 2015 + 863 RP

    '@DreClem' I recorded an introduction of myself, spent 2 minutes telling who I am and 3 minutes showcasing my music. I bought a lot of USB drives from eBay and shot them everywhere.

    The tricky part of knowing where to send your USB (getting the correct address)
    10202 Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232
    but I added a separate note right on top and said to forward to a music executive.

    After $80 of USB purchases, I have a connect worth many times that.

    They gave me a tester project which turned out to be bogus, got paid for it but it was a test to see if I was good with deadlines, I passed that test be warned if you ever take my approach. I learned this from another Soundgine member and seemed to be a better option than to wait for them to come to me which I feel would never happen. I felt like taking a proactive approach which helped out for me.

    Just remember, people want to see who they are working with, not just a website. They want to see initiative and drive.

    Hope this helps for anybody reading.

  8. DreClem

    26 Sep 2017 User since 2017 + 251 RP

    Thank you for that break down' @80z' . Very informative Post!! :-D

  9. DreClem

    26 Sep 2017 User since 2017 + 251 RP

    I'm also trying to get into commercials. That seems like 30 seconds of fun

  10. P90Music

    26 Sep 2017 User since 2017 New York, NY + 95 RP

    Honestly that is the best idea. I always recommend producer folks to get into TV, Film, and Mostly Video-games. I rather video-games because no matter how old. If the game is a great seller it will always sell. Just imagine having a song on Call Of Duty regardless of how much crap people say the game is, they'll still end up buying it. $60 plus tax each individual. Game sells Millions. Your percentage will be small from each sale but it will add up. Knowing how to get those connects is a bit tricky because it may cause you to travel. Like for example Conventions like E3 and Comic-Con have connections to TV/Film/Gaming etc. Or you can try Linkedin I've met developers of games, Commercial Video editors etc. There are a few routes but I suggest speaking to someone who has more experience.

  11. DreClem

    5 Oct 2017 User since 2017 + 251 RP

    Yea video games sounds interesting! And even jungles for game apps on your phone, the possibilities are endless. Hell, YouTube intro music, WWE walkout videos, The NFL might even mess around and choose one of our songs to replace the official network music. Seriously tho that would be crazy, highly unlikely but crazy

  12. knocksquared

    21 Jun 2018 Power Contributor User since 2014 Atlanta Ga area + 1225 RP

    I run one of the top Voice tags companies online. "Knockshouse.com" .If you listen to the radio you will probably hear a hit song with a tag we made every hour lol. Its funny. I sold beats online back in 2009-2010 and since I had been in radio over half my life I made a youtube video just saying i would do voicetags for producers and put a demo up. I got an order that day for $70 and have done between 15 and 20 thousand tags since then. I stopped selling beats like a week after that youtube video went up. I am just now putting my beats back up LOL. I tried to join the workforce again in 2015 just to be out the house and got a job at the top radio station here in ATL and quit after a year cause it was interfering with my tag service LOL.

  13. yonaskbeatz

    21 Jun 2018 User since 2016 + 271 RP
    Edited last year by yonaskbeatz

    @knocksquared' I run one of the top Voice tags companies online. "Knockshouse.com" .If you listen to the radio you will probably hear a hit song with a tag we made every hour lol. Its funny. I sold beats online back in 2009-2010 and since I had been in radio over half my life I made a youtube video just saying i would do voicetags for producers and put a demo up. I got an order that day for $70 and have done between 15 and 20 thousand tags since then. I stopped selling beats like a week after that youtube video went up. I am just now putting my beats back up LOL. I tried to join the workforce again in 2015 just to be out the house and got a job at the top radio station here in ATL and quit after a year cause it was interfering with my tag service LOL.

    Haha that's dope I bought a tag from you back in 2015-2014! I used to hear your voice all over the internet! (golden voice B) )

  14. Ibsenproducer

    21 Jun 2018 Power Contributor User since 2016 Venezuela + 2109 RP

    @knocksquared' I run one of the top Voice tags companies online. "Knockshouse.com" .If you listen to the radio you will probably hear a hit song with a tag we made every hour lol. Its funny. I sold beats online back in 2009-2010 and since I had been in radio over half my life I made a youtube video just saying i would do voicetags for producers and put a demo up. I got an order that day for $70 and have done between 15 and 20 thousand tags since then. I stopped selling beats like a week after that youtube video went up. I am just now putting my beats back up LOL. I tried to join the workforce again in 2015 just to be out the house and got a job at the top radio station here in ATL and quit after a year cause it was interfering with my tag service LOL.

    You are the man of the tags bro! keep doing amazing tags! and comeback to the beats too B) I'm working with tags too and it's good to offer variety.

 

or Sign Up to reply!