How many of you have sold beats via Soundgine?

  1. 4 years ago

    maseedproductions

    9 Jan 2015 User since 2015 Inland Empire, Ca. + 135 RP
    Edited 2 years ago by Soundgine

    Hello everyone, just wanted to introduce myself to the community. I am Tony C, producer for Maseed Productions . I'm just starting off in the on-line beat selling market. I've had my site up for about a month now and have sold 1 beat (although the sell didn't come via soundgine, it came direct through my website). I'm trying to figure out ways to market to a larger audience and wanted to know how some of you guys are doing it? I'm starting to add more "what I consider as mainstream tracks to my beat page so I'm hoping that will garner more sells. The 1st trap beat I did (The King) already sold 1 license the day I posted it. Any feedback is appreciated.

    11k in Sales

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    I make 95% of my sales on the Soundgine player. The other 5% of my sales are from phones calls because they want to negotiate on an exclusive they heard on the player. The fact is Soundgine is pound for pound the best beat player, it's like Mike Tyson in his prime. I've used them all, MFS, Beats1 and Soundgine out converts them all day.

    Having said that, You could have the world's most advanced beat store but it all comes down to your marketing and how you funnel traffic to your website, this is the hardest part but anybody can do it with enough work. That's awesome that you sold your first beat and that you created mainstream material, I think as a business you need to do this.

    Think of your local business, they carry products that appeal to the people not what the store owner likes. Once you have established a collection of mainstream music, you can create music you personally want to create ans even go experimental if you want.

    I don't know what your marketing structure is but your Soundgine player is not on your homepage. When I clicked on your "Music" tab I expected to see the Soundgine Player......

    If Maseed is your main website to sell music then consider having the player easily accessible for people to hear and buy from. Soundcloud isn't buyer friendly so I wouldn't make that a priority, sure Soundcloud is a popular player but you want people to listen and buy not just listen.

    It's all about funneling. Video blog and put your link in the description, create a Facebook fanpage and point that to your website. Write articles and pay to have them go into music blogs. I can go on forever but you get the idea.

    It has taken me 3 years to gain enough traction to almost make enough to make this full time. For me, if I make 5k a month, that's enough to quit my part time job.

    So to answer your main question if I sell beats on Soundgine? Hell yeah. It's the Lamborghini of all beat/music stores but it requires a driver...you.

  2. VPower

    9 Jan 2015 User since 2014 Answer Los Angeles + 823 RP
    Edited 2 years ago by VPower

    11k in Sales

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    I make 95% of my sales on the Soundgine player. The other 5% of my sales are from phones calls because they want to negotiate on an exclusive they heard on the player. The fact is Soundgine is pound for pound the best beat player, it's like Mike Tyson in his prime. I've used them all, MFS, Beats1 and Soundgine out converts them all day.

    Having said that, You could have the world's most advanced beat store but it all comes down to your marketing and how you funnel traffic to your website, this is the hardest part but anybody can do it with enough work. That's awesome that you sold your first beat and that you created mainstream material, I think as a business you need to do this.

    Think of your local business, they carry products that appeal to the people not what the store owner likes. Once you have established a collection of mainstream music, you can create music you personally want to create ans even go experimental if you want.

    I don't know what your marketing structure is but your Soundgine player is not on your homepage. When I clicked on your "Music" tab I expected to see the Soundgine Player......

    If Maseed is your main website to sell music then consider having the player easily accessible for people to hear and buy from. Soundcloud isn't buyer friendly so I wouldn't make that a priority, sure Soundcloud is a popular player but you want people to listen and buy not just listen.

    It's all about funneling. Video blog and put your link in the description, create a Facebook fanpage and point that to your website. Write articles and pay to have them go into music blogs. I can go on forever but you get the idea.

    It has taken me 3 years to gain enough traction to almost make enough to make this full time. For me, if I make 5k a month, that's enough to quit my part time job.

    So to answer your main question if I sell beats on Soundgine? Hell yeah. It's the Lamborghini of all beat/music stores but it requires a driver...you.

  3. Dreamstar

    9 Jan 2015 User since 2014 Italy + 714 RP
    Edited 2 years ago by Dreamstar

    25k in Sales

    I sell beats on Soundgine all the time. I average about 10 sales month at around $100 a pop. But honestly I need to have more confidence in my music and set exclusives at a much higher price. Anyway, congrats on your sale' @maseedproductions'.

    I agree with' @VPower' that you have to funnel traffic to your player but I don't see it anywhere. Also that it's not completely about the player but marketing. The Soundgine player is highly configurable, this is what I tweaked to get my max results

    1. Applied for credit card merchant so I can accept credit cards (Now my customers can pay with Credit card and Paypal)

    2. Adding Youtube video to my tracks

    3. Spotlight. I added a video on myself basically saying hi to everybody. We live in a Video era so this really helped me to connect with my customers.

    I could try less expensive players but they "look" inexpensive. Soundgine's player and all the updates they do have spoiled me crazy.

    <(^.^)>

  4. VPower

    9 Jan 2015 User since 2014 Los Angeles + 823 RP

    '@Dreamstar' Where the hell did you go? MIA for awhile.

    On topic: This pretty much says it all.

  5. Dreamstar

    9 Jan 2015 User since 2014 Italy + 714 RP

    '@VPower' Iv'e been a much needed hiatus to Amsterdam (No laptop). Missed you guys! >_<

  6. maseedproductions

    9 Jan 2015 User since 2015 Inland Empire, Ca. + 135 RP
    Edited 2 years ago by Soundgine

    '@VPower' , you are absolutely right...I didn't realize how difficult it was for the average user to find my beat page. I have since changed that and now there is a button in the menu bar that takes you straight to the beats page. I already have my social media branding covered on fb and twitter, I point them all to my domain. Have any of you ever actually paid money to advertise your sites on-line? Did it help any? ' @Dreamstar' - that is excellent income right there, how long did it take you to get to that point?

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  8. VPower

    9 Jan 2015 User since 2014 Los Angeles + 823 RP
    Edited 4 years ago by VPower

    '@maseedproductions' I'm the the middle of a rebrand, but I'll PM you with all my info. But when it's launched you can find me at V12note.com

    Pay for Marketing?

    Oh marketing. This is where people dive in, get frustrated and end up quitting. You see people buying training videos and infamous MLM networks like Empower Network that some "producers" push that is absolute garbage.

    The only marketing I do is creating my own well written articles containing my keywords that point to my website. Seriously, that's it. I'm actually trying to think of ways for you to spend money but I can't. Most of the services out there actually do harm to your business like boostaudio.com and other services that email blast people.

    Blasting people is a popular form of marketing from producers today but end up pissing off two important people, #1 Customers and #2 Google. People don't know this but mail relays spam flags to its main host and lets Google know which sites have the most spam "ticks" therefore dropping your website in rankings. Think of how many people have Gmail accounts. Now think how many people mark those blasts as spam docking your website.

    This doesn't just go with email blast services but with Twitter and Facebook blasts as well. The point is, don't f*ck with your business this way.

    With the web filled with scam artists pushing this and that it's easy to become desperate and buy into some "make money and get that dream studio you always wanted" program that just leaves your wallet empty. Stick to what works.

    Personally, focus on making your music better (I haven't listened to your music) but you can always improve on your skills and expand your genres. Jump into some EDM as it's not a trend, it's has roots same as Hip Hop.

    Start writing articles about the services you do and pay people to post them on their music blog. You want as many backlinks as possible. Create a Google+ Business page, Google search looks for this. Offer free tagged beats on your player and collect email addresses.

    Work on "long tail" Google keywords for your business and write blog/articles and link it to your website and don't stop. I did 2 articles a week for one year and my traffic is excellent.

    When you're done making a track, add it to Youtube and put a link to it in the description. (Soundgine gives you a "url" to the track on the player so when its clicked it takes you the player and plays the track, you can find the track url in your beats section. Just click on the hyperlink icon on the right)

    A few years ago, I was paying hundreds in various programs to jumpstart my business but it didn't do anything lasting. I realized that if I allocated my resources on creation (making better and new music) that it was the best form of marketing ever.

    I know, when you create music and don't pay for "marketing" you feel that you are missing out on something but you're really not, it's all physiological.

    Damn this reply actually turned into a blog post but I hope you got something out of this.

  9. maseedproductions

    10 Jan 2015 User since 2015 Inland Empire, Ca. + 135 RP

    This is the best thing I've ever read of all the producer message boards I have ever been apart of. Most cats are so busy bragging, boasting, and trying to compete with each other that they fail to concentrate on how to properly market their business and make their offering better. This advice is golden. Thank you' @VPower'

  10. [deleted]

    10 Jan 2015 User since 1970

    '@Dreamstar' , I guess you are just the opposite of Maxx Factor with her fancy shmancy $1400 sale lol. But you really get exclusive sales via the player? I don't think I've ever sold an exclusive through a player. It's there as an option, but people usually message me about it. I think people like to talk to you first before making big spending decisions.

    Btw, where can we hear your music?

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  12. maseedproductions

    17 Jan 2015 User since 2015 Inland Empire, Ca. + 135 RP

    Well fam, thanks to your advice and insight, yesterday I made my first beat sell via soundgine, the transaction was flawless and professional. The artist was in need of a DJ to do a scratch hook on the song, so I even up sold them on a scratch hook for an additional $10 bucks. Made $40 bucks off my 1st Soundgine sell and since then, my social networks have been growing like crazy. Got invoices ready to go for my next 2 beat sells. I am living proof that the system works. I appreciate each and every one of you that gave me insight on how to set my website up and how to market on the internet. I'm still learning and building. Shout to' @VPower'' @tcustomz'' @OxygenBeats'' @Dreamstar'' @Soundgine'

  13. sixx

    24 Mar 2015 User since 2015 New Mexico + 562 RP
    Edited 2 years ago by sixx

    $800! Sales

    So awesome :-D

    4 months in. I would probably make more if I actually market myself.

  14. Sound Variety

    27 Mar 2015 User since 2015 USA + 865 RP

    '@maseedproductions' Congrats! More $$Sales$$ To come!

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  18. Volume

    28 Apr 2015 User since 2015 London + 535 RP

    I have the total opposite effect. I get more sales of the Soundgine platform and I've tried the newest MFS store. Personally I think it's the drilling down to buy that makes the MFS not convert as much.

    I'll go where the money is at B)

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    28 Apr 2015
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  20. Razor

    28 Apr 2015 User since 2015 Texas + 146 RP

    Yeah, I think you nailed it' @OxygenBeats' I think people get too obsessed with the beat players and if they get no result they keep jumping ship thinking they will get more sales elsewhere.

    Jumping ship to another player will do me no good for Playce ratings if they are judging by plays, sales and other things. Like I said bro, I want to rank high on Playce :)

    Friendly competition.

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