September 9, 2017 antbeatz

Back with another one like Khaled. Basically put, you should drop your projects with some type of theme to them. Make your projects with most of the beats being the SAME GENRE. If you make trap music, drop projects with mostly trap beats. If you are a hip hop artist, make sure the majority of the beats are hip hop beats, etc. Choose a genre that really resonates with you. Preferably a genre from your…

September 9, 2017 antbeatz

If you are really serious about your music and want to live your dreams doing what you love, then you must BRAND yourself. So many artist make the mistake of copying what other artist are doing. You need to build a brand. A brand, basically put, is a consistent message and theme. It’s what you do, and how you look. It is not created on accident, brands take time and consistency to develop.   You…

September 9, 2017 antbeatz

What is the difference between a producer and a beat maker? Simply put, a beat maker’s specialty is making beats/instrumentals. A beat makers job is to just provide beats. They have very little experience in mixing and arranging tracks. A producer however, can be seen as an advanced beat maker. Producer’s usually specialize in mixing and arranging elements in a track and have a lot more industry contacts than beat makers. They also have a voice…

September 9, 2017 antbeatz

When it comes to success, you have to consistently put in work to achieve your goals. The same thing with music, the same for ANYTHING. The easiest way to do this is to have a set strategy. If you want to consistently drop projects, make at least 1 song per day and do it religiously. Don’t go to sleep until you have written a complete song, and if your really a grinder, record the song…

September 9, 2017 antbeatz

Free beats are usually a way for producers to showcase their talent and expose their work to more people who may have not have heard of them. It’s a promotional tactic in which both producers and artist benefit. Now they aren’t free in the sense that they are yours and you own them, but, depending on the producer, you usually can use them for free for non profit use (Not making money in any way).  …

September 9, 2017 antbeatz

Most of the time when you buy beats online, your not really buying BEATS, but instead you are buying LICENSES to use those beats.   These licenses are agreements between artists and producers about how many copies can be sold, what can be done with the final recording, etc. So when you see “Basic Lease”, “Premium Lease”, “Unlimited Lease” etc. they are just different non-exclusive licenses/agreements you can purchase depending on what you need the…

September 9, 2017 antbeatz

Due to the fact that so much is changing in the music industry, music artist should focus on their actual business model and approach to the industry. Music is still selling but isn’t selling like it used to due to online streaming, piracy, and inefficient business structures. Some people would rather not buy your album, but rather just listen to it on streaming sites like Spotify. More and more artist are starting to refer to music…

September 9, 2017 antbeatz

Simply put, mastering is like icing on a cake. Who like’s cake without icing? Sure you can eat the cake by itself without the icing. They go hand and hand if you ask me. That’s how I look at mix and mastering. They both are important and needed when it comes to how good it’s going to sound overall. You don’t NEED mastering, but keep in mind that the greats get their songs properly mixed…

September 9, 2017 antbeatz

Everybody has a fan base somewhere out there in the world. There are 7 billion people on earth, all you have to do is let them find you. The best way to connect with fans is to make good music. Focus on what your fans want and need. Connect with them through your music and just make good songs. Your fans will most likely be similar to you in what you like. What kind of…

September 9, 2017 antbeatz

A few people have been asking me how to make a website so they can completely go the independent route. I’m no genius at creating websites. I just know what I want and follow what works to get the best results. Here are a few step by step instructions on how I made my website.   1. Web Hosting – $10/Month [su_lightbox src=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_hosting_service”][?][/su_lightbox] 2. Buy A Domain Name – $12.99/Year [su_lightbox src=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Domain_name”][?][/su_lightbox] 3. Download & Install WordPress –…