Recommended Resources

Below is a list of suggested tools, books, and other resources we use.


Beat Selling Template


The All-In-One Website Package to Sell Beats

The Music Maker theme is customizable beat selling website template that gives you the tools you need to expand your brand and make money online. Features:

• Instant beat downloads ( Charted sales reports )
• Create discounts & coupons
• Photo gallery, video gallery, blog, store, and more.

View the Music Maker Theme

Website Hosting


Bluehost – Dependable hosting with 24 hour customer support, one-click WordPress installation, 50GB storage and bandwidth, competitive pricing.

Includes 1 free domain name. 30-Day Money-Back Guarantee.

Learn About Bluehost

Online Music Courses

Mixing At Home With Stock Plugins
The website SkillShare offers thousands of online tutorials for music, business, marketing, design, self help, money, and more. Check out these online music production courses for FL Studio, audio mixing, mastering, Ableton Live, and more.

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Music Marketing Graphics


Hip Hop Makers Membership – Over 80 music marketing graphics to download instantly. Get access to all print, web, and social graphics.

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Top Rated Music Equipment

We have put together list of some of the most popular music equipment you can find online.

MIDI Drum Controllers
MIDI Drum Controllers
Music Headphones
Headphones
Akai MPK MINI MKII 25-Key MIDI Keyboard
MIDI Keyboards
Music Software
Music Software
Focusrite Scarlett Recording Audio Interface
USB Audio Interfaces
Microphones
Microphones
Studio Monitors
Studio Monitors
External Hard Drives
External Hard Drives
Cool Music Gear
Cool Music Gear

Email Marketing

Aweber
AWeber
Spend less time marketing and more time growing your business with automated follow ups and easy design tools.
MailChimp
MailChimp
Simple interface and allows you to build a email list up to 2,000 people for free.

Article: Why Music Producers Should Build a Email Marketing List

Graphic Design, Video, and Audio

Graphics
Graphic River
Affordable graphics for Photoshop, Templates, Textures, Vectors, Icons and more.
Video
Video Hive
Royalty Free Video Files. Stock footage, motion graphics, project files.
Audio
Audio Jungle
Massive collection of sound effects, royalty free music and stock audio.

Music Posters

Our music posters are $20 each and include FREE shipping.


Marketing Tools

Music Production eBooks
Music eBooks
Music Logo Templates
Music Logo Templates
Music Stock Photos
Music Stock Photos

Web Analytic Tracking

  • Clicky – The best website tracking tool out. It gives you live traffic results. ( Used for Hip Hop Makers )
  • Google Analytics – Track website visitors.
  • Site Meter – Track website visitors.
  • Crazy Egg – Crazy Egg heat map lets you collect more than 88% of the data you would using a traditional eye-tracking process.

Tools I Use Everyday

  1. DropboxDropbox lets you bring your photos, docs, and videos anywhere and share them easily. Never email yourself a file again!
  2. Evernote – Great FREE note tracking too to track your ideas on multiple computers, or a mobile device.
  3. Clicky – Website traffic tracking tool.
  4. Google Calendar – Schedule my month.
  5. Teuxdeux – Task planner.
  6. E.ggTimer – I use this to set little times to focus. Example: Spend 30 minutes researching a topic.
  7. Digg Reader – Used to follow all my favorite RSS feeds.

Favorite Websites

Books

Learning Online

  • SkillShare – SkillShare offers thousands of online courses from music to marketing to design.
  • Udemy – Hundreds of paid and free online course to improve your skills.
  • Tuts Plus – Video-based courses to help you learn creative and technical skills.

Miscellaneous

  • WordPress – This is the software that we use to run this site. It is the quickest and easiest way to launch a web site.
  • Google URL Shortener – Free URL shortener service.
  • Buffer App – Simplify your social marketing routine by scheduling posts on all of your social media networks.
  • Share Tally – Tally up shares, tweets, likes, and more.
  • Shared Count – Track URL shares, likes, tweets, and more.
  • SharesCount – Track social shares of your website. See how it’s spreading on social media.