Beat Selling Tip: Show Your Face

Beat Selling Tip

I see way to many music producers online hiding their faces behind a logo, or a photo of music gear. You need to stop that!

You need to work on building up your name and brand as a creator of quality music, and hiding your face doesn’t help this. You need to have a unique online presence to help stand out, and displaying your face can do that.

I have come across tons of faceless beat selling websites / beat selling profiles that I easily forget because they all look the same.

But if you add your photo on your site, and show some personality, you can help the visitor of your website ( or Facebook or Twitter page ) feel a better connection to you because you display that you are a real person.

I include my photo and about information on this site because I want to connect with people. I know this is a must for me to succeed. I need to know people, and I need them to know me. I’m working on my overall brand. I want people to think of Mark Valenzuela as a hard working, helpful individual, that is talented at a number of things. This helps to build trust. I also need my face to be recognizable to be able to network with others.

So start promoting your face today.

Photo Tips

  1. Have a high quality professional looking photo
  2. Be professional
  3. Include something music related so people can tell right away what you do
  4. Have a clear shot of your face

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Here are a few photo examples of nice photos


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Let me know what you think below.

If you want tips on selling beats check out How to Sell Beats Online ( Beginners Guide to Selling Beats Online ).

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    1. If you don’t think personal branding is important, then I don’t think you are reaching your full potential at making music. People not only buy a Dr Dre beat because of the beats, but because of the producers name.

      And because of his brand and name, he makes a lot of money on his beats. If you think you will make the same without a popular name, and I would like to see that.

  1. Hey Mark,

    I am just getting into selling beats/instrumentals online and in the research phase currently. I am interested in fully branding myself with pics and all but I am curious about something.

    I have never worked in a studio or the music industry before. My experience goes back 20 years but as a hobby mostly. I subscribe to groove3, macprovideo, lynda and tons of youtube channels and am constantly learning and updating my skills.

    Music is my passion, my soul. I have a small home recording studio ($12,000 invested) but no giant mixing boards, little outboard gear. Just my comp, monitors, axiom 61, maschine, DAW and a ton of plugins.

    Regarding quality pics and a professional image, will this cut it? I’d like to think that I will be judged solely on the music I create and the experience I provide, but I am guessing that “overall image” is very important too?

    How can I accomplish the image of a pro (I’ve got the big pro sound covered) without a pro studio? (All the above images are people in professional studio environments)

    Thanks man, and I love your site!