Here are a couple of tips on How to Make Beat Making Videos for music producers.
Let’s start with the basics.
Should you make beat making videos?
I would say yes. YouTube is one of the top websites in the world. You can build a huge following which can generate traffic to your beat store.
But do beat making videos help with selling beats?
Yes. If you are trying to make music into a full-time career, you should always work on building your brand and establishing yourself as a leader.
Think about your favorite music producers: Dr. Dre, Timbaland, Pharrell, and DJ Premier. These guys have all built names for their selves and their names alone make people listen to music if they are involved.
Music Producer Examples
Ryan Leslie has close to 200,000 YouTube subscribers. His first videos 9 years ago were beat making videos. Ryan Leslie making Cassie’s “Addiction” is his most popular video on YouTube with over 5,00,000 views.
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How to Make Beat Making Videos
Here are my 3 steps on how to make good beat making videos.
Step 1. Make a Great Beat First
Let’s be real, if your beat sucks no one is going to care about your beat making videos. So I suggest you make an awesome beat first, and then make a video for the beat.
I believe quality is more important than quantity.
An okay beat making video can get a few hundred views, but a great beat making video can get thousands of views.
But isn’t this cheating?
Kind of, but so what. Go back and look at some of your favorite beat making videos. A lot of those beats aren’t made on the spot. You will see some music producers replaying elements that have already been recorded.
Popular videos on YouTube are edited well and entertaining. That’s the magic of video editing. You can edit the video to make yourself look professional and make the process of making beats look easy.
Step 2: Remake the Beat on Camera
Go back and re-shoot yourself playing different elements of the beat.
By doing this, you can get different camera angles, video close-ups on music equipment, and clips of you looking like a pro.
Video Recording Tip: Aim for high-resolution video and good lighting to help your videos look more professional.
Step 3. Get Creative with Video Editing
Create a final video that shows off your musical talent and that is also entertaining to your viewers.
Video Editing Tips
- Study your favorite beat making videos for editing ideas.
- Add high-quality graphics to look professional.
- Short videos perform better than long videos. So try to edit your videos down to the good parts.
- Choose quality over quantity.
Good Beat Making Videos
- Chebit Making Beats on the Akai MPC
- Johnny Juliano Making a Beat
- Mashd N Kutcher: Beat From Plane Noises / Collab w/ Random People
- Jon Bellion Making Woodstock & Woke The F*ck Up
Beat Making Video Ideas
- Remix popular songs
- Make beats with samples from different objects like video games, movies, records, etc.
- Create beats with sounds from unique objects, like toys, household items, and more.
- Make beats on mobile devices.
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