How to Market Beats – 50+ Beat Marketing Tips

Here are 50 tips on how to market beats online to get your music heard.

I have written many articles on how to promote beats, and below is a collection of the best tips.

For more beat marketing tips, click the title of each section to see visual examples and infographics.

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How to Market Beats

Here are 3 essentials you need to succeed at selling beats online:

  1. Professional beats – Your beats need to sound good for people to want to pay for them.
  2. Competitive beat pricing for your targeted audience. Your beats need to be priced right.
  3. Offer an easy way to buy and download beats instantly.

Let’s get started…


How to Market Beats

How to Promote Beats on YouTube

How to Market Beats on Youtube
  1. Create beat making videos.
  2. Remix popular songs to showcase your music production skills.
  3. Create beat instrumental videos.
  4. Create informative video content that your customers will find helpful.
  5. Promote your finished projects.
  6. Show yourself working behind the scenes with other music producers and music artists.
  7. Offer contest giveaways. People love free things.
  8. Create video teasers on upcoming work.

Read more info on how to promote beats on YouTube.


How to Promote Beats on Twitter

How to Promote on Twitter
  1. Focus on content marketing to create helpful content that is targeted to your audience. Music Producer Blogging Tips.
  2. Network with other music producers and music artists.
  3. Search for potential customers ( Music Artists ) and build a relationship with them. Don’t wait for them to find you. Don’t just focus on trying to sell to them.
  4. Offer limited-time beat sales.
  5. Retweet articles that your audience may find helpful.
  6. Share entertaining videos.

Read more beat marketing ideas on how to promote beats on Twitter.


How to Promote Beats on SoundCloud

How to Promote Beats on SoundCloud
  1. Include your website address & social profile links on your SoundCloud profile.
  2. Include quality artwork with your beats.
  3. Include audio tags with your website address.
  4. Include direct links to buy your beats.
  5. Add popular hashtags to your beats.
  6. Have professional graphics on your SoundCloud banner.

For more beat marketing tips check out how to promote beats on SoundCloud.


How to Promote Beats on Facebook

Promote on Facebook
  1. Become friends with music artists and build a relationship with them.
  2. Pre-schedule your Facebook posts to have a consistent posting schedule.
  3. Post in Facebook groups.
  4. Pay to boost your posts. Promote your website, beat instrumental videos, sales, etc.
  5. Offer free giveaways.
  6. Use Facebook to collect email addresses to market too.

More beat marketing tips on how to market beats on Facebook.


How to Promote Beats on Instagram

How to Promote Beats on Instagram
  1. Follow other music producers and music artists.
  2. Repost popular content to get more shares.
  3. Add popular hashtags to your Instagram posts.
  4. Post at peak times to get the most views of your post.
  5. Include your beat website link in the bio of your profile.
  6. Get creative with content to stand out.
  7. Offer limited time beat promotions.
  8. Use high-quality graphics to look professional.

View more beat marketing tips on how to market beats on Instagram.


How to Promote Beats Through Email

How to Promote Beats Through Email

Here are a couple of email marketing tips for music producers selling beats.

  1. Write interesting headlines to get people to open your emails.
  2. Keep text short. Make the email easy to scan.
  3. Don’t constantly try to sell. Share useful information to help build a relationship with your audience.
  4. Test emails thoroughly before sending.
  5. Use spell check and check for bad grammar.

More tips on how to promote beats via email.


How to Promote Your Beat Selling Website

How to Promote Your Beat Selling Website
  1. Write helpful articles directed towards your audience.
  2. Offer free beats to get more traffic.
  3. Include your web address in your email signature.
  4. Add your URL to all your social profiles.
  5. Learn Search Engine Optimization to be found through search engines.
  6. Pay for advertising.
  7. Write guest posts on other websites.
  8. Offer an affiliate program to encourage others to promote your beats and website.
  9. Participate in music forums to build a name for yourself and generate traffic to your website.
  10. Post website updates to social media. Don’t spam. Post helpful information.

More tips on how to promote your beat selling website.

Related: How to Create a Website


Gaining Fans Through Social Media

This video by DJ Pain 1 gives great advice for musicians and music artist on how to market music online.


Helpful Visitor Comments

Social media and word of mouth is the best way to get your beats out there.
– Quedawiz

YouTube is really great if you not only want to promote but also get people to know the man behind the beats.
– Yesndeed beats

I have found Rocbattle.com to be a good place to showcase your beats, especially through the beat battles.
– APDcrypt

I use SoundCloud, YouTube and Twitter. Helps to comment on other people’s work, and work with other artists/producers.
– KC

Hanging around local recording studios. I meet rappers, and have a really good follow up system.
– Harold

Doing free mixtapes for artist and using a mailing list.
– Bryce Wonder

I have a mixtape of beats on datpiff.com and use SoundCloud as a website to send artists to listen to my tracks.
– EZ Rider

Network Network Network.
Think bigger than artists… think audio content… being I rhyme & produce and now into film both acting and composing my circles are crazy.
– NLZ


I hope you found this article helpful.

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How do you promote your beats online?

Mark V. at Hip Hop Makers

Written By Mark V.

Hip Hop Makers is a music production website that launched in 2008 to teach music lovers how to make music, sell beats, and make money from music.

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  1. i share my promote my beats by playing them for people and or posting them on facebook.

  2. Trying figure that out my damn self. I been getting out more doing shows. Also I’m getting more presence online but it’s hard when no one knows you. Anyway check my music out at soundcloud.com/japanesejellyfish

    Or YouTube Japanese jellyfish u find me at project Blowed and a couple tracks

  3. mostly through word of mouth so far, mixtapes with your producer name always helps and posting your link on web pages of any kind.

  4. thats a good question use to be were the dj would spin your record , word of mouth is powerful now that goto man tacks your track he puts it in he’s pile of cd’s and its never played you go to the radio station and all your going to get is the run a rounds program director fallows a format very hard to crack i say fu*kem take it to the streets use youtube self promote bill your colt following eventually the industry will come to you

  5. Nice topic.
    I used to promote my beats on Facebook and Twitter.
    I use my own website to promote my beats, my tracks and my mixtapes in one shot… It helps, you can build a nice looking website for cheap.
    It works if you want to sell beats but we are to many trying to do that so I also burn some of my track and remix on CDs with major artists’ songs and play them on parties without telling people it’s my work and sometimes they ask who did that song and when I tell them it’s me they allways ask me for my website, copies, infos… It’s also a good promo.

  6. Real Talk, Get a web site!!!! People are more likely to purchase beats from a company that makes them feel confident in there investment. Check out my site: majorwithnomajor.com

  7. USE EVERYTHING. Twitter, Youtube, Tumblr INVEST IN YOURSELF. If you’ve got a Beattape you want people to find put it on mixtape sites, Yeah sometimes it can be expensive but it all pays off. Make a website, make digital copies make physical copies…BY ANY MEANS TILL U MAKE IT

  8. Through a weekly blog:

  9. Network Network Network ..think Bigger than Artists ..think Audio Content ..being I rhyme & produce and now into film both acting and composing my circles are crazy ..reach out my way word .. @NLZ_WarMachine @Wu_Kai @Bknukklebeatz or hit the lease/rental site email info is there to ..it’s just a worm on a hook ..we keep the monsters in the cage for the big stuff ..holla …NLZ

  10. I’m currently working with a few up and coming artists, I’m doing most of the production on their mixtapes. So if it sound dope and they make a name for them selves then I’ll get really good promo of that, it’s hard work b/c the artists I’m working with are just starting out. The feed back has been great so far.

  11. I have a mixtape of beats on datpiff.com and use soundcloud as a website to send artists to listen to my tracks. I’m also putting more beats to video on YouTube. I do have an arrangement with most artists I work with to get a small cut of every track I sell from a connection that they provided. Holla at me on

  12. Soundclick, Soundcloud, Personal webpage, Reverbnation, Make Beat Mixtapes, Recruit 3-4 artist to personally write for. Do you
    -A @Ahnysupz

  13. doing free mixtapes for artist and using a mailing list.

  14. Hanging around local recording studios. I meet rappers, and have a really good follow up system.

  15. I’ve been promoting my beat online for some time now and I must say it is not easy but the good thing about this whole online promotion is that I get to meet other producers and they also listen to my beat…I think that’s something to write home about…I need management.

  16. The amount of work u put in it is what u get out so u can try youtube promote bill or try sellin ur tracks on a cd to promote urself…

  17. You have to use social media. Facebook and YouTube are huge! With some smart marketing you could get some serious exposure

  18. this is cool but myspace was the KING of social media for helping up-and-coming musicians…

    every day I find out that another currently huge act or producer was discovered through myspace.. lex luger, hit boy, Flocka, grizzly bear…the list goes on and on and on–I’d say about 70% of newer acts in all genres made it during that slim window when myspace was Poppin…

    hit boy for example wrote Polow, Polow checked out his page, dug his tracks, flew him out the next week and that was that…

    myspace let you get a vibe of the artist check their pics and click their music right then and there–that is why it worked.. these new sites make visitors jump through too many hoops to hear your stuff… and the presentation is too bland and doesn’t allow us to brand ourselves the way myspace did– but it is what it is…

    word is Justin Timberlake just bought a huge share in myspace with the aim of gearing it to the entertainment industry… so we’ll see…

  19. ps: main flaw in his argument is that when people get free things from a large entity they feel that they’ve been gifted something by a higher life form (so to speak) but when people get the labor and creations of another human for free they view that human as not worth being paid for their services…

    all u dudes advocating “give more more more free stuff!!” REALLY need to go study the economic theory of perfect competition…

    what happens when you lower prices in a perfect competition market?? i’ll let you go look it up…

  20. Thanx for posting this video. Awesome post

  21. I like this post ….!!! Marketing is Key

  22. It’s true, some hip hop beatmakers started their carrier from the internet, but I believe nothing can be compared to the physical presence in a studio. I am myself a hip hop beatmaker and as I believe I am talented enough and ready to get in a studio and work with talented rappers. But the thing is that I don’t know anybody in this field and I don’t know from where to start. And I also feel that I am a little bit lost in this huge internet web. It’s so easy if you know some people already in the business. Otherwise you have to work harder to distinguish. And that is not the job of a beatmaker who’s task is to be in a studio 24/7.

  23. I use Soundcloud, Soundclick, Website, Twitter, Facebook and Youtube

  24. Get the beat along with 2 hours of studio time along with mixing/mastering for $150, or get a beat and a tee for $50 which I’ve done from time to time.

  25. If my Clients make referrals to my site and people follow up and purchase, then I offer beats half off.

  26. Good idea.

  27. That’s a interesting strategy. I’m curious on how long does it usually take for you to mix and master the final track?

  28. About 6 hours total, the beat is already mixed so it saves time. I don’t finish the mixing/mastering in one sitting so my ears don’t fatigue.

  29. At the moment i tend to tweet links to them on my twitter, post links on facebook and my YouTube. Pay attention to the latest trends (even if you do not like them) and think of how to take something on that genre and how to re-create it in your own vision. Make a list of artists of who you want to work with, and people who are making an underground following and find ways to contact them. Have the courage to put yourself out there and most importantly believe in what your promoting! Hope this helps!

    PS: Always, ALWAYS, leave your signature and links to your websites if posting in a forum. Like so :)

  30. Sometimes I have “Happy Hour Deals” where for one hour only on a Thursday I have some huge deal of say “10 Beats for $10” or something. I let everyone know with my email list and I host the promo usually once or twice a month.

  31. I sell G-Funk beats and tried a voucher once: buy one beat and get one for free.

  32. Thanks for the tip…i had a problem with mastering because i used to do it almost in one sitting

  33. 10 beats for 10.00? Wow!!!!

  34. how about tyring to promote the artists on your beats i am on a album and mixtape and i help promote the artists on my beats i am getting more traffic and sales i see allot of beatmakers online saying they sold 1000 beats but got no 1000 songs to proof it
    SONGS WILL HELP YOU GET MORE TRAFFIC

  35. It can be a challenge but I promote my music in person and on social media (youtube, instagram, FB). Definitely having your own website will help as it will serve as a hub for all things relating to you and your music.

  36. I use soundcloud, YouTube and Twitter. Helps to comment on other people’s work, and work with other artists/producers.

  37. I’m currently hosting my beats on soundcloud, and youtube. I’m building up my bandcamp page, and I’m definitely going to check out datpiff after reading the other comments. I think online promotion is great, but networking with rappers and other producers face to face is how you make an impression. I’d love to network with any of the producers that posted in this forum. Check out my latest work and give me some feed back. It’d be sincerely appreciated.

    Yours Truly,

    -Brady
    The Hatch

  38. I think that everyone in the comments definitely have good ways of promoting their music. Personally I use almost everything mentioned above, however I have a few ideas that might be useful as well. I have found Rocbattle.com to be a good place to showcase your beats, especially through the beat battles. Another site I’m on is ReverbNation which is a great place to connect with other artists. Last but not least I have found a significant amount of exposure from my craigslist ad in the musician section of community. I receive hits on my music daily from craigslist. Thank you all for your advice as well!
    -APDcrypt-

  39. Back about 8 years ago I only used beat selling sites. I stopped because I felt like I was wasting my time. So I gave up and only delt with people one on one offline. Then that slowed down due to people not wanting to pay. But recently my fiance has given me the confidence plus the drive to learn more about marketing and things like that. It’s like I’m starting from scratch but now I’m more organized. Where as before my files would be scattered everywhere and kept on unlabled CDs that became worn, torn, and scratched to death. So I my first step was to get a powerful computer. Best investment I ever made. Now it’s off to the future. Peace!

  40. I currently use social media to directly target my audience. I send positive feedback, wait for a reply, offer free beat, follow up with guaranteed sale… Success!!

  41. – YOUTUBE.COM
    -GOTINSTRUMENTALS.COM
    – DATPIFF.COM

    if your not on one of these. Then who our you O.O

    – POSITIVE FEEDBACK
    – ABLE TO HANDLE NEGATIVE FEED BACK PROFESSIONALLY
    – ABLE TO BRING UP A AUDIENCE

  42. Use social media and make sure to follow up with potential clients. FanShare on BoostAudio.com is an effective method to get leads for free.

  43. I do it through social media like twitter facebook YouTube and so on. Also I run facebook ads.

    juville-beats.com

  44. I like to promote on twitter, facebook and the group, YouTube and also SoundCloud. To really promote your beats you have to get social with people.

  45. Youtube is really great if you not only want to promote but also get ppl to kno the man behind the beats. youll have a pretty loyal fan base…also twitter, facebook, and even instagram can turn some heads

  46. I also like to promote on Facebook (fanpage ads and groups), twitter blasts and soundcloud of course.

  47. We currently use twitter facebook groups and best of all word of mouth! Find the artists in your neighborhood and build a face behind your brand. Good graphics too help! We do that and website development as well. God bless!

  48. I’d say. Be flashy. Not flashy to where you are over the top and people don’t think you’re authentic. Come up with some type of shock value for your fans and they will immediately want to talk to you. Mainly, show love to folks. Everyone wants to be loved. So give it out and you will receive it back. Music is art not a competition! :)

  49. I choose to use youtube and all social media outlets to send traffic to my website upsouthbeats.net

  50. Which promo is the most effective on Gotinstrumentals?

  51. Its best to promote through social media and word of mouth..

  52. Social media and word of mouth is the best way to get your beats out there.

  53. Social media and by constantly grindin

  54. Social media and paying for promotion spaces on websites like soundclick.com

    Get your fire beats at bierstudios.com!

  55. To promote my beats, I use facebook, soundcloud, soundclick, youtube, & reverbnation.

  56. Social media can be very effective/ paid promo is great if you spend correctly and consistently.

  57. Promote anywhere and everywhere, I have been promoting this sky’s the limit beat nonstop.

  58. Youtube, soundcloud, twitter mainly

  59. Actually i find this topic is useful but i think the most effective way is to use paid promotion and adds platform such as google facebook and so on..

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