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If you are a music producer and want to learn how to sell beats online, here is a helpful beginners guide to selling beats.

How to Sell Beats Online - Beginners Guide to Selling Beats

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What’s covered in this article:

  1. Why You Should Sell Beats Online.
  2. What to Do Before Selling Beats Online.
  3. Beat Selling Options.
  4. Tips to Selling Beats.
  5. Beginner Beat Selling Tips.
  6. Music Producer Poll Stats.

Why You Should Sell Beats Online

1. Make money off your talent

If you love making music, work on getting paid off your passion so you can work for yourself. Others have done it, and you can to instead of working at a job you don’t like.

2. It’s never been easier to sell beats online

Because of the internet, you can sell beats all over the world, 24 hours a day, and this process can be automated once you set it up to collect cash.

3. Feel good about helping people

There are people in need of quality beats, so you are helping people by providing a service.  You following your dreams can help others accomplish their goals.

4. Start a Business

If you can look at your beats as a “product” and yourself as a “business”, you have an opportunity to generate some real income.

Some entrepreneurs spend months and hundreds of dollars trying to create a digital product to sell, but as a music producer, you can create a new beat in a couple of hours that you can sell that same day. You are in a great position to make money.

Related: 6 Digital Products Music Producers Can Sell Online


Where to Get Started?

Here are a few things you should consider before putting your beats online.

How to Sell Beats Online ( Beginners Guide to Selling Beats )

1. Do You Have Quality Beats?

First, you want to make sure you are ready to sell beats. So are your beats good enough to put online to be sold?

3 Things to think about:

1. Has a music artist made music to your beats?

If no, why? Are you sure your beats are in the right song structure that is desired by music artist?

2. Have you received feedback on your beats?

Get feedback but not just from your friends who will give you polite answers. Find honest music lovers who will give constructive feedback so you can make better music.

3. Are your beats properly mixed?

When music artist listen to your beats are they mixed so they sound good on different speakers?

Don’t let the 3 things above stop you from getting started with selling beats online, but you should consider the points above so you have the highest chance of success.

If you don’t, you may not do as well as you like at selling beats online without good feedback and music artist interaction.

2. Sample Copyright

Make sure that any samples you use are royalty free so you don’t end up with any legal issues in the future.


Online Beat Selling Options

How to Sell Beats Online ( Beginners Guide to Selling Beats )

There are tons of online options for you to use to sell beats, but which is best for you?

Available Beat Selling Options:

  1. Join Beat Selling Communities like:
    • Airbit
    • BeatStars
    • SoundClick
    • Rocbattle
    • PMPWorldwide
  2. Create a Website to Sell Beats
    Check out this beat selling website template.

There are both pros and cons to each option.

Beat Selling Communities Pros & Cons

Pros

  • These sites are fast and easy to set up.
  • These sites get traffic to their homepage. ( But not directly to your profile )
  • They offer music communities to connect with.
  • Customers come to the site to buy.

Cons

  • It’s less professional.
  • You are limited to a 1-page profile that pretty much links to other music producers, which you are competing with for sells.
    • BeatStars allows more than one page, but it still links to your competition.
  • Way too many music producers. For example Roc Battles has over 100,000 music producers you are competing with.
  • Low beat prices. If everyone else is selling beats for cheap prices, you will have to lower your prices to compete. Roc battles starting price is $15.00. During promotions, beat prices can be reduced to below $13.
  • Monthly fees can get high.
  • These community beat selling websites are usually cluttered with tons of distractions.
  • You don’t get a full website.
  • Limited page customization.
  • No custom domain name.

Creating a Beat Selling Website Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Your website will focus on you and your music, not your competition.
  • You have control over the appearance and the experience the visitor will have on your website.
  • It’s more professional. You will look like a real business and a serious music producer.
  • You control your brand.
  • You control the users’ buying experience.
  • Have your Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube updates all in 1 place.
  • Search Engines – Get traffic from search engines to your beats.
  • Collect data – Track the number of visitors, social shares, sales, search engine visitors and more.
  • Have a custom domain name.

Cons

  • Upfront cost – It will cost money for a domain, website hosting, and design.
  • Time-consuming – Depending on your needs, creating a website can take more time.
  • Confusion & Frustration – If you have never created a website, some things will be new to you, and this can be frustrating if you don’t have helpful instructions.
  • Website Traffic – You will have to work on generating website traffic, which can take some time.

So which option should you choose?

The answer is to pick both options!

1. Create a Beat Selling Website

2. Use the Beat Selling Communities to Promote Your Website!!!

A professional website should be your long-term goal.

Your website should be used for:

  • Selling beats and products.
  • Promoting music services you offer.
  • Collecting email addresses to market too.
  • Articles or blog updates you can share on social media.
  • Building your brand and audience.

Think about your long-term goals of how to succeed. 

Use beat selling communities to get your beats heard and connect with music artist.

Use those sites to bring them to your website to build a relationship and sell beats.

Tutorial: How to Create a Website / Create a WordPress Website

Website Template: Beat Selling WordPress Template – Sell Beats and digital and physical products.


Beat Selling Communities Basics:

  • Claim your music name on all of these sites
    • Be consistent with the name and spelling
  • Add your best beats on the beat selling communities
  • Link all your profiles to your website

Promote Your Website & Beats:


How to Sell Beats Online Articles

Below is a collection of links to help with creating a website, beat selling tips, beat pricing, industry insight, and much more.

Website Related

Email Marketing for Music Producers

Beat Selling Tips

Beat Pricing

Branding Tips for Music Producers

Music Industry Insights

Making Beats


Beat Selling Tips

Here are 8 simple beat selling tips you should test out.

  1. Add the best beats to the top of your beat player – If someone clicks the first 3 beats and doesn’t like them, they probably won’t continue to listen.
  2. Keep Beat Names Simple – Keep the beat names simple and easy to remember.
  3. Include music artist names and beat type in the beat names – Some music artist are searching for specific types of beats, so this can help with getting beat plays.
  4. Limit the number of beats – People have short attention spans, so there is a low chance anyone will go through 200 beats.
  5. Choose quality over quantity – It’s better to have 30 great beats that people will want to buy, rather than 100 just okay beats that no one wants.
  6. Re-market to previous customers – It can be hard to find good paying customers, but if you can get them to buy from you once, there is a good chance you can get them to buy from you again because you know they will pay for quality beats instead of just asking for free beats.
  7. Keep your beat selling website simple – Too many links, images, and graphics can be overwhelming and distracting to your customers. Set very basic goals of what you would like to achieve.
  8. Build relationships, don’t just focus on selling

Also check out 7 Tips to Selling Beats for Music Producers and 5 Tips to Sell Your Beats.


Music Producer Poll Stats

We have run more than 40 polls and received over 9,500 votes on a variety of topics.  Here are some stats from your fellow music producers:

  • 43% Make beat CDs to promote beats.
  • 45% of music producers spend 1 to 3 hours on a beat.
  • But in another poll, 33% said they spend 5 or more hours to finish a beat.
  • 57% said they often provide hooks with their beats.
  • Only 18% blog to market their beats.
  • Only 16% have attended music production conferences.
  • 50% Use live instruments.
  • 44% Make only 1 to 2 beats per week.
  • 18% of music producers make beat making videos.

Create a Beat Selling Website Today!

Our Beat Selling Website Template offers a full website package with a beat store with automated beat downloads, discounts, photo gallery, product store, blog, unlimited static pages and much more.

Beat Selling Website Template


I hope this post has been helpful for anyone looking to sell beats online.

If you have any feedback, comments, or questions, leave it in the comment box below.

Please don’t forget to share this post with others.

Related: How to Make Beats ( Beginners Guide )

52 Comments

  1. Real helpful tips. Very recommended. I’ve done most of these plus my own twists and yep….works if you put in the work

  2. I am the beat producer and rapper. I have produced many beats and I have sold to my client it’s awesome though. Thanks for your blog I love and enjoy reading your blog post.

    Thanks, cheers!

  3. Hey dude is amazing to have people like you working and helping producers, thanks for making this blog, it helped me a lot… Respect!

  4. I am a beat producer I create a many types of beat because I have been inspired by many beat producers

  5. Great Article!

    In my experience as an up and coming producer you must diversify your sources of income in the music industry. Focus on strengthening your musical brand across the board because the stronger your brand, the more you will able to sell.

  6. I always search “how to sell beats” and I’ve yet to find a single article actually saying what to do. I understand I need quality beats, I understand I need a website, I understand I need this and that. I GET IT. But what I don’t understand, is HOW to sell the beat online. You write up a lease or exclusive contract for the sale and then what??? Hope they follow the terms? How do you even verify that they consent to the agreement? HOW do you sell the beat without getting ripped off????

  7. I’m very glad to know your site. I started production early this year and I really trust my creativity now and I do lot of video making beat been posted to facebook, twitter, soundcloud and YouTube. the challenges im having is that, I don’t have enough cash to set up my studio and buy studio equipment. can you please recommend low budget equipment for me which gone help my production work great. I will be looking forward to read from you hopefully soon. God bless you

  8. The truth is that the market is oversaturated and most people’s beats sound IDENTICAL. This article has Great info (thanks Mark) but another good tip is that you should also find your own sound instead of only chasing trends. Be different. #stayweird

  9. Man, I’ve been selling/leasing beats for quite some time but found some dope insights here. I actually am one of those producers who has 200+ beats for sale lol. Maybe I should cut that number like you suggested here.
    However, I think it’s a bit of a double edged sword. You may delete the tracks that could well get interest along the way, right? Anyone has thoughts on that?

    Thank for the good read!

  10. I love this article. I have been using these tips for my website and beats, for months now – I have been selling My beats @ $ 5.oo leasing even tho i own studio hardware and crew, sometime its best to have a lot of artist on a beat.

  11. I have a question. I really need help selling beats online and what’s the best website to do it. I’m from boston and I made over 300 beats and haven’t sold 1 yet. I need someone to talk to or help me what I should do. I read the article and it’s understanding but I need more help for myself.

  12. hi I am a producer and artist, I won 5 times competitions and came out on local news paper .Im from Carletonville wedela south Africa . hip-hop is my life all I want is to sell my music

  13. I don’t appreciate you bashing my company Rocbattle we are one of the first platforms to all producers to sell beats on the internet

  14. Thanks for the info i have a partner who is a musician rap artist and beat producer. he is looking for someone that can help him be promoted

  15. So interesting info!! I love this website because always I learn new tricks. Peace

  16. Please give me more information on selling my music ..i make my own beats and lyrics. Any information will be helpful.

  17. I really do appreciate the information that was given to me but I do wish I could read most of it instead of videos. I like to read on the train or bus while listening to music.

    Again thanks. it was helpful.

  18. Jo!

    Thanks for this post! Which of the online platforms you mentioned do you recommend to sell beats?

    Gr, EarMonk

    1. I would suggest testing out all the options to see what works best for you.

      I think having a website is MOST IMPORTANT. This is where you can bring fans and control your brand.

      No social site will do a good job at this for you. But I suggest trying to find customers and fans on all sites like soundcloud, myflashstore, youtube, and more.

      Some people do really well at marketing on these social sites.

  19. This is some good information to build up my epbeatz.com site.
    I love new ways in making more money I like to try new was being flexible is the key keeping my mind open.

  20. Every thing on this site looks good and is really together.I Really want to get up and going so I make some money selling my beasts.

  21. Amazing post, this kind of information that I need, I still try and learn to make beats online.

    Thanks again.

  22. Every thing on this site looks good and is really together.I Really want to get up and going so I make some money selling my beasts.

  23. Great thoughts! it is very helpful and easy to understand! Well now a days selling beats are really in demand in market. And there are many hip-hop beats for sale provider are in the market to meet the needs of the growing number of demand.

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