Here is a great podcast by Busy Works Beats on five reasons why 80% of music producers fail.
Here are five mistakes music producers make to not succeed at selling beats.
Why Music Producers Fail
1. Following the Crowd
To many music producers copy and follow one another instead of being unique and original.
Don’t try to sound and be like every other music producer. Create your own music sound and own fan base.
2. Not Using Imagination
Music producers aren’t using their creative imagination enough to think bigger and be more creative.
Beat Makers let the computer lead the direction of a beat.
Music producers create concepts of songs and visualize the final product.
Use your mind to create the things you want. It starts with creative thinking: write it down, set goals, and take action!
3. Not Selling
Music producers are undervaluing their time and not getting paid for their work.
You MUST value your time and beats if you want potential customers to do the same.
Make money off your talent.
4. Giving Out Tons of FREE Stuff
Pick and choose who you give free beats too.
If your entire business model is built around free beats, it will be hard to convert people into paying customers.
Related: Pros & Cons of Offering Free Beats
5. Low Beat Prices
If your beat prices are too low, music artists may think you aren’t selling high-quality beats.
Also, music artist will make money from using your beats. So you should set your prices higher, so you both are financially rewarded.
What are your thoughts?
If you want more tips on selling beats check out How to Sell Beats Online.