One of the top questions I get from producers and artists who I meet through GotchaNoddin.com is: How do I get people to listen to my beats?
Here are 4 things you can do to get people to listen to your beats and get your music in the right hands.
1) Music Creativity: For simplicity I will sum up 3 ways you can gear your music towards.
A. You can copy the mainstream and mimic the styles, lyrics and sounds.
B. Be so completely creative that no one can ‘understand’ what you are creating.
C. Find your personal balance of what you love hearing and blend it with your own style
How do you do this? Study your favorites. Don’t copy, mix and match, switch it up. Today’s reality is that SOMEONE has inspired you and chances are you’re going to sound like someone who came before you. It will more than likely be who you listen to a lot. I don’t care what anyone says, they are not looking for the next ‘so and so who in #1 on the charts’. You will come and go and be the next one hit wonder. If you plan on doing music for awhile, find your style and stick with it. The majority of professional artists who have been around through the years have found their style, created a ‘brand’ and kept doing what they love for 10-20 years. This is also something worth studying.
2) Excellent Sound Quality: There is no such thing as a demo. Technology these days is amazing. There is absolutely no reason why your music should sound amateur. When someone listens to your music and it is not excellent quality they are going to think you are whack promoting your material as completed when it is still a demo.
3) Study your Music Industry: If you are in Hip Hop, Reggaeton, RnB, Dance or Rock music you have an entirely different music industry. There are different networking events to attend, different people to meet and different ways you can personally figure out how to get your music in the right hands. Make absolutely sure that you are making music that is in a style or that is so weird and uniquely amazing that it doesn’t need one. All it takes is for one person to really ‘get you’ and spread the word.
4) Great Artwork: Let’s put it this way, if your artwork and photos are whack, your music is whack. It is better to have no artwork than something that looks like you’ve been lost in time travel for 20 years. On the other end of the spectrum, invest in yourself! You ‘can’ just write on your CD but wouldn’t you rather represent the music you have worked so hard to create professionally?
From my experience and listening to MANY demos, I have found by good planning and really ‘thinking’ about your music packaging and promotion, you will have a better chance of getting people to listen to your beats. Not only that, you’ll get your music into the right hands.
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