A lot of people wonder “How can I sell my beats?” They have a lot of good music, but not enough of a network to sell all of their tracks to, so they hit a standstill. I’m a firm believer in selling yourself. I think that if you really want to make money, take the time to market and promote yourself in the best way possible. Unfortunately, not everybody who has beat making talent has marketing talent. However, I’m also a firm believer in getting your product out to as many people as possible. That is where these sites come in.
These sites are set up for you to shop your beats to them, and possibly get them picked up. Keep in mind these aren’t specifically for hip hop beat shopping, but all kinds of music, and some aren’t geared towards artists buying your beats as opposed to companies. I’d check out all of them though, because I mean you can’t make sales just by the network you have now.
Where to sell your beats:
Pump Audio – Pump Audio helps you make money by shopping song licenses to some big name companies. This includes MTV, Burger King, Nike, ABC, and a slew of other big-time clients.
Rumblefish – Another music licensing site in the vein of Pump Audio. Rumblefish also works on band branding, which is very important.
PMP Worldwide – PMP is a bit different in the way that they don’t take any fees for the music you sell, rather they have a flat fee for having a page on their website. PMP Worldwide is marketed towards producers, so I’d recommend you check this site out as well.
Crucial Music – Crucial music is another site that works on bridging the cap between sellers of music and buyers of music.
When I went looking for places to sell music those are ites seem like the best deals. Check them out and see if they meet your needs. Some other sites that didn’t grab my eye as much, but could also be worthwhile additions to your music-selling directory are listed below. These are sites that don’t seem to do as much for you as the others listed, but are good resources if you still want more places to sell your music.
Keep in mind, although all of the sites listed on this page could be worthwhile ventures, you should always be selling by yourself as well. Stay networking and finding new people to shop beats too and build up that blackberry contact list. It can be your most prized possession, and these sites can help build it up.