Whenever you are struggling with beatmaking, there is one thing you can do.
Mute most of the tracks except for your drum, bass, and one instrument track.
It can actually make your beat sound much better at times.
This is a recommended method when you feel like you are stuck and feel like you can’t finish your beat.
Try it out.
There is one thing I realized when I used to use Airbit (it’s a name of a beat selling platform).
When I was speaking to Airbit customer support, they used the word “asset” for beats.
That was really inspiring, and it gave me a new insight.
Beats are assets.
I think it is important to install this way of thinking, because yes, beats are assets.
YouTuber makes youtube videos, bloggers write blog articles, and beatmakers make beats.
For YouTubers, youtube video is their asset.
For bloggers, blog article is their asset.
And for beatmakers, beats is their asset.
So, don’t take it lightly, but treat it like an asset.
Once you start doing that, I believe things will start changing around you.
At one time of my life, there was a time when I thought uploading beats doesn’t help anyone.
So I kept my beats stocked on my hard drive.
Until…I realized one thing.
Youtubers make youtube videos, bloggers write blog articles, and beatmakers make beats.
So beatmakers make beats.
So it is important to note that uploading beats is significant and valuable for beatmakers because it keeps piling up as you make beats even if you just do it for fun.
So once you make a beat, it is important to upload it to a place where people can listen it to.
But where to?
Don’t just upload on SoundCloud.
Sign up for Beatstars distribution and upload it to 41 stores all at once.
Pay $19.99 a year (yes, a year!) and make them do all the work.
That way, you can start monetizing off your beats through streaming and/or download.
Minimize effort, maximize results.
Why do I say that?
Because uploading to many location is tedious and it gets really tiring. It’s pretty hard as a labor and it can be unsustainable.
So, don’t do that, and just upload to one location, that is to BeatStars distribution, and they will do all the distribution for you and you can start distributing to all over the world.
Obviously, don’t make money the motivator, because then you will be sidetracked again.
You will start feeling less of yourself if your stream count does not go up or you can’t get followers.
But look, your beat was stored in your hard drive anyway, and time will pass whether you keep it on your hard drive or upload it to BeatStars distribution.
So, don’t expect too much, just upload it anyways, and feel “lucky” if you start earning money off it.
Money is just a side-effect of distributing your music to all over the world.
The whole point of this plan is to distribute your music everywhere with minimal effort, instead of keeping them stocked in your hard drive collecting digital dust.
I just want you to take home one thing.
Upload your beats through BeatStars distribution, and make them into a habit.
That way, you have a place to output your beats, and your catalog will keep stocking up, without effort. (Because you like to make beats anyways, so there’s no effort involved)