mardi 24 septembre 2013

Music Tips: Buy Beats Online

By Eric L. Mims

Ok, you have all of your songs written or recorded onto mixtape beats, but you want to make a "real album" that you can release to the world.

Herein lies the problem...either you have all your lyrics written, but no songs recorded and you don't know any producer and on top of that you don't have the money to pay for recording sessions, even if you did know a have recorded your songs to mixtape beats or instrumentals that you have no legal right to use.

When you are a writer that writes rap songs, things are a not that complicated. You need beats that you have the legal right to use, then you need a studio to record your song in, then you need mixing and mastering, before you unleash it. There are many places online to license beats from, and there are typically two types of licenses you may choose from, exclusive and non-exclusive.

Exclusive licenses are considerably more expensive because once you buy this license, no other artist can buy or lease this music, but that doesn't mean that you will be the only person licensed to use that beat because it may have been licensed non-exclusively before the exclusive licensed was purchased. At any rate, once you buy an exclusive license, no one else can buy a license that beat from that point on.

Now, exclusive licenses cost more because once you purchase this beat, no other artist can license or lease this particular music. However, that does not mean that you will be the only artist with that beat because it may have been licensed non-exclusively before the exclusive license was purchased. But still, once you purchase an exclusive license, no one else can license that music.

Non-exclusive licenses can range from 2.99 to around 50.00 per beat, and exclusive licenses can range anywhere from 200.00 to 10,000.00 or more, depending on who the producer is. So whatever your budget is, I'm sure you can find something that you like that is within your budget. In addition, producers usually offer package deals when purchasing more than one lease. One site that I suggest is for such deals and affordable, quality beats.

Now, for writers that write R&B songs or pop songs everything above applies, but in addition you have to find someone who can demo or "sing" your songs. Unless, you can sing them yourself. Finding a demo singer that will do your songs justice can be a daunting task. Professional demo singers can be a little pricey, but it is usually worth it....and the worse thing you can do is rely on someone's word that they can sing, then commit to paying them 200.00, then when you get into the session, they take forever and sound horrible, and you still have to pay them....and all you have to show for it is a song that sounds nothing like you envisioned.

Whether you find a professional demo singer, or you are singing the song yourself, if it's within your budget, you might want to also find a "vocal producer".

This is the person who is responsible for making sure your vocals are sung correctly, your melodies are plausible, and that the over all recording is sonically viable.

So..that's all I will cover in this article, but I will be covering more topics shortly, so stay tuned..

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