Finding Success as an Independent Artist

Being an independent artist doesn’t mean you can’t compete with major record labels. Here are some tips for finding success in the music industry.

Now is the time to become an independent musician.

How is this possible when you’ve been repeatedly told you can’t make a living with music?

Well, as it turns out, in the last ten years there has been a 510% increase in people interested in becoming an independent artist who can make a living off their music. It’s hard, but it’s very possible.

Here are three of the most important things every independent artist need to do to become successful.
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Song Creation: Finding the Inspiration

Song creation is the most creative part of the music industry. Discover ways to find inspiration and to write your own music

Have you ever wondered how great artists create their songs? Do you find it hard to get inspiration to write lyrics?
Maybe you already have an idea but are stuck on how to put it on paper, or how to figure out the technical part of creating the music. You’re not alone, but writing a great song only seems hard until you find the right tools to make awesome music. Rolling Stone’s list of the 100 greatest songwriters shows that anyone can be inspired to write a great song. If you’d like to find out how dive into our guide on how to find inspiration for song creation.
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5 Genius Tips for Writing Rap Lyrics

So you have a beat, but what about your lyrics? If you’re having trouble coming up with the writing, then click here for 5 genius tips on writing rap lyrics.

What comes to mind when you hear the word ‘rap’?

Would you consider it poetry?

The answer could go either way as there are many strong similarities that would lead some to say yes and some to say no.

To state the obvious about the two, many things can share certain traits and not be the same sort of thing, so answering whether rap is poetry or not can help you with writing rap lyrics.

A poet needs to be able to incorporate rhythm and flow into it to make it sound appealing. Rap is the same way.

Both poets and rappers will try to give their work visual elements by using figurative language (like metaphors). However, the challenge with rap is making the verse appeal to the ear while broadcasting the entire message quickly, while also keeping rhythm.

And if you’re finding it difficult writing rap lyrics, here are 5 genius tips for you to use to possibly help you become the next Kanye or Nas.

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Should You be Rapping to Classic Rap Beats?

Classic rap beats have stayed popular for a reason. Use this article to find out why you should be rapping along to classic rap beats.

If you’re just getting started as a rapper, you need to think about the rap beats you use. No matter how tight your rhymes are, if your beats are bad you’ll end up with bland and anemic sounding bars.

You can hire a producer or try to find new beats. But if you’re already buying beats, why not buy the best?

If you want to do your best as a musician, consider buying and licensing classic beats for your songs and videos. There are plenty of reasons to do this: if you don’t believe us, check out these benefits of a classic beat.

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Hip Hop Instrumentals: 7 Tips for Buying Beats Online

As an artist, you don’t want to get distracted from your art. But we live in a commercial society, and copyright claims are on the rise. It’s easy to get tricked into taking a bad deal to get a new beat. Costs, licensing, and producers can all be something other than what they seem. That’s why we’ve put together these 7 simple tips to help you find the perfect hip hop instrumentals. This way, you can get back to making art instead of wasting time worrying.

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7 Greatest Hip Hop Beats of All-Time

Do you want some inspiration for your own music? We’re giving you the 7 greatest hip hop beats of all-time to inspire you to pick similar beats for your rap.

For decades, hip hop has inspired fellow musicians and fans alike to create their own original music. Hip hop has an enormous fan base, generating well over $10 billion in annual revenue, according to Forbes magazine.

However, the reality is that hip hop is more than just a business. It is a way of life. Hip hop lyrics are deep, personal, and speak directly to millions across the country. So it comes as no surprise that fans and aspiring artists turn to hip hop beats and instrumentals to express themselves. Artists can purchase an instrumental, record their own lyrics, and even distribute the track out for a small price. In some cases, instrumentals can even cross genres.

One famous example is when Eminem sampled Aerosmith’s “Dream On” to record his own hit record called “Sing for the Moment.” That being said, we are here to provide you with 7 of the greatest hip hop beats of all-time. Hopefully, these beats inspire you as much as they have inspired us.

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Best Websites To Sell Beats Online

If you make music for recording artists and/or visual media, then there’s a good chance that you spend a fair amount of time programming beats. Now, whether or not you go around calling yourself a “beatmaker” is entirely up to you, but there is a market for what you do. Question is — if you care to — how does one tap into it?

Well, like many things in life, there is no quick, easy answer, but if you’re ready and willing to make a strong commitment to your work, and you have a basic internet connection, then you pretty much already have everything you need to lay the foundation for a successful business. Of course, if you’re mining for immediate results on a shoestring budget, then the old adage “you get what you pay for” might be ringing in your ears, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take advantage of free and cheap alternatives that are made available to you. That being said, here’s a list of sites that will hopefully help you get started…
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Alchemy For Logic Pro X

January 8, 2015 was a sad day for all of us in the softsynth community, marking the death of Camel Audio, perhaps one of the most ambitious and beloved developers in the business. I could speculate or even draw on several ongoing rumors surrounding the unexpected demise of a software monolith, but I‘m more interested in what the future holds, and I’m very certain that the brightest sparks among Camel Audio will continue to improve upon the source code for their flagship power synth Alchemy, regardless of what it says on the tin.

While Windows users might not usher in the return of Alchemy with as much enthusiasm as Apple Logic Pro X users, the mere fact that Alchemy survived the landfall is call for celebration. But what’s really exciting is that this is now the official version 2.0, which Alchemy purists have been eagerly anticipating for almost four years. Yeah, now it’s a party.

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