What’s up to all. Producer SBK stopped through and asked some amazing questions on the
“How to Make Money For Your Studio Post.
The answers may be valuable to a lot of producers who want to get their music heard.
Here is an excerpt from SBK’s questions:
I noticed that you mentioned I should get my beat copyrighted first. I definitely know how important this aspect is especially in leasing and selling beats. Should I be trying to get every single beat I produce copyrighted as soon as I produce them or should I wait to copyright then when an artist is interested in leasing or purchasing a beat? I know that there is a fee for every time you copyright something and that would seem like a lot of money for each beat or can you send multiple beats in on one form?
Do you think it’s best to use an entertainment attorney for when it’s time to establish terms/producer agreement on beats with artists whether leasing or purchasing?
How do I go about researching what other producers are selling locally? I reside in Chicago which is a big city and it seems like there would be a ton of producers that I would have to research. Should I just go about it by asking the producers personally? I know that online I can just go to the site like Soundclick to see what producers are charging.
I would suggest for producers to copyright beats as a volume. This definitely saves money, and time. I bought a book called “The Music Powers That Be” and it’s filled with information on the business side of music. They have added a great explanation of copyrights which explains things clearly:
MusicPowers Copyrights Article
Entertainment Attorney: If you can afford an entertainment attorney by all means retain one. If not, you can usually pay for the attorney to draw up an agreement for your production needs. There are several agreements online that may serve it’s purpose for new producers. I have included a link to several here:
Production Contract Goldmine
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To do research on the average price producers in your area sell beats? Here is the fun part and the section that will give ideas on how I did my study…. I will continue tomorrow with part 2 and some of the ways I marketed my production locally….
Happy Beat Making To All
Pz TiL Later