Thanks to social networks and music forum websites like Datpiff and Livemixtapes, it is relatively easy to find self-released beat tapes featuring new music from producers. As producers decide to release a beat tape, they must be sure to understand the benefits and the risk that come along with the album.
What are the benefits:
♪ People can hear your music
♪ Reach a new audience
♪ Expand your discography
What are the risks:
♪ Loss of money and time as most beat tape releases are generally free
♪ Someone may steal your sound/idea
♪ The song exposure may deter an artist from picking a released track
Do the benefits outweigh the risks? The answer is a resounding YES!! Releasing ready to record material in the form of a beat tape is certainly beneficial for the advancement, or even maintainability, of a music producer.
Today's producers have certainly taken this new medium and used the beat tape advantageously. For example, Willie B, a TDE in house producer, recently took the beat tape to the next level, with his visual album, 'Ichiban: Live From Manhattan', which was released on Instagram and iTunes. Then there is Jansport J, who has released six highly acclaimed beat tapes, and used them as a catalyst to reach a label; He recently signed a deal with Delicious Vinyl Records. In all, the beat tape can be a great resource for music producers if properly executed.
#TipOfTheDay - Make sure that the beat tape has an overall established and identifiable sound.
To hear music from the producers mentioned in this article, check out:
Wille B: http://williebrown.bandcamp.com
Jansport J: http://jansportj.bandcamp.com************
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