By admin, 2014-06-23
Producers copyright every one of your instrumentals before you even let anyone hear them. When you get in the habit of copyrighting all of your work you will always have some since of security knowing that your instrumentals are protected by the United States Copyright Office. That is one less thing you have to think about while you are focusing on being creative.
Simply put, copyrighting your music is to easy and non expensive to not do. For 55 dollars you can use the electronic Copyright Office (eCO) to upload up to 170mb of beats in a .zip file (128kbps/.mp3).
There are a lot of sites that have a copyright service but the only way to go as far as i am concerned is through the United Sates Copyright Office. But you are not done after that, read my article on tagging your beats.
After you copyright your beats. You need a good contract/agreement for your beats check out mine here.
By admin, 2014-06-22
If your goal is to make money with your beats tagging them should be a obvious thing to do. If you are just a hobbyist giving away free beats to see if some one likes it enough to record on it just so it can make you feel good , kill yourself! LOL. Just kidding. But damn respect the game. That's like being on the block giving away free product to some one that would normally spend money. Sure, you make beats for artists, you got a 9 to 5 and you are just making beats for fun so you are not pressed about making no money off beats. Great so pat yourself on your back because you are just making it harder for producers who are.
If you are trying to make money off of your beats and you have those same beats untagged on the net i assure you that someone has your beats loaded up in there program and is recording vocals to them as you read this article. Or even worst, they have them on a cd and is selling them hand to hand to people in there city. Believe me i have been in studios while people were downloading your beats and not even remembering where they downloaded the beats from. So please tag your beats not for me but for the whole beat selling game.