What is a Track Out? 

What is a Track Out? If you have been in the music game any amount of time... You have heard this term. But, What is it? Here's the answer. A track out/stem files are all of the files (instruments or vocals) of your song exported on their own track. I'm sure you've seen the engineer  in the studio fiddling around with the faders and watching the screen. He/She are controlling each element of the composition. Buying a Exclusive beat automatically gives you access to these files.(2 track) Mp3 leases and Wav leases are fine. But, When you are ready for that next level of shooting for mainstream radio and videos. You need that polished sound. So, It is always wise to get access to the track out. (This is the highest quality available). I hope this helps you understand the term a little better. If you are not already subscribed to my mailing list... Join today and enjoy a free beat along with other great bonuses. http://www.soniqboybeats.com   

Local VS Global mentality (Artist/Musicians) 

As you seen in the title "Local VS Global" mentality. Where do you fit in this category? We've all heard for years the saying "If you can't make it in your city... You can't make it anywhere" But, Is this really true? I am based in Tennessee. Whenever I leave the state people usually ask me about 2 Artists more than anyone else. Young Buck and Starlito. These guys definately  have seen nation wide/Global success. But, They left their city (Nashville) to really blow up! As a Producer I talk to artists on a daily basis from various cities. They all tell me the same story. We don't really get support in our city because people are either hating, Feel like they shouldn't buy from me because they know me, Or other artists are back biting and beefing with each other. Now, If I ask them how do they do when they rock a show in other cities?  I hear this reply. Twinn... "They showed us mad love fam... You should have been there to see it." Honestly, When I think of where all of my beat sales come from... I'd say 20% are from my city (Nashville) and, 80% percent are from places like, Georgia, Louisiana, Kentucky,Texas, Even the U.K. a couple of times! Maybe it's time to venture off and conquer other places from the start. What are your thoughts on this? Leave a comment... I'd like to hear your input. 

What is Beat Sessions Volume One? 

What is Beat Sessions Volume One? In a nutshell... It is a instrumental beat tape. The one thing that separates this project from the others is that the beats count as a basic mp3 lease and they are full length beats. This is why it carries a higher price tag. It is most definately worth the price!  Instead of the usual 19.99 -24.99 per basic lease. You are paying one reasonable price for several beat leases. (Most of the beats are only available on this tape) It includes a couple of actual songs as well to hear the beats with lyrics. The current "Deluxe" version contains bonus content.  If you are on a budget... This is a No Brainer for you. You can find the project here http://soniqboybeats.com/album/908778/beat-sessions-volume-1-deluxe-edition 

How to add multiple links to Instagram (Tutorial) 

First of all... I hope everything is well with you and your music career. I have something pretty dope to show you today. As the title states. This will help you get the most out of your Instagram profile. "This is actually a game changer" I'm not gonna drag this email out any longer. Here's the video tutorial that made just for you!  -Twinn-                                                                                                            

Quick album art for your singles (tutorial) 

If you have distribution for your music releases. First off... Congratulations!  So, I guess you also know that you need different artwork for each release that you drop. I'm gonna share a easy hack with you to get this done quickly. Although I still use a professional graphic designer for major projects. This is a task that you can easily pull off yourself and put your money somewhere else in your budget. (We all like saving money right?)  **Watch the video** 

What is the Black Out Beat Sale? 

Well, For the most part... It is the Soniqboybeats answer to the Black Friday/Cyber Monday shopping craze. This is the one time event that a music artist can stock up on tons of beats. Why? Because the are 50% off regular advertised price. The newly added "Beat Cd files count as a lease" feature is  a game changer! You can literally buy multiple beats for the price of one standard lease. Also, If you want the Exclusive Rights... We have selected beats available for this discount as well.  This is the last major beat sale of the year @ Soniqboybeats So, Go Nuts!!!  Blackout Beat Salehttp://www.soniqboybeats.com

Your first home studio setup (Basic Tools) 

What's good? Today I want to share a cool video that I ran across about setting up your first home studio. First off having your own set up has many advantages. You can be creative on your own time. You won't have shell out hundreds (sometimes thousands) of dollars on studio time. If you are on a tight budget and considering making this move... I highly suggest that you check out this video. Also, Subscribe to this guys channel. (He really knows his stuff). If you haven't already... Sign up to my email list (on the home page of this site) to stay updated on new info and special offers.

Music Producers: 6 things that you can do offline to sell beats! 

What's  good fellow Producers? I'm sure right now you have been hard at work getting leads, promoting, marketing and trying to get traffic to your website to sell beats. That's great... You are handling your business! Now, that you've have that aspect of your beat selling business working... What are you doing offline to sell beats?  Well... In the pics above I'm giving you 6 examples of what I personally do offline to help my beat selling business.   Pic #1- Pass out business cards! This is a bit old school but very effective. It's way more professional than scrambling around trying to find a pen and piece of paper  to jot down your phone # or website address!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Pic # 2  Self Promotion/Branding! The point of this is help you stand out and make people aware of your company. I have my  logo and name on T shirts, hoodies, caps, my coffee cup, and I actually have it on ink pens... Why ink pens you may ask? Well, I hand them out to artists that I meet as kind of a calling card. My website and contact number is imprinted on the pen (cool tactic huh?)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Pic # 3 - Studio Sessions! If you have the setup to do this... It can help you make beat sales! Most artists like to bring other artists with them (which means a potential client for you) Plus... Hearing beats on the internet is one thing... hearing them beats Banging through some studio monitors will have them reaching for their wallets! 
 Pic # 4 - Flyers/Ads - I have flyers placed in a few "Mom and Pops" record stores in my city,ads on Bulletin boards in the local music store, Clubs, etc...               
                                          
 Pic # 5 - Hard Copy/Beat Cd's!  Believe it or Not? There is still a large number of people that like a physical cd. Caution: I don't mean burn your music on a cd and write the info with a sharpie!  Put some money aside and  really make sure it looks professional. I designed my own cover and then paid to get the cd pressed up.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
Last but certainly not least... Pic # 6 - Get Out of the House! We all love to sit on our computers and make that money But, It's important to be seen out there among the people! Go to the club, music conferences, talent shows, open mic, pretty much where ever your target audience is!  Okay... That's all I have for now... I hope this info was useful to you... Feel free to share this with fellow Producers.  To  get more tips and info.. Join my mailing list http://eepurl.com/UUr8v  Twinnsoniq CEO of Soniqboybeats  http://www.soniqboybeats.com                                                                                                                                                                            

Is tagging a good marketing tactic?  

Well, I know this one is a touchy subject But, I'm gonna address it anyway! Does tag marketing work? I say... Not really!  First off... Tagging is really meant to let people "That  already  mess with you" know that  you have something new to share. But, just tagging everyone that's on your friends list on FB is a terrible idea. Why? Because when you do this tactic.. Every single time another person comments on that post.. The people included in that tag is getting annoying ass notification tones every 5 minutes! Are you trying win over your followers or make them mad? Sure they can turn the notifications off But, are you really trying to make them take that extra step? Marketing is a art form in itself. Doing it wrong can cost you potential followers in the long run. I'm not suggesting you not tag your people But, Just doing it to random people is not acceptable. I've done this as well. And, I tell you this.. Having someone asking you to un tag them is not a good thing.. Not even close! Just speaking from experience. Don't shoot the messenger. How do you feel about this subject? Let's talk! 

Do I need my own website? 

Here's a hot topic in the music game right now. Do I really need a website for my business? The answer is... Without a doubt... Yes!  I am a music producer and when I want to get my beats out there, I have plenty of options to choose from..Soundclick, Youtube, Soundcloud, etc... These are all good platforms to utilize But, They all have one major flaw. They have you surrounded by tons of other musicians! See, When you are building your fanbase/audience... You want the focus to be totally on you and your music! When you have your very own website.. You are in complete control of what is being viewed. Trust me.. This is what you want! Can't have people getting distracted and clicking on other stuff right? If you are on a tight budget... I suggest wix.com and weebly.com for starters. All business need a home base. Your music is your business So, It's a "no brainer' that make this happen.  Feel comment on this post.. Do you have a website? How does it help your business?  If you found value in this post please join my email list for more blog updates, beat deals, and other tools to help your business. Let's make music grat again! -Twinnsoniq- CEO/Soniqboybeats  http://www.soniqboybeats.com