What Is PRO And Why You Need It As An Artist?

What Is PRO And Why You Need It As An Artist?

What Is PRO And Why You Need It As An Artist?

If you are serious artist you should definitelly register with PRO company…

Below i will explain you what it is and why you need it if you are serious rapper, songwriter, etc.

PRO (Performance Rights Organization) – It is organization that helps artists and music publishers collect and pay money for usage of their music. It gains royalities from radio plays (as well with internet radios), TV shows, commercials or live shows, venues, concerts. You can register your work with those organizations.

All royalities are paied to PRO. Such as ASCAPSESACBMIZaiksSOCAN, … . Then they send collected money to artists and their music publishers. Every country have it’s own PRO company. Here is a list –> LINK

It is really important if you are serious artist to have such Agreement with PRO company, otherwise you will loose your royalities from plays…

IMPORTANT!

Performing rights organizations collect performance royalities for artists and their music publishers, but they don’t collect mechanical royalities, sync fees and digital performance royalities associated with creation of master recording

SoundExchange – they pay for – digital performance royalities associated with creation of master recording.

HOW I CAN REGISTER WITH ASCAP?

Here I prepared few videos on how to get registered with ASCAP, BMI, or Zaiks:

ASCAP Registration (VIDEO)

 

HOW I CAN COLLECT ALL PUBLISHING ROYALITIES?

If you already registered with pro company you will collect performance royalities, also you want to get your mechanical and sync fees right?

To Collect ALL your royalities i highly recommend to use CD Baby Pro Service.

Hope that helps ? Leave some comments!

Paweł Tugeman

CEO – Lazy Rida Beats

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Pawel Tugeman

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Phone: Pawel+48 574 711 328

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How To Promote A Mixtape In 2018

How To Promote A Mixtape In 2018

Are you a rapper who just finished new mixtape beats and you don’t have any ideas how to promote it?

In this article i will give you few examples on how you can promote your mixtape.

Ok so first really important thing… There is so many mixtapes coming out and so many tracks that people mostly won’t listen to. You need to stand out from the crowd. There are few ways you can encourage people to listen to your music. The main thing is to have an established brand or feats with famous or well known artists in your community. Most people won’t put any attention into your music unless they know you a bit.

Promotion is a process. It is not 1 day action!

I Will Give You Few Examples And Ideas – You Need To Figure Out What Works Best For You!

FREE PROMOTIONS:

In my opinion it is very good in 2018 to use your social media to promote mixtapes beats.

SOCIAL MEDIA (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.):

  • You can upload cover art and link it to a place where people can hear your music and even buy it,
  • use “relations” feauture on instagram and facebook to link into your mixtape, website, datpiff account etc.,
  • set a link to your mixtape on your profile page on instagram, facebook or twitter so people could easily find it,
  • send it to your friends and people and ask to share it, (even for a little favour),
  • add short videos into your social media when recording some verses for that mixtape, etc.,
  • ask local radio stations to promote your mixtape,
  • make a buzz before releasing a mixtape,
  • focus on making a bigger audience,
  • make an actual date on releasing a mixtape and inform people about it, be interesting,
  • make a discussion on your social media which songs are the best,
  • make daily posts about your mixtape and how it was made, tell a story about it, show a short video of your tracks, make them curious, maybe they like what they hear?
  • never, ever spam people! don’t add them to groups, don’t send links to all your friends by starting a convo. Be polite dude, ask, talk. Promotion is not easy way to market your brand.
  • go live on facebook and other social medias and talk a bit about your mixtape beats (don’t talk too much! – make your audience interested not bored),
  • be funny, and entertain people, get their ATTENTION – it’s only what matters,

EVENTS:

  • play on live shows,
  • events,
  • just hit the streets bro!

PAID PROMOTIONS:

  1. Create an account on Datpiff.com . This services were used by many mainstream rappers such as Rick Rossand Future to promote their mixtapes. A lot of people know it so if you will send someone a link to it they will probably click it. Once you create your profile and read through policy you can upload up to 3 mixtapes FOR FREE account. There is an entering fee. I won’t recommend spending cash on their premium service. In my opinion this service went down a lot. They won’t do anything to be honest.

2. Facebook Ads & Instagram . Facebook ads in 2018 are more important than ever, because organic traffic will go down even more. Get to know Facebook Ads. Check few videos how you can set a campaign and make a proper promotion to your mixtape.

3. Spotify & ITunes – Those ones are the best to distribute music online.

4. CDBaby – That’s a dope service where you can stream your music to platforms like spotify, itunes and many more. It have services where you can make your own website and sell your music, merchandise, products there. There is also customizable music shop/player.

ATTENTION! –> SPAM SERVICES!

I will highly recommend you NOT to use services listed below:

You should always check opinions and make research about serwises you want to use. I will recomend you to check our promotion service. Write to us.

I hope that inspired you. Please leave comment and feel free to write to us ?

Paweł Tugeman

CEO of Lazy Rida Beats

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Pawel Tugeman

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Skype: lazyrida

Phone: Pawel+48 574 711 328

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Where To Get Old School Beats?

Where To Get Old School Beats?

WHERE TO GET OLD SCHOOL / WEST COAST BEATS?
Novadays there is so many trap beats that it is hard to find old school instrumentals. More artists are using new school beats to make music.

There is still many artists who are looking for that classic sound with a touch of fresh sounds…

I am making beats over 12 years now. My favourite genre is still west coast. I was raised on old school beats and tracks. That’s why i still produce old school beats. Of course i have all kind of rap beats. That’s what my brand is about – to deliver all kind of professional high quality instrumentals.

I have my own guitarists that i hire to record me guitars, i record pianos by myself for projects too.

If you have any questions or just want to start working with me hit my inbox asap!

I can also make you custom crafted beats for your specific needs.

Where to find Old School / West Coast Instrumentals:

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Download Free Beats Or Buy Rap Beats?

Download Free Beats Or Buy Rap Beats?

“Should I Use Free Beats or Pay for Beats?”

This is a question that many of you are wondering about.

I will give you my best advice here… If you are a rapper who is just starting with rap you should definitelly try free beats at first. Buying exclusive rights as a begginer to a beat is the worst idea unless you have a big audience and places where you will sell your music.

There is many free beats on internet to you for non profit projects. If you are just starting or rap for not long time it is very good opportunity for you. Here you can get some free beats .

If you are serious about your music and you think your music sounds good you should consider getting leasing beats or exclusive rights.

I have prepared interesting list for you below:

WHEN SHOULD I USE FREE BEATS:
– if you want to record your first songs to see your skills.

– if you want to record a track and check if the beat is good for you.

– you simply don’t have money to afford leasing or exclusive rights

– when you are recording a free mixtape or non profit material.

WHEN YOU SHOULD BUY BEATS ONLINE:
– you should buy beats if you want to make quality music and you are serious about it

– When you don’t want to use beats that has been used uncountable times before.

– when you want high quality instrumentals.

– when you are looking for beats that no one used before

– when you want to earn money with your recordings

– when you want to support professional producers.

– when you need wav files for your songs not only mp3 file.

BUY EXCLUSIVE RIGHTS OR LEASE BEATS:
Leasing beats:

If you are not a mainstream rapper yet or don’t have big budget you should definitelly consider getting lease. They are mostly about $30-$100. They are usually in few options to use. Spending money on exclusive rights can cost you a lot and you could invest it into promotion or videos, etc.. Of course there are some limits on leasing beats. Limits are about sold copies of your recorded songs on them, limitations for audio or video streams on youtube. Producers can sell lease again to another person.

Getting Exclusive Rights to beats:

Exclusive rights can only be sold to one person. Once it is sold no one can use it except person who bought it. That is a good option if you want to keep a beat only for yourself. All mainstream artists always choose this option. Consider it always if you work with a label or you will reach a big audience. Always ask any questions to your producer and be sure that you received a license.

WHERE TO BUY HIGH QUALITY BEATS, MIX&MASTERING SERVICES:
Below i prepared few links where you can buy high quality rap beats. There is over 100 unique rap instrumentals in many types. They also have a professional Mix&Mastering service for affordable prices.

Buy Rap Beats – Here you can buy and lease over 100 high quality beats in different types and genres.

Cheap Exclusive Beats – On this page you will find Cheap Exclusive Beats for only 100$!

Mix & Mastering Services – If you need professional mix and mastering look here.

I hope this helped. Write some comments ?

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Pawel Tugeman

E-mail: [email protected]

Skype: lazyrida

Phone: Pawel+48 574 711 328

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How to promote as an artist, rapper, singer?

How to promote as an artist, rapper, singer?

In one of my posts i wrote about proper mindset for successfull musician. You can read it here.

Ok let’s pretend that your music sounds really good, you have your rap beats, mixing & mastering engineer, someone who will help you organize shows and help you with your brand.

There is a bunch of different methods how you can promote as a rapper this days.

Use social media as your main tool which will connect you to your audience. I highly recommend to start private Facebook page rather than Fan Page because thoset likes won’t give you nothing. You need contacts, and on private artist page your posts will get to more people than normal.
Get yourself LinekIn profile, twitter, instagram, YouTube. Connect them. Make cool and professional backgrounds and logos. There is a lot of tutorials on how to use photoshop or gimp or other program. You can hire someone but it won’t cost you nothing to watch few videos and learn something.

Start posting everyday about your music, successes, what you recorded, share this with people. Ask, make discussions, add photos, make competitions. Use your imagination! Connect to pepople, talk with them, find other rappers, managers, performers. Talk , talk, talk… You need to make contacts and help each other. Ask people if they can share your post. Do not share any posts about your private life. It’s just unprofessional. Imagine that your brand is your superhero and people want to read about superhero not about Peter Parker shit life.

Start performing on shows. Try connecting with some people who can let you make a show locally. Make them for free on beggining. Make posters and include information where people can network with you on internet. , help other artists on support shows. Learn how to present yourself and connect with people on the shows, concerts. Start making money on shows and invest it into your brand. Don’t waste your hard earned money on stupid shoes, you will get them later. Think twice! Be responsible for your own image and brand.
Make a decision and work hard. People need to know that you are excited and hungry about your success. You need to have your exact aims like: “I made a gold album this year”, “I made $50,000 from my music this year”. Those aims must be specific. Your subcounscious mind need to know your exact direction/aim. All top stars, actors, rappers, business mans knew their exact direction and what they want. You can make yourself a “dream table”.
Go to local radio stations and connect with them, even blog or internet radio stations. Start joining audiences a bit and ask them if they can play your music. This will really help you getting more buzz on your music. Listen to other people what they what to tell you. Don’t let your ego distract you. You don’t need to take to yourself their opinions but listen to them this can give you good clues on how you can improve yourself.
Be organized with your contacts, don’t waste them. Talk with people that are working with you and help them too. Make yourself a phone calendar to organize everything day by day. Don’t make plans 2 weeks before, plan with 2-4 days before.
From time to time make some competitions on your social and boost them with ads. People like opportunities to win something, even a t-shirt, stamps or an album. This won’t cost you nothing and it will give you a lot of attention.
Make feats with rappers, other artists, singers and performers. You can reach their audience too. Always focus on serious people who want to make music and live from it. Search for people who have the same dreams or aims.
Have someone who can promote your instagram or twitter (watch out for scams!). You can always hit us up for such kind of promotion. It is a small monthly fee and We could reach about 100-1000 real targeted people a day for you which gives about 3000-30000 people a month! This will give you a brand awareness and help you get more people attention to start connecting with you.
Be consistant in what you do! Always! That is the main key.
I hope those points inspired your on how to promote yourself as an artist. If you have some more ideas please share them with us in the comments ?

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Pawel Tugeman

E-mail: [email protected]

Skype: lazyrida

Phone: Pawel+48 574 711 328

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