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What Is The Best Way To Market Your Beats?

What Is The Best Way To Market Your Beats?

Marketing your beats is probably one of the most boring and annoying things that you have to do in the music industry. I've written articles where I discussed many possible ways that marketing can really affect how well you succeed in the Hip Hop world, but what is the best? We all know that unfo...

The Hip Hop Music Industry Is Oversaturated

The Hip Hop Music Industry Is Oversaturated

With what exactly? If you have to ask me that question then you must be either blind, deaf, dumb, or all of those combined. If that's the case then I should call you DJ Helen Keller. Hip Hop music is at an all-time high of oversaturation and it doesn't look like it's going to end anywhere in the nea...

6 Tips That Any Beat Maker Can Use With Social Media

6 Tips That Any Beat Maker Can Use With Social Media

Do you make beats? Do you love what you do? Then I'm assuming you want to get the word out to the masses that you're on the scene and you have music that you want people to hear. Am I right? Good. Then you must realize that in order to get the word out that you make beats, whether it's a hobby or if...

Learn How To Sell Beats (And How Not To)

Learn How To Sell Beats (And How Not To)

We all love making beats. From banging out your frustrations on the pads of the MPC or Maschine, to laying down a nice melody on the keys - we've all been there. Some of us enjoy making beats for the sole purpose of making music to satisfy our own ears and to those close to us, and to others, making...

Are Young Rappers Stealing Classic Hip Hop Songs?

Are Young Rappers Stealing Classic Hip Hop Songs?

Hip Hop is based on sampling, from the early days when DJ's would spin two copies of the same record and creating their own breakbeats. Rap music has come a long way since then, yet producers, beatmakers, and rappers are still sampling. Some sample small snippets, others take entire songs and claim ...

How To Not Sound Like A Rookie, Or Fake It Until You Make It!

How To Not Sound Like A Rookie, Or Fake It Until You Make It!

In my many adventures in music I have had the privilege of working with a bunch of amazing artists who have a broad spectrum of knowledge. It is fantastic working with new up and coming talent, the perspective is fresh and often the newer artist still has that fire that the industry tends to beat ou...

Rap Albums Are Still Needed

Rap Albums Are Still Needed

I can remember back to when I first heard an entire rap album. It was 1986 and I was listening to the Beastie Boys' "Licensed To Ill" on vinyl. The whole rap concept was new to me even though I had been listening to what some would call "Electro" since I was heavily into breakdancing and its culture...

Hip Hop Needs An Investment

Hip Hop Needs An Investment

Both Jay-Z and Kanye West were paid a total of $6 million to perform in Dubai at a 16 year old's birthday party! Normally I don't post news like this but it got me thinking; is this good for hip hop? $6 million is a lot of coin, even for hip hop music. Sure, Jay-Z and Kanye are mega-superstar rapper...

Back to Basics: Get Offline: Put the Screen Name with The Face

Back to Basics: Get Offline: Put the Screen Name with The Face

Blowing Up from the Basement is a series of articles and resources written exclusively for the members of IllMuzik.com designed to help the bedroom producer/artist increase their exposure and develop the presentation skills to approach industry professionals to make meaningful connections and allian...

Marketing Companies

Marketing Companies

Blowing Up from the Basement is a series of articles and resources written exclusively for the IllMuzik fam, designed to help the bedroom producer/artist increase their exposure and make industry contacts that will get his/her music heard. These articles will run bi-weekly or monthly and will cover ...

Press / Media Kit

Press / Media Kit

Blowing Up from the Basement is a series of articles and resources written exclusively for the IllMuzik fam, designed to help the bedroom producer/artist increase their exposure and make industry contacts that will get his/her music heard. These articles will run bi-weekly or monthly and will cover ...

Live Show Fundamentals

Live Show Fundamentals

Blowing Up from the Basement is a series of articles and resources written exclusively for the IllMuzik fam, designed to help the bedroom producer/artist increase their exposure and make industry contacts that will get his/her music heard. These articles will run bi-weekly or monthly and will cover ...

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