When Clients Says "Your Price Is Too High"– How To Respond Role Play

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That's pretty good. It's true though, $1k is too little for a business that could be bringing in $7.5k/month each month.

I've encountered MANY people over the years that wanted a website done super cheap. FREE (imagine the balls on them lol), $50, $100, etc. They're either very cheap or have no idea how much work goes into something, or don't care.

Same thing for beats. I would never sell my beats for $1 or something idiotic like that. You can definitely give away some beats to attract buyers, sure, but that's all part of the plan to get them to spend big money on your dope beats.

There's always going to be people that don't want to spend money, or don't have any, but in those cases it's best to avoid them and find that one client that understands the value your beats bring to the table.
 

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My prices are £50 for a lease, £300 for an exclusive and £500 for a custom.
And thats only because I need to build a current portfolio of work. When I have a portfolio, my prices will go up by a fair amount.

Im thinking of offering mixing services too for £100 per track, but only once the studio is up and running.

People dont realise the years of my life Ive put into learning this craft, the thousands of pounds spent on software and equipment, and the rent that needs to be paid at the studio every month, the electricity bills.

Producers giving away beats at 3 for $5 has devalued the marketplace, but in the real marketplace of professionals, they understand that you get what you pay for.
 

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Those are good prices to start off with for sure. I think 500 for exclusive would be a good jump.

See that's the thing - nobody thinks of all the time that has gone into getting to the level you're at now. People don't look at producers like they do other fields I guess. Maybe they think most of us just press a few buttons and BAM! - instant beat.
 

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In a way its a good way to separate those who are serious about their music and those who are not. Ive found that so many of these up and comers dont have a clue about even the basics, its a bit frustrating to be honest, those are the ones that expect everything for free. They have no real drive, will never actually achieve anything until they take themselves and their craft seriously.
 

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for example, had a guy yesterday couldnt afford my prices but yet he didnt even have anything recorded.
So many people with big dreams and no skill, and no braincells
Well that's a given really. I think the attitude is to just grab any beat for cheap and start your rap career. :cool:
 

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Ive been out of the loop for so long, its like Im starting from scratch. All the artists I record are totally different genres and the music I make with them is usually reggae or dancehall. With the studio out of commission and my burgeoning collection of beats and new ones Im making as I get back into it all are ripe for somebody that wants them. Im not looking for fame or notoriety, just a nice quiet self funding career in music. Its not a big ask is it?
 

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@thedreampolice Reminds me of DJ Premier who has always said he never just plays beats for a rapper, instead he makes it on the spot to fit their style. That's awesome.
Thats all well and good, but I have loads of beats that are just sitting there, in need of a hot rapper.
My wakeup moment after the heart attack was that if I had died at that moment then all the music Id been making over these last 20 years would moslty be lost and never heard. That really made me think.
 
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