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Everything You Need To Know About Clearing Samples!

clearing samplesI’ve been digging through my old gmails trying to figure out which questions I’ve been asked the most over the years.  Questions about if, when and how to clear samples are definitely a subject that a lot of people are curious about.

If you ever wondered if you had to clear a sample, when you have to clear a sample or how you actually clear a sample, read on…

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How To Find Music Submission Opportunities On Twitter!

Have you ever wanted to know how to find people to send your music to on Twitter?  Look no further.  Through the power of the most powerful search engine in the world, aka Google, you can easily find the latest and greatest music submission opportunities on Twitter.  Keep reading for the details…

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How To Write A Production Invoice…

I got a good question from a reader named Anthony yesterday.  He wanted to know how to write up an invoice for beat sales.   For those of you that don’t know, generally when you sell a track the first step in the process is sending over an invoice to the company or person who is buying the track from you.   An invoice is not any sort of binding contract.  It’s just an official request for your money and/or whatever compensation you are getting for your music.   Here is an example of one of my invoices…

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The OFFICIAL Rules Of Labeling Mp3′s!

I thought it would be a great idea to iron out a simple format, so whenever you send a track to some A&R, artist, manager, etc, you will make it as simple as possible for them to track you down when they want your music…  Believe it or not, a good percentage of producers/artists/managers send out mp3’s that make it very difficult to track them down.  So with no further delay, The OFFICIAL Rules Of Labeling Mp3’s!

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The Pros & Cons Of Tagging Your Music.

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The last few weeks I’ve come across a few discussions online about whether or not you should tag your music when shopping it.  So I figured I’d throw in my two cents about the pros and cons of tagging your music & my general theories on it.  Here is a handy color coded guide for your reading pleasures… PRO & CON

For about 7 years,  I have used tags on my tracks.  Here is an example of how I do it.

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Secret Beat Submission Update!!!!!!

First off, I’d like to thank all of you who sent in beats for the secret beat submission …

Submit Your Beats To Juelz Santana…

Here is a nice fresh one for everybody…  Juelz Santana put out another call for beats a couple …

Send your beats to Rick Ross…

Rick Ross put a call out for beats.  So get your best maybach music together and send him …

Submit beats to Nicki Minaj…

It seems that the lovely Nicki Minaj is looking for beats.  She has posted up on her twitter …

Send Your Beats To Diggy Simmons…

Diggy Simmons posted this email on his twitter a while back.  Please no cursing in your beats… There …

Send Beats To Styles P…

As any other MC does, Styles P needs beats. He has posted this email numerous times, so I’m …

Submit Music To G-Unit For Free…

Dre McKenzie, head A&R over at G-Unit records, has put out an official open call to all producers, …

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Everything You Need To Know About Clearing Samples!

clearing samples

I’ve been digging through my old gmails trying to figure out which questions I’ve been asked the most over the years.  Questions about if, when and how to clear samples …

How To Find Music Submission Opportunities On Twitter!

Have you ever wanted to know how to find people to send your music to on Twitter?  Look no further.  Through the power of the most powerful search engine in …

How To Write A Production Invoice…

I got a good question from a reader named Anthony yesterday.  He wanted to know how to write up an invoice for beat sales.   For those of you that don’t …

The OFFICIAL Rules Of Labeling Mp3′s!

I thought it would be a great idea to iron out a simple format, so whenever you send a track to some A&R, artist, manager, etc, you will make it …

The Pros & Cons Of Tagging Your Music.

The last few weeks I’ve come across a few discussions online about whether or not you should tag your music when shopping it.  So I figured I’d throw in my …

How To Place Beats: Networking to “Bright Lights Big City”

A bunch of people have been asking me how I placed the “Bright Lights Big City” track with Jim Jones. It was pretty easy actually. I Didn’t need a grand scheme or plan (which has worked for me before). I’ll try to make this sound as interesting as possible… but its really not. This is a straight forward example of how real networking pays off.

E-Digging 101… Soulseek Tips & Tricks

Soulseek (A peer to peer file sharing program) may very well be the greatest thing in the world for hip hop samples. Here are some tips for power usage on Soulseek…

The Top 10 “REWIND!” Moments In Hip Hop Sample History!

There are times when you are going through some old music & you get hit with a musical moment of perfection that is so great, you go back and listen to it over and over again. We will call this a REWIND moment.

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