Kenny Gamble & Leon Huff Break Down Music Business For New Producers

Might as well keep it Philly for a while… Here is a great video of Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff aka the legendary “Gamble & Huff” breaking down why it’s important hold on to your publishing & masters.  If you don’t know, these guys are a legendary songwriting and production duo that have over 170 gold and platinum records in their credits.  They were also the masterminds behind Philadelphia International Records, which was the center of the illustrious “Philadelphia Sound“.  Philly International was home to The O’Jays, Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes, Billy Paul & MFSB.  It’s great to see some of the old school guys chime in on the current state of the music business… PAY ATTENTION!

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The Philly Sound And The Birth Of Disco: “Get Down With The Philly Sound”

Here is a great video about the The Philadelphia sound which eventually led to the birth of Disco… Do the knowledge youngsters!  Included in the video are Sigma Sound Studios founder Joe Tarsia, Drummer Earl Young, Producer Weldon Arthur McDougal III, Arranger & Vibraphonist Vincent Montana, Guitarist & Producer Bobby Eli, Bassist Jimmy Williams and Mixer & Producer Tom Moulton.

Dimitri from Paris presents “Get Down With The Philly Sound” from BBE Music.

Blogspot Explosion!

What’s up everybody?  Just added 9 more blogspot sites to the Sample Matrix.  These are more in the soundtrack & library record vein.  More great music for you to rapidshare till the wee hours of the morn’.

How To Build Your Own Website From Start To Finish: Step 2 – Choosing A Host… If You Need One

In part II of the continuing “How To Build Your Own Website From Start To Finish” series, we explain what the hell a web host is and whether or not you will need one when you build your new website!

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How To Build Your Own Website From Start To Finish: Step 1

Myspace is dead… Facebook is being overrun by your parents, uncles and creepy neighbors… Soundclick was cool…back in 1999…  We at The Be A Better Producer Blog think it’s time for you to start promoting yourself and/or your music with your own website.  Whether you want to showcase music, sell beats, bananas or bagels, you will be able to do it after reading this series  no matter what. We will outline this whole process in 3 simple steps. 

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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, …

Essential Posts

Everything You Need To Know About Clearing Samples!

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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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