Scorpio Sample Mix Volume #60

More goodness from the  Scorpio61’s Sample Mix Volume #60! Chock full of gems!  Keep reading for more info…!

PS   Big news coming soon…

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The Jim Bond Discography

This post is for anyone who ever wondered about the tracks I (Jim Bond) have produced.   I’m in the process of collecting all of them in one spot.  Unfortunately some of them are so obscure that they don’t even exist on youtube though… I’ll get to everything eventually, but this is a good chunk of what I’ve done over the years.  Click below for the goods…

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Event Alert: Beast Of The Beats 5, NYC

I’ve said it before and I will say it again & again.  If you want to be successful in the music business, you need to get out and network.  With that in mind, iStandardproducers.com is holding their 5th annual Beast Of The Beats next month (Nov 5th and 6th) in NYC.  It will be two days of panels & showcases topped off with the Beast Of The Beats beat battle.  At a recession friendly $40 for the two day event, you can’t go wrong.  Click here or the picture below for more details, click here to get your tix…

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Berklee College Of Music: Music Business Handbook

Berklee College Of Music (Not sure why this site is different from the official berklee.edu site…  Looks kinda shady but nonetheless it’s legitimate), just released part 2 of their music business handbook series.  They cover a bunch of music biz topics ranging from copyright law to unpaid royalties to general entrepreneurship.  Valuable information… and best of all it’s free.

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“The Docutape”

Came across this video today.  It profiles 7 producers who unified to create the Docutape soundtrack.  Always good to see up and coming producers putting that work in…  Check out the album on itunes after you check the video… Just picked up a couple tracks myself.

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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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