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  • "I made this 🔥 beat - go download it here!"

    "I made this really dope sample pack that you should check out! It's got xyz features and you'd love it!"

    Does this look familiar?

    These sentences start with "I", which means they're addressing the wrong person!

    Instead, you want to address your audience first so that it's clear you're focused on solving their problems. Here's what that might look like 👇

    "Do you struggle to find beats and hooks that are mixed well and sound great?"

    "Do you have a hard time getting your mixes to sound good because the samples you have don't sound all that great?"

    See how using this strategy creates a small shift that reframes the conversation?

    It's so effective that it's helped my buddy Bruce Beats make 6 figures in just a few months teaching music theory online to music producers.

    He explained to me that putting and addressing your customers' problems first is what gets them interested in your solution (a.k.a. your product).

    But that's just one of the many 💎 gems we talked about on the newest episode of the Midi Money Podcast.

    Plus Bruce also revealed some of his secret music theory sauce that he applies in his own creative process to pump out more beats faster, so it's definitely worth checking out. 🙌

    Additional Resources:

    Sign up for a FREE producer training at: https://midimoney.com/goConnect with Bruce Beats on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brucebeatsalldayWebsite: https://www.piano4producers.com/masterclass-1

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  • That's why I sat down with mixing engineer Amond Jackson (credits: Future, Young Thug, Snoop, Rick Ross, & more) to talk about some of the mixing mistakes producers are making with their beats and the hacks you can use to fix them so that you can make more 💵 with your beats.

    ❌ Too much reverb ❌

    Reverb is supposed to create spatial awareness for the listener and shouldn't be thrown all over your beat, so to make sure you're not drowning out the important elements in your sounds, you can use an EQ to filter any unneeded frequencies out of your reverbs.

    ❌ Bass Blanket ❌

    Specifically, when it comes to 808s and steady basslines, many producers tend to create a "Blanket of sound" that doesn't allow the brain to "reset itself" when it hears low end.

    Instead, you can try cutting the tail of your 808s by using a gate to make your low end more dynamic.

    ❌ Wearing too many hats at once... ❌

    "When you're making beats, just make beats. When you're mixing a song, just mix the song."

    This was one of the biggest points that AJ brought up to me.... the most efficient producers and engineers in the game have two hats: a mixing hat and a producing hat.

    If you focus on too many things at once (i.e. trying to make a beat and fully mix it at the same time), your attention is split and your efficiency goes out the window.

    Instead, try to mix your beats completely after you've arranged it the way you like it.

    And if you wanna learn some more of the mixing hacks that the top-performing producers are using in their own beats...

    ...then check out all the other tips that AJ mentioned on the newest edition of the Midi Money Podcast!

    Additional Resources:

    Sign up for a FREE producer training at: https://midimoney.com/goConnect with Among Jackson on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/amondjackson/Website: https://amondjackson.com/DISCOUNT CODE: midimoney50 for a discount!

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  • Some of the things I hear pretty often are, "How do I get my beats/songs on this blog?" or "How do I get a ton of streams on my beats/songs?"...

    ...but in reality, these usually aren't the things that will create a long-term and sustainable career in the music industry.

    Instead, knowing your customers' needs and wants can be way more effective.

    One of the things I learned from my friend The Young Exec (who's been able to network with people like DJ Khaled and Rick Ross) is that, as a musician, you don't always need to provide value through your music, especially when you're first starting out.

    In fact, if you're only pushing your beats and songs to people who don't know you, it could backfire on you and your brand because you haven't yet earned their trust AND most people already have their go-to places to find great music.

    So what's the solution...how do I get new customers and fans to find my beats and songs❓

    One way to do this is by offering products and services people need first, and then pitching your music after, and here's what that might look like. 👇

    If you're a producer who wants to target rappers and singers, you could offer a few beats upfront at no cost, and then charge for custom exclusives or a beat pack you've put together at a low cost.

    Alternatively, if you want your beats/songs in front of people who aren't musicians and just listen to music recreationally, one of the things The Young Exec has recently recommended is to offer COVID-19 face masks (and bundle them with your music).

    And while he explains his process, he emphasizes the fact that musicians need to shift their mentality from wanting to get into the industry to building a business that leads with value first.

    Do you agree with this mindset shift?

    Additional Resources:

    Sign up for a FREE producer training at: https://midimoney.com/goConnect with Young Exec on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theyoungexec/Podcast: https://anchor.fm/ihelp-rapartistTwitter: https://twitter.com/theeyoungexec

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  • Over the years, we've seen social media platforms come and go, so it's important to take action whenever there are opportunities available.

    And right now, there are a ton of opportunities available on TikTok, especially for producers❗

    The problem is, it can be really intimidating to get started on a new platform, so I talked with a TikTok growth expert (who's been able to grow his account to over 100k followers seemingly overnight) to get some tips and tricks for growing musicians. 👀

    His name is Robbin Marx, and one of the biggest TikTok ninja tricks that he's been teaching is to use the comment section on the app to your advantage.

    Instead of leaving traditional text replies, you can use video replies in the comments section of your videos to engage your audience more personally.

    And speaking of audience engagement...

    You can also ask your audience to help you make a beat/song by asking for feedback on the music you're working on.

    Questions you might wanna ask include👇

    💭 Does this snare drum work here❓

    🤔 What is this beat missing❓

    👀 What sound should I sample next❓

    All of these questions are important because the more you can get your audience invested in what you're doing...

    ...the closer they feel to you and your brand and the more they care about what you're doing.

    You can even take this engagement strategy a step further by offering something for 🆓 to the person who gets the most-liked answer in the comments section of your video.

    This type of relationship-building quickly turns regular followers into devoted fans and/or customers who trust you and will come to you for services and products.

    So if you wanna quickly build an engaged audience that trusts you on a quickly-growing social media platform, go check out the newest episode of the Midi Money Podcast while you can still grow your music production business organically.

    Additional Resources:

    Sign up for a FREE producer training at: https://midimoney.com/goConnect with Robbin Marx on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/robbinmarx/TikTok: https://tiktok.com/@robbinmarxWebsite: https://gumroad.com/a/896832627

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  • From my own experience, it's always best to use platforms like Facebook, Instagram YouTube, or even BeatStars as a way to bring an audience to you, which you can then move into your own ecosystem.

    And for me, that might look something like this👇

    1). Someone clicks on my Facebook/Instagram ad and goes to a page on my website.

    2). Then, I give that person something (usually beats or a training workshop) in exchange for a name, email address, and/or phone number.

    3). I then use that phone number and email address to stay in touch and build relationships with the people I work with.

    This whole process is part of a bigger system that I developed (called The Producer Funnel), and it's one of the biggest assets to my production team, Legion Beats.

    The reason why it's been so beneficial to my business is because it allows me to build relationships with my customers at a high level in my own ecosystem.

    And recently, I wanted to get a closer look at how advertising experts use social media platforms to promote their products and build their own audiences...

    ...so I sat down with advertising specialist Lisanne Murphy to diagnose some problems that music producers (and online businesses in general) are having with their online ads.

    She thinks that success in your online business today in 2021 is largely based on how well you can communicate with your customer.

    Kinda like what I said earlier with The Producer Funnel, Lisanne, is a strong believer in creating your own platform built to serve your audience.

    And while email and text messaging are two of the most effective ways to build community, Lisanne also suggests using tools like Facebook Groups, Slack, or even Discord to keep communication open.

    She believes that the goal of running Facebook and Instagram ads should be to get people off of Facebook and Instagram, and onto your own platform so that you can serve them down the road and not just today.

    So, if you're new to advertising and are thinking about running some ads for your producer business...

    ...I'd suggest going into it with the intention to first build trust and relationships with your customers.

    Additional Resources:

    Sign up for a FREE producer training at: https://midimoney.com/goConnect with Lisanne Murphy on Instagram: @lisannemurphyhqWebsite: www.adverthinkingmastery.com

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  • If you're making beats for rappers and singers, maybe you want to ask your clients why they became musicians in the first place.

    You will get a lot of insight into your customer that will help you create strong relationships.

    You might also discover a common thread in the answers you get from each person, which you can then use in your messaging to help sell your beats.

    Or if you're making mix templates for producers, it might be important to ask why that producer uses a certain DAW over another one in the first place...

    Whatever you decide to create and sell, it's important to know the pain points you're taking someone away from.

    And if you'd like to learn the questions that Wav Formation asks when he's on the phone with prospective customers, check out the newest episode of the Midi Money Podcast, where we go in-depth about selling on the phone for producers.

    I think that knowing how to sell your services is one of the most valuable skills a producer could learn how to master, so make sure you check out that episode asap!

    Additional Resources:

    Sign up for a FREE producer training at: https://midimoney.com/goConnect with Wav Formation on Instagram: @wav_formationWebsite: https://producebeatsartistsbuy.com/

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  • DJ Flippp talked with me about how he also was unhappy at a certain point in his life due to some conflicts in his personal and professional life...

    One of the conflicts he briefly touched on was the fact that he could get sued just for talking about a certain topic... he literally could not speak about it or he'd get in huge legal trouble.

    However, he told me as much as he could about the mess that he was in, and he told me how he now stays away from any potential trouble with his music career on the newest episode of the Midi Money Podcast.

    If you wanna hear all about that situation OR you just wanna know how full-time music producers find happiness and fulfillment in their own careers, I suggest you check it out!

    Additional Resources:

    Sign up for a FREE producer training at: https://midimoney.com/goConnect with DJ Flippp on Instagram: @djflipppWebsite: https://www.808kartel.com/contact-now/

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  • However, for the longest time, he would have issues with the people that would book studio time with him because they weren't really serious about the work they would do...

    He explained to me that clients would show up to just have fun, throw parties, and use his studio as a spot to bring their friends, which was something that was extremely irritating to Flippp.

    Later, though, he created a system that would filter out anyone who wasn't really serious about their music careers, which meant he would only be working with the best and/or most serious rappers and singers in the game.

    This system uses the marketing principle I just told you about, which is, "when you pay, you pay attention", listen to this episode of the Midi Money Podcast to see how it works for DJ Flippp

    Additional Resources:

    Sign up for a FREE producer training at: https://midimoney.com/goConnect with DJ Flippp on Instagram: @djflipppWebsite: https://www.808kartel.com/contact-now/

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  • However, because there are a lot of rappers and singers looking for beats on YouTube, it also means that there are a lot of producers who are uploading beats to YouTube, and that there are a lot of boats around you trying to catch the same fish.

    So, how do you get around all of this competition...❓

    Well, the best way to win on YouTube is by standing out, and to do that, you've got to optimize your channel and videos for search without doing what everyone else is doing.

    This process is called Search Engine Optimization (SEO), and here are some quick tips for you to implement in your YouTube account immediately.

    💎 Don't look for the same fish everyone else is looking for; if everyone is trying to rank for Drake Type Beat on YouTube, you might want to try to rank for something else.#️⃣ Using a few targeted hashtags in your YouTube Video Description can help you rank higher in YouTube search.🔑 Trying to target too many keywords in one video can hurt your performance in search because YouTube won't know where to correctly place your video.

    Many times, getting your channel ranking by being very specific can be much easier than trying to rank for general broad terms, so it is imperative you find your niche on YouTube if you want to start ranking for top keywords using SEO.

    Let me know if you decide to use any of these strategies and how well they work for you.

    Additional Resources:

    Sign up for a FREE producer training at: https://midimoney.com/goConnect with Brainiac Beats on Instagram: @brainiacbeatsConnect with Brainiac Beats on YouTube: Brainiac BeatsWebsite: https://brainiacbeats.com/

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  • He emphasized the fact that a lot of small businesses only exchange products and services for 💵, and that there are so many other businesses that do that exact same thing...

    After that, we then talked about how people can start treating their own music careers as actual businesses and what separates those who are succeeding in music from those who aren't.

    The main thing that Rick sees with those who are succeeding is the fact that they understand the fundamentals of the industry AND have built foundations for themselves.

    Here's what that looks like...👇

    📝 understanding and properly collecting publishing💽 using tools like Sound Exchange to claim your streaming royalties📲 putting your music to work for you by releasing it on the right platforms (instead of leaving it in storage where it won't be able to collect royalties for you...)

    After reading all this, do you feel like you've correctly built the foundation for your music career?

    Additional Resources:

    Sign up for a FREE producer training at: https://midimoney.com/goConnect with Rick Barker on Instagram: @rickbarkermusicConnect with Rick Barker on YouTube: Rick BarkerWebsite: https://rickbarker.com

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  • 👉 Start Your Own Contest at: https://midimoney.com/contestsecrets

    We've used this snowball effect collaboratively to create viral contests and launches, where we basically have people sharing our contests and launches at no cost

    Basically, it works like this: 👇

    We create and launch a contest for rappers and singers, who are incentivized to share the contest on various social media platforms through a rewards system.Rappers and singers share the contest on their own social media accounts, and get rewarded for sharing by getting access to additional beats or bonus material provided by us.As each person shares the contest with their followers and friends, more people see it... and then those people share it with their followers and friends...

    The cycle continues, creating a giant snowball that organically continues to get bigger and bigger.

    And the best part about this whole process is that it creates an army of affiliates to do all of the sharing for you, essentially at 0 cost...

    That's basically the Cliff Notes version of this whole process, though, so if you'd like to get a closer look at using the snowball effect and wanna learn how to apply it in your own business, AD and I dive into it on the newest Midi Money Podcast episode!

    Additional Resources:

    Sign up for a FREE producer training at: https://midimoney.com/goConnect with AD on Instagram: @annodominibeatsConnect with AD on YouTube: Anno Domini Beats

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  • On the newest episode of the Midi Money Podcast RIZR confessed to me that he'd only been DJing for two weeks when he was asked to open as a DJ for Illmind...

    This sounded like a great opportunity to get recognition in the music industry, but he'd never spun a record before, and he only considered himself to be a producer at the time.

    However, since he realized that this one opportunity could open up more doors for him in the future, RIZR decided to grab a turntable and start practicing.

    He ended up performing at that show, which led to even more gigs with Illmind and opened up other shows for him, including one with Just Blaze who was a longtime idol of his.

    From there, RIZR has been able to land a Netflix placement and has been apart of projects that charted on iTunes, which he talks about on this episode.

    Remember, big futures often disguise themselves as just small opportunities in the present, so it's important to be aware of every door that's opened in front of you, because you never know what they'll lead to. 🚪🔑

    Additional Resources:

    Sign up for a FREE producer training at: https://midimoney.com/goConnect with RIZR on Instagram: @rizrmusicConnect with RIZR on YouTube: RIZRConnect with RIZR on Twitch: RIZRmusic

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  • You've probably heard that the music industry is all about building relationships, and that who you know can determine your success in the game, but it's a challenge to be able to even work with some of the industry's best.

    People commonly think that the quickest way to get to someone who has status in the game is by providing that person with value...

    And a lot of times, this is true, but what exactly does "providing value" to someone mean❓

    To answer this question, I decided to connect with Realistic on the newest episode of the Midi Money Podcast, where he shares how he was able to work for Sound Oracle and other names like Just Blaze and Talib Kweli.

    According to Realistic, here are 3 ways you can provide value to someone so that you can improve your status in the music game...👇

    💎 Save time for that person💎 Save 💵💵 for that person💎 Make 💵💵 for that person

    These might seem like really simple concepts, but they're valid, and a lot of producers tend to get them wrong.

    So, if you want to learn exactly how Realistic was able to start working closely with big names in the music industry by getting these 3 networking principles right, make sure you listen to the whole podcast to find out!

    Additional Resources:

    Sign up for a FREE producer training at: https://midimoney.com/goConnect with Realistic on Instagram: @realisticproductionsConnect with Realistic on YouTube: Realistic Productions

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  • How to create dedicated space for vocalists in your beats so that artists are drawn to your productionsThe key mixing differences between beats that artists want and beats they don’tHow to effectively choose and shape your sounds to make your drums slapUsing communication to clearly define goals in the production process, so that the artists you work with get their desired results

    On top of that, we also dove deep into some of the best productivity hacks for producers, so make sure listen to the whole episode!

    Additional Resources:

    Sign up for a FREE producer training at: https://midimoney.com/goConnect with IRKO on Instagram: @irkostudiobeatConnect with IRKO on YouTube: IRKOSB

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  • This week’s guest on the Midi Money Podcast has worked with Jay Z, Timbaland, Polow Da Don, Drake, Beyonce and a whole lot more.

    Please welcome the talented and legendary Sound Oracle 🙌 I’m super excited for this one, there’s so many 💎💎💎!

    We cover a wide variety of topics including:

    How Sound Oracle went from jobless, chasing his dream to working with Timbaland in 90 days!The importance of automation in your music business.Adapting and evolving as a producer and a human, music producer hustle and more!

    Additional Resources:

    Sign up for a FREE producer training at: https://midimoney.com/goProducer Automation Workshop 👉 midimoney.com/automationConnect with SoundOracle on Instagram: @soundoracleConnect with SoundOracle on YouTube: SoundOracle

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  • If you don't already know, AD was one of the producers that basically invented the whole beat selling industry almost 20 years ago.

    He's also my business partner and co-owner of Midi Money.

    By following a very specific strategy, we were able to do over $10k of beat sales in just 10 minutes and over $170k of sales over a 2 week period!

    Sounds crazy right?

    BTW if you're wondering if funnels and the strategies we're talking about still work...that $10K in 10 minutes and $170K in 2 weeks was just a couple months ago in November 2020.

    So yep...still works 🔥

    In this episode you're going to learn:

    What a launch is and how it applies to selling your beatsHow to build hype & anticipation and make sales go 🚀🚀🚀The easy way to bump revenue from every single customerWhy email is still good but SMS is the future


    Trust me, you're not going to want to miss out on this one!

    Additional Resources:

    Sign up for a FREE producer training at: https://midimoney.com/goConnect with AD on Instagram: @annodominibeatsConnect with AD on YouTube: Anno Domini Beats

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  • Additional Resources:

    Sign up for a FREE producer training at: https://midimoney.com/goConnect with S1 on Instagram: @symbolyconeConnect with S1 on YouTube: S1

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  • In the beginning of her music career, Kris didn't intend to be a producer. She started out as a 🎤 singer/songwriter.

    She paid producers to produce her demos, but she eventually ran out of money.

    Out of financial necessity, she started to learn how to produce for herself on Logic.

    As soon she broke that initial barrier to learn another side of music that she has never done before, it empowered her to accomplish all possibilities.

    00:00 Intro02:45 Kris Bradley Backstory07:0 Don’t get stuck on one thing…18:55 How to put out content & projects at scale?35:49 The REAL way to brand yourself38:37 Are you jack off all trades?42:10 Passion vs Money. Which one to choose?45:50 The key is to do what you love!49:58 What if you had to start from scratch?52:30 Do you feel women are underrepresented in the music producer industry?56:10 Connect with Kris Bradley

    Additional Resources:

    Sign up for a FREE producer training at: https://midimoney.com/goConnect with Kris Bradley on Instagram: @producelikeabossConnect with Kris Bradley on YouTube: Produce Like A Boss

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  • Omito had an incredibly early start as a producer. He download FL studios when he was only in the 5th grade 😱 A few years later, he sold his first beat in the 9th grade!

    Then, another 4 years went by with the blink of an eye, and he was making over 💰 30k a year from just selling beats online coming out of high school!

    Omito has progressed even more since this and I'm happy we got to connect. I certainly learned a lot from discussing everything from spending 5 bucks a day on promoting posts to how his first funnel was a total flop.

    I hope you enjoy this episode with Omito Beats as much as I do!

    00:00 Intro03:00 Story of Omito11:40 Sales process of beat store and funnels18:34 When things go wrong…26:10 Don’t sleep on making tweaks!31:38 Instagram marketing41:15 Spotify Ads45:35 Diversify your strategy49:23 The next thing?52:06 Teaching & collaborations58:00 Connect with Omito

    Additional Resources:

    Sign up for a FREE producer training at: https://midimoney.com/goConnect with Omito Beats on Instagram: @omitobeatsConnect with Omito Beats on YouTube: OmitoBeats

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  • From organizing his first ever live events to working with huge music industry artists, !llmind always has excellent advice for music producers. Check out the whole episode for tons of gems! 💎

    00:00 Intro01:18 The story of !llmind14:42 Be grateful for your struggles20:52 Entrepreneurial journey and being innovator42:26 Does your decisions affect other producers?49:26 Philosophy of launching a first course of !llmind1:04:26 Connect with !llmind

    Additional Resources:

    Sign up for a FREE producer training at: https://midimoney.com/goConnect with !llmind on Instagram: @illmindproducerConnect with !llmind on YouTube: !llmindMind Of A Wolf: https://www.mindofawolf.com/

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