Tip #1: Don't Buy Beats For Free Mixtapes!

I’ve talked about this on plenty of other videos and posts but I think it always needs re-emphasized.

If you ARE NOT dropping music that you plan to get paid for then STOP BUYING BEATS for those projects!

You may be asking yourself…. “Hey, your a producer who sells beats, isn’t this against your own interests?”

Maybe, but know what is even more against my interests? You not succeeding in the music business!

Think about it, if your not selling your music then how would you justify a beat purchase with me? It is my obligation, not just business wise, but my code of ethics as YOUR PRODUCER, to make sure you succeed. You see when you win, I win. It really is that simple…

Instead of buying one of my beats for your free mixtape, buy a beat for a song to drop on Tunecore to sell. Then for your free mixtape use the 3 Free Beats I offer. That’s one of the reasons why I have them up for you!



Tip #2: BeatJack Hits! (The 50 Cent/ Lil Wayne approach)

For your free mixtape I suggest you look to rappers like 50 Cent or Lil Wayne for inspiration. Notice something similar about how they drop their mixtapes?

They usually have the same formula. They take hit tracks that are out at the moment that everyone loves and recognizes. Then they proceed to make that track into their own, they almost make it seem like the song they took it from was actually the beat jacked version! That’s how good they are with that

So when you do something like this don’t take the job lightly. This is your time to show off to potential fans of your music (who will purchase if you can spit) your ability to get on any track and dominate it better than the original artist could!

This fucks people’s heads up and makes them tell everyone about you! This is exactly what you want since free mixtapes are for promo anyway.



Tip #3: What Is Your Message?

What is your message behind the music you create? Why should I listen to you and why should other people identify with you?

These are important questions to ask yourself, not only as an artist but also as a human being. Usually people see a part of themselves in the music they listen to. That’s why they identify with it, and hence are fans of the artist.

Too many times I see people try to fake for the public. If that’s you STOP, it’s probably one of the reasons people can’t get behind you like that. Because people have a sixth sense for bs!

If you rapping about selling crack but never been around or lived that life, people can tell. Be real to yourself and the public and people will take notice.


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Travis "ShottyGunz Beatz" Schave is CEO/Founder/Music Producer at WeGotBeats.com. As well as helping your craft dope tracks and make beats, he is also in charge of our content making sure you get the right information to make decisions in your rap career.