Friday, May 28, 2010

How You Can Sell Beats Online With

I recently posted a new review on site that can help you automate and increase your beat sales. A few days ago I posted about using a Flash player to sell your beats online. I discussed a list of cool features your player should have to help you make money.

I've also written an article about a website that offers a highly customized and automated online player. The site is called and it could be the right solution for you to sell more beats online.

Check out the review by clicking the link below: Review

I own this software personally and it fits my needs perfectly.

Let me know what you think.


I wrote another article called,

"3 Ways to Stay Focused on Your Music Business Goals"

Click on the link above to read article.

Some people struggle with this their whole career so I created these music business success tips.

You'll learn the top three ways most successful artist use to stay focused and stay ahead.

Let's Make It Happen!!!

Mello Melanin, The Hot Instrumentalist


Tuesday, May 25, 2010

**NEW VIDEO** RIHANNA - "Rockstar 101"

Whaddup peeps? I came across my girl Rihanna's new video on Global Grind today. I have this album (yes, I as a grown man have Rihanna's album) and I think its a well put together album. I told you back in February that I exchanged Robin Thicke's album (which was a Valentine's Day present by the way) for Rhianna's album, Rated R.

I don't think is better than her previous album but all the singles released from the album have been off the chain! Who can forget the "So Hard" video with Ri Ri sitting on that pink tank?

Anyway, click on the link below to check out here new video:

**NEW VIDEO** RIHANNA - "Rockstar 101" - Page 2 | Global Grind

Let's Make It Happen!!!

Mello Melanin, The Hot Instrumentalist


Saturday, May 15, 2010

How to Sell Beats Online Using a Flash Player

One of the main factors to consider when you begin to sell beats online is how are you actually going to sell the beats and deliver them to your buyer. Yes, there are many websites that offer to play your music and there are also sites that sell your music as well. Most of the time, these sites will ask for a fee to sell your music for you.

There are also programs called Flash players that you can purchase and install on your own website and other websites around the Internet. Some of these Flash players require you to know some programming and some basic knowledge of the HTML programming language may be required.

In my own search to find a good Flash player for my website, I discovered several features I wanted a player to have before I invested my time and money into one.

The first feature I wanted was a way for my website visitors to listen to music. This way, potential buyers could sample the music before they actually bought it. This is the primary purpose of any Flash player.

The second feature a good Flash player should have if you want to sell beats online is a way to process payments. The best way is to process sales directly from the Flash player and not through a third party site. Some players process your payments and send you your money directly through Paypal without going through a third party site.

After the payment is processed, the Flash player then sends the purchased beats to their email address for easy downloading. This saves you time and automates the whole selling process freeing up your time to make more beats.

These are the main features you need to sell beats online with a Flash player. Some other features that I’ve seen include the ability to add discounts to your beats. For instance if you were running a “Buy One, Get One Free” special, the player would actually apply the discount for your customer without you doing any extra work and negotiations. Once again this save you time to make beats.

Another feature I’ve seen on some Flash players is the ability to tag your beats so people do not steal them. When a beat is tagged, there is a distinctive voice or sound that plays along with the track making the beat difficult to steal or copy. You can simply record a vocal tag, upload it to the player and the player does the rest.

Some Flash players are offered in several different player skins that you can customize for your website. Player skins are basically creative designs for your players. There are some player skins that offer step-by-step instructions for your buyers already built into the player skin so you do not have to try to figure out how to get your buyer to take the necessary steps to make a sale.

When you find a Flash player to install on your site, one extra feature you may look for is an online user forum provided by the company where you purchased it. You can network in these online forums and you can get answers to questions you may have in order to make the player work like you expect it to do.

Another extra perk you should be on the look out for is some sort of training to guide you to success. A good Flash player provider has training to help you get the most out of their product. This training will help you to market and sell your beats online and ultimately make you money.

While there are some free players out there in the market, there are also others you must pay for. The payment can be one lump sum or it could be a monthly fee. You should weigh your options between players and find the best one you can afford to get the job done right.

Remember, you want to put selling your beats on autopilot and a great player will help you do this.

One last bonus feature some Flash players offer is an affiliate program where you can also make money referring their player to other people.

If the person you referred signs up with the Flash player because of your special referral link, you get paid a commission.

If you would like to know more about how to sell beats online and how to find a good Flash player, then you can get some great beat website reviews at

Let's Make It Happen!!!

Mello Melanin, The Hot Instrumentalist


Sunday, May 9, 2010

If You Missed Jay-Z on Saturday Night Live Last Night, Then Here It Is...

Hiphop mogul Jay-Z rocked Saturday Night Live last night. It was pretty dope. In case you missed it, here's a link to his 2 sets.

Live From New York: Jay-Z on Saturday Night Live! - Page 2 | Global Grind

This is a great example of how to rock the mic with a live band. Jay killed it as usual.

What do you think? Leave your comments below.

Let's Make It Happen!!!

Mello Melanin, The Hot Instrumentalist


Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Making Beats is Easily...Recording Lyrics is Another Story

This is the first time I've sat down to blog in a week. I did finish a nice rough draft of my new song.

Beats and lyrics are ready to go!

I've just relocated my studio so I'm having to put thing back together before I can record. This last month has been hectic.

Best believe if nothing else, my mind is on making music and getting this song done! Its been a while since I recorded lyrics so I'm eager to get it done.

Anyway, just know that I'm pushing forward and I appreciate everyone's patience.

Let's Make It Happen!!!

Mello Melanin, The Hot Instrumentalist