Monday, July 26, 2010

New Hotness by Rick Ross - Teflon Don

Rick Ross is killin' em. His Teflon Don album dropped last week and is making much noize!! Every time I hear one of his joints I'm turning the radio UP!!! "Blowin' Money Fast" is just too hot and its burnin' up the charts and the streets. Here are some of the cuts off the album provided by none other than Global Grind!!!

WEEKEND WAVE: Teflon Don Edition | Global Grind: "- Sent using Google Toolbar"

Let's Make It Happen!!!

Mello Melanin, The Hot Instrumentalist


Thursday, July 22, 2010

The Rap Beat Creator Podcast Episode 9

I know it's been a long time since I've published a The Rap Beat Creator Podcast BUT I was committed to recording one for you. Sometimes people respond better to audio or video instead of print.

This is The Rap Beat Creator Podcast Episode 9 and it covers an article I put up a few weeks ago called:

How to Overcome Obstacles on Your Path to Music Business Success"

You can click on the link above or copy and paste the link below in your browser:

I hope you enjoy this Episode and get some great tips from it. As always, let me know what you think.

Let's Make It Happen!!!

Mello Melanin, The Hot Instrumentalist


Monday, July 19, 2010

Sell Your Music on Your Website

The best way to sell beats is to sell your music on your website. While there are many sites on the web where you can sell beats, having your own site is the absolute best way to make money. The fact is that having your own domain name and your own web hosting give you more control over the profit you make.

The advantages of selling your music on your website are:

You don’t have to split your profit with someone else because they host your site. Most of the time on websites that allow you to post your beats for sale, you have to give them a percentage of your profits. Or you have to charge your beat buyers an extra service fee to cover the cost of selling your beats on someone else’s site.

Some buyers don’t mind paying extra for the service fees but if you can cut them out, then your profit will increase. Also your buyers won’t be as hesitant to buy from you.

Another advantage when you sell your music on your website is that you can control when your beats are displayed for sale. If the 3rd party site goes down, then you can’t sell beats therefore you can’t make money. Any site can crash because it main servers go down but you can recover quicker if its your own site by contacting your web host directly. With 3rd party sites you have very little control if the site comes down or goes out of business.

You can control how many songs you upload by having your own sites. Some 3rd party sites make you pay a monthly membership fee to post more beats on their sites for sale. By the time you’ve finished paying money out to these 3rd party sites, you could’ve found a webhost, learned how to build your own site and then upload as many songs as you would like on your site.

Some of the disadvantages so selling your music on your website are:

You have to spend money to host your website. After you picked out your domain and called it “”, then you must have some form of hosting so that people can find your music on the web. This does cost money but you should be making more money eventually than the money you have to pay out to your web host. You can get a web host for less than $20 per month. You should be able to make more than $240 per year with your site if you learn how to market and sell beats.

You have to both build your own site and maintain it versus selling on another site where someone else maintains the site and has built it already.

You should really look at all the pros and cons. Whether you sell your music on your website or use a 3rd party site, you should ultimately figure out what is in your best interest and what is in your business interest.

For more information about how to sell beats, check out

Let's Make It Happen!!!

Mello Melanin, The Hot Instrumentalist

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

How To Sell Beats

So you’re a music producer with a catalog full of beats. You know your beats are fire hot and you believe you can make some money off them. You can create beats in no time but one thing you don’t know is how to sell beats. You’ve made beats CDs and sent them out to labels and artists but you never got anything going consistently. How to sell beats is the burning question in your mind.

First of all, you need to begin to look at beat selling from a different point of view. You should look at selling beats as a business and not just something to do every now and then.

The foundation of any business success is to get education about the business. It doesn’t matter what business it is. Learning about the business of beat selling should be you first step. There are several courses on the Internet that teach you how to sell beats. They come in different formats such as ebooks and/or videos. I think videos are the best because you can actually see what to do instead of just reading about it.

Once you’ve got the knowledge of how to sell beats, your next question should naturally be “where do music producers sell their beats?”

The Internet is a global marketplace and your beat buyer could come from anywhere. You’re job is to make it easy for them to find you. There are free sites like MySpace and Soundclick that allow you to upload beats and sell.

You can also buy a domain name, get a web host and sell your beats on your own website. Selling from your own website gives you more control of how to sell your beats. It will cost money but if you learn how to market your beats you should make lots more money than you’re spending each month on hosting and advertising. A combination of selling on your own site as well as free sites is the best strategy.

Either way you choose to sell your beats, you’ll need a Paypal account or some way to process the payments. Paypal is free to join and the transaction fees they charge are tiny in comparison to the money you could potentially make.

Once you’ve got your websites set up and your Paypal account then its time you use what you learned about marketing your beats and start driving traffic to your sites. If people don’t know you have beats for sale then you won’t make much money. The key is to keep your website in front of potential beat buyers.

To get more information on how to sell beats, check out

Let's Make It Happen!!!

Mello Melanin, The Hot Instrumentalist


**NEW MUSIC** Rick Ross feat. Jay-Z, John Legend - "Free Mason" | Global Grind

Whassup Peeps? It's been while since I've posted. I've been grindin' on another level. Here is a link to a new Rick Ross song featuring Jay-Z & John Legend. I like it for many reasons. Click on the "New Music" link below to hear the track!

**NEW MUSIC** Rick Ross feat. Jay-Z, John Legend - "Free Mason" | Global Grind: "- Sent using Google Toolbar"

Let's Make It Happen!!!

Mello Melanin, The Hot Instrumentalist