July 18th, 2013 | By illtal
As someone who has been trying to sell beats since the early 2000′s, I’ve always heard that “leasing” beats is where the money is. I’ve been told of many success stories of producers making a decent living leasing beats on sites like SoundClick and RocBattle. I did research, read tutorials, watched videos, and found that dudes that sell crappy keyboard beats for chump change seem to have the highest success.
The audience that goes for those type of beats doesn’t usually dig the “sample” sound, so those producers don’t have as much success. Also, since you’re dealing with artists that are leasing beats for less than $15.00, the producers aren’t getting any major placements/recognition.
So I decided to do a little experiment. I opened up a free rocbattle account under a
joke alias and posted 5 average keyboard beats (yes, I do make a handful every year) and priced them at $9.99 per lease. I’ll see if within the course of a the next few months, I can make any amount of money from them.
Mind you, the dudes that do make thousands from sites like this do put in work. They are constantly making
shitty beats and doing a large amount of social networking/promo to get artists to their page.
I’m going to be putting in minimal effort and see if anything sticks. Check back to see what happens!