10 Tips for Keeping Your Hip Hop Beats From Sounding Stale

A producer’s main challenge is to constantly create fresh material. No matter whether you’re a seasoned pro or an inspired upstart, at some point in your journey you’re likely to encounter what we sometimes refer to as “beat block.” Either that or you end up feeling like you’re reproducing the same beats over and over again.

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How to Buy Beats Online & Build Relationships with Independent Producers

Our friends at Airbits break down how artists can find and purchase beats online, and most importantly, how independent artists can build relationships with independent producers.

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"Beats For Sale." Now What? – A Look At Some of the Legal Issues

[Editors Note: This is a guest blog written by Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. Justin is an entertainment and media attorney in New York City. He also runs Label 55 and teaches music business at the Institute of Audio Research.] The rapid rise of the internet and the ease of world-wide instant peer-to-peer communications have provided many upcoming artists with new […]

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