Mixtape promotion. 4 things to think of before you make a mixtape

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This presentation will discuss 4 things that you should think of before you make a mixtape. Mixtape promotion is hard . This slide show will give you that guidance on how to make a mixtape and the …

This presentation will discuss 4 things that you should think of before you make a mixtape. Mixtape promotion is hard . This slide show will give you that guidance on how to make a mixtape and the process that you should go about promoting you mixtape online

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  • 1. 4 Things to think ofbefore youmake a mixtape
  • 2. Contact● Contact : Daniel Hartnett● corporatethief@gmail.com● Http://www.thecorporatethiefbeats.com/● @corporatethief● Buy Rap Beats And Music Promotion Tips●
  • 3. Most Important“The Plan”
  • 4. Why We Need To Plan● “If you dont plan to succeed you plan to fail”● Having a mixtape action plan will help you map out all of the areas you need toprepare for both the process of ceating the mixtape and how you plan on marketing it.● Write down resources you need for your mixtape eg: Beats , Mixtape Cover ,recording equipment , budget and promotion● Plan on obtaining each of these resources.● Writing down all this in a plan or mind map will stimulate creativity and it will help youso you wont feel overwhelmed
  • 5. Benefits Of A Plan● A plan will help you budget for your mixtape so you can see how much you actuallyhave to spend on promotion and resources.● A budget will make you study the resources that you need for your mixtape and findthe best provider of those resources , while obtaining quality but at a price you canafford.● Plans will help you with your promotion studying the websites that you want toadvertise on and what these websites can offer you ? This is called networking andstart asking the questions before you part with mixtape promotion money.● Plans also you help you when you need others to step on board to help create themixtape eg : Bring in a soundengineer or a recording engineer●Delegating tasks can help with quality and time management.
  • 6. 1. Having A Quality Mixtape CoverMeek Mill Dream Chasers Two The Game California Republic
  • 7. 2. Quality Rap Beats● Helps you to write better songs● Some beats all ready have hooks and chours● Dont have to invest that much as most producers offer beat leases● Leases allow you try out a beat and profit from it with out having tospend alot of money● Most producers online if you buy alot of beats from them will include amixing service just to keep your custom● The beat is the back bone of the song , no matter how great yourverse as a rapper it the melody and groove of the song is what isgoing to stick in the heads of your fans●
  • 8. ● Sell your mixtape before people hear it with your visuals● People Buy With There Eyes● Create interest , Create curiosity , Make people want to listen to it.● When you upload you mixtape on mixtape websites you have so much visual competition sostand out.|● Having quality cover art will give you pride in your work and show professionalism● Having great mixtape cover art is creat for craeting social media buzz and great for socialsharing . It will also create anticipation before the luanch date.● Having a great mixtape cover is essential it will be such a waste of time if you make great songsand under sell it with poor mixtape cover art.● If you cant afford to pay for a good mixtape cover tell a mixtape cover artist that you will work forthem in exchange for a pro mixtape cover.
  • 9. ● Sell your mixtape before people hear it with your visuals● People Buy With There Eyes● Create interest , Create curiosity , Make people want to listen to it.● When you upload you mixtape on mixtape websites you have so much visual competition sostand out.|● Having quality cover art will give you pride in your work and show professionalism● Having great mixtape cover art is creat for craeting social media buzz and great for socialsharing . It will also create anticipation before the luanch date.● Having a great mixtape cover is essential it will be such a waste of time if you make great songsand under sell it with poor mixtape cover art.● If you cant afford to pay for a good mixtape cover tell a mixtape cover artist that you will work forthem in exchange for a pro mixtape cover.
  • 10. Quality Beats● Finding a producer with his/her own sound● Most producers offer premium leases where they give you the tracked out wav files ofthe beat giving you the control of the way you want to structure a beat● Buy Rap beats from a well known online produce gives you the ability to piggy backoff thier online success eg “My New Song” Produced By The Corporatethief Beats :-)● Having quality hip hop beats makes it easier for you to mix you vocals with the beat.Some producers tend to over compress the beat leaving no room for you to rap somake sure to buy quality beats.Http://www.thecorporatethiefbeats.com/
  • 11. ●Finding a quality producer that makes beats for you will define your sound eg : “Kid Ink”Cardiak Beats “Roscoe Dash” Kane Beats JustinTimberlake Timbaland/Danja
  • 12. 3. Recording Equipment● It is so vital that you have the right recording equipment to record you mixtape so thatyour song sound perfect to your audience.● If you dont have the right recording equipment , then go to a studio , be preparedhave all of you beats ready and make sure you know your lyrics● Studios charge by the hour so being prepared saves you money !!!!!● Putting out a mixtape recorded from your computer microphone or from a crappy freeapp from itunes wont cut it. The microphone is a rappers instrument and you need tobuy a quality microphone so that you sound good.● I see tons of rappers complaining in rap forums about low mixtapedownloads yet there audio-quality sounds awful. If you dont have the moneyfor quality equipment find some that does and offer them your time inexchange for recording time or mixing time.● Work for them tell them you will help write content for their website or helppromote them on social media or send out flyers
  • 13. Rode Nta-1● industry-standard large diaphragm cardioid condenser● Price New $150 - $200 amazon● Second Hand $70-$120 ebay amazon● Make sure to get a pop sheild to stop the popping inyour words● Dynamic Range: > 132 dB● Just becuase this microphone is cheaper than otherit is still one of the best quality micorphones out therethis microphone is perfect for any artist
  • 14. 4.Budget and Promotion● Writing all the costs down will give you a vision on how much you canspend on each area and which area is more important too you.● You need to ask yourself how much do I have to spend on all of theresources that I need for my mixtape.● Sacrifices● mixtape websites and hip hop blogs and ask for their promotionprices● Make sure you know what your paying for and dont end up pay for mixtape promotion for fakebot plays● Http://www.thecorporatethiefbeats.com/