Want to know how to get beats for your next project? Then you’re in luck, as I’ve just made a video that will teach you just that. This video contains three top tips for finding backing tracks for your next project, whether it’s a single, album, mixtape, EP or LP.
In the transcript below, I’ve also included two bonus tips not seen in the video, bringing the total number of tips up to five. Be sure to read it after you’ve watched the video for the links mentioned in this guide as well as some additional info.
But anyway, here’s the video:
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How To Get Beats For Your Next Project (Transcript)
1. Get Free And Paid Beats From SoundCloud
The first option is to get beats from SoundCloud.com. On SoundCloud there are plenty of producers with good quality beats that will be more then willing to work with a artist like you. You can simply download their tracks for free if they allow it, or you can get in contact with them and see if they want to work with you.
2. Quality Instrumentals From All Genres At Royalty Free Stock Website Neo Sounds
The next option is to check out a site called NeoSounds.com. Neosounds.com is a good quality royalty free stock website. On there you can find beats in loads of genres, whether it’s rock, hip hop, pop, indie music, or whatever type you desire. You can buy them for a very low cost.
While it is paid, the beat are extremely good quality so I suggest you check them out.
3. Search Google For Producers Willing To Give Your Backing Tracks
The final option is to do a Google search for the type of music you want. For example if you want hip hop beats you can search for ‘free hip hop beats’. Or if you want a rock instrumental, you can search for ‘buy rock instrumentals’.
A good tip is to not only check the first page of the results, but also check pages two, three and four (And even further), as they often have good quality beats from producers that just haven’t managed to rank in Google.
Bonus Tips: How To Get Beats For A Mixtape, Album, Single Etc
Ok, so here are two more top tips I didn’t put in the video. These tips will help you get beats not freely available to anyone searching the internet, so be sure to read on:
4. Negotiate Your Way To Those Never Used Before Beats
While the above ways of finding beats are great, you’ll generally find the beats that are also available to other musicians, so won’t really be exclusive to you. One thing you could do if you find a producer whos style you like, is ask them if they have any instrumentals which haven’t already been showcased online.
5. Work With Live Bands
While pre-made instrumentals are all good, something you may want to think about is working with a live band to get your beats made. While this can take a lot more time (And sometimes finances) to organize, you can end up with quite a special sounding project with the instrumental easily being adapted to fit your needs. Further more, the band may be able to perform live shows with you, which can make a great show for your audience.
Three of the best way to find instrument players is by:
- Searching online (Search ‘find a band member’ for sites in your country),
- Going to open jamming sessions and seeing who’s there, or
- By placing an advert in your local paper.
How To Get Beats Conclusion
So there you have it, 5 ways to get backing tracks for your next project. I hope you found them useful, if so please share this guide using the below social networking buttons. The more you share the guides, the more I add. 🙂