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Royalty-Free Splice Loops Problems + Fivio Foreign vs Ma$e (MEC Podcast 163)

Making beats with royalty-free samples should be easy, but it's not. Not only are contentID systems allowing for mistaken copyright claims, but now some producers are using this system to steal money from producers by claiming ownership of royalty-free samples and loops. What should be done? Also, Fivio Foreign and Ma$e both went public about their deals. Is Fivio's deal with Ma$e unfair? What is a fair record deal in 2022?

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Producer: 
DJ Pain 1

Producers Aren't Getting Paid for Beats + Is Your Team Solid? (MEC Podcast 162)

Producers are selling beats, but not getting paid by major labels, even after the labels have released the music-- this is unfortunately a reality for many producers getting their beats placed. Why does this happen? Also, how solid is your team? With the breakup of so many teams-- including Desus and Mero recently-- what can we do to make sure our teams are solid, effective and loyal?

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00:00 - Intro
00:54 - Dedication is Everything

Producer: 
DJ Pain 1

Who Owns Your Beats When You Sell Them? + Therapy For Musicians (MEC Podcast 161)

If you're selling or leasing beats online, who owns the beats? There's a lot of confusion about this, but Pain has a strong opinion on single-ownership and why it's a problem that all musicians should fight. Erinn discusses consistency and praises Dame for recording the podcast on his Honeymoon. Erinn and Pain both have a therapy session, right on camera.

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00:00 - Intro
01:19 - Producers Need Cable Management

Producer: 
DJ Pain 1

Are Your Beats Unoriginal? + How to Get Signed to a Label (MEC Podcast 159)

Are your beats unoriginal? Do unoriginal beats sell well online because rappers are making unoriginal sounding music? Let's talk originality in the music business. Also, Dame is running a record label once again. How can artists actually get signed to labels and what should they NOT do when trying to get signed?

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00:00 - Intro
03:02 - Mariah Carey Gets Sued
10:21 - You Can Get Sued Over a Song Name?
16:10 - Dame is Running a Label Again

Producer: 
DJ Pain 1

Producers Charge Too Much For Beats (MEC Podcast 158)

Do producers charge too much for beats? Whether they're selling beats online or trying for major placements, are beats unaffordable in 2022? Bobby Shmurda's recent rant about beat prices has only fueled this ongoing conversation. Also, do artists and producers have an obligation to work together "for the love" at any point? We discuss this and more.

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00:00 - Intro
00:23 - Dame is Sick, Erinn's Going to Maine
05:56 - Producers Charge Too Much For Beats?

Producer: 
DJ Pain 1

Selling Beats Online, Making 2 Afrobeats on the Spot

Watch this producer give beat selling advice and make two crazy Afrobeat instrumentals right on the spot. In today's episode, @Ransom Beatz joins us and shows us how fast he can create a fire beat. Want us to make beats with YOUR loops?

Submit loops: https://www.beatstars.world/lives/looped-in

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00:00 - Intro
00:34 - Submit Loops!
01:00 - Selecting The Right Loop
03:15 - Afroswing Drums
05:39 - Making Loops More Interesting
14:48 - How Many Beats Should You Upload?
15:40 - Adding Keys to Beats
18:16 - Afrobeat Sax

Producer: 
DJ Pain 1

Loop/Sample Beat Problems + Labels Forcing TikTok (MEC Podcast 153)

Selling beats that contain loops-- especially royalty free loops-- shouldn't result in copyright problems, but it does. Pain explains how he has worked around this problem. Also, Halsey is upset that her label is forcing her to use TikTok in order to release her music and she's not the only one. The MEC has mixed feelings on this topic.

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00:00 - Intro
02:11 - Erinn Throws a Festival
11:43 - Halsey vs The Label

Producer: 
DJ Pain 1

Selling Beats and Sample Packs

Selling beats online? Learn new methods to sell more beats, including video content, DMs and more. Also, Foley explains how he collaborated with some of the biggest producers in the industry by making sample packs.

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00:00 - Intro
00:35 - Learning Music Theory
02:19 - Best Plugins for Soulful Beats
06:22 - Making Samples
10:34 - Quitting my Job to Sell Beats
16:16 - Selling Beats Through DMs
19:41 - Rappers Stealing Beats
23:46 - Type Beats are NOT Saturated

Producer: 
DJ Pain 1

All Drum Kits Sound The Same (Decap Interview)

Do all drum kits sound the same because they're full of recycled drums? Not all. Decap, the creator of Drums That Knock, talks making the most popular drum kit on Splice, selling beats and getting placements and gives lots of advice to producers on how to find success in the music business.

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00:00 - Intro
00:39 - Sampling is Easier Today
03:45 - Loopmakers
05:02 - First Placement with G-Unit
06:40 - Career Changes
11:14 - The Hardest Drum Kit
12:47 - Some People Criticized Drums That Knock
16:05 - Quitting Job to Make Beats

Producer: 
Decap Music
Producer: 
DJ Pain 1

I Made $250,000 Selling Beats / What Types of Beats Sell The Most?

This producer made $250,000 selling beats online on Beatstars in just one year, but he also recently went platinum, was a top 10 Billboard producer and more. Listen to how Dylan Graham gets placements, deals with splits and more in this exclusive session.

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00:00 - Intro
00:36 - Cheapest/Best USB Mic Package
02:06 - Making $250k Off Beats
02:47 - Worst Job Ever

Producer: 
DJ Pain 1