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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

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

Beat Selling Problems + Fans Attacking Latto (MEC Podcast 144)

Are beat selling problems such as PayPal chargebacks and international payments going to be solved with crypto and NFTs? Dame explains why they will not. Also, Latto is getting heat from so-called fans for only selling out 1000-3000 capacity venues on tour. Why is this a symptom of a deeper problem with the music business?

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00:00 - Intro
00:58 - Lessons From SXSW
04:58 - Artists Aren't Even Trying
08:43 - Artists Have Resources, Period

Producer: 
DJ Pain 1

Do Producers Owe Rappers This? + Spotify Predicts Hits (MEC Podcast 142)

If you're selling beats online, do you owe your clients marketing and promotion services? What if you have no idea how to do either? Many beat buyers expect promotion along with their purchased beat. Also, Spotify as well as other private companies claim to be able to predict hits and breaking artists. What will this technology do to music?

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00:00 - Intro
02:45 - Company Can Predict Hit songs?!
07:32 - Will All Music Sound the Same?

Producer: 
DJ Pain 1

The Problem With Lofi Producers + Kanye Goes Independent (MEC Podcast 138)

Lofi producers can generate millions of streams and great money with Spotify, but what about converting playlist adds and streams into fans? Is this a big problem with producers making beats in the Lofi genre? Also, it's reported that Kanye West is off Def Jam and will release his Donda 2 album independently. If this is true, is Kanye really independent?

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00:00 - Intro
04:04 - Kanye West is Independent

Producer: 
DJ Pain 1

Beat Selling Secret + Nas Is Selling His Rights as an NFT?! (MEC Podcast 135)

What's the secret to selling beats, building fans as a rapper, and succeeding in the music business? We discuss one of the most important actions you can take, right now, to start gaining more traction in your music career. Also, Nas is selling master ownership of his new songs as NFTs to fans-- is this a good idea? Is it a good investment for his fans? Will this be the future of music consumption?

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00:00 - Intro
01:21 - Nas is Selling His Rights to Fans

Producer: 
DJ Pain 1

Pirating Drum and Sample Kits / Will NFTs Change Music (MEC Podcast 130)

Should producers stop stealing/pirating drum and sample kits? Mike Dean recently tweeted piracy links, encouraging producers to avoid paying for kits. DJ Pain 1 didn't like it. Also, will NFTs replace the record labels? The MEC gang doesn't think so and explains why.

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00:00 - Intro
02:03 - Mike Dean Stealing Drum Kits
06:00 - Stolen Drum Kits Can Help?
08:11 - Producers Pirate Everything
10:14 - Broke Producers Should Pirate?

Producer: 
DJ Pain 1

Sending Beats, Getting No Reply / Labels Don't Want Talent (MEC Pod 128)

When you're trying to sell beats or send out samples, but you don't get any replies, what do you do next? Should you continue messaging them or chill? Dame and Pain disagree. Also, do labels choose NOT to sign talent? Why do people continue to make the claim that labels aren't giving deals to talented musicians? Let's discuss.

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00:00 - Intro
00:32 - Erinn Did NOT Leave
02:28 - Labels Don't Sign Talent
05:57 - The Top Artists Have No Talent?

Producer: 
DJ Pain 1

Type Beats Are Being Demonetized by YouTube? Watch This!

If you're selling beats online and using type beat keywords on YouTube, watch this to make sure you're not at risk. Producer @Buddha Vybez Prod. shares a story of losing monetization on his channel because he was using type beat keywords in his descriptions. Mike Trampe from Beatstars joins the conversation to offer advice to producers. Don't let this happen to your beat selling channel.

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Producer: 
DJ Pain 1