Hello everyone, Flooded Beats here. Today we are going to talk about some Rappers mistakes.
Indeed, here are what Ii think are the 5 big problems that keep many rappers away from success. Read this post so you wont do this rappers mistakes.
If you do want to turn your music into something that pays you and you want to succeed read this post to the end. Otherwise, If you don’t want to get results with your music, you can stop reading here.
For the motivated peoples now I’ll address those rappers mistakes in order to help you.
Here’s a brief introduction of this 5 rappers mistakes and then we will go into details for any point:
1) rappers mistakes n.1: A lot of rappers doesn’t accept that money is part of what they do, and some of them feel guilty charging cash for their art, professing that they are an artist and so they do art/music for the sake of it. Others rappers think they want money but their action does not demonstrate it. (The last is actually a very common rappers mistakes)
2) rappers mistakes n.2 A lot of rappers thinks that all they got to do is to get a major label to sign them.
3) rappers mistakes n.3 A lot of rappers are scared of investing in their music and their self.
4) rappers mistakes n.4 A lot of artists lack constancy
5) rappers mistakes n.5 A lot of artists are just the copy of the copy of a famous artist
Please keep reading because you may think “meh, I surely want to get money from my music, what the fuck are you talking about” but the reality is that most of you think this on a conscious level, but it’s obvious that you don’t think that on a subcounscious level. It’s clear that you don’t do what it takes to get the result…
Let’s go into details of the 5 rappers mistakes now.
1) Rappers Mistake N. 1= Let’s face the artist and money relationships.
Most artists are broke. About only 1% of them, or even less get to be successful doing what they love doing, their art.
I think this came from two specific mindsets; Some can’t understand that if they want to expose their music, art and their message they need money. You need a shitload of money actually. Others, as I said before consciously think that they want to make money with their art, but the action they do demonstrate that on a subconscious level it is not what they really think.
Peoples with the first mindset, usually hate other artists that make money and claim “Man that shit is mainstream, he’s just a sellout” and stuff like that, without actually getting in consideration that maybe this artist is just doing what he loves. If this is your case, you need to change your mind, and instead of blaming successful peoples you should start learning how they get there.
If you see yourself in the two example before, you have to change. Stop doing these stupid things now and start thinking on how you can make some money with your music too. Otherwise, you won’t grow. Remember music is a business and business needs money and to make serious money you have to shift your paradigm, period.
2) Rappers Mistake N. 2= Getting a major label deal is not the only way
The industry is changing, every year more and more independent artist get to success and if you embrace all the other points listed on this post you can become one of those independent artists that reach success.
Becoming profitable also could help to get noticed from a label if this is your objective.
As I said earlier, music is business. Major label exists to make money, the best way to get noticed from them is that you are already making money with your music and thanks to their investment they could easily take you to the next level.
They won’t sign you if they don’t think you will make them some money.
Majors Labels aren’t some kind of charity institution, and that should be very clear to everyone. Indeed they usually are the opposite, and they end up eating most of the artist slice of the cake, but that’s another story.
So, get into consideration the independent way.
3) Rappers Mistake N. 3 = Invest in yourself and your music!
This is what most peoples are afraid of. I’m not talking just about artists only, but this could apply to every business people. The only way to really grow as an individual and also to grow your fanbase and skills is to invest time and money.
So, you want more peoples to listen to your music?
Just spend on advertising it. You can invest not only money, but you can also invest your time. Spread the word. Use social networks. Everything.
Build those assets! Indeed I consider music as a real estate asset, but it is cheaper to build, and it can pay you royalty almost passively. It’s almost like getting rents paid. (If you are interested in this topic I will write you another email about that, where I will go into details.)
Do you want to have a clear marketing plan to get your music career to the next level?
Just study marketing! Buy a course, buy books, read, study, or you can pay a strategic coaching session with some marketing guru. (Always study from peoples that get results; otherwise, you will waste your time and money. And, yes, they have to show some proof.)
You want your music to sound better?
Invest your money and go to a better recording studio, buy better beats, get some vocal coaching. Invest in yourself and your skills. Always.
This is the easiest way to improve your music quality. You have to invest something to get something, whether it is time or money, you have to invest.
I just spent almost 2000$ this month only for improving my music (I bought new VST, hardware, and other stuff) and I paid more than 1000$ (actually almost 2k$…) in courses, to learn marketing, to develop my mindset, and I’m probably going to spend some additional money on advertising. (I guess you found me through an ad… So yes, I do spend money on advertising and you should also.)
4) Rappers Mistake N. 4 = Constancy & Quantity
In any business, most people’s fail just because they lack the constancy and they never get to the point where they would have succeeded.
Don’t be a quitter, please. Keep grinding, keep producing and releasing new music.
This is one of the most common rappers mistakes. When the game become too “hard” for them they just quit it.
About quantity, if you keep releasing a ton of quality music it is almost 100% impossible that you won’t get any kind of result.
Keep working on new music and keep releasing it, do both these things and also keep improving your records and your songs and that will work 99%.
The reality is that in any niche, whoever try hard enough will almost always succeed. Most peoples just stop believing in their self and their products and get lost into another shiny object.
5) Rappers Mistake N. 5 = Differentiate yourself
You won’t succeed if all you can do is just copy the copy of another copy of an artist that succeeded.
You have to be diverse than your competitor and strive to deliver more value to your customers.
Let’s see what briefly what value in rap music is: emotion, quality, lyrics, being innovative/being unique, etc. (Here is another post where I go deeper into this topic: click here to read the post)
A lot of things listed on this post needs money to be done, if you don’t have money to spend on your music, the only help I could possibly give you is the advice to go find a job, so you will have money to invest.
If you are serious about improving your music and you think you need better beats you should check my beat player, there are some fire bangers on it.
Also, another cool stuff you could do to improve your records is to use track out files to mix perfectly the beat with your voice and guess what, I do offer that also. (See WAV Trackout licenses) Indeed, I send both Dry and Wet Trackout files, so if you mix it you could use wet files and if you got an engineer working on your records he could use the Dry stems.
So, again, check my beats catalog and see if there is something for you!
Also, here you can find more interesting post on my blog: My Blog
If you have any question, please leave a comment below or just send me an email and I will try to reply to every one of you.
I have already written to much for today, see you in the next blog post…
I hope this post inspired you and also, will avoid you doing this 5 rappers mistakes that could ruin your potential career.