3 Vital BeatStars Features You’re Sleeping On
BeatStars isn’t just a site for you to display and sell your beats on. It’s an all-in-one marketplace and business hub that equips creatives with the tools they need to run a successful music business and career. As a solo-preneur and aspiring self-sustaining musician, it’s critical that you effectively market your music to get your art out into the world and into hungry music lovers’ ears. Whether you’re a BeatStars novice or a dedicated expert, these three features on the BeatStars platform are not to be slept on! Level up your music’s marketing game and make time for these often missed features.
The BeatStars Blaze Player is a tool that’s exclusive to BeatStars members. The music player is a fully customizable and embeddable music player and store that you can use to showcase your productions and easily convert listeners into customers. Users that visit your Blaze Player can quickly and easily listen to your tracks before purchasing via PayPal or credit card (Stripe). Customers can also register or log in to their BeatStars account through your Blaze Player to save their lyrics, negotiate prices with you, and access their files/purchases. As an added bonus, when people register through your page, their information is saved to your Customer Section so you can stay in touch with your customers.
The Blaze Player is built around the same framework as the Pro Page, so the design is sleek, modern, responsive (for mobile), and fully customizable. You can modify fonts, your logo, backgrounds, and much more so your player can stay aligned with your brand.
As a beat-maker and business owner, you know that marketing your music is essential in order to garner streams and new fans. Social media and email marketing are no-brainers, but what about good old-fashioned blogging?
Blogging is a tried and true marketing tool that can improve your search engine optimization (SEO), tell your unique story, organically and authentically promote your music, and cultivate an online community. If you aren’t much of a writer, don’t stress it. Micro-blogging is a popular medium that focuses more on the sharing of videos, pictures, and other forms of non-written content (think Tumblr or Twitter!). Blog articles also make for great social media and email content, acting as a unique and enticing way to bring your followers back to your page.
Beats aren’t the only thing you can sell on BeatStars! If you have special skills that other producers or artists can benefit from, consider listing it in the ‘Services’ section of your account. Some examples of services that you can offer include:
- Beat Mixing
- Song Mixing
- Custom Beats
- Custom Songs
- Vocal Production
- Audio Editing
- Mixing and Mastering
- Video Editing
Offering a variety of services can increase your chances of a sale, and ultimately bring in more customers to your music store. If you specialize in any of the service examples above, consider listing them on your BeatStars Pro Page!