The “It’s Almost Summer” Sale – HALF OFF ALL BEATS!

Wussup fam!

So if you don’t know, we’re based in Winnipeg, Canada. And the weather’s been messed! But its warm now and we’re feelin pretty happy. So we’re offering all our beats for HALF OFF for a limited time only! Standard MP3s are $9.99, High Quality Non-Exclusive licenses are $17.99 and exclusives are only $174.99!

Don’t miss this chance. Buy your beats in the player below! We’ll be adding new beats soon!

 

Want to Learn How To Play the Piano?

Piano Tutorial

Wussup fam,

If you’re a musician, artist or even a music producer I’ve got a great new website for you to check out.

MyPianoLessons.net is a piano blog I started where I’m going to learn to play the piano like a pro, step-by-step from scratch – and for free.

Now, I already know how to play the piano a little bit (but I’m nowhere near a pro). So I started the blog to keep track of my practice and motivate myself to keep going.

In the next 4 – 6 months I want to be able to literally play the piano like a pro – just sit down at a keyboard and buss out a crazy song. And I’m documenting everything, step-by step. From all the different ways to practice, to all the different scales and chords to everything else you need to know to play piano.

So visit MyPianoLessons.net and follow my personal piano tutorial. I’ve already gone through learning notes, scales and how to play piano chords, and so now I’m basically going step-by-step to memorize all the scales and chords and everything else I’ll need to play like a pro. I just finished off the C Major Scale and am moving on to the next one.

If you’re a music producer, and you can’t play piano, this is an essential website for you. If you’re a singer, then being able to play the piano will take your music and your live show to the next level. So come by and learn with me.

Check it out today.

Peace!

Check This Ish Out – 9/13/2012

Wussup fam,

Wanted to let you all know about some of the different stuff that we’ve been checking out lately. Enjoy

 

Videos

Jeremy Ellis on Maschine

Bob Baker – Facebook Tips and Tricks

AGTV – Bob Baker – Facebook Tips and Tricks from Artist Growth on Vimeo.

Articles/Blog Posts

13 Do’s and Don’ts fo Performing at Open Mics
How to Make Lots of Money Selling Your Merchandise
What Record Labels Are Looking For When Scouting Artists
8 Ways To Compose Music More Effeectively
How To Book Your First Live Show
Get More People Out To Your Shows

Books

Guerilla Music Marketing Online – Bob Baker (Affiliate Link)

This is the last music marketing book I finished (Im reading the one below now). This is a great book that pretty much delves into a lot of different areas when it comes to marketing your music online. It’s not that long of a read and has lots of great information for beginners and experienced musicians. I highly recommend you read this book if you’re an independent artist. Bob Baker (the author) is a legend in the independent DIY music marketing industry. It’s definitely worth checking out. Here are the different chapters of the book:

Section 1: Laying the Foundation for Online Music Promotion
Section 2: Creating a Highly Effective Artist Web Site
Section 3: Promoting Your Music Across the Internet
Section 4: Making the Most of Social Media and the Interactive Web
Section 5: Powerful Music-Specific Sites & Online Services You Need to Know About

Definitely get this book. It’s a good read and has lots of tips, resources and information.

 

Music Success in 9 Weeks – Ariel Hyatt (Affiliate Link)

This is the music marketing book I am reading now. I’ve always been a fan of Ariel from CyberPR as well. This book is a great book, especially for anyone starting out online. Ariel lays out a week-by-week plan of things for you to focus on if you’re about to release some music. I’ll post more here about the book when I’m done reading it, but from what I’ve read so far I’d recommend it, especially to beginners to music marketing. Here’s a list of the chapters in this book:

Week 1: Setting Goals
Week 2: The Pitch
Week 3: Your Website
Week 4: Social Media Primer
Week 5: The Musician’s Guide To YouTube
Week 6: Blogging
Week 7: Your Newsletter
Week 8: Creating a Continuum Program
Week 9: The Real World


That’s all for now. I’ll be back next week (hopefully) with some more cool shit.

Brand New Music Video By PBE Music Artist Lyrical Militant

Wussup fam,

We”ve got some great music business posts lined up to come out soon, but I just wanted to quickly share the brand new Lyrical Militant music video for the single “Never Give Up” – this track is a summertime banger! You can download it for FREE at LyricalMilitantMusic.com

Let us know what you think! The video was produced by Ol Roy Records, Juicebox Media and directed by Corban Bartlett.

 

New Smash Song featuring Beat from PhatBootyEnt.com

Wussup fam,

If you’ve ever heard me talk about soul singers, you’ll know that there is one lady that is hands down the best. SADE. I love Sade. I love all her music – if you haven’t heard of her or heard any of her music, stop what you’re doing – open a new browser tab and google Sade. She’s a veteran with an amazing, unique voice and style.

And you might also know that there is one singer we’ve worked with over and over named Flo. She is an R&B/Soul sensation out of Winnipeg, MB and we’ve worked on a lot of music together.

I wanted to post up her latest single called “Echo” from her new album Pieces of Me. The beat for this song was produced by PhatBootyEnt.com. It was a custom beat and Flo came into the studio and loved it from the second she heard it.

And she KILLED THIS TRACK. It’s got smash hit written all over it. She did this beat Justice and we’re very proud to be a part of this album. The album has actually been nominated as Best Urban Album for the Western Canadian Music Awards – so much congrats, love and respect to FLO.

Hit her up on her website where you can purchase the new album (it’s a great album), or on Twitter @FloSoul

If you’re interested in getting a custom beat made for your next project, hit us up here or call 204-952-7254

Flo - "Echo" from the album "Pieces Of Me" - Produced by PhatBootyEnt.com

PBE Music’s Latest Release

Hey fam, it’s Omar from PBE Music.

I haven’t posted about this yet but I thought I should. Earlier this year PBE Music released the debut album from rapper Lyrical Militant (that’s me) called “Prelude To Revolution.” There were a ton of beats on the album produced by PBE Music.

If you don’t know, I’m a socially conscious hip hop artist that’s got a lil bit of mainstream ignorance in him. This is my debut commercial album (available on iTunes). Check it out and let me know what you think.

Winnipeg Hip Hop

You can listen to the album below. The beats produced by PBE Music were on the songs:

  • Humanity’s Tragedy
  • Young’n Restless
  • Four Twenty
  • Big Dreams
  • Song For Mama

You can listen to the album in the player below – let us know what you think in the comments section.


 

The music video for the track “Never Give Up” will be out soon too, we’ll posts it up here once it’s edited and good to go. (And you can download the track for free now if you go to www.LyricalMilitant.com and sign up for the mailing list.)

Unfortunately none of these beats are available for sale on PhatBootyEnt.com, these were custom exclusive beats that were created. If you’re interested in getting a custom beat or instrumental made (all custom beats come with EXCLUSIVE licenses) get in touch with us

We’ll be back soon with some tips and ish.

Peace,

Omar

There IS Money in Music – Awsome Music Industry Infographic

Hey fam,

I just wanted to post this crazy infogaphic from The Music Void. It shows that the music industry is NOT dying because of digital music and downloads.

Here’s the link to the actual infographic.

Great Music Websites to Help You Promote Your Music

the Internet has become a very powerful force in any business, especially the Music Business. There are many great websites out there that you can use to help promote your music. It’s important to make sure that your songs are everywhere they possibly can be, for the greatest amount of exposure. But it doesn’t mean you can just put your music up and forget about it. You have to actively promote and work on promoting your music to the masses.

But there are tons of tools out there that you can use to make it easier for you. Some great websites have popped up within the last five years that make promoting your music and become successful online, that much easier. Here’s a short collection of sites that can help you get your music out there. There are many, many others, but here’s a few.

ReverbNation: ReverbNation.com is a great website with lots of tools designed to help musicians make money from their music on the Internet. Also a great place to gain fans, organize fans and keep in touch with them. Go to www.reverbnation.com and sign up for a free account. They allow you to upload pictures, biographies, press quotes, songs, videos and much much more. They also have great widgets that you can place on other websites like Facebook, your own website and blogs. They’ve also got a great charts system that takes into account all the local artists from your city and ranks you in relation to them.

BandCamp: BandCamp.com is another great website that allows you to upload your music for people to download. It’s got a very simple sort of interface where you can upload pictures, singles and even full albums. They also give you widgets where people can download your music from bandcamp on other websites. The great thing about BandCamp, like ReverbNation, is that you can set it so people have to enter their e-mail address to be able to download your music. This is a great way to collect e-mail addresses of your fans seeking stay in touch with them.

Jango: Jango.com is an online streaming radio website that caters to independent music. You can sign up for an airplay account (http://airplay.jango.com) and upload your pictures and music to the website. You can then actually pay a monthly fee to have your music played to various music fans around the world. It’s a great solution to get your music in front of the years of tons of new fans. What happens, is it potential fan will be listening to music from a major artist that they like, and if you think that your music sounds similar to that major artist, it will be played on the radio station right after that. This is a very powerful tool for gaining new fans.

The key to any of these websites is that you actively promotes your music. You can’t just upload your music and hope people will search for and find you. You have to actually promote your music to fans using these tools. These tools simply make it easier for you. This isn’t an exhaustive list, but should be a good start for new music artists.

Using Twitter to Market And Promote Your Music

Twitter has been around for a few years now and there are millions of people using the site every day. It’s a great way to market your music or any other product and build a connection with your friends or potential fans. Most music artists coming up use twitter incorrectly, though. How many times have you logged onto twitter and ignored all the random music artists constantly posting links to their music annoying you? Sadly this is the case with most music artists today.

Just in case you’re not on Twitter, this article will start by giving you a basic overview of how you can get a twitter account and use it to successfully market your music. The key to twitter marketing is to engage your followers with good content. This is actually how you succeed with any type of social media.

So to begin with, go to Twitter.com and sign up for new account. Make sure to choose a twitter username that is close to your artist or group name. If there’s more than one person in the group, you might consider having a separate twitter account for each member of the group and having them all connected with a couple of letters about your group. For example, if your group name is “the Devils” you could make everybody’s twitter name something like @YourName-Devils. Be careful though, because twitter has a maximum number of characters each username can be.

When setting up your profile make sure you choose a twitter profile picture that is eye-catching and, hopefully, a close up of your group or your face. For your biography give a short clean description of what your music sounds like. People should be able to tell your style of music from these couple of lines. You can also mention an upcoming release that you have coming out or some other project that you’re working on. Also be sure to enter your personal music website. If you’re only using Facebook pages and ReverbNation pages as your websites, that’s another problem altogether. We’ll cover this topic more fully in another post. Having your own music site is important.

Once you’ve created a twitter account it’s usually a good idea to try and get some followers. The best way to gain followers on twitter is to go and follow other people. Most Twitter users will follow you back if you follow them and they think your Twitter feed [your series of tweets] will be interesting. Go to the Twitter page of some music artists that sound like you or have a similar style to you and check out their twitter followers. Make sure not to check out who they follow, but the people that are actually following them. Go through this list and just randomly follow the people that are following that particular famous artist. This is a good way to get fans that already like your style of music and may be more open to hearing what you’ve got.

Now it’s time to start the actual tweeting. Twitter is basically one big conversation. You can talk about anything you want, but you would be best in keeping it relevant, and useful. The best twitter accounts are those that provide value to their followers by sharing interesting links, videos, pictures and other good content. So if your rap artist, you should be tweeting new music that you like, music news, stuff that interests you and things like that. Make your twitter feed interesting for people to read and make it so that people get used to clicking on your links. Once people believe that you provide really good content through your Twitter stream, even if you tweet links about your own music people will check it out. This is how to build fans and followers on twitter.

It’s important to engage with people and potential fans as well. Remember twitter is a conversation, not a one-way talk. Answer your followers questions, ask them questions, and join in on conversations. It’s important to build a relationship with people on twitter. It is WAY too easy for people to ignore all your tweets. There’s just way too much information out there. But if they are engaged with you (you actually deal with them like you know them personally) they’re much more likely to read your tweets, and not skip them over.

A good general ratio of how many tweets should be useful, interesting links and continuing a conversation versus how many tweets are about your own music is something like 10:1. For every 10 tweets that you have, only one of them should be an advertisement about your own music. This may seem like a lot but can be pretty easy if you use tools to automate. Check out things like TweetDeck, socialoomph and other websites that help schedule tweets for the future. Don’t be annoying and don’t be spammy and you’ll be able to grow your followers and fan base on twitter and market your music effectively.

Do you have any interesting tips for using twitter to promote your music? Share them below. And if you found this post useful, please like it on facebook, tweet it or share it!

Lyrical Militant’s New Mixtape with Beats From PBE Music

Wussup fam,

Just wanted to throw y’all a link to PBE Music recording artist, Lyrical Militant. He put out a new mixtape with St.Louis rapper Big Greezy and the shit is FIRE! 45 minutes of some great hip hop music. Check it out in the player below.

You can download it for FREE by heading over to www.LyricalMilitant.com and signing up for the free mixtape download. Don’t sleep on this one! It’s some seriousness!

The mixtape also features beats for sale by DatPaki that you can get right here at PhatBootyEnt.com –

Beats used on this mixtape –

  • “All I Know”
  • “Hard Loungin”
  • “Khalifa”
  • “The Levees”
  • “Grindin”

Check Out All Our Beats For Sale And Write Your Next Hit Today!

Rap Beats For Sale – New Beat – All I Need

Wussup Fam!

Brand New Rap Beats For Sale – Check out this new grimey hip hop banger called “ALL I NEED”

Instantly download this beat for $19.99 and get the high-quality / tagless instrumental by visiting Beats For Sale

Or use PayPal below by entering your email address and the beat name “All I Need” and get your beat within 24 hours!


Beat Name You Want To Lease
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Brand New Beat Added – “Kill Or Be Killed” – Dirty South Banger!

Brand New Beats For Sale Added At PBE MUSIC!

Hey fam, just wanted to give you a heads up on this brand new beat that’s been uploaded to our beats for sale store. It’s a dirty south / trap style banger called “Kill Or Be Killed” and its a monster! You can preview the beat/instrumental in the soundcloud player below. This is a brand new addition to the PBE library but it won’t be the last. There are lots of new beats and instrumentals download in the works for all our loyal fans. Check out this latest addition to the site in the SoundCloud player below (you will need Flash Player installed to see it!)

You can purchase the super high quality, tagless MP3 lease for only $19.99 and get an instant download from our beats for sale online store.
You can also purchase the lease of this beat directly from this page! Simply enter your email address and the beat name (“Kill Or Be Killed”) into the form below and hit “Buy Now.” Once you pay with PayPal, you will receive the download link to the beat in your email within 24 hours.

Buy this banger today!


Beat Name You Want To Lease
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The beats for sale and instrumentals download at PBE Music are all highly produced and engineered to give you an “industry-style” sound for your next music project. Whether it’s an album, mixtape or you’re just looking for that next hit single, PBE Music has got the beats for you! Check out all our latest beat and instrumental uploads on our website. We have Rap Beats, R&B Beats, Pop Beats and Reggae Rididms all professionally produced, mixed and mastered so your job (writing that next HIT song) becomes effortless. Our inspiring beats and instrumentals can get you notice from radio stations, record executives and, most importantly, fans! Download today!

PBE Music Beats and Instrumentals Used By Independent Artists

Beats and instrumentals from PBE Music are extremely versatile pieces of work. You can go in so many different directions with your song. Whether it’s with rap beats or r&b beats, the possibilities are endless. Check out this video that was sent to our email by independent hip hop artist Young Bullet from Montreal. He used our hip hop beat “Master and Commander.”

It’s the song in the first half of the video. And the crazy thing about this track – he did it in less than a week. He leased the high-quality/tagless MP3, was immediately inspired to write a song, recorded it and had it mixed and mastered and put it on youtube. That’s the power of the internet and a hot beat!

Listen to the Phat Booty Entertainment instrumental that was used – “Master and Commander”

The thing about Phat Booty Beats (PBE stand for Phat Booty Entertainment) is that they are all professionally produced, mixed and mastered and not “over-cooked” like some beat makers beats. This ensures the songs you write and record will sound the best they possibly can in terms of audio quality.

Our beats are also inspiring and unique – making it easy to write a new song to. You don’t want to be a copy-cat rapper who sounds like everyone else. You want to do something unique. That’s where rap beats and r&b beats and instrumentals from PBE Music can help you. If you make a banger to one of our beats, there’s no doubt you’ll get notice from fans, record executives, music reviewers and radio stations.

Check out all of our Beats For Sale and make your next hit TODAY!

Brand New Beats Uploaded @ PBE Music

Rap Beats and R&B Beats are constantly being uploaded here for you to lease or buy exclusively. We’re going to try and keep you updated on all the great new beats and instrumentals we have available. This is the first post of a new rap beats and r&b beats. You can purchase these new beats directly from this blog post.

Use the players below to preview the beats and instrumentals below, and if you want to lease any of these beats, simply fill in the “Buy Now” form at the bottom of this post. You have to enter the name of the beat you want to purchase and your email address. Once payment for the Rap Beats or R&B Beats are made and confirmed, the beat will be sent to your email address within 24 hours.

Each $19.99 lease comes with the high-quality and TAGLESS MP3 file. You are allowed to use the beat for one commercial songs production and are limited to selling 1000 copies. No ownership rights are transferred.

If you’d like an instant download simply visit our Beats For Sale page and use the flash beats and instrumentals store to buy the beats using paypal. once your rap beats and r&b beats are payed for, you will immediately and instantly recieve download links to get your new beats and instrumentals.

The first beat is called She Bad and is the newest part of our R&B Beats collection. This one’s a banger and can create some really great hits! The second beat is part of our Rap Beats collection and is an emotional and sadder hip hop beat that is great for both rappers and singers.

Preview the r&b beats and purchase your lease today!


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Your Rap Beats And Songs Need A Website

Rap beats bangin? Check. Verses on point? Check. So you got your songs good to go, and are ready to promote – so now what? Well as you may know, we here at PBE Music are big advocates of the internet and the power it holds to help musicians and music artists take their careers to the next level. Resources like Facebook, Twitter and ReverbNation make promoting your music directly to potential fans pretty much free (except for your hard work). There are also online radio stations that have millions of listeners just waiting to hear the next great punch-lines on hot rap beats. So promoting your music has never been more possible than it is today. You can market, sell and distribute your music directly to your fans with ease and speed and for a relatively low price. It’s a great world we live in.

But all of these third party (outside) sites have one problem. You do not own them. And because you don’t own them or have full control over the site, you are at the mercy of the big boys at Facebook, or Twitter. What would happen if they for some reason decided to ban or close your account and delete all your content? Don’t think it won’t happen to you – it’s happened to me. They don’t care how crazy your verses are or how bangin your rap beats are. Have you actually read the terms and conditions of sites like Facebook? Me either. And as it turns out, I was in violation because my profile name was my artist name and not my government name. And so they deleted my account and I lost all my content, all my friends’ contacts and, most importantly, all my music pages and the fans that were on them. I had to start fresh.

The point I’m trying to make is that you NEED to have a place you own; a place you can control. And a personal website is exactly that. If your artist name is Gangsta Killa Murda Man, then you want to have a website at www.GangstaKillaMurdaMan.com or www.GangstaKillaMusic.com (something along these lines). That way you can put up all the rap beats and music, videos and pictures you want without having to worry about being kicked out or banned. And it’s a great “home” where all your fans can go to directly to get all your new content and updates, without being distracted by chat, mails, pokes and status updates. They only see you.

So take your rap beats, songs, videos and pictures and put them on your OWN website. Do not sleep on this. It’s an important step. There are even companies out there that make having your own music website hella easy. Companies like BandZoogle or BandVista and even ReverbNation make it really easy to set up your own website with a personalized domain name (www.YourArtistName.com), and to upload music, videos and pictures that you can sell directly on the site! If you know how to already make a website and just need a place to put it, check out GoDaddy, they have really cheap prices on hosting and domains.
I’ll holla soon!

 

SEO Tips For Music Artists

Wussup Fam,

I came across this good article on SEO Tips for Musicians on Hype Bot. If you have a website for your music you need to get traffic to it. One of those ways is SEO (Search Engine Optimization) – it basically means getting your website to the top of search engines like google. If you do it properly, it can get you some great traffic.

Click the article link below to read:

READ ARTICLE HERE

How To Make A Sampled Beat In Reason and Recycle

Hey y’all

Just wanted to post up an old but good video of yuh boy re-creating a beat that was made for Lyrical Militant’s mixtape called |Download This Mixtape” available for free at www.LyricalMilitant.com

Enjoy!

Welcome To The PBE MUSIC Blog

Wussup!

My name’s Omar a.k.a DatPaki from PBE Music. This is the PBE Music blog. Here you’re going to find anything we think is really dope related to music, the music industry and pretty much anything in general. We’ll also be posting a bunch of articles and videos that will help up and coming artists, rappers and singer navigate the crazy world that is the music business. Theses tips will help you advance and grow your music career in lots of different ways.

Stay tuned to this spot regularly for tons of new info! And be sure to check out some of our Beats For Sale on our site.

Holla @ ur boy!

DatPaki