There is a large community of hip-hop artists on CoPromote, each with their own individual style. Daniel from The Corporatethief Beats is a creator of beats that artists use to create catchy songs. With a background in music production, he has the right ear to figure out which sounds go together. Check out the chat we had with Daniel below and his inspiration behind choosing this as a career path!
What type of creator are you?
At my site thecorporatethiefbeats.com, I create and sell hip hop beats licenses. I also have a blog on my site where I share my music marketing information. In 2015, I completed 4 years at the Academy of Sound in Dublin, Ireland in the field of Music Production and Sound Engineering. The beat making started back in 2008 when a friend of mine let me borrow his computer with some music production software on it. Ever since then I got hooked at making hip hop beats. I took a small introductory course in music technology at Galway Technical Institute just to make sure that I want to head down this career path. There I learned how to use music production software like Logic and Pro-tools. From there I went to Academy Of Sound in Dublin where I learned all the aspects on how to mix sounds and using hardware with software. I set up my site and started to sell my hip hop beat, and I also created a blog sharing my music marketing information with other musicians.
What inspired you to produce music and create beats?
My biggest inspiration for making beats had to be my friend, Michael Joyce , who let me use his laptop with music production software on it. He showed me the basics and I got hooked. I started to watch youtube videos on beat making and really started to take this career path seriously. Using sites like warbeats.com and the community there, the competition really spurred me to create the best beats I could. I think at the same time back in 2008 Kid Cudi was just getting really big. I remember seeing this video of him in the studio vibing out to his collaboration with Kanye on “Welcome To Heartbreak“. For some reason I just knew I could never give up. No matter how hard this path was. When I was younger my Mom pushed me to learn a lot of different instruments. Some of which included the accordion , Fiddle , Piano , and I think finally I stuck with the guitar. So I had some idea of music before I started making beats. I used to write acoustic songs and perform them at open mic nights, but I always felt that beat making was like an epic video game that never ended.
How do you use CoPromote?
I found CoPromote from a video tutorial I saw on Youtube. Everyday I am actively looking for a new way to promote my music online. I was so glad when I found CoPromote because I had used other similar content sharing sites but I just found that they weren’t music or topic specific. With CoPromote if you only want Hip Hop lovers to share your music, CoPromote will only share it with those who like hip hop. So my music or content is getting in front of the right audiences. Sometimes I share my music to get that initial boost of video views on Youtube when I release a new beat. Youtube ranks videos better based on the video engagement in the first 48 hours of the video release so CoPromote really comes in handy there. Other times I use copromote to share my blog content or my Mixtape Marketing Podcast interviews with other hip hop bloggers. I think many people will appreciate and respond better to free music marketing information compared getting pitched my rap beats all the time.
What is the most popular beat you have created?
A beat I made back in 2010. I just called it Dr Dre and Nate Dogg Type Beat. It has over 180,000 views and it has the most downloads from my main site and other beat selling sites. I created it based on inspiration from “Lay Low” featuring Dr Dre,Snoop Dogg and Nate Dogg.The string sounds came from stock sounds I found in the music production software I was using at the time and I just built the beat all around those strings. It’s definitely a favourite among hip hop artists who come to my site. Many hip hop artists have created some great songs using that beat.
What is your biggest goal for The Corporatethief Beats?
My biggest goal would be to continue with my study of music production both online and offline. I am addicted to learning new ways of making beats , recording and sound engineering. I believe that my sole focus is to make thecorporatethiefbeats.com a go-to source for Music Marketing Information and hip hop beats online. I enjoy both aspects of music making and music digital marketing. Using my blog as a resource for hip hop artists or beat makers to come and learn how to promote their music using the same ideas I have tried and tested. With the blog and my Mixtape Marketing Podcast, I hope to continue to find other hip hop music marketing influencers to share music promotion advice so that we can all have one place to learn how to get our music out to the masses.
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