BeatStars is a free web application to upload, host, distribute, collaborate, buy, and sell music. It is probably one of the best platforms for music producers, beatmakers, songwriters, and recording artists. This application is a virtual music marketplace, where you can discover great music and connect with incredible music producers and artists worldwide. The recording artists can use it for music production and a producer can look for artists who are interested in musical collaboration. You can also upload your tracks, videos, photos, and music directly to BeatStars.
You can find and follow musicians from across the world and stay updated with their feeds, music, videos, and photos. Actually, “BeatStars” comes with 4 major features named, Social Music Marketplace, Collabos, Pro Pages, and SoundCloud Monetization which I will explain below. The other features include playlist management, powerful search bar to find tracks, albums, users, etc.
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Note: The free version is limited to 1 GB of storage, 70% of music sales, Pro Page (with Ads), 5 Private Messages, etc. In order to overcome these limitations, simply purchase the premium version.
How to Upload, Collaborate, Buy, Sell, and Discover Music:
Step 1: Simply go to the homepage of “BeatStars” and sign up using your email or Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and SoundCloud credentials.
Step 2: After that, it will ask you to choose your role (either as a recording artist or music producer), select a mood for tracks, choose favorite genres, and also will suggest following some music producers.
Step 3: The Social Music Marketplace feature is for discovering music by feeds, charts, genre, or collabos sections and also to connect with popular musicians. You can use the search bar at the top to find music, users, tracks, albums, playlists, etc.
Step 4: The Collabos feature helps artists and music producers work together on a musical project. After collaborating on a music, they can share and put it for sale. The revenues are distributed automatically by “BeatStars”. You can easily upload your music for collaboration, assign collaborators, and set revenue percentage.
Step 5: The Pro Pages feature lets you create custom plays and website to sell your music online. You can either create a website and add singles, beats, or albums for sale, or you can simply create a platform to stream and host music.
Step 6: The SoundCloud Monetization feature lets you monetize all your streams on SoundCloud. If you have a SoundCloud account with lots of tracks and plays, then my friend use “BeatStars” to earn revenue with SoundCloud streams.
My Final Verdict:
BeatStars is an amazing platform to upload, host, collaborate, buy, and sell music with ease. You can also start earning revenues from your streams in SoundCloud. Collaborate with an artist or music producer and put your music for sale. Give it a try.
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