Beatmaker Startup

Beatmaker Startup

By Daniel Gallardo
Beats By Danny breaks down the online music movement from an insider's perspective providing insights for Beatmakers and Artists who want to build a music business in the digital age.
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EP 13: Creating Designs That Fit Your Brand
Beats By Danny breaks down how to work with designers as well as design programs like photoshop to build your brand from the ground up.  The key ingredient is having a solid idea for your brand and what you would like to embody.  From there, you are able to either go searching for a tutorial online to save you some money or figure out how to find the right progressional to help you.  If you're an aspiring musician, you'll want to tune in. Follow: @BeatsByDanny
17:38
April 26, 2020
EP 12: Recording Music Videos In 2020 And The Formats That Matter
Beats By Danny breaks down the equipment needed in 2020 to start recording video on a budget and getting your vision coming to life.  He discusses why formats matter, how you can make the best with only your iPhone, and breaking out in 2020. Follow on IG: @BeatsByDanny
13:57
April 12, 2020
EP 11: Messaging Outlets For Keeping Audiences Engaged
In this episode, Beats By Danny describes techniques he's using during these times to connect with his audience and keep people engaged.  He's had a lot of success with Email, FB Messenger, and Texting to keep his audience informed, created opportunities, and give back. Follow on IG: @BeatsByDanny
18:44
March 25, 2020
EP 10: Navigating The Music Industry In Times Of Uncertainty
In this episode, Beats By Danny address the outbreak and the effect on the music industry.  There are many musicians being affected by the outbreak and many venues as well.  In this time of uncertainty, what can musicians and the business' that support them do?  Let's talk about ideas that can help your business grow during this time. Follow: @BeatsByDanny
14:46
March 17, 2020
EP 9: Targeting Audiences
In this episode, Beats By Danny shares a story of how he's been building an audience that isn't meeting his goals, until changing his sound and style created the results he wanted.  Now, he shares tips for how you can find your target audience much sooner than he did, and focus on your goals and metrics from the jump.   Follow on IG : @BeatsByDanny
14:22
March 2, 2020
EP 8: Networking with Music
In this episode, Beats By Danny discusses some success and failure he's encountered in networking both in person and online.  If you've ever wanted to get out of your comfort zone and get out of the studio, Danny has some tips that may help you find your voice when attending events.  Part of the journey is understanding what you can do better and what others do in similar situations. Follow @BeatsByDanny on IG
25:02
February 24, 2020
EP 7: Music Trends in 2020
In this episode, Beats By Danny shares his thoughts on what the newest trends in music will be and how you can stay ahead of the pack by paying attention to some of them as well. Everything from song structure, to memberships for musicians.   Follow On IG: Beats By Danny
23:05
February 16, 2020
EP 6: Major Labels vs Independent Labels vs Independent Musicians
In this episode of Beatmaker Startup, Beats By Danny explains the advantages and disadvantages of major record labels, independent labels, and being self distributed as an independent musician.  Hear how major labels operate, how independent labels still work with major labels in some capacity, and how artists such as Diplo have taken advantage of these types of relationships. The music world is heading more towards an online industry, where marketing on social media platforms can make someone a viral hit.  So whats the value of a major label at that point?  Tune in to find out. Follow on IG: @BeatsByDanny 
28:33
February 9, 2020
EP 5: Marketing Techniques for Selling Beats and Music
In this episode, Beats By Danny addresses marketing techniques such as clickfunnels, beatstars, airbit, and how to drive a customer base to your beat store or artist page on streaming services.  A lot of these techniques have been out there for other industries and producers are starting to take advantage of them now. Learn how Beats By Danny sells to artists himself in this episode. Follow on IG: @BeatsByDanny
28:23
February 3, 2020
EP 4: How To Build Your Social Media Following Organically
In this episode of Beatmaker Startup, Beats By Danny shares how he's been building his social media presence on Instagram from 0 to 15k organically in 2 years.  There are many ways to look at social media growth and what these numbers, but Danny warns about worrying about numbers vs connections with those followers.  Hear him break down the strategies that have led to some of the best opportunities for him. Follow @BeatsByDanny on Instagram.
29:20
January 26, 2020
EP 3: Balancing a 9-5 and music career
In this episode, Beats By Danny shares some of his insights into how you can adapt your 9-5 mentality to think of it as the thing that helps your side hustle grow.  There's a lot of stigma around having a 9-5 and being an entrepreneur or musician, often times resulting in artists and musicians thinking they can't do both.  In today's age, that changes a lot, and Beats By Danny shares his thoughts. On this Beatmaker Startup podcast episode, Beats By Danny also address mental health issues that come with struggling to accept not being a full time musician and encourages the community to seek help when they feel in a dark place, sharing some of his own experiences when it comes to this. Follow on IG @beatsbydanny
22:43
January 20, 2020
EP 2: Methods For Breaking Into The Music Industry
In this episode, Beats By Danny shares his experience of breaking into the music industry and gives listeners insight into the types of opportunities to spot for their own careers to grow.  From gaining internships at Vevo when the company was promoting on a craigslist ad to picking up a camera and learning a new skill that got him into all the right circles, this episode is a good lesson for anyone looking to find creative ways to pursue their passion. Follow on IG: @beatsbydanny
28:13
January 12, 2020
EP 1: Defining Your Identity As A Producer or Artist
Beats By Danny breaks down how over the course of 2 years, trial and error brought him to the realization of how to better define his brand and center himself around a common idea that could inspire others.  He also dives into a how the podcast will be structured and how this will benefit both producers and artists. If you've ever wondered what the journey to becoming an influential producer or artists looks like, Danny has embarked on letting others into his journey in hopes they learn from his mistakes, his successes, and what comes next. Follow him on IG @BeatsByDanny
25:04
January 5, 2020