The Best Sites To Buy Beats
Tracktrain is a pure invitational platform to buy and sell beats. To be able to offer their rhythms for sale, producers have to accept the platform. Anyone can buy Beats directly from the platform.
While Tracktrain does have a widget that you can embed, this was clearly a consideration as the main premise of your website is on the platform. The integrated player is not as feature-rich as that of Beatstar or Airbit. So if having a player on your own website is important to you, this may not be the best option.
One of the main benefits of Traktrain is building your own community. It’s clear that they spent a lot of time thinking about building an engaged and loyal community. This means that many artists only get their beats on the tracktrain and are therefore more likely to hear your music.
Overall, the tracktrain leaves a lot to be desired in artistic terms. If a serious artist knows that they will be broadcast well given the condition of the contract, then there is no point in buying a Rhythm from Tracktrain.
When it comes to having a large catalog of beats, Beatbrokers definitely ticks that box. With nearly 30,000 beats and over 3,300 producers, this marketplace has a one-stop collection of songs that artists can license.
Beat Brokerz operates on a subscription plan which is similar to most of the other websites we have covered. For a free plan, you can load up to 25 beats, with Beats Brokerz charging a commission of 10-29%. It is not clearly defined how the commission varies, which is strange. You must be clear about the importance of different commission percentages.
Beat Brokerz also provides contracting, copyright protection and other services related to debt collection to help producers feel comfortable making sales on their website. For example, Beat Brokerz will attack artists for billing sales and payments if they break the contract.
With the paid plan, you can have your own “Elite Brand Page” which is your very own website and app to sell your beats. It’s similar to the player and insert options on AirBit and BeatStars. However, this page and readers do not look as modern and technically mature as other pages.
At the contractual level, it is not clear how an artist can contract. The license page in the site footer is broken and the contract options do not set the streaming option when purchasing the song. Probably because this site was built before broadcast even existed.
There are also Premium and Pro license options, but most have a time limit of 2 years or less. Beatbrokers contracts are generally counterproductive and difficult for artists to understand.
Soundee is a lesser known but powerful platform that some heavy hitters only use to sell their beats. People like Epic the Dawn and Robin Wesley, both successful beat-selling producers, use Soundy as their platform of choice. In fact, Robin is an advisor to the platform and helped develop it.
Soundee seeks to differentiate itself through integration and business tools to help producers with marketing and accounting. Soundy offers webhooks, email marketing integration, and various payment methods for easy use and setup.