I tend to see this problem all the time with musicians trying to catch a big break...some bigger company or artist tries to take advantage of them in order to just get a free beat, album, rhyme etc. without promising anything in particular.
So on that note, we will sound off like this. Whenever you go to Twitter and type in keywords such as "send beats", "producers send beats", "artists send your music", "mixtape slots available" (etc) you see a wide array of people indirectly asking for YOU. Whether you are an artist or a producer, your natural instinct is to think "How Can I Make It?". You fail to realize that a very small percentage of these people are willing to build with you and actually compensate, publish or sign you because most of these people that are requesting your hard working talents and services, are most likely going to hit you with the "I am not paying for beats" line or "We will talk money later" line. There are many excuses out there.
I just want all these young and aspiring artists and producers to understand that doing this method is somewhat effective but it is not all the way effective. You want to put your music with people that want to move the game forward and not only look at it as a game, but as a business. If it calls for you to send a free beat to someone, you have to let them know there has to be an exchange (whether it is an acapella to remix with, contact information or hell...a contract lol). If you are an artist and you are looking to buy a mixtape slot, put your money into something else better instead of someone else's basket. Put that money into advertisements, or paying a venue to have you perform.
I myself was a victim to these methods as well that is why I am telling you this stuff. If music is your passion and you want to make a living off of it, you can't fall into these traps. There are nice people out there willing to help you, you just have to have the backbone to say no if it doesn't sound right. Don't look for someone to give you a chance unless you have proven to your fanbase that you have given yourself a chance first.
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