Can I Sell My Beats On Spotify?

If you are a beat maker, an artist, or musician, you may be wondering, “Can I Sell My Beats On Spotify?” Spotify and other streaming services provide a platform where artist and producers can connect with people who love music.

Can I Sell My Beats On Spotify?

Yes, you can sell your beats on Spotify. In fact, if your beats and music are properly mixed and mastered and ready to be released you can sell your beats and music on many different streaming platforms. This will allow you to reach more people that may want to listen to your music. The more people you can get your music in front of the more sales you can generate.

How Do I Get My Beats On Spotify?

If you want to get your beats and music on Spotify, there are a couple of things you will need to do.

1. Make Sure Your Music Is Properly Mixed and Mastered

Mix and Master Your Tracks To Sell Online

It may be that you produce your own beats and music.

It is important to make sure that your beats sound their best.

Make sure your beats and music are ready to be released and in the proper format which is usually MP3 or WAV files.

2. Make Sure You Own The Rights To Your Music

It’s no secret that often times beats are made from loop libraries, samples, and different production packs available online.

Before you release your music make sure you have the rights to use these samples, loop libraries, and sound bites.

You do not want to get into a jam with copyright infringement.

3. Work With A Good Music Distributor

I believe you can still upload your beats and music directly to Spotify and your music needs to be in MP3 format.

You may be able to upload to some other streaming services directly as well.

Wouldn’t it make more sense to work with a music distributing service and they can upload your beats and music to all the streaming platforms?

Music distributors can place your music on Spotify and many other streaming platforms.

This will save you a ton of time and may help with your earnings as well.

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What Are Music Distributors?

Music Distributors are companies that you can work with to get your beats and music placed on online music markets where people can listen to your music and purchase your music.

Music Distributors You Can Work With

  • Landr
  • TuneCore
  • AWAL
  • DistroKid
  • Amuse
  • CDBaby
  • Ditto
  • SpinnUp

There are other music distributors you can work with. I just wanted to give you a general idea.

Music distributors will charge you a percentage of every sale you make, or they may simply charge you a monthly or yearly subscription.

A good music distributor will place your beats and music on many different platforms where your music will get exposure to people looking for your style of music.

Do your homework before deciding which music distributor is right for you.

Ideally, you want the distributor with the best rates and can put your beats and music on many different platforms.

How To Sell Beats Online

I have provided some steps below to help you get started selling your beats online.

1. Build A Catalog Of High Quality Beats

If you enjoy making your own beats there are many places online where you can sell your beats as downloads for other artist to use and you can also use them as music people will enjoy listening to.

The first thing you need to do is build a catalog of high-quality beats that you can place with music libraries, online streaming services, and beat selling marketplaces.

Make sure you are getting your beats and music mixed and mastered properly.

If they don’t sound good no one will want to listen to them or buy them.

2. Build A Website

Sell Beats With Your Own Website

Having your own website is an important step if you want to project a professional image.

Your website should be your home base where you can sell your own beats and music from. You keep all the profits this way.

Also, your website gives you a place where you can display your portfolio, EPK (Electronic Press Kit), upcoming performances, a way to contact you, current projects you are working on, and a place to connect your social media to.

Your own website is a powerful tool where you can recommend products and services you like and earn a commission when those products or services are sold.

You can also sell your own merchandise like T-shirts, hats, mugs, how to information, and educational training classes.

Don’t miss out on the opportunities available with your own website.

Relevant Article: If you want to learn more about how to build and market your own website so you can earn money and promote yourself at the same time be sure and check out my Promote Page.

3. Build An Email List

You can start building an E-mail list directly from your website.

When people visit your website let them know they can sign up for email notifications when you release a new beat or song.

You can offer a discount to people on their next purchase when they sign up for your email notifications or offer free professional advice.

The purpose of an email list is to be able to stay in contact with your fans and potential customers.

An email list is a great way to market and promote your current and upcoming releases and gives you a fan base that you can talk to.

4. Promote Your Beats And Music Online

YouTube and social media are great places to start promoting your talents online.

You can create videos showing how you produced your beats, videos of you performing, and videos of you working in the recording studio or out on the road with your fans.

People love videos, and music videos especially are very popular.

5. Create Content

You can create content to attract artist, producers, and people interested in learning how to create beats and produce their own music.

The easiest way to do this is by writing articles and posting them on your websites blog.

Informational articles are very popular, reviews, and buying guides can all be used to draw people to your website.

In fact, you can draw thousands of people to your website everyday once you learn how it’s done.

If you know how to create good content it will show up on page one of Google, Bing, Yahoo and other search engines.

You can direct all this traffic to your own website and to the streaming platforms where your beats and music are for sale.

Remember, the more people you get your music in front of the more sales you will get.

Be sure and check out my Promote Page to learn more.

6. Contact Music Artist Directly

Did you know you can contact other artist directly on platforms like Twitter, SoundCloud, BandCamp, Instagram, and other sites?

There is a right way and a wrong way to do this.

Look up artist that you like and have things in common with.

Maybe you write the same style of music, or it could be an artist that you admire.

Introduce yourself in a helpful and constructive way.

Let them know you like their music or maybe their production style.

You can start to build relationships with other artists.

It could be you could work together down the road, or if they like you and your music, they may give you a shout out to their fans.

Do Not spam other artist or be annoying by saying listen to my music all the time.

7. Place Your Beats On Beat Selling Market Places

Above I mentioned some music distributors that you can work with to help get your music on streaming sites so you can sell your beats and music.

There are also online marketplaces for beats that you may want to check out.

  • Airbit
  • BeatStars
  • SoundClick
  • SoundGine

I’m sure there are other online markets where you can sell your beats and music.

If you follow the guidelines, I have laid out here this will give you a good boost to start selling your own beats.

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What Others Are Saying

The “What Others Are Saying” section of my articles allow my readers to check out different points of views from other online sources.

Some opinions may agree with the information I provide, and some may disagree.

I provide the information because I believe it is relevant.

Direct QuoteSource
“Spotify allows beat makers to upload their beats and instrumentals as long as they have the right to upload the beats and such content doesn’t violate the Spotify user content agreement or the rights of others.”
“I put all of my beats up on spotify for fans to listen to. I may sell them exclusively and lease them non exclusively, but at the end of the day, I own the master rights and utilize my master to the full extent that i can. I.e., I put my entire collection of beats on spotify to be listened to as instrumentals.”
“If you’re producing genres like hip-hop and trap, selling beats will help you make your name over time as rappers will lease your beats and even if one of them becomes a hit, so do you.”
“A website gives you more control over the appearance, pricing, and user experience. You don’t want to depend on beat selling marketplaces that promote your competitors. You should have a website that will be the central location to be found. This is where music artist will be able to buy beats, pay for services, and learn about you.”
“Release Your Music To All Major Digital Music Platforms. Keep 100% of the earnings we collect for you!”
“TuneCore will send your release to all of the selected stores and streaming services worldwide. Start selling your music online faster than any other service. The sooner your music is live in stores, the sooner you can get playlisted and streamed.”

Final Thoughts

Yes, you can sell your beats on Spotify or any other online marketplace that sells beats and music.

You may find it beneficial to work with online music distributors so you can easily get your music placed on many different streaming services.

Make sure your music is mixed and mastered properly so that it sounds it’s best and in MP3 or WAV format.

If you are serious about building a reputation as an artist, musician, or producer then it’s a good idea to look into setting up your own website.

I have some great information available on getting started with building your own website and online marketing. Be sure and check out my Promote page.

If you like writing, playing, mixing, and producing music you are in the right place.

Take a minute to look around my website. You will find many helpful articles to get you moving in the right direction.

Feel free to leave your questions, stories, and helpful comments below.

6 thoughts on “Can I Sell My Beats On Spotify?”

  1. hello Mitchell,

    Music is art too. I love to listen to music and Spotify is one of my favorite platforms. I also love to play drums and always thought it would be fun to write music with other people and put our music online where people can listen to our music.  I think the idea of working with online distributors is the way to go.  Thanks for the info.

    • Hi Daniel, Music is art with sound that you can visualize. There are a lot of great streaming sites where people can purchase and download tunes, beats, or just stream music.  If you have a band or like to produce music on your own, you can create original music and beats to sell online.  Online distributors are a good way to get your beats and music out to many different platforms.  The more people you get your music in front of the more people can listen to your music. 

  2. I enjoy listening to music just as much as I love to watch movies, so Spotify is one of my favorite platforms. I always love finding new artists’ songs that aren’t mainstream stars yet. I won’t be producing music to put on Spotify as no one wants to hear me sing 🙂 But I think this could help many singers and bands get their music out there. 

    • Online platforms are the new medium for listening to music and purchasing music.  Make sure your mixes are ready so your songs sound their best and get your music out there for people to listen to.  

  3. I use Spotify daily and I think it is a great platform. Also for traveling and downloading music on the way. I love finding new songs and I think Spotify could be a great platform to help singers and bands get their music out there. I like to listen to new artists!


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