Times have been changing in the world of hip hop producers. Back in the days hip hop beat makes could hardly make ends meet. It was a struggle for most producers to have enough money to pay the bills. As the hardware and software become cheaper and more available, more producers were able to make high quality music for artists. These days rappers will pay up to one million dollars for a single track.
Even though there are some producers who are selling their instrumentals for a lot of money, not all beat makers are this fortunate. Most producers these days sell for only thousands... some of the online producers sell their beats for under a hundred dollars. The internet and the changes in the music industry have completely altered the way that music is made and sold.
Many rappers see this as an opportunity to get into the rap game quickly. Acquire some instrumentals, record an album, and hope to get discovered. The problem here is that paying less for a bad beat is not always the best idea. Famous rappers know that buying good instrumentals is like making a smart investment to help insure a successful career in the music industry. Of course, most of these big shot rap artists also have big label backing, which makes paying a couple grand for an instrumental beat not a big problem.
When it comes to hip hop producers selling their instrumentals, the competition is now more than ever. However, at the same time there is also a very large demand for new hip hop instrumentals. Hip hop music is a world wide super power, topping off most of the popular music charts.
There is new software coming out all the time which allow people to easily create their own instrumentals at home. Every day more and more people are trying to take a shot at being a producer. It is common for someone to listen to the radio and due to the simplistic nature of some rap songs, they assume they could as make beats. However it is much more complicated and difficult than most think. Also just making a instrumental on your computer is one thing, trying to market it and sell it to someone is a whole different battle.