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How to find good music beats for your next song

 

Anyone can be a composer today. You’re no longer required to go to the music schools or conservatories to pursue a music composition degree. The best part is all the material is available to you online – and mostly free of charge.

The fact that you’re not an educated composer doesn’t make composing music any easier. You’re in the same creative dilemma which music beat you should use and how to get to the source of the greatest music beats in the industry.

 

Luckily, we came up with several ideas on how to find a good music beats for your next song – and we hope you will make a next great hit!

 

Define your budget

Before you rush off to the Internet in search for your next great beat, make sure you decide whether you will be paying for the beats or you’re going for royalty-free beats. The difference can be huge, especially if you’re just starting your career. The quality isn’t the issue here – most paid beats are of average quality, while free beats can be surprisingly good. However, don’t judge any book by its covers: if you have the chance to listen to it before you download it, that would be a great thing.

Next thing you want to do is browse the Internet. The first stop is YouTube. There you can find great beats and great producers who might be willing to help you out – free of charge or in exchange for your services. Whatever you choose, make sure you know exactly what you’re looking for.

 

Look for beats directories

Another great place to start is online beats and sample directories, such as BogoBeats. The trick with these is this: they are putting more effort to their beats collection than YouTube thus providing the better quality content. The downside of these beat directories is that they require some fee in order to download beat that you need. Recently, I ran into Musicblip, an online archive of loops and samples that offers a free of charge listening to the beats prior to purchasing.

 

Even though online community has its advantages – especially when it comes to speed and the creative process of uploading/downloading and processing beat – you should also check the old vinyl record stores. In the old days, these were the treasury of any musician/composer that aimed to be the greatest in their field. Take a day off and go to the record store – you will be amazed how many great beats you can find there!

 

Take a trip to the field

If you like to experiment and have spare time to do your research, then you should take a field recorder and head to the countryside. It may sound crazy to the “modern” composers/producers, but field recording is a smart source of a great music beats. Not only you will get exotic and unusual sounds directly from the nature, but you will get a high quality material to work with in the studio.

 

 

 

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The Best Affiliate Marketing Forums

Over the past 10 years whenever I had a question about my marketing campaigns I just typed it into Google search looking for answers. Nine times out of ten I would find my answer on an affiliate marketing forum.  Learn more at Http://aaronknight.com.au.

Marketing forums are the best Free Learning Tools you can use when looking for specific answers to your marketing campaign questions. If a forum has a large membership base their archives will be filled with real life answers to questions that every affiliate comes across from one time or another in their career. You can access this information easily through a quick forum search.

If what you are looking for isn’t found in the search all you have to do is post your question and before you know it swarms of marketers with lots of experience will be commenting on your post. And the best part, it’s all for FREE! Being part of a good forum is like having hundreds of you own marketing coaches at your disposal without having to pay any of them for their advice. Most of them love what they do and they will be happy to take the time to answer you questions.

Affiliate marketing training course and marketing coach websites are loaded with quality information these days, but they can’t compare to the specific information you can get from a good forum. Plus the ability to interact, respond, and spark discussion in a forum is priceless. Ask anything you can think of and someone will have a response for you. You can be as specific or as vague as you like, it really doesn’t matter. People in this industry just love to show off their knowledge and stories. Its like they are trying to prove how much knowledge they posses by being the first to give a thorough answer. As a newbie you get to reap the rewards from their need to boast about their successes and help others out.

Besides the vast amount of answers and tips that come from posting and reading in marketing forums their is also the potential for gaining traffic and Back Links. Generating Traffic and Back Links from forums is an entirely different topic which I will explain later. For the mean time the point I want to get across is “If you aren’t part of a good Affiliate Marketing Forum you are stunting your growth as an affiliate and missing out on the best free training tools available to you”. End of story.

I have found myself, time and time again, visiting 2 main forums:

1) Affilorama Forum (note: you cannot access these forums without signing up for a Free Membership. To Signup click the green button “Join Now, Its Free”)

2) Warrior Forum

Both Affilorama and Warrior Forum have quality content, both have large member subscriptions and both are free to join. Affilorama seem to have more positive members than Warrior Forum. Every so often in Warrior Forums you will come across the bitter wise ass comments of a member which i don’t think I ever saw on Affilorama Forums. The senior members of Affilorama are always ready to help even if there answer is in the form of a link to another forum post. They also have so many enthusiastic newbies willing to ask the questions you might not think to ask. So even if you join but don’t post any questions you will still learn a ton just from browsing the topics.

Another reason that Affilorama blows the other forums out of the water is that when you sign up you also get a treasure trove of other bonuses such as access to training articles and tips, access to over 100 free training videos, and deals on affiliate products and software. When you join their network you are joining a community of working marketers, not just a place to post question and view answers. Thats not to say that Warrior Forum isn’t amazing. It really is a good source of answers and well worth joining, but when compared side by side, Affilorama just gives you more.  If the warrior forum doesn’t have what you might be looking for then feel free to contact us at our main office at lion-rank.net.

 

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Choosing a Quality Hosting Provider

A webhost must satiate some quintessential requisites of hosting. Every webhost will have a plethora of plans and will put forth a myriad of features. You have to cut through these propositions and focus on the most significant elements.

Choosing a quality hosting provider is not a difficult task when you know what to assess and compare. Here is a brief guide that will help you to choose the best hosting provider based on your needs.

You can choose shared or dedicated hosting. Shared hosting is cheaper. Dedicated hosting is more reliable but it is often too costly for small to medium businesses, especially startups. Shared hosting has its merits and demerits. The first element you should focus on is uptime.

It doesn’t matter what plan you opt for, how much bandwidth you need and what kind of features the webhost offers. Nothing will be of any use if the webhost fails in ensuring uptime. Many webhosts promise 99.9% uptime and some even guarantee 100% uptime. Find out if a webhost actually ensures that kind of uptime. You may have a ton of great features but your website may not be live if the webhost doesn’t have the infrastructure and expertise to keep the servers live and running at all times.

Focus On What The Hosting Provider Promises

The second element to focus on is if the webhost delivers exactly what it promises. There are numerous instances wherein a hosting company has offered unlimited bandwidth but has capped it nonetheless. Don’t fall for promises that the hosting companies wouldn’t honor. Companies like HawkHost deliver on their promises. Very few will actually tell you what they would deliver.
It is easy to oversell, hard to over deliver. This doesn’t just apply to bandwidth or storage but also to customer service and more. If a hosting company can only offer live support for twelve hours, then they should not claim to have live chat or email support twenty four hours a day. It is easier for everyone to do their job when the claims are not hyped up.

Is The Hosting Scalable

The third element is scalability. Any hosting company with average infrastructure would be able to offer you reasonable storage. You need to know if the hosting company can offer scalability, from 1TB storage to 5TB for instance, from 100 emails to 500 emails or perhaps from normal antivirus security to SSL certification. As you grow your business, you would need to make your online presence formidable. That wouldn’t happen with adequate support from your hosting provider.

Final Hosting Thoughts

It’s tought to choose the right hosting provider with so many choices out there these days. Hopefully this article went a long way in helping you make the right decision when it comes time to host your site.

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