Welcome To the New BeatsforBudgets.com

Nov 16, 2014 by admin - 0 Comments

Welcome and Thanks for the visit! I go by P-Status representing Beats for Budgets.com, the place for a quality, an all original different sound at a very affordable price. My mission is to bring a truly unique sound to help you craft a truly unique style. All beats are home-brewed, original and from the heart. This is the home for artists seeking a sound that separates them from the rest. In these days and times within the music game, it’s all about trend setting, not trend following. Please, don’t let the name fool you, because BFB is one of the few online hip hop, rap instrumental licensing websites offering a great sound, superb quality, low prices, and a technical understanding of audio for proper engineering techniques for a masterful final product.

For those of you reading this who have been with BFB since day one, much love, and if you’re just joining me, thank you! So what’s new around here? Besides a total redesign and all new beats, I’m now offering 3 purchase types that come in 2 different audio formats available for instant download after purchase. A basic, standard & premium license. For detailed information on the licensing options offered, please click here. Licensing terms can also be referenced after you click the Buy Beat button before checkout.

Intuitive sorting options for finding the right instrumental are now available. You can sort by genre, category and or tag. Premixing & post mixing services at a very affordable price are now also offered. Just mouse over the “About” section and go to the “Music Services” sub-menu option for further details.

The last thing I want to talk about that’s new at BFB is the Featured Artist Section, which can be found in the “About” section. Feel free to check out some of my folks I’m already featuring who’ve rocked a few of my instrumentals. Featured Artists Just send me any one of BFB’s tracks or track you’ve purchased, or received as free, and if it’s rockin’, I’ll post you right there on the Featured Artist Section on the about page. You can link back to it and use it as a way to quickly demo your music on other sites also.

So, in closing, Welcome home for all original, home-brewed heartfelt hip hop instrumentals available for instant download! There’s a lot more to come in the coming months. Stay tuned, especially with offers, deals and discounts and most importantly, bangin’ beats like you’ve never heard. Rhyme On!!! Thanks for reading.

 

-P-Status
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Why You as an Artist Need Original Beats

Oct 25, 2013 by Admin - 0 Comments

In this quick post, I’d like to cover a few key points on why artists are selling themselves short by rapping on sound-alike beats. Let’s start this off here by covering the most obvious, yet most important point and quickest way to sell yourself short. To sound like everyone else. Now, that sounds like common sense type logic, right? But, you really have to dissect this statement for what it truly is in order to understand this point. Because one too many artists do this without even realizing it. It’s a known fact that the vast majority of songs, no matter what genre, past or present which top the charts or become timeless, have come from samples of other songs. The truth is though, that’s what hip hop was strictly about at one point in time. Sampling something old, to make something new. Admittedly, that is an art in itself. Respect to all DJ’s and producers because you really need a knack for it. You see, even though a beat may have been sampled, it was something new. The backbone of hip hop at one point was the beat, the rhythm. The Boom-Bap! There’s no denying that, but even though a lot of classic hit rap songs used the same beat, it’s the melodies and variations that made the song stand out. The differences amongst the same thing. Creativity, originality and innovativeness in a sense came with the territory. Even though samples were being used, DJ’s and producers had to dig through crates, search record stores high and low, on a quest of sorts to find something brand new, something they’d never heard in their journey for the manipulation of sound to create a song. Finding that rare break beat or instrument that could be sampled was a gold mine. That was the recipe for a hit song becoming a hit song… Being Different. That’s something we as artists, producers and DJ’s can learn from concerning our hip hop rap forefathers. The aspect of creativity and originality and how that formula of being different, original and brand new catapulted careers. The difference between the trend setter and trend followers. One thing when it comes to music, is it’s always that, “way-out” song with a sound no one has ever heard that sets the benchmark for the “in sound.” Let’s face it, if you sound the same, most likely you won’t be interesting. How’s the old saying go? I’ve heard that before.
Nowadays, being different is even more critical due to the fact attention spans concerning music is comparative to that of seconds. The internet has enabled people to access millions of rappers (known & unknown) at the touch of button or click of a mouse. So, what are you doing as an artist to make sure you’re standing out? You gotta be ORIGINAL! I can’t stress that enough. Coming off on that beat that sounds like your favorite artist is never going to cut it. Everyone has become an A&R of sorts to say the least. If you’ve ever studied up on music business of the days of past when A&R’s were the sole gatekeepers to the record label, it was said if it didn’t grab their attention within the first 15 seconds of a demo, to the trash it went. So does the everyday listener or potential fan. Although it wouldn’t be the trash your song is going in, but the mouse or smartphone button clicking away from the song that sounds like something they heard last month.
In todays times it’s so easy to pick up a software program along with a computer, lay a rhythm, a melody, a little touch of this or that and make a beat. We often forget, music is an art. It’s something that can only be packaged to a certain degree, but if no creativity is involved, it’s almost somewhat, lifeless. That there, is the #1 secret to setting your self aside from the rat pack, the masses and the followers. Creativity! That there folks, is my sole reason for doing what I do. Composing beats that sound unique. My signature, just as an artist does, but only with character. My reason being for not pushing my music with the typical, trap beat, dirty south beat, west coast, east coast beat label gimmick. Hip hop is all inclusive. Not regional, but world wide. I love the creative aspect of music. I like it all!
So, if you’re reading this, you didn’t stumble across this blog page by chance, but because you feel the same way and that’s how the forces work. You attract in the universe what you put out in the universe. You’re here because you’re in search of something new, something refreshing. In saying that, you’ve found your home for pure originality. In closing, as an artist, to absolutely set yourself aside from sounding like the next man, AGAIN, you have to be original. If original beats are what you’re in need of, Beats for Budgets has you covered. Everything in life isn’t about the money. So ask yourself, what are you in this music hustle for? The good feelings that come from creating music? The money? The fame? Exactly what?For me… To make an honest living from doing something I absolutely love (creating music), is enough for me.

Till Next Time! RHYME ON!

-P-Status

Quality vs Quantity

Oct 25, 2013 by Admin - 0 Comments

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Here’s a topic not too many people get into concerning the internet beat leasing community. But I’m about to put it out there…. Quality! No matter how bangin’ a beat is, if it lacks in quality as an instrumental alone, your final product with vocals laid over the beat are going to suffer. Just what do I mean by quality? Well, when it comes to quality, I’m speaking of engineering skill, the overall sound. That is the major difference between a professional sound and an amauter one. When you’re shopping beats, quality is one of the utmost important aspects to take into consideration. Why? Ask yourself, “will people take me more seriously as a professional, or as an amatuer?” Because people will only take you as serious as you take yourself.
To touch on some points here, the 100’s of beat buying websites with 1000’s of beats aren’t necessarily in it for delivering quality to you. You have to look at it like this… Actual songs for albums take months, sometimes even years, and these are professionals. It’s obvious that if industry pros are taking their time to produce a song that is sonically correct, almost to perfection, what kind of time and effort are your joe shmoes, who have 1000’s of beats to choose from putting into their beat quality? Not much.
One red flag you need to watch out for is if you come across a website that claims it’s instrumentals are mastered. That there is the #1 sign the composer has no clue about engineering. Mastering is the last process involved when it comes to engineering. It’s like the wax over the polish. The #2 sign would be tracks that have no range. What I mean by that are tracks that sound muddy, muffled, no distinction between the lows, mids and highs. The #3 sign to look out for are the beats that come through too loud. Often times beats like that leave no headroom. Headroom is basically the space between the loudest parts of a track and 0dB. This is also very critical because if you have a beat that’s tiptoeing in the red, when you lay your vocals, it’s definitely going to go into the red, in turn causing distortion.  Read More

Featured Artists Videos

Oct 25, 2013 by Admin - 0 Comments

Check out this video by L.A.’s own Sparco. A featured artist I work with on a regular. Goin in on this one!!

This video was done by another hot artist I work with outta L.A. Marzz goin hard! Bringin heat!

This video is featuring an AZ artist originally from Chicago puttin it down… He did this!