Between his 7.5 million album sales, his number one rank on Twitter in terms of followers, more than 40 million fans on Facebook and more than 1 billion hits on YouTube, it should come as no surprise that Eminem is on top of the rap heap. No other rapper comes close to those numbers, but the love of one’s fans doesn’t always translate into financial success.
Not to say that Eminem isn’t very well off – he is. But there are other rappers who don’t rap quite as much who end up making more money than him, according to Forbes Magazine. In fact, the King Of Hip Hop found himself in a 3-way for 14th place, along with 50 Cent and Young Jeezy. How does that happen? While other rappers make music, more of their earnings come from sponsorships, product endorsements and production deals than from rap music. For Slim Shady, the money comes from the music and the fans love him for it.
Eminem’s income may get a bump from the $1M+ Chrysler commercial he shot for the Super Bowl, and the deal with Lipton Brisk iced tea, but don’t expect a lot of merchandizing deals from Slim just yet. At 38, he still believes he’s got a lot of rap beats to lay down before he assumes other roles in the music business.
Even though Eminem has a significant lead on other rappers in terms of sales and fans, there’s still plenty of room for new rappers in today’s rap and hip hop music scene. The art form has spent nearly 30 years building a diverse fan base, and rap has been used successfully as a way to reach out to a broad audience.
The genre is far more open to new talent than other musical styles and still represents one of the best, most efficient routes into the music business today. It still takes an investment of time to make the music people want to hear, but new rappers can get into the business by self-producing their own tracks, using something like Sonic Producer. With distribution channels like iTunes readily available to new rappers, there’s no reason not to join the party!
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With a monthly membership, you’re paying month after month to get access to rap beats. With a licensing arrangement, you’re paying hundreds or perhaps thousands of dollars for access to a single sample. With Sonic Producer, you get complete access to thousands of royalty-free samples that you can use and re-use however you want.
When you’re done making your music, you get the rights to all of your sounds. You can distributed, perform, or sell your music with no worries about paying royalties to anyone. Your music – your sound – is all yours, with no additional fees or royalties owed to anyone.
You can distribute your music to your friends, perform it live or even sell it on iTunes. The entire library of rap beats that come with Sonic Producer might cost thousands of dollars if you licensed each beat individually. Fortunately, the entire collection is included with the cost of the software.
Not only that, you also get a library of tutorial videos that can help you learn how to make the music that your fans want to hear most! Get your sounds down, get your music down and get your music career in high gear with Sonic Producer. Sonic Producer is available for both the Macintosh and PC platforms, so you don’t need any special computer equipment beyond what you already have. You also don’t need expensive recording and mixing gear to get a professional sounding recording.
With Sonic Producer, you get professional sounding recording capabilities and the ability to mix your music to MP3 for easy distribution. You also get a full library of royalty-free sound samples, and a free library of tutorial videos that are definitely worth the price! You can make your own rap beats and get yourself into the music business without spending thousands of dollars on equipment, studio time and licensing fees! Why would you pay for a monthly Web site membership, when you can get a full library of rap beats included with a great product like Sonic Producer?
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