How to Upload Tracks (Studio)

This article applies to:

  • Beat sellers
  • Professional Plan
  • Starter Plan

 

Overview

In this article, you'll learn how to upload a track to BeatStars to begin selling your beats.

Video Walkthrough

Step-by-step Guide:

  1. From your BeatStars Studio, click the "Create" button and select "Create Track".
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  2. First, you will need to upload your files. Choose an untagged wav file and drag it into the un-tagged audio section. If you upload a wav here, an mp3 copy will be automatically created.

  3. Next, upload a zip file for your track stems. While this step is optional, track stems are usually included in premium license types, and most buyers will expect to have these available for purchase. 

  4. Next, you can also upload a tagged mp3 for streaming. This is optional as well, because if you leave this blank, we will tag your untagged mp3 for you and automatically make it the streaming beat. After your files are successfully uploaded, the section should look like the screenshot below. Click the "Next Step" button to continue.
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  5. Click"Edit Artwork" to add track artwork to your beat. Then, you will be able to type in your track title and select what type of track you are uploading. You are able to upload a beat, a chorus (beat with hook), a song, a top line, or a vocal.
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  6. You can schedule a future release date, if you'd like. Leave this section as-is if you want your beat to be public immediately.

  7. Enter a track description. This description will appear on the track page and can be used to offer more information about the beat to any potential buyers. 
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  8. Set your track's visibility. Choose Private if you only want your track to be visible to you, choose Public if you want your track to be visible to everyone on the marketplace, and choose Unlisted if you want your track to be visible to people you send the link to. Click "Next Step" when you are finished.
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  9. You can click the "Autofill Metadata" button and our AI will fill out your metadata for you, including your BPM and Key. You can also fill in tags for your beat, as this will not be autofilled.
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    Note: You can also choose to enter this info manually.

  10. Write the instruments used in the track and add any related YouTube videos. When you are finished, click Next Step.
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  11. In the Monetization section, select which of your active licenses you want to sell for this track, then select a free download option. When you're done, click Next Step.
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  12. If you worked with anyone else on the track, you will be able to enter your collaborators. You can set the profit share, which will split the earnings made from sales on BeatStars, and you are able to enter publishing percentages.
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  13. You will also enter any 3rd party loops or samples on this page by clicking the checkbox. You must disclose any loops or samples, even royalty-free samples from services like Splice. Click Next Step when finished.
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  14. Review your data on the final page, then click "Publish track" to publish your beat to BeatStars.

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