It is important for beatmakers to properly categorize the beats they create.

Categorizing the beats made by beatmakers appropriately is crucial for listeners and clients to easily find the music they are looking for. The main points to consider when categorizing include:

  • Genre: Identify the music genre to which the beat belongs, such as Hip-Hop, Electronic, R&B, Trap, Pop, etc. This is the most basic form of categorization and serves as a starting point for listeners and clients searching for a specific style of beat.
  • Tempo: Specify the BPM (beats per minute) to categorize the speed of the beat. Tempo significantly influences the atmosphere and energy of a track, making it an important metric for users looking for beats that match a specific mood or scene.
  • Mood: Use keywords to categorize the emotional atmosphere conveyed by the beat, such as bright, dark, calm, intense, etc. This category helps creators and listeners find beats that elicit a specific emotional response.
  • Instrumentation: Categorize based on the primary instruments or sounds used (for example, piano, synthesizer, drum machine). This allows users looking for a specific instrumental sound to easily find beats.
  • Use Case: Categorize based on the scenes or purposes for which the beat is suitable. For example, providing beats for background music, vocal tracks, video production, etc., tailored to the intended use.

By properly setting these categories, beatmakers can promote their work more efficiently and quickly connect with listeners and clients looking for the music they need. Additionally, it enhances the searchability of the beats, increasing the chance of connecting with more potential listeners and buyers.

How do I know the use case?

When determining the use case, beatmakers can find the appropriate category by following these methods:

  • Analyzing Your Own Beat: Listen to your beat objectively and analyze the rhythm, tempo, and timbre to see what kind of atmosphere or emotions they evoke. If the beat is active and energetic, it might be suitable for dance or workout scenes. On the other hand, a calm and relaxing beat might be appropriate for meditation or study background music.
  • Considering the Target Audience: Imagine the listener demographic that would most enjoy your beat. Consider the types of beats preferred by different audiences, such as energetic beats for younger listeners or sophisticated jazz beats for a more mature audience.
  • Analyzing Existing Tracks: Look for existing songs or artists that you feel your beat resembles, and research how they are used in different scenes or purposes. For example, if your beat is similar to a popular movie soundtrack, it might be suitable for cinematic projects.
  • Collecting Feedback: Gather feedback from other music creators and listeners. Asking them what kind of scenes they imagine when listening to your beat, or for what specific purposes they would like to use it, can help you more accurately identify the use case for your beat.
  • Combining with Visual Works: Try combining your beat with various types of visual materials to see which type of visuals it naturally harmonizes with. Through this experiment, you can determine how well your beat fits specific visual scenes or moods.

Through these methods, beatmakers can better understand how their work fits into various use cases and make appropriate categorizations. This process helps to maximize the appeal of the beat and approach potential users in the right way.