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**iDrop ARTIST TIP#4**

Hey folks! **iDrop ARTIST TIP#4** Free beats, lease beats and exclusives, what are they and which do artists need? Free beats are FREE. You do not own any rights to the beat. These are best used for mixtapes and random singles. Often times free beats will not be producers best beats, but you can find some pretty good free beats around the net. Because these beats are free and you have no rights to them, it is best to also offer your finished recording for free. Also, many other artists are using the free beats, so selling your song will not give it any authenticity. Think of it as when Jay Z or Lil Wayne comes out with a new song, for the next month there are 50 songs on Youtube from independent artist using the same beat. Using the beat is good for publicity, good for getting a song recorded, and good for getting practice and working on your craft. You can’t copyright the entire song as a recording without permission from the producer, but you can copywrite your lyrics….(to be continued). This **ARTIST TIP** has been brought to you by iDrop!

**iDrop ARTIST TIP#3**

Hey folks! **iDrop ARTIST TIP#3** Breath control. Breath control is important every time you open your mouth to start rhyming. Whether you are up on stage or in the booth. On stage, breath control can be the difference between an outstanding performance or a wack one. In the booth, breath control or the lack there of can be heard on your vocal tracks. Yes, it’s true that engineers can add plug-ins, filter, gate and noise reduction. But, for every effect that is added to your vocal, a natural effect in your voice is taken away from the vocal. This **ARTIST TIP** has been brought to you by iDrop!

Tips for going to record in the studio

1.) Practice, practice, practice. Before you go to the studio, do your best to get as much practice with the songs you plan to record ahead of time. You really can waste a lot of time when you have to do multiple takes on your verse. Average song should take no longer than one (1) hour. 20 to 30 minutes recording and the rest of the time towards mixing. If you take longer to record your voice than the engineer takes to mix your track, then you are wasting time and money.

2.) Unless the engineer gives you direction, then your mouth should be 6 inches from the pop filter and the pop filter should be 3 inches from the microphone. Most engineers have a setup preference, so don't be afraid to ask the engineer.

3.) Breathe control. Breathe control is important every time you open your mouth to start rhyming. Whether you are up on stage or in the booth. On stage, breathe control can be the difference between an outstanding performance or a wack one. In the booth, breathe control or the lack there of can be heard on your vocal tracks. Yes, it's true that engineers can add plug-ins, filter, gate and noise reduction. But, for every effect that is added to your vocal, a natural effect in your voice is taken away from the vocal.