Finding the right instrumental is a vital part in making a great track. Production is key within the art of creating a song and will help make your music more listenable. Here are 5 different ways to find exciting instrumentals for your music.
Beatstars is a great platform for artists to use. The platform allows you to efficiently find beats from upcoming producers based on genre or tempo. You can also use the search bar to find a particular sound based around another well known artist.
Finding instrumentals on YouTube is another great way to find the sound you’re looking for. Producers are constantly uploading instrumentals on YouTube to find artists which will use their music for songs. The best way to find producer’s instrumentals is by typing an inspirational artist and adding “type instrumental” at the end. For example “Frank Ocean Type Instrumental”.
In 2019, a lot of producers are uploading their beats/instrumentals to Soundcloud. Use the hashtags #beat and/or #instrumental and filter to tracks on the settings to find what you’re looking for. Contact the uploader by messaging on Soundcloud or sending an email if they have one in their profile description or by DM them on social media.
Twitter is another awesome social media platform to find instrumentals. Look for producers by entering hashtags such as #producer and message them to see if they have any beats for sale. Twitter is a great way to also find free beats as a lot of producers will let you use their music for acknowledgment in return, such as including “Produced by …” in your title/description.
And of course, we couldn’t forget Google. Use various search terms to find individuals or commercial companies selling or giving out free instrumentals. This is probably the easiest way to finding a backing track for your music as it’s the least time-consuming.