What Genre Is My New Beat?

Music producers, it’s very important that you categorize your beats appropriately. There’s numerous genres especially on Beats Central. You can make a rap beat, you can make it hip hop, you can make it trap, you can make it pop, you can make it R&B. But every now and then, there’s music producers who make certain beats that can be categorized in multiple categories and so it leaves us in a bit of a confusion, how do I properly categorize this beat and put in the genre that’s most likely gonna equal out to sales?

So, as you’re looking through your beats, it’s important before you start to categorize it. It’s important that you understand what the general population understands these genres to be. It’s important for you from a marketing standpoint to know what kind of beats you make, because although trap beats are under the umbrella of this culture called hip hop, every trap beat is not a hip hop beat and every hip hop beat cannot be classified as a trap beat, it just wouldn’t make any sense. When you put your music out there as a certain genre, you’re saying that you want to attract a certain type of demographic. It is important to know what kinds of instruments are being used in the beat to also categorize it as well.