Andre Ramone

Lofi Hip Hop Beat Tape/ Album: Moonlighting

I Finally Dropped My Lofi Hip Hop Beat Tape/ Album: Moonlighting

This past week, on 6/20/2017 I dropped my debut Lofi Hip Hop Beat Tape/ Album, “Moonlighting”. This project has been a long time coming and I’m excited to share it with the world. The project features 8 original tracks including the single, “Coast With Me” which I mentioned in my previous post.

Lofi Hip Hop Producer Andre Ramone - Lofi Hip Hop Beat Tape - Moonlighting album cover

You can view the full track list here:

Lofi Hip Hop Producer Andre Ramone - Lofi Hip Hop Beat Tape - Moonlighting album track list

What’s the premise of the project?

The premise of this beat tape/ album is –as a full-time employee, military reservist, and husband/ father– I have very little time to pursue music and if I want to continue to do just that, I have to sacrifice sleep to make it a reality. While my family sleeps I create. In other words, I am ‘moonlighting’ as a Lofi Hip Hop music producer.

Here is another single, I released from the Lofi Hip Hop beat tape, “Moonlighting”

To hear the full beat tape, you can stream it from my website here:

Moonlighting: Lofi Hip Hop Beat Tape

Unlimited streaming has been enabled on the above link but if you would like to support further, there is an option to purchase the project for a minimum of $7 (or more) and this is the most direct way to support future projects.

Where else is “Moonlighting” available?

Here is a list of places you can purchase or stream the Moonlighting beat tape/ album online:

I expect the project to be featured other places and I will make those available as those opportunities present themselves.

Thanks to my family and friends for the support and positive feedback I have received as I strive to add quality content to the Hip Hop and Lofi Hip Hop cultures.

Sincerely,

Andre Ramone

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Marketing My Song, Summer Wave

Andre Ramone Summer Wave

Getting People to Hear Summer Wave:

So, it’s not quite the day after my last post –it’s a few days later but I’ve been busy promoting my single, Summer Wave and I’ve learned a thing or two.

One thing I’ve learned is, as I share my track to social media, the song artwork I created is formatted for song-artwork or an album cover but the dimensions don’t work for social media. For example, on SoundCloud I uploaded the artwork with my song and it looks perfectly fine, like this:

Summer Wave SoundCloud

However, when I share the song from SoundCloud to Facebook, the image that is pulled from SoundCloud for the FB post is the wrong size and cuts off the title of the track contained within the image.

Summer Wave Marketing 1

Because of this, I’ve learned it’s important to have one image file to use as the actual artwork –to include in the metadata of the track– and separate files for the various social media outlets to ensure that when the song is shared, the accompanying image is the correct size –clear and readable.

Another approach I have taken for the promotion of my song is to reach out to taste-makers and music re-posters on SoundCloud and Facebook. I have joined several Facebook groups that are based on the types of genres my track falls in. When you do this, you will see posts within those groups, from people who specialize in listening to other people’s tracks, critiquing them and sharing them.

I reached out to several and received a response from one so far which is as follows:

Summer Wave Feedback

That’s not the most stellar review of my music I’ve ever received but my skin is pretty thick and I’ve heard a lot worse. At the end of the day, I just want the SoundCloud repost so I responded –thanking this individual and kept it moving.

Is the track clipping though (too loud)? You bet it is and I already knew that. It still sounds good to me and as a Hip Hop head at my core –I simply want the beat to knock. If XXXTentacion can get away with his mixes, I think I’ll be just fine:)

-AR

 

 


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