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I really had a problem. As a hip-hop artist, one of the things that I needed was great production. Now, I could have produced beats myself, sure. But I’m a believer that one should stick to what they do well. For me, that was rhyming.
I had (and still do) a few contacts that could point me to great producers that wouldn’t charge an arm and a leg. But I felt as though I needed more exposure to producers from all over the world. That was the problem. My little network was too small for that. Of course, I could have scoured the internet looking for beatsmiths worldwide. I could have spent countless hours begging for sample tracks, vetting shady track makers, and figuring out royalty issues and payment options. But while I was doing all that I wasn’t doing what I do best. Writing rhymes!
So I got an idea. Why not have a place that professional producers and part timers alike could go and set up a virtual storefront. They can create a profile, load up hot samples, set their own terms on how they want to be contacted and PAID. Artists could set up a similar profile, ensuring credibility, and shop easily from their browsers to find hot tracks from sound bosses all over the world.
Sure enough, other sites exist that do this. Sort of. I couldn’t find one that I liked. One that I would feel comfortable working with, let alone give them my money. Every site was ugly, difficult to navigate, and/or ridiculously expensive to be a part of. Seriously.
So BUTTERBURN was born (In my head, anyway. Still building it).
I need BUTTERBURN to be Beautiful. Secure. Simple to use. And most importantly; profitable for the producers that will inevitably drive the heart and soul of this site.
I came up with the idea this past March and have been brainstorming, designing, re-designing, coding, learning new code and procrastinating heavily.
At the request of a few folks; I’ve decided to start up a blog so I can document the process/struggles of being a first time entrepreneur. I’ve got a bunch of idea to write about, so stay tuned!
Give my Facebook page a “LIKE.” Visit www.butterburn.kickofflabs.com and signup to be notified of all the important stuff, like our release dates and follow this blog for less focused randoms. I plan to give out cool stuff like free memberships to early adopters and premium users.
Don’t hesitate to offer suggestions, ask me questions or just say whatupdoe!