I don't know how a name of a beat is "amateurish" wtf? I judge by the music not no name...its marketing techniques...you gotta get into there head before they even play the beat. A lot of rappers wanna sound like there favorite...so just by them seeing a picture or there name they will check it out.
Hold on with that marketing techniques shit, if it's that good, they'll find YOU.No need for tips and tricks...And why would you go through all that trouble of making a beat to sound like someone else, you're working backwards.
Then what's sampling?? That's how it started! Look I'm not saying I'm 'trying' to sound like anybody...I make my own beat and think of an artist I can hear on it then put that to draw attention.when did I say I'm tryin to sound like somebody??..and I ONLY do that on soundclick cause most artists who go on there look for that anyway...I have sooo many other beats I don't put online cuz those are basically ones I'm making for people in my area FOR FREE...so yes the beats online are for money, I don't do this for the money but I would be lyin if I said I didn't need it..I want to continue my craft and to do that I need the funds...I been making music...I used to go on soundclick and get beats, got tired of that so made my own then hooked people up then realized I should be selling them...I'm not gonna put my effort into all these beats just to give them up you know...barely started this december of last year..so its not like I BEEN producin for years