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Important update for EU customers on beat availability.

On January 1st 2015, new rules regarding VAT on digital download purchases came into force in the European Union. To summarise what’s a very complex issue, customers who purchase digital downloads from a website must pay VAT at the rate

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Coming soon: New beat audio player. Here’s a sneak peak.

I’ll be updating the site with a new beat player within the next month. It’s something I’ve been working on from some time and will finally bring Android and iOS compatibility to the site! If you’ve been keeping up with

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Artist Profile: Courtney O

Courtney O

From time to time, I’ll be publishing artist profiles of Smoothbeats users. If you’d like to be featured on the blog, just let me know at alex@smoothbeatsonly.com. Courtney O is an R&B-newcomer from Germany. His songs are known for emotional

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“Summer Breeze” offer extended due to site downtime.

Just a quick post! Last night (day/evening U.S time) the smoothbeats website experienced some downtime due to a mistake by my internet service providers. Apologies for this. The issue has now been fixed. During this time, I’m aware that some

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“Look Up My Order” feature – some changes.

Regular users of the website will know about the feature I provide for customers to re-download previously leased beats. From next week, I’ll be removing the MP3 and WAV files for the following beats: Beats that have not been available

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How to record vocals to beats: Part 1.

Most customers lease beats from the website with the intention of recording vocals over the instrumental. If you have access to a studio and engineer, great! On the other hand, if all you’re armed with is a home computer and

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Why are the instrumentals and beats tagged?

It’s a question I get asked a lot, so here’s a brief blog post to explain my reasoning. Users of the smoothbeats only site will notice that whilst full length versions of the beats are available for preview, they’re “tagged”

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“Nuthin Better” – track created using smoothbeats beat.

Just a quick post. I while back, I was sent this amazing track by Justin Ellis. It’s time to share with you guys. I love it – it’s really commercial sounding: The track was created using a beat from the

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A guide to leasing and buying online. What to expect and what pitfalls to avoid.

In the last two years, leasing beats and instrumentals on the internet has become an accepted way for artists and singers to get instrumentals, and good business for music producers. There’s a huge selection of leasing websites to choose from,

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Another new video from Poneboy (uses smoothbeats beat!)

Just a quick post. Poneboy, out of Hawaii, just sent me this video link of his new single: “Ain’t No Me.” The track uses a beat from the Smoothbeats site. Check it out. The middle 8 really hits the emotional

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