mrvinyl wrote:basically there's too many producers
you're spending a lot of time and energy on the wrong things.
there may be an exponential number of "producers" these days. there is not an equivalent increase in good music.
make some good music. the rest will take care of itself.
make something that people are going apeshit for and you can sell it yourself directly. you don't need beatport or anyone else.
or are you more concerned with getting the right gigs so you can stand around and wave your arms?
I agree that the OP is spending a lot of time on the wrong things.
I disagree that good music is the answer. Take a look, there is a lot of questionable music on Beatport.
Focus on a combination of good music, creating awareness, and creating a network. That will be the answer to your problems, and these three things are interconnected.
PS: A final note, just having music on Beatport doesn't guarantee a sale. It makes it easier to get a sale, but you have to have the awareness for people to give an F_ck about you to even check your release, and the talent to make the song amazing and a must buy.
Give up on lamenting the number of producers, it's increased dramatically over the last 10 years, and will continue to increase as the barriers to entry lessen.