While I don’t sell the exclusive rights to a beat I will make sure that no one else buys the beat. An exclusive is up for negotiation on the terms of a contract and requires emailing email@example.com to start.
Price: Price of the license.
Master Recording: Recording on the beat to create a song in which copies are then made of. Licenses are limited to the same amount of Masters as Music Videos.
Distributions: Amount of allowed distributions for-profit on a physical copy.
Paid Performances: Amount of allowed paid performances. You may earn up to $X before one must upgrade their license.
Audio Streams: Maximum streams allowed via an audio source (Soundcloud, Spotify, etc.) before one must upgrade their license.
Video Streams: Maximum streams allowed via a video source (YouTube, Vimeo , etc.) before one must upgrade their license.
Radio Stations: Maximum broadcasts of the Master Recording on radio stations or through station channels, respectively.
What is the difference between an MP3 and a WAV file and why does WAV cost more?
An MP3 (MPEG-1 Audio Layer 3) is a compressed music file, often used in places where a small file size is needed (internet, phones, etc). Due to the compression, MP3’s have less quality than a WAV (Waveform Audio File) and are used to transfer the final product.
A WAV file is an uncompressed, lossless file which can produce CD quality music files. WAV’s are the go to choice for tasks like looping, or keeping maximum quality (for a song) on a track before release.
What are Trackouts?
When you go into a studio and wish to make your song sound the best, you will have the beat mixed/mastered. Trackouts are each separate instrument (sound) in an instrumental and having trackouts will allow you to mix each instrument separately to your voice, and alter parts of the beat.
Why don’t you sell MP3?
Generally, an artist who wants to use an MP3 for their beat production shows that they are not taking their music seriously. I personally like the ability to promote those who buy my beats, and I only promote quality music. For that reason, I would rather the MP3 version be used for content-creation, or reference tracking. For more information, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
How can I upgrade my lease?
If you wish to upgrade your lease to a higher version (MP3 to WAV Trackout), all you need to do is contact email@example.com and send proof of a transaction. After I verify I will give you your discount.
Someone bought an exclusive for a lease I owned, what now?
In the case that a beat is sold exclusively to someone, you will still be fine in using it. However, you will not be able to purchase additional licenses to the beat if needed. This is why you should negotiate an exclusive once you realize you will need it.