Frequently Asked Questions
Are the beats still tagged when I purchase a license? No, licenses come with untagged files or one tag at the beginning of the beat only.
Will I own the beat once I purchase it from your store? No. All purchases made from the Beat Store are non-exclusive. This means that the producer still owns the rights and we will still be able to license it to other artists.
Can I download the files directly after I make the payment? Yes. After you've made the payment you will be redirected to a secure download area where you can instantly download the files. A confirmation email, which includes the download links, will be sent as well.
Can I upgrade my license later? Yes, you can request a license upgrade any time. We will send an invoice for the difference between the standard prices of the licenses. Please Note: If a beat is sold exclusively, you are no longer able to upgrade your license.
Non-Exclusive Beat Licensing Non-Exclusive licenses grant you specific user rights to the beat that you are about to record your lyrics and vocals on. It doesn’t mean that you own it (exclusively). The producer of the beat still retains copyright ownership of the beat. It means that the producer has the right to license the beat to whomever he wants to, until someone purchases an Exclusive license. With a non-exclusive license, you get 0% publishing rights.
Non-Exclusive Copyright Information After you have recorded your vocals to one of our beats, you have created a derivative work. You have copyright over the lyrics that you recorded over the beat but you don’t have copyright to the music used for your song. Upon submitting your song to TuneCore or CDbaby they ask you who the copyright owners of the song are. In that case, you’ll have to tell them that you only have copyright over the lyrics and that you’ve created a ‘New work’ with copyright protected audio that has been non-exclusively licensed to you by the producer.
Exclusive Beat Licensing When you own the Exclusive rights to a beat, you can use the master (your song) without limits on user rights (in comparison to beat licensing). Meaning that you can exploit your song to the fullest. You may exploit the master without any limitations in way or territory of use. So if you think you can get your record on #1 in ten different countries and sell millions of copies, then you are allowed to do so. Beat licensing is no longer an issue because you will own the exclusive rights to the song you created with our beat. That also means that after you have purchased the exclusive rights, we will no longer sell or license the beat on our website.
Exclusive Copyright Information Producers differ in how they define ‘Exclusive.’ In our case, we always ask to execute a 50/50 split-sheet and we retain copyright ownership over the music we created (The way it should). We negotiate a fair split of publishing rights with the artist (or their representatives) and work together with the artists to maximise the song’s potential. As that would benefit us both. Some of the terms in an exclusive license can be discussed or negotiated, as we always advise artists to contact the producer first before purchasing an exclusive license.