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Lease Beats Versus Exclusive Beats — What’s Better For You?

Lease Beats VS Exclusive Beats

LEASE BEATS VERSUS EXCLUSIVE RIGHTS

I receive lots of ques­tions, but per­haps the most com­mon per­tains to the dif­fer­ences between leas­ing a beat and buy­ing exclu­sive rights to a beat. Hope­ful­ly this post will clear some things up.

Leas­ing A Beat

When you buy a lease license to a beat, you are basi­cal­ly “bor­row­ing” it from the pro­duc­er to serve as the instru­men­tal for your song.

You have the right to record your vocals to the beat. Once your song is record­ed, you can begin to dis­trib­ute it to the mass­es.

The pro­duc­er allows fora set num­ber of prof­itable copies of your song to be dis­trib­uted. These can be typ­i­cal­ly be dis­trib­uted via CD, DVD, dig­i­tal down­load (iTunes), or by any oth­er phys­i­cal or elec­tron­ic trans­fer of the song.

A dis­tri­b­u­tion is usu­al­ly defined as any phys­i­cal or elec­tron­ic trans­fer of the song. This does not include stream­ing video or audio (such as MySpace, YouTube, or Face­book), as these kinds of media do not actu­al­ly trans­fer the song file to some­one. The song is sim­ply streamed, and there is no recip­i­ent of a file.

When leas­ing a beat, the pro­duc­er retains full rights to it, and may con­tin­ue to lease it to oth­er artists, until some­one pur­chas­es Exclu­sive Rights.

Exclu­sive Rights To A Beat

Exclu­sive rights grant the buy­er full own­er­ship of the beat they have pur­chased.

Exclu­sive rights pric­ing is typ­i­cal­ly a lot steep­er than lease pric­ing. This is because the pro­duc­er will lose his rights to lease the beat Here are a few key points per­tain­ing to buy­ing exclu­sive rights to a beat:

After your pur­chase, the pro­duc­er is to imme­di­ate­ly remove the beat from the inter­net.
No oth­er artist may buy beats which were sold exclu­sive­ly.
You should be sent tracked-out, sep­a­rat­ed WAV files to every sound in the instru­ment.
This is so that the beat can be mixed per­fect­ly with your vocals.

Con­clu­sion

The deci­sion to lease a beat or pur­chase exclu­sive rights will ulti­mate­ly come down to you. How­ev­er, I would like to offer a quick word of advice:

I find that a lot of the time it is best to lease the beat first, and cre­ate your song. Gath­er feed­back about your song and decide if it is worth pur­chas­ing full rights to. If the song is doing very well and you think you would ben­e­fit from own­ing it, then go for it.

Why would I lease a beat?

You would lease a beat for the fol­low­ing rea­sons:

a) Your oper­at­ing on a tight bud­get.
b) Your plan­ning on dis­trib­ut­ing 10,000 copies or less of an album/mixtape.
c) You want to test out a beat at a show to gauge fan reac­tion.

Why should I lease a beat instead of buy­ing an exclu­sive at first?

a) You will save mon­ey.
b) You can sell enough copies to lat­er buy an exclu­sive beat which real­ly end­ed up only cost­ing you the price of the lease beat.
c) You don’t waste the pro­duc­er’s time and mon­ey if you don’t do any­thing with the beat.

Why should I buy exclu­sive beats?

a) You have no dis­tri­b­u­tion lim­its!
b) You have full rights for the instru­men­tal (will no longer be sold).
c) You can do any­thing what you want with the beat (exept resell the beat).

I hope this helped to clear some things up about the dif­fer­ences between lease beats and pur­chas­ing exclu­sive rights!


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Reasons Why You Should Buy Beats Online

Reasons Why You Should Buy Beats Online

WHY BUY BEATS ONLINE?

Beats are very impor­tant for a song in many ways. The right beat will cap­ture peo­ple’s atten­tion and cause them to lis­ten to the lyri­cal con­tent found in the song. You also find that the most pop­u­lar songs have a very unique and catchy beat. That means that you should invest a large per­cent­age of your time and mon­ey to get­ting the per­fect beat. The best and most effec­tive way is by buy­ing beats online. The fol­low­ing are the rea­sons why.

You as an artist will need a large vari­ety of beats because each song should be dif­fer­ent. Buy­ing beats online will give you the chance to make a choice from a wide vari­ety of beats e.g. rap beats, hip hop instru­men­tals, R&B beats, Pop beats etc. In that respect, inter­net pro­duc­ers sell all man­ner of beats you can ever need.

Beats for sale online come with numer­ous sam­ples for you to lis­ten to before mak­ing your pur­chase. This is a lux­u­ry not enjoyed if you decide to go offline for your pur­chase. The free sam­ples in most online stores allow you to either select the beat you want from the exist­ing data­base or gauge the cre­ator’s skills. Either way, buy­ing rap beats, hip hop beats or R&B instru­men­tals online guar­an­tees that you get exact­ly what you want.

Buy­ing beats online is gen­er­al­ly cheap­er than using offline meth­ods. Assume you find an inter­net pro­duc­er for your beats. All you will need to do is select the beat you want and make the pur­chase using the options avail­able. Using offline options would entail dri­ving all over look­ing for the best pro­duc­er, spend­ing a lot of time mak­ing beats and in the end, the price for the beat will be high­er.

One of the best things about buy­ing beats online is that there is very lit­tle in the way of paper­work. You will not have to go through a long process when assum­ing legal own­er­ship of the beat, read­ing through and sign­ing the terms of use etc. When you buy beat online, you will only have to check a small box and that will be it. You will have the option of ask­ing for paper­work but it is not usu­al­ly a require­ment. This means you can start using your beats moments after buy­ing them. This con­ve­nience should make you con­sid­er using inter­net music pro­duc­ers for all your beats.

When you decide to buy beats online, you will have the option of hav­ing any beat cus­tomized to your spe­cif­ic desires. Assume you use find a beat you like but does­n’t sat­is­fy your need. You can eas­i­ly con­tact the beat­’s cre­ator and ask for addi­tion and sub­trac­tion of cer­tain drum pat­terns, mutes, off­sets, polyrhythms etc. The end result is a beat that mesh­es per­fect­ly with your song.

No mat­ter the genre, ( R&B beats, Pop Beats, Or Hip Hop beats) When you decide to buy beats online, there is a very sim­ple method that will be used for you to get it. You will nor­mal­ly have a down­load link e‑mailed to your instant­ly after pur­chase.

In a nut­shell, buy­ing beats online is the bet­ter option because it is easy and more con­ve­nient than any oth­er alter­na­tive.

I have been pro­duc­ing music for around 10 years now and I am pas­sion­ate about sell­ing my instru­men­tals online since 2008. So that inde­pen­dent artist can afford qual­i­ty music pro­duc­tion with­out hav­ing to pay ridicu­lous­ly high prices. I offer leas­ing beats for afford­able prices in the lear­ance store. If you want to find out more infor­ma­tion about buy­ing beats online or sim­ply want to pur­chase beats for your­self you can find more in my beat store.


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