Licenses

Last Updated 8th Sept 2017

  • Lease Licenses – These are non-exclusive licenses with a limited sales cap and time frame of 1 calender Year. Your beats can be sold to different buyers as long as nobody buys the exclusive rights to them. It also gives the music artist a certain amount of record sales & distribution per lease, usually around 500 – 1,000 copies. Once it runs out, the artist needs to buy another lease for the same beat. Aspiring artists often use these for mixtapes and promos.
     
  • Premium Licenses –  These are non-exclusive licenses with a limited sales cap and time frame of 3 calender years. Your beats can be sold to different buyers as long as nobody buys the exclusive rights to them. It also gives the music artist a certain amount of record sales & distribution, usually around 10,000 – 20,000 copies. Once it runs out, the artist needs to buy another license for the same beat. Aspiring artists often use these for mixtapes and promos.
  • Exclusive Licenses – These will give the music artist sole ownership of the beat and unlimited use of it. The beat is sold to only one customer and will be subsequently marked as sold. Since the buyer will get full ownership and can do whatever he pleases to do with the beat, he will have to pay higher for an exclusive license. Beats sold with exclusive rights are often used for an album.
  • Sync Licenses – While lease and exclusive licenses are targeted toward recording artists, sync licenses are for music in film, TV shows, commercials, video games, or YouTube. Get a digital code for your music with a sync license to receive royalties.