Whats the Difference Between Exclusive Beats and Non-exclusive Beats?
Well, to fully understand the differences, you first you need to understand the basics about them both.
Leasing rights give the music artist a certain amount of uses per lease. Once it runs out, the customer would need to buy another lease for the same beat. You can give out as many units as you can, it’s really all up to you.
Another thing about leasing is that the producer can sell the beat to multiple artists, as long as nobody buys the exclusive rights to it. This can be very good for the producer because he won’t have to take the beat off sale and make more money off of it.
It is a cheaper price for the artist, because this is meant for mixtapes and promos. Usually, you wouldn’t want to lease a beat for albums; it would make much more sense to buy the exclusive rights because you don’t want to hear another rapper have your beat in their album, too.
The producer usually would give out an MP3 version of it,with a lesser quality sound than the exclusive. This is because they don’t want to give out the best quality sound, unless it was an exclusive. They deserve the better sounding material.
This gives the music artist sole ownership of the beat, and unlimited use of it as well. The producer cannot sell this to anybody else and must take it down from sale.
An exclusive beat will be more expensive in price because the artist gets full ownership, and can do whatever he pleases to the instrumental.
The producer will give out a high quality version of beat, including an MP3 and WAV form as well. Also, they may give you a tracked-out version of the beat so that you can easily mix your vocals into it. This will make it easier for the artist to make the song turn out well, because he can mix the vocals in the beat, and not just sit it on top.
You would usually use this for an album or something very serious like turning it to the record labels.
Steps to Successfully Purchasing a Rap Beat from B4S1C.com:
1. Learn the terms of the beat purchase. Producers usually sell beats online by means of licensing, which means that they (the producer) still hold the rights to the beat/song.
2. Learn the difference between non-exclusive and exclusive.
Exclusive license – The use of the beat or song is limitless. You can include it on a for-profit album, and sell unlimited copies and you have the sole ownership of this beat or song (unless otherwise specified or negotiated). You can use this beat for whatever you need as an artist.
Non-exclusive license – These licenses have limitations. Most artists buy non-exclusive beats because they are cheaper. Non-exclusive beats will have a specified amount of sales that are allowed when using the beat. With a non-exclusive beat, you cannot collect royalties until you have purchased the exclusive license for that beat.
3. Pay for the license you want through a secure payment gateway. Typically, PayPal is the most used and common way to do so. Before purchasing, be sure to double check you have the right license selected. Once you have finished the payment process, you will receive an email with your beat/song available as a download!
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