When To Buy Exclusive Hip Hop Beats
As soon as you work your way into the clubs people will begin to notice your rappin and your beats, most likely you will move forward playing bigger shows and possibly sign a record deal to a label.
Now your starting to make a name for yourself and make some money. This is when you want buy exclusive hip hop beats and own 100% rights to the music. This investment will be valueable to you as you make your career in the music biz. This will give you your own signature sound, unlimited commercial use and make you more money. Exclusive rights will allow you the freedom to sell as many CD's as you wish. All agreements will vary from different producers and are negotiable. Here is a what a standard Exclusive Rights Agreement looks like from www.loudrapbeats.com
Exclusive Rights Agreement
THIS AGREEMENT, made and entered into on the 10-10-13 serves as a legally binding contract between Loud Rap Beats (Producer Jamel ) and ( ). This agreement grants the Licensee exclusive rights to the instrumental named " ".
Exclusive rights allow the Licensee to use the Instrumental for unlimited commercial recordings or broadcasts. The Licensor has full rights to record, alter, mix the Instrumental in any shape, way, or form (except reselling the Instrumental). The Licensee must give full credit to the Licensor as on all commercial recordings. Upon purchasing exclusive rights, the Licensor still owns copyright to the Instrumental but is no longer able to resell the Instrumental.
1. The Licensor expressly forbids resale or other distribution of the Instrumental, either as they exist or any modification thereof. The Licensor can not sell, loan, rent, lease, assign, remix, rearrange, remove any melodies, instruments, drum programming or transfer rights under to another user (example - Record Label, another production company, another producer), or for use in any competitive product without written consent and or another license agreement.
2. If the Instrumental includes samples, the Licensee understands that the sequence and music arrangement is considered original work. Samples may not cleared before composition, and Licensee is required seek clearance for the samples. The Licensee is responsible for clearing all samples used (if any) and that the Licensor cannot and will not be held liable for the misuse of any sampled material that the Licensee uses in conjunction with the composition/arrangement that is being licensed in this agreement.
3. Licensee must supply the Licensor with at least 1 copy of each final recording made using the Instrumental.
4. Licensee must include credits to Licensor on all physical media containing a portion or sum of the Instrumental that is being licensed in this agreement. Including but not limited to CD's, CD covers, Cassette tapes, Cards, Mixtapes, Websites, etc.
5. Licensee must contact and inform Licensor of CD sales if the Instrumental is used for commercial purposes with a record label with gross revenue of over $1,000,000, the Licensor must receive credit for the Instrumental, unless agreed upon otherwise by the two parties.
6. Written consent is require if the Instrumental is to be used for Radio Broadcast, Commercial Advertisement, Television Broadcast, Video Games, Internet, On-hold & In House Background Music, or film Soundtracks.
By receiving this contract via email, you automatically agree to the terms stated above and gain exclusive rights to the Instrumental.
What all this simple means is that you will own the beat and you can sell unlimited copies and the producer can not resell the beat, but this also means that the the artist can not sell the beat on its own as well. The exclusive rights are best for artists with a large fan base or, you have a big enough budget that allows you to make this purchase. Allway's give credit to the producer and (READ THE CONTRACT CAREFULLY ).