Beat Lease Licenses VS Beat Exclusive Licenses.
Hello, Flooded Beats here. Today I want to talk to you about a significant thing that every rapper should be aware of. So, we will talk about the differences that there are between beat lease licenses and beat exclusive licenses.
But, first of all…
What are Beat Licenses?
A beat license is a contract that gives you the rights to exploit a music composition from another author commercially.
So, it’s a contract that guarantees you certain rights to use a determined beat instrumental for your record.
Ok, now that you know what a beat license is we can start talking about the main topic of this post, beat lease licenses vs. exclusive licenses.
What are Beat Lease Licenses?
A beat lease license is a license that gives you limited rights on a determined instrumental. In case it is a lease license. Usually, you will be granted those rights in a non-exclusive way.
Nowadays it’s a pretty standard and relatively cheap way to purchase an instrumental for your track.
Lease licenses usually have limited time duration and other kinds of limits but they are way cheaper than expensive, exclusive licenses.
Why are beat lease licenses cheaper than exclusive licenses?
Beat lease licenses are a lot more convenient for independent artists because the producer will maintain the beat ownership and he could also sell that beat to another artist as well.
This is the main reason for the price difference. But it isn’t the only difference.
Indeed, as I said earlier, you will be granted limited rights.
What does it mean Limited Rights?
Limited rights mean that any lease license you purchase will grant you the possibility to exploit the original composition in certain limits.
For example, most beats lease licenses have:
- A limited number of stream and views you can make with your final record;
- A predefined time duration of your rights to exploit. (If it expires, you will have to purchase another license to keep using the record commercially)
- A limited or unlimited number of sales that your record could make.
These are the most common limits that come with lease licenses.
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Ok, now we can talk about exclusive licenses.
What are Exclusive Licenses?
Exclusive Licenses as said in their name, in opposition to the lease licenses, will give you exclusive rights to exploit the original beat composition.
This means that you will be the only rapper or whatever you are to have the legal right to use that precise instrumental.
Also, in opposition to beat lease licenses the exclusive licenses usually will also give you the ownership of the beat instrumental itself.
Usually, Exclusive Licenses are way more expensive than beat lease licenses, and now we will see why.
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Why are Exclusive Licenses more expensive?
It’s pretty clear why Exclusive Licenses are more expensive than lease licenses but let’s take a look at it.
So, the first reason is that the producer will give you ownership of their work, and they will not be able to sell it again, to another rapper.
Also, having the exclusive rights to exploit the beat give it a lot more value. Another point in favor of Exclusive licenses comes without limits in oppositions to lease licenses.
Lease Licenses VS Exclusive Licenses what’s the best?
There is not a real answer to this question. It depends on your needs and budget.
Here’s what I suggest you:
If you are starting and you don’t have a big budget, you should buy lease licenses because they are a lot cheaper. If you buy a lease license and the tracks blow up, you could always contact the producer and make a deal to get exclusive rights on the beat!
In opposition, if you are an established artist and you do have a budget I suggest you purchase exclusive licenses. The best thing that you should do in this situation is actually to buy custom beats based on your needs. I do offer this services also. If you are interested in having fire custom beat licenses made on your requests, take a look at my application program. (It won’t be cheap, but I ensure you will get what you will pay for it. So, 100% fire beats certified 😉 )
That’s all for today. If you have any question or you want to ask me something or whatever, don’t hesitate to leave a comment in the comment section, or send me an email or whatever.
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