What Are The Benefits Of A Non – Exclusive Lease?

Non-exclusive licensing, also known as ‘leasing’, is the most common form of beat licensing. For just a view bucks, you can buy a non-exclusive license agreement and release a song on iTunes, Spotify, Apple Music, create a music video for YouTube, and make money from it! 💰

You can instantly buy a license from the online store.

With a non-exclusive license, the producer grants the artist permission to use the beat to create a song of their own and distribute it online. The producer will still retain copyright ownership and the artist has to adhere to the rights granted in the agreement.

Disadvantages compared to exclusive rights:

Non-exclusive licenses have a limitation on sales, plays, streams or views. It also has an expiration date. Meaning that it’s only going to be valid for 10 years. The license will also need to be renewed as soon as the buyer reached the maximum amount of streams and/or plays. Even if that’s before the contract’s expiration date(!) Since these licenses are non-exclusive, a single beat can be licensed to an unlimited number of different artists. This means that several artists could be using the same beat for a different song under similar license terms. If you have non-exclusively licensed a beat, you do not own the master and sound recording rights.

What Are The Benefits Of A Tracked Out Lease?

Most professional hip hop artists like to have more control over the creation process. This tracked out stems allow the artist to manipulate the instrumental to with accordance the specifics of the songs that are written over the instrumental.

It also gives the artist’s producer or mix engineer more control in the mixing and mastering process of the final recording. By giving the mixing engineer more freedom with the individual stems the music producer can produce a much cleaner higher quality recording for the artist.

What Are The Benefits Of A Exclusive Rights Lease?

When you own the Exclusive Rights to a beat, there are no limitations on user rights. Meaning that an artist can exploit the song to the fullest.

There is no maximum number of streams, plays, sales or downloads nor is there an expiration date on the contract.

The song may also be used in numerous different projects. Singles, albums, music videos etc.

In the case of buying the exclusive rights to a beat that was previously (non-exclusively) licensed to other artists, the artist that purchased the exclusive rights is typically the last person to purchase it. After a beat is sold exclusively, the producer is no longer allowed to sell or license the beat to others.

That doesn’t mean the previous non-exclusive licensees will be affected by this.

Note: The producer remains the original author of the music and is still able to collect writers share and publishing rights.

  • If you have exclusively licensed a beat, you do own the master and sound recording rights.


What Are The Rights On Free Beats for profit use?

Free beats are tagged beats in mp3 quality. Use them for profit projects. You can upload them on Spotify, Apple Music, and create a music video for YouTube. Make sure to contact me to get a beat license agreement to avoid copyright claims and make legally money from it! 💰

You must credit the producer (prod. by Liberty).

Currently free for profit beats:

What Are The Rights On Free Beats for non-profit use?

Free beats are tagged beats in mp3 quality. You only can use them for non-profit projects and you must credit the producer (prod. by Liberty)

Currently free for non-profit beats: