Beat License: 4 Types To Know

Ownership, Exclusive, Non Exclusive and Youtube Content Id License \ Beat Contracts

 Feel free to use these beat contracts as templates to sell your beats. If you copy and paste don’t forget to closely look for centricbeats.com and replace it with your name.

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Exclusive Lease – Beat License

This License Agreement is made on Purchase Date by and between The Buyer (“Licensee”) and The Seller (“Licensor”). Licensor warrants that it controls the mechanical rights in and to the musical work named BEAT (“Composition”) being sold to the Licensee as of and prior to the Effective Date.

The Licensee and Licensor have agreed to the following terms:
Track Outs Sent Within 6 hours if not available at the time of the purchase.
Exclusive rights allow the Licensee to use the Instrumental for unlimited commercial recordings or broadcasts. The Licensee 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. The Licensor still owns copyright to the Instrumental but is no longer be able to sell the Instrumental.

Publishing

BMI CAE/IPI # 664989771 – Songwriters/Composer: (name in pdf file) owns 40% publishing rights.

Displayed above and below is the information you will need to register your recordings with Performance Rights Organizations such as BMI, ASCAP, SESAC and distribution companies.

Licensee owns 60% of the publishing rights created to the beat.
Licensor owns 40% of the publishing rights created to the beat.
Licensor owns still 100% of the instrumental.

The licensee is required to share royalties for synchronization licenses (works that are placed on television shows, film, advertisements, video games, movie trailers, etc.).

Music Videos
The Licensor hereby grants to Licensee an exclusive License to use the Master Recording in unlimited music videos.

Synchronization Rights

100% Royalty Free Beats
The Licensor hereby grants synchronization rights for unlimited music videos streamed online (YouTube, Vimeo etc..) for unlimited monetized video streams.
The Licensor also grants the Licensee synchronization rights for unlimited monetized audio streams to sites like Spotify, Rhapsody etc..

Broadcast Rights
The Licensor hereby grants to Licensee an exclusive license to broadcast or air the Master Recording on unlimited radio stations or through unlimited station channels, respectively.

Credit
The licensee shall acknowledge the original authorship of the Composition appropriately and reasonably in all media and performance formats by acknowledging the relevant author in writing where possible and vocally otherwise. Where a project is commercially released and registered with a performance rights organization, Licensor shall be acknowledged as a Writer.

Compensation
Payment for this License is non-refundable. If the Licensee fails to account to the Licensor, timely and complete the payments provided for hereunder, the Licensor shall have the right to terminate this License upon written notice to the Licensee. Such termination shall render the recording, manufacture and/or distribution of Recordings for which monies have not been paid subject to and actionable as infringements under applicable law.

Indemnification
Licensee agrees to indemnify and hold Licensor harmless from and against any and all claims, losses, damages, costs, and expenses, including, without limitation, reasonable attorneys’ fees, arising out of or resulting from a claimed breach of any of Licensee’s representations, warranties or agreements hereunder.

Miscellaneous

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. Licensee must supply the Licensor with at least 1 copy of each final recording made using the Instrumental.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. Written consent is required 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



 

 
 

Non Exclusive/Stems Lease – Beat License

 THIS AGREEMENT, made and entered into on the _________ serves as a legally binding contract between centricbeats (“Licensor”) and Buyer (“Licensee”). This agreement grants the Licensee non-exclusive rights to the instrumental named Instrumental/Beat

License Agreement: NON EXCLUSIVE RIGHTS Sound Recording/BEATS

Track Outs Sent Within 6 hours if not available at the time of the purchase.

 

Synchronization Rights
The Licensor hereby grants synchronization rights for unlimited non-monetized video streams. A higher license will need to be purchased for monetized video streams such as “ownersip”  or “exclusive-rights”.

Publishing and Royalties
The Licensor shall retain 100% of Publishing for this license.

The Licensee is entitled to keep 100% of all royalties that is generated from sales of the Master Recording on digital retailers (such as iTunes) and through physical sales (such as Compact Disks).

 

1. Leasing rights allow you to use the beat for ONE commercial recording or broadcast.

2. This recording can then be distributed at your price for up to 10,000 copies.

3. Selling more than 10,000 copies means you must acquire a new lease or exclusive rights if exclusive rights to the track haven’t been sold.

4. You may also use the beat for non-profit promotional use or demos. (no free downloads)

5. You have full rights to record, alter, mix the beat/song in any shape, way, or form (except reselling the beat).

6. In the event that someone buys exclusive rights to the beat you have leased, your rights shall stand for 1 year or 10,000 copies are sold.

7. You must  give full credit to centricbeats.com verbally or in writing on all commercial recordings.

8. Upon purchasing leasing rights, the seller still owns the beat(s) and the seller is able to resell the beat(s) to any other party until exclusive rights have been purchased.

Master Recording

The Licensor hereby grants the Licensee the right to record vocal and/or instrumental synchronization to any or all parts of the Instrumental. The Licensee understands that their non-exclusive usage of the Instrumental is limited to one new composition and if the Licensee wishes to use the Instrumental in other new compositions, then the Licensee must obtain another license to use the Instrumental from the Licensor. The Licensee also agrees to refrain from editing the Instrumental that is being licensed in this agreement, by changing the arrangement of the Instrumental or by removing any melodies, instruments, drum programming or sounds that are contained within the Instrumental.

Ownership

The Licensor maintains 100% full rights (copyright and ownership) of the instrumental and can continue to sell it non-exclusively and/or exclusively. The Licensee has neither the right nor authority to sell or license the rights to the Instrumental whether in whole or part to any other party. In the event, another individual purchase exclusive rights to your licensed Instrumental you will retain your non-exclusive rights under the limitations listed in this agreement and until these terms have been fulfilled.

Credit

The Licensee must give production credit to the Licensor for any and all distributed material. This can be done verbally (through recorded vocals on the Master Recording) or written in or on the CD booklet or outside cover. The Licensor reserves the right to keep an audio signature at the beginning of all non-exclusive instrumentals.

By receiving this contract via email, you automatically agree to the terms stated above and gain non-exclusive rights to the Instrumental.


 

 

 

Non Exclusive/mp3/wave Lease – Beat License

 THIS AGREEMENT, made and entered into on the _________ serves as a legally binding contract between centricbeats (“Licensor”) and Buyer (“Licensee”). This agreement grants the Licensee non-exclusive rights to the instrumental named Instrumental/Beat

License Agreement: NON EXCLUSIVE RIGHTS Sound Recording/BEATS

Synchronization Rights
The Licensor hereby grants synchronization rights for unlimited non-monetized video streams. A higher license will need to be purchased for monetized video streams such as “ownership” or “exclusive-rights”.

Publishing and Royalties
The Licensor shall retain 100% of Publishing for this license.

The Licensee is entitled to keep 100% of all royalties that is generated from sales of the Master Recording on digital retailers (such as iTunes) and through physical sales (such as Compact Disks).

 

1. Leasing rights allow you to use the beat for ONE commercial recording or broadcast.

2. This recording can then be distributed at your price for up to 10,000 copies.

3. Selling more than 10,000 copies means you must acquire a new lease or exclusive rights if exclusive rights to the track haven’t been sold.

4. You may also use the beat for non-profit promotional use or demos. (no free downloads)

5. You have full rights to record, alter, mix the beat/song in any shape, way, or form (except reselling the beat).

6. In the event that someone buys exclusive rights to the beat you have leased, your rights shall stand for 1 year or 10,000 copies are sold.

7. You must  give full credit to centricbeats.com verbally or in writing on all commercial recordings.

8. Upon purchasing leasing rights, the seller still owns the beat(s) and the seller is able to resell the beat(s) to any other party until exclusive rights have been purchased.

Master Recording

The Licensor hereby grants the Licensee the right to record vocal and/or instrumental synchronization to any or all parts of the Instrumental. The Licensee understands that their non-exclusive usage of the Instrumental is limited to one new composition and if the Licensee wishes to use the Instrumental in other new compositions, then the Licensee must obtain another license to use the Instrumental from the Licensor. The Licensee also agrees to refrain from editing the Instrumental that is being licensed in this agreement, by changing the arrangement of the Instrumental or by removing any melodies, instruments, drum programming or sounds that are contained within the Instrumental.

Ownership

The Licensor maintains 100% full rights (copyright and ownership) of the instrumental and can continue to sell it non-exclusively and/or exclusively. The Licensee has neither the right nor authority to sell or license the rights to the Instrumental whether in whole or part to any other party. In the event, another individual purchase exclusive rights to your licensed Instrumental you will retain your non-exclusive rights under the limitations listed in this agreement and until these terms have been fulfilled.

Credit

The Licensee must give production credit to the Licensor for any and all distributed material. This can be done verbally (through recorded vocals on the Master Recording) or written in or on the CD booklet or outside cover. The Licensor reserves the right to keep an audio signature at the beginning of all non-exclusive instrumentals.

By receiving this contract via email, you automatically agree to the terms stated above and gain non-exclusive rights to the Instrumental.


 

 

Full Ownership   sample

This Ownership agreement to the Sound Recording/Beat title is effective immediately after purchase by and between the seller (hereinafter referred to as the “Owner” a.k.a “CentricBeats.com”) and the buyer. All purchases are non-refundable and non-transferable. This agreement will be emailed to the buyer emailed address used to purchase the sound recording/beat detailed with the owner information to complete the transaction.

1. The owner hereby grants full ownership of the sound recording/beat to the buyer.

2. Receive a download link instantly to the mp3, wave and contract(instantly), track outs sent to you email with in 6 hours if not available in link.

3. Will be able to copyright the sound recording/beat as the author and also resell.

4. Removal of the sound recording/beat from all sites on the internet.

5. Buyer is warranted to resell the beat.


 

 

 

Youtube Content id License For Free Beats

Synchronization Rights on Youtube for free beats that you download from centricbeats.com

If you upload any video to youtube that has a beat that you downloaded for free or a beat that you purchased an non exclusive license to, it will be claimed by Centric Beats via Airbit.com.

In order for that claim to be released, you will need to purchase a Youtube Content Id License.

Non-Exclusive Beat Leases does not qualify for a Youtube monetization. If you purchase a beat non exclusively and desire to upload it to your youtube channel to be monetized, you will need to acquire the ownership or exclusive rights to the beat if the beat hasn’t been sold.

contact at centricbeats@gmail.com if you are interested in obtaining a Youtube Content Id License.


Some beat makers will permit anyone to use there beats for profit. Fine, thats there progative.

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