What does it mean “to lease” a beat?

Apr 30, 2019 by DreamUnionBeats - 0 Comments

In this short thread I will explain you what it means to lease beats online? You will learn about licences internetproducers offer and what you need to know.

First a little bit of history.

In the past decades the whole process of getting instrumentals was not easy for Artists. First they had to find professional producers who are willing to produce them in exchange for paying a lot of money.

So they had to send their self-produced music to them and had to wait if they were hooked or not.


Nowadays it has become much easier for Artists to find beats.

Platforms like YouTube offer thousands of professional beats just within minutes. You as an artist can rap on them while watching the video and if you want them for your songs the links send you directly to the beat store of the beatmaker.


There producers offer special licencing options for their beats and it ´s all separated into Non-Exclusive & Exclusive Licenses.

A Non-Exclusive-Licence is a kind of contract between you and the producer of the beat. He is the owner of all copyright and if you buy a N-E-licence he gives you the rights to distribute the beat for your music.

But under some terms for example how many copies you can sell with the song, which Audio-Format you receive and so on. If you wanna know more you can have a look on my pricing table:

An Exclusive licence is different because there you receive all copyright and the producer is no longer allowed to sell this beat in the future. In order to this value it is also the most expensive option.




I hope this thread could give you a little insight on beat-leases.

Do also check my other threads, where we figure out different topics about being a rap-artist.

If you have any questions, drop them below, I´ll answer them as fast as possible.

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