Frequently Asked Questions
What does beat licensing mean?
When you purchase a beat lease, you are simply buying the rights to use the beat in a limited and non-exclusive capacity. Dariel Manlubatan retains full copyright ownership over the composition and is allowed to continuously sell non-exclusive licenses of that same beat to other artists until someone purchases the Exclusive Rights to the beat. At that point, the beat will be immediately removed from our beat store and ownership rights are granted to the purchaser.
When will I receive my beat(s)?
All beat(s) will be instantly available for download directly from the order summary page once you checkout and your payment has been processed. You will also receive a confirmation email with the download links.
Can I buy beats from my phone?
Yes, but certain mobile devices can have compatibility issues when downloading the files directly to the phone. It is advisable to download the files to your desktop or laptop using the link in the confirmation email you’ll receive after a successful checkout. Don’t worry if you navigate away from the order summary page on your phone, you’ll be linked back to it in the email to get your files.
What are STEMS?
STEMS (Trackouts) are the individual audio files that make up a beat, meaning each sound within the beat will be sent as a separate high quality WAV audio file. Leases that include stems are ideal if you plan on recording your song in a professional studio and want to have full control over mixing each instrument around your vocals.
What's the difference between an Unlimited License and Exclusive Rights?
The usage rights are the same for both: you get unlimited sales, streams, etc. The difference is, if you purchase the Exclusive, the ownership rights to the beat are transferred to you and the beat is immediately removed from our beat store, never to be sold to another artist again. The Unlimited License is still non-exclusive, so even though you get the same usage rights as if you owned the Exclusive, the beat will remain in our beat store for others to lease or buy.
How can I access the beat(s) I just purchased?
Download links to the beat files and license agreement will appear on your order summary page once you complete the checkout process. Additionally, an email will be sent to the address provided at checkout with the download links immediately after purchase. Be sure to check your spam folder if you don’t see the email right away. If you have any trouble accessing the files, email us at email@example.com and we will send them to you manually.
Will a beat be removed from the beat store once I purchase it?
Only if you purchase the Exclusive Rights to the beat. Otherwise, the beat will remain on the site for other artists to lease until someone purchases the Exclusive Rights.
What happens if I exceed the stream/unit sale limit of my current lease?
You must upgrade your lease to the next tier by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org. The cost of the upgrade is simply the price of the new lease minus the amount you already paid for your original lease.
What if I purchase a Non-Exclusive License and then later on, someone else purchases the Exclusive Rights?
The purchase of Exclusive Rights to a beat does not impact the status or validity of previous licensees so you do not need to remove your music from streaming services, social media, etc. for the full term of your lease agreement.