FAQ About Licenses

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5 months ago | prodbylila

HEY, I LIKE YOUR BEAT, CAN I RECORD A SONG TO IT?

Glad you like our music and yes, you can record a song to our beat! If it is purely for non-profit / personal use (e.g., on YouTube, Soundcloud, social media), you can even upload it for free. Just make sure to give us credit by linking to our website / YouTube channel etc. in exchange! In case you want to make any profit with your song (for example distribute it to Spotify, Apple Music etc.) you will need to purchase a license for the beat on our website.

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5 months ago | prodbylila

WHAT IS A LICENSE?

Basically, a license gives you the necessary permission to record vocals and lyrics to the beat and distribute your song for a profit (for example Spotify, Apple Music etc.).

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5 months ago | prodbylila

CAN I PERFORM MY SONG LIVE AT CONCERTS?

Yes, with any license you may perform the song publicly (for example, in a live concert performance, at a festival, or in a nightclub), even if people are paying to see you perform.

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5 months ago | prodbylila

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ALL THE LICENSES ON YOUR WEBSITE?

We offer different licenses. The Premium License ($44.95), the Basic License($24.95), the Unlimited License ($174.95)

Here is a brief overview of our different options:

The $44.95 Premium License gives you all the rights to get started. You get MP3 and WAV of the beat, can record vocals to it and distribute your song to Spotify/Apple Music etc. for a profit. You get 50% writer's and publisher's share in the song. In addition, you get to keep 50% of the master and mechanical royalties. This license is limited in a sense that it permits you to make profit up until 500k audio/video streams and sell up to 10,000 copies (physical, or digital downloads). After that you will need to upgrade to the Unlimited Lease. The $44.95 license allows radio pitching. You can film and upload one music video to free-access internet video platforms (such as YouTube).

The 24.95 Basic license will give you the MP3 file only.You can record vocals to it and distribute songs to Spotify/Apple music etc. For a profit.You get 50% writer's and publisher's share in the song. In addition, you get to keep 50% of the master and mechanical royalties. This license is limited in a sense that it permits you to make profit up until 100k audio/video streams and sell up to 10,000 copies (physical, or digital downloads). After that you will need to upgrade to the Premium Lease. The $24.95 license doesn't allow radio pitching. You can film and upload one music video to free-access internet video platforms (such as YouTube).

The $174.95 Unlimited lease has Premium + stems License which will give you the same rights as the Premium License , but you will get all the different sounds we use in the beat you bought (for instance the Kick, Snare, Guitars, Synths etc.) separately. This gives you the flexibility to restructure the song, use different elements in different parts, or you can have an engineer mix the song in an alternative way.

The $174.95 Unlimited Lease gives you everything the other two licenses give you (including the Trackouts), but with unlimited rights, meaning there is no restriction on audio/video streams or sales. Additionally, mainly important for artists looking to get airplay, this gives you the ability to pitch your song to radio! You can film and upload two music videos to internet platforms and monetize them. Sync licensing is possible with this license only.

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5 months ago | prodbylila

CAN MULTIPLE PEOPLE LICENSE THE SAME BEAT?

Yes. All the licenses on our website are non-exclusive - this means we don't take the beat offline after it's been licensed, and technically other artists can license and use the same beat. The reason we can license our beats at such a good price is our non-exclusive licensing model. However, since all our licenses are non-exclusive, and we don't allow Content ID registration you should never run into any issues with another artist.

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5 months ago | prodbylila

WHAT DOES "NO CONTENTID REGISTRATION" MEAN?

This part of the lease simply clarifies that you can't register your song with YouTube Content ID or any other content identification systems like it. Those systems "scan" their sites to see if anybody is using exclusive content without permission. Since all our licenses are non-exclusive, we don't allow people to register with those systems. Otherwise, if one of our customers were to register their derivative songs with those content ID systems, the content identification system might improperly flag all other users of that Beat as infringing users. Of course, we don't want that! That's why all our licenses are non-exclusive, and we decided to include that Content ID clause in there - just to make sure nobody registers it by accident. So basically, it's in our contracts to protect you as the artist :)

So, when uploading your song to Spotify etc. at your distributor / label simply don't register it with any Content ID system and you should be all good!

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5 months ago | prodbylila

IS IT POSSIBLE TO UPGRADE MY LICENSE?

Yes, upgrading is no problem at all. Just write us at [email protected] and we will make sure you only pay the remaining difference.

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5 months ago | prodbylila

CAN I PUT MY SONG ON SPOTIFY?

With any of our licenses you are allowed to put the song on Spotify, however, with the $24.95 license there is a 100k stream limit.

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5 months ago | prodbylila

WHAT HAPPENS IF I GO OVER 100K AUDIO STREAMS?

You will have to upgrade the license to a Premium Lease. By the time you have gotten 100k streams, you will have made quite some money off the release, and this shouldn’t be an issue. Also, we can give you a deal, so you only have to pay the remaining difference.

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5 months ago | prodbylila

I GOT A CLAIM FROM "ROUTENOTE" ON YOUTUBE, EVEN THOUGH I BOUGHT A LICENSE - HELP!

Don't worry, we do work with Content ID on YouTube, meaning we can monetize videos of people using our beats. However, we never take videos down or anything like that - we can simply monetize them. In case you got the Unlimited Lease you can remove our claim and monetize yourself. In this case just reach out at [email protected] and we'll remove the claim.

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5 months ago | prodbylila

ARE THE SAMPLES YOU USE ROYALTY FREE?

Some of our samples are royalty. Third party should be cleared by license.

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5 months ago | prodbylila

HOW DO I NEED TO CREDIT YOU IN THE SONG?

You will have to credit us as producers of the New Recording (e.g., “Produced by Prodbylila”) and co-writers of the New Composition (e.g., “Co-written by Vincent Collins [and other co-writers]” at your distributor, in any and all metadata, liner notes, and/or other customary place for such credits.

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5 months ago | prodbylila

CAN I BUY A LICENSE AND JUST UPLOAD THE BEAT AS IS ON SPOTIFY, YOUTUBE ETC.?

No, you can only upload a so-called "derivative version" of it, meaning after you add vocals and such to the beat.

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5 months ago | prodbylila

CAN I USE YOUR BEAT FOR A NOT-FOR-PROFIT SONG?

Yes. If it is purely for non-profit / personal use (e.g. on YouTube, Soundcloud, social media), you can upload your song for free. Just make sure to give us credit by linking to our website / YouTube channel etc. in exchange.

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5 months ago | prodbylila

WHAT CURRENCY ARE THE PRICES IN?

All prices are in US $. But don't worry, if your PayPal account is in another currency, that's no problem. PayPal can convert it to US $ for a small fee.

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5 months ago | prodbylila

HOW CAN I PAY FOR THE LICENSE?

All payments can be made via PayPal.

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5 months ago | prodbylila

I DON'T WANT TO RECORD A SONG - I'M A CONTENT CREATOR AND WANNA USE JUST THE BEAT IN A VIDEO. CAN I DO THAT?

Yes. If you just wanna use our music (without adding vocals or anything) for non-profit videos, simply mention us in the description i.e., music provided by Pacific + link and you're good to go. We do use Content ID on YouTube but don't worry - we never take videos down or anything like that. We simply might monetize them. If it's more than that and you're looking to make a profit off the video (for example monetize on YouTube) you'll need a content.

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5 months ago | prodbylila

I DONT HAVE PAYPAL. HOW ELSE CAN I PAY

yes, you can pay via flutterwave which is safe and secured . You can also use credit card , only for a few selected African countries. I don't use cashapp but please contact me on ig at prodbylila or at [email protected] for further assistance on purchasing beats

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5 months ago | prodbylila

GOT MORE QUESTIONS?

Feel free to DM me on ig at prodbylila or contact me via email at [email protected]

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5 months ago | prodbylila

ARE THERE BULK DEALS

Yes , there is a buy 1 Get 1 Free and buy 2 get 2 free offer on my store. Just Add 2 beats to cart for the 1st offer and 1 beat becomes free,add 4 beats to cart and 2 beats become free

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