Licensing

Looking to license instrumental beats?  All “non-exclusive” licensed beats will arrive via email in WAV format and with a PDF contract.  Each licensed beat arrives without the repeating voice tag but will be tagged with 1 audio signature (a.k.a. producer tag) at the beginning.  If you experience any problems with delivery please check the FAQ section first and then use the contact form.  “Exclusive rights” beats are sold “as is”, no refunds.

Below are example contracts.  Note that the “Licensee” is whoever purchases a license and the “Licensor” is the producer, Rob Luna.

 

Non-Exclusive License:

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.

Profitable Distribution

The Licensee is limited to distributing one (1) version of the Master Recording for profitable use. The Licensee is limited to a distribution of five thousand (5000) copies of the Master Recording, which can be distributed on any kind of recording media including, but not limited to: compact discs, DVDs, VHS videos, and all other forms of media. With no expiration date.

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 purchases 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.

Exclusive Rights:

Master Recording

Exclusive rights allow the Licensee to use the Instrumental for unlimited commercial recordings or broadcasts.  The Licensor has full rights to record, alter, mix the Instrumental in any shape, way, or form (except reselling the Instrumental).

Credit

The Licensee must give full credit to the Licensor as is the standard for all commercial recordings.

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.

Ownership

Upon purchasing exclusive rights, the Licensor still owns copyright to the Instrumental but is no longer able to resell the Instrumental.

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.

Sample Clearance

If the Instrumental includes samples, the Licensee understands that the sequence and music arrangement is considered original work. Samples may not be cleared before composition, and Licensee is required seek clearance for the samples.

The Licensee is responsible for clearing all samples used (if any) and that the Licensor cannot and will not be held liable for the misuse of any sampled material that the Licensee uses in conjunction with the composition/arrangement that is being licensed in this agreement.

Profitable Distribution

Licensee must contact and inform Licensor of sales if the Instrumental is used for commercial purposes with a record label that has a gross revenue of over $1,000,000 so the Licensor can receive credit for the Instrumental, unless otherwise agreed upon in writing between Licensor and Licensee.

 

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