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Does BeatStars Copyright Your Music?

So, you have seriously decided to start earning money by selling beats on the BeatStars platform and already know how to do it most effectively. But in this situation, the question very often arises of whether your authorship is preserved for the beats sold.

Since we already have an active account on the portal, we can move on to the next step – creating licenses that define the rules under which we will sell beats. This is a key milestone, because our success largely depends on whether we prepare a suitable offer for those who are looking for instrumentals.

BeatStars Copyright Your Music

Basically, we have two main options to choose from: non-exclusive and exclusive. In a nutshell, the first means that many rappers or singers can buy this backing track, and the second guarantees the buyer that after his transaction this beat will not be available to others.

Both options have their advantages – selling the same foundation multiple times to different buyers at a low price can bring significant profit, as well as a one-time, but more income may be satisfactory for us.

It turns out that many BeatStars users are oblivious to diversifying the options they offer to their potential customers. Each license needs to be created with them in mind and their specific needs, which is why we move to the Marketplace/Licenses & Contracts tab where we create new options for those looking for fresh sounds.

Remember that there is a group of people who are only interested in an mp3 file with a backing track – they want to use it for a free YouTube number or a mixtape made with a friend. They only care that there is no so-called voice mark, a kind of watermark that appears in the track every 30 seconds, so that no one has any doubts about who its author is. Thanks to such security, it is unlikely that someone will decide to illegally rip our background off the platform (you can add a voice tag in the account settings if we don’t have an idea for this, BeatStars can do it for us), but if someone decides to spend money on our product , it definitely deserves “mp3 without tags”.

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Looking ahead, remember that there are people who are interested in beats in the form of high quality WAV files. They don’t need individual tracks from our production, because they are not going to remix them, but they can appreciate the difference between an mp3 file and a WAV file. Finally, we need to reserve an offer for professional artists who want access to their rendered tracks for drums, bass, and so on.

Of course, an Exclusive license should be more expensive than a Non-Exclusive one, because when you buy it, no one else has access to this bit. The most desirable situation is when there is a multiple sale of a beat based on a Non-Exclusive license and, finally, a deal with an Exclusive license – in this case, the BeatStars portal will automatically remove this background from our account, it is sold exclusively and is not available to others.

When setting up each license, we can define a number of variables related to the distribution of work, of which our background will be. We can specify the allowed number of physical copies of the publication with this track, the number of audio or video streams if a clip is created on the track.

However, the question arises whether after the sale of the beat we can check whether the rapper complies with all these rules. If we have several of these basics, perhaps we can, but with a more extensive profile, it is unlikely that anyone will find the time for this – especially when it comes to beats sold under a non-exclusive license.

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