You may have heard the saying about you have to spend money in order to make money, well in this industry that is very true. So being a serious artist in this industry Exclusive Beats are a must have. Trying to climb up the charts with beats that have sold countless times to other artists isn't going to help your originality, people want something that is just theirs and Is original and worth more. This is why many artists buy Exclusive Beats. Now if you are just starting out as a artist buying Exclusive Beats isn't recommended (unless your can really afford it) Most prices online start from as low as $50 rates up to 1000+. So it isn't always a option for artists new to the industry. I recommend if you starting just work your way up with leases.
Leasing Vs. Exclusive Beats
With leasing rights you are limited to what you can do with the beat. Most producers only let you sell around 2000 – 2500 copies per lease and can sell this lease to a unlimited amount of artists. Don't let this put you off though because this is a great place to start for smaller budgets and doesn't mean you will be took less serious or considered amateur. Exclusive Beats basically give you unlimited rights but at the cost of a much higher price so check below for further details on what you usually get with these rights.
What You Get With Exclusive Beats
With Exclusive Beats you get unlimited rights basically, where you can record a song to the purchased beats & sell as many times as you want without paying the producer again. Often the producer will have in the contract that they must still be credited on the track which is only fair since credit should be given where its due. Often you will just have to put (Prod. By "PRODUCER NAME") in the song title on the internet or in the CD booklet or somewhere like that where it is visible and easy to find. Some producers accept shout outs on the track too which can be a great way to help promote them and takes a lot less work than making sure its visible everywhere you post the finished track.
Negotiating Prices On Exclusive Beats
Another thing a lot of artists don't know is that you can negotiate prices with producers when buying Exclusive Beats! Most contracts in this industry can be negotiated to suit both the producer & artist. All you have to do is contact the producer & talk, its as easy as that. Depending on the producer they will usually set themselves a price which they wont go lower than so just talk it over until you are happy with the deal.
Make Sure You Discuss Everything Before Purchasing Exclusive Beats
Another thing you should make sure is that you are really getting unlimited distributions rights and that the track won't ever be sold to another artist again. Again the best way to do this is talk it over with the producer you are purchasing the Exclusive Beat from and if you can ask them to show you a sample of the contract you will be agreeing to upon purchase of the beat.
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