Beats For Sale by Pink Fader

Buy beats, and sell the songs you make with them on all music distribution platforms – 100% royalty-free!

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Artist Awareness Sale!

50% OFF + Buy 1, Get 1 FREE!

Price is already marked down in the store so there’s no minimum purchase or coupon code required. Sale ends May 5th, 2019 (11:59 PM EST).

In coordination with the sale, I am hosting a verse contest! The winner gets $100. Read more here. 

Buy 1, Get 3 FREE!

(Add any 4 beats of the same license to your cart and the discount will be automatically applied.)

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“Pro-quality instrumentals for sale”

Choose the License That’s Best For You

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Amateur (Non-Profit)

$ 39

One-Time Fee
  • MP3
  • Upload to Soundcloud and YouTube
  • Promo use only (non-profit)
  • Premade Beat
  • Lasts 2 Years
  • Non-Exclusive
  • 0 Radio Spins
  • Promo use only (non-profit)
  • Up to 10,000 streams (non-profit)
  • Download Sample Amateur License

Basic

- $99

One-Time Fee
  • MP3 + WAV
  • Upload to Soundcloud, YouTube, Spotify, Apple Music, TIDAL, etc.
  • 100% Royalty-Free
  • Premade Beat
  • Lasts 2 Years
  • Non-Exclusive
  • Unlimited Radio Spins
  • Unlimited Earnings
  • Unlimited Streams (granted exclusive rights after 100K)
  • Download Sample Basic License

Deluxe+Customer Favorite

- $199

One-Time Fee
  • MP3 + WAV + Trackouts
  • Upload to Soundcloud, YouTube, Spotify, Apple Music, TIDAL, etc.
  • 100% Royalty-Free
  • Premade Beat
  • Lasts 5 Years
  • Non-Exclusive
  • Unlimited Radio Spins
  • Unlimited Earnings
  • Unlimited Streams (granted exclusive rights after 100K)
  • Download Sample Deluxe+ License

Custom Beat

$ Inquire

One-Time Fee
  • MP3 + WAV + Trackouts
  • Upload to Soundcloud, YouTube, Spotify, Apple Music, TIDAL, etc.
  • We collect 25% of publishing
  • Custom instrumental made from scratch
  • Lasts a Lifetime
  • Exclusive
  • Unlimited Radio Spins
  • Unlimited Earnings
  • Unlimited Streams
  • Download Sample Custom License

Production Credits

Pink Fader Credits

Buy Beats With Confidence

Give your music the foundation it deserves. Don’t let your potential be held back by subpar instrumentals. Whether you’re into Hip-Hop, Pop, or R&B, I have 100s of original beats waiting for you to write your next hit! I don’t cut corners. Every instrumental is crafted with care, life experiences, and a keen ear.

  • Over 250 beats for sale!
  • 100% Royalty-Free
  • Stream on all platforms
  • Unlimited Earnings
  • GRAMMY-nominated
  • Specializing in Urban Hip-Hop, Pop, and R&B instrumentals

In just a couple of clicks, you can be downloading all of the stems to a beat from my catalog.

How to Recoup The Money You Spend Buying Beats Online

I get asked quite often – “how do I actually make my money back as an artist after investing in instrumentals?”

Here are 3 simple ways to make your music turn a profit for you:

  1. Get 100,000 streams and that’s 100% ROI on a Deluxe+ license. To learn more about streaming royalty rates for 2019, click here (info provided by digitalmusicnews.com).
  2. Sell just 50 shirts at your next show for $10 each, that’s $500. Not only did you just recoup your $199 Deluxe+ license investment, but you profited $300 just from ONE show. If you need help booking shows, click here (it’s free).
  3. Get 100,000 views on a dope YouTube music video, you’ve not only recouped your investment, but you’re well on your way to establishing yourself as a big time artist! Check out this YouTube money calculator.

If you think any of this is hard to come by, you should check out our post on how to market your music independently.

Don’t forget, if this is all new to you or you’re strapped for cash, you can get 10 free beats from me (with Basic license rights) to get started!

FAQ

New to buying beats? Here’s everything you need to know

I understand that the idea of buying instrumentals online may seem weird to some inexperienced shoppers. So there’s no confusion, I put this page together to clearly explain what the online music production industry is all about, and more specifically, how I operate.

Who Is Pink Fader®?

Pink Fader® is a Grammy®-nominated record production entity, offering industry-standard music production to songwriters & recording artists. Since working with robust clients such as Warner Music Group, Fox, ABC, Atlantic Records, MTV, Sony ATV, and more, Pink Fader® has made its music production services readily available to the public.

What Can I Do With The Instrumentals I License From Pink Fader®?

With any of my  for-profit licenses (Basic, Deluxe+, Exclusive, and Custom) you can perform and sell the song you make with our instrumental on any digital distribution platform (Spotify, YouTube, iTunes, Tidal, etc.) with no earnings caps/limits. The Amateur license is for promotional use only.

The more popular non-exclusive for-profit licenses (Basic & Deluxe+) are 100% royalty-free. This means you can push your song, and not have to worry about paying me a dime more than the small initial license fee.

Here are my 2 main restrictions on non-exclusive licenses:

  • The term length of your license (Amateur lasts 2 years, Basic lasts 2 years, and Deluxe+ lasts 5 years).
  • I prohibit 3rd party sync license deals. In other words, you are not allowed to license the song to any 3rd party publishing company. 

How licensing works (in general): Non-exclusive vs. Exclusive licenses

Generally speaking, when you license an instrumental, there are usually two main options: “non-exclusive” & “exclusive”. We have three non-exclusive licenses (Amateur, Basic & Deluxe+), and two exclusive licenses (Exclusive & Custom).

  • Non-exclusive licenses: When you purchase a non-exclusive license, you’re simply paying me for permission to use the instrumental. It’s essentially a lease. You do not own the beat. I retain full ownership of the beat and can continue to license that same beat to other artists. I clearly define what you get with each license in the next section.
  • Exclusive licenses: I now offer exclusive rights to a small selection of never-before licensed beats here. While I do not sell exclusive licenses to the “pre-made” beats found in my main catalog, exclusive rights to those pre-made tracks can be earned by getting 100K+ streams, or selling 25,000+ units (more info on this page). With the custom beat service, you’re automatically granted exclusive rights to the instrumental I create for you. I request 25% of publishing (for the song) for any exclusive license acquisition, whether it’s from earning it on a pre-made beat, for a custom beat I created for you, or an exclusive license purchased from the exclusive beats catalog.
    • Here are a few benefits of attaining exclusive rights:
      • The beat can no longer be licensed out to others.
      • You have the full right to license your song out to 3rd party publishing companies for TV/Film, etc.
      • The contract lasts forever, so you don’t have to worry about your contract expiring.
      • You own the masters to the song.

My Licensing: Explained

Here’s what you get with each license:

Amateur ($39)

  • MP3 (320 Kbps) | 2-Year License (must renew after 2 years in order to continue using beat) | 0 Radio Spins | Non-Profit | Upload to Soundcloud and YouTube | We can re-license the beat to others

Basic ($99)

  • MP3 (320 Kbps) | 24-Bit WAV | 2-Year License (must renew after 2 years in order to continue using beat) | Unlimited Radio Spins | Unlimited Earnings | Upload to Soundcloud, YouTube, Spotify, Apple Music, TIDAL, etc. | We can re-license the beat to others

Deluxe+ ($199)

  • MP3 (320 Kbps) | 24-Bit WAV | Trackouts | 5-Year License (must renew after 5 years in order to continue using beat) | Unlimited Radio Spins | Unlimited Earnings | Upload to Soundcloud, YouTube, Spotify, Apple Music, TIDAL, etc. | We can re-license the beat to others

Exclusive ($750)

  • MP3 (320 Kbps) | 24-Bit WAV | Trackouts | Lifetime License | Unlimited Radio Spins | Unlimited Earnings | Upload to Soundcloud, YouTube, Spotify, Apple Music, TIDAL, etc. | We cannot re-license the beat to others.
    • This license is only advised if you’re an experienced artist with a decent marketing budget (at least $10,000). We’d hate to see you get a custom beat without any plans or budget as to how to push your song along in the market.
    • You can find our exclusive selection here.

Custom (Inquire)

  • MP3 (320 Kbps) | 24-Bit WAV | Trackouts | Lifetime License | Unlimited Radio Spins | Unlimited Earnings | Upload to Soundcloud, YouTube, Spotify, Apple Music, TIDAL, etc. | We cannot re-license the beat to others.
    • This license is only advised if you’re an experienced artist with a decent marketing budget (at least $10,000). We’d hate to see you get a custom beat without any plans or budget as to how to push your song along in the market.
    • Custom beats are made from scratch to fit your needs. Learn more here.

What happens after a license expires?

  • Once a license expires, you are required to renew it in order to continue exploiting your song. Once expired, it’s as if you never purchased the license, to begin with. Simply re-purchase any license for that beat, and your license is renewed. It is up to you which license you choose to get for your renewal. For example, your original license could be a Basic license (which lasts 2 years), but once it expires, you can get a Deluxe+ license (which lasts 5 years). This is still a form of renewal. If you fail to renew a license (and are still pushing your song), we will be able to find out using advanced software that searches the web & digital distribution platforms for our beats.

What happens if someone earns exclusive rights to an instrumental that I licensed?

  • While the earning of exclusive rights is very rare, we have a protocol in place to protect all licensees of beats who’s exclusive rights are earned by others. Should this happen to you, you will retain all of your original rights. However, once your contract expires, you will not be able to renew the license. With this said, we will make you a replacement custom beat (which is automatically exclusive to you) at half price. The beat would be the same tempo, vibe, and key so that it fits perfectly with your original song. This is the fairest way we know to handle this situation. Again, the earning of exclusive rights is a very rare occurrence. 

Copyrights:

  • Pink Fader® will retain all copyright ownership of the instrumentals for non-exclusive licenses. However, if you earn exclusive rights to beat or purchase a custom beat, you will retain copyright ownership of the Sound Recording (Masters). For non-exclusive purchases, you should file a form PA to copyright your lyrics only. You cannot copyright the music as it’s a non-exclusive license.

Important notes:

  • All audio-protection tags are removed upon the purchase of any license.
  • The Amateur, Basic, and Deluxe+ licenses are both non-exclusive. The Custom Beat & Exclusive licenses are exclusive.
  • Non-exclusive licenses are 100% royalty-free. We request for 25% of the publishing for exclusive licenses (and 3 points).

Does Pink Fader® provide marketing & promotion services?

At the time of this writing, we do not. However, we have a few hand-picked marketing services up our sleeve. Check these guys out:

  • General Marketing Services (social media verification, digital distribution, lyric videos, etc.) – http://viewmaniac.com
  • Spotify Playlist Consideration – https://www.crosshairmusic.com
  • Monetization & Audio Protection – https://vydia.com
  • Check out our guy Omari’s music promotion services at omarimc.com

How do I purchase exclusive rights?

I have a private selection  of exclusive, never-before-licensed, beats here:

https://pinkfader.com/exclusive-beats-for-sale

As for the premade beats found in our main catalog:

I do not sell exclusive rights for the beats in my main catalog – however, you can “earn” exclusive rights to any of those beats under the following conditions:

Licensee qualifies for exclusive rights ownership to any premade (and licensed) instrumental at no extra upfront charge if Licensee (a) gets 100,000 streams or more, collectively, through any major music streaming service including but not limited to Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal, or (b) sells 25,000 units or more of Song through a major music distributor/retailer, whichever comes first.

An entity qualifies as a major music distributor or streaming service if the entity publicly sells music (singles, albums, EPs, etc.) and grosses at least one hundred million dollars ($100,000,000) annually. For the avoidance of doubt, YouTube views and Soundcloud plays do not count as streams or sales. The licensee must notify Licensor within thirty (30) days of receiving said amount of streams/sales in order to receive further documentation granting him exclusive rights. Failure to notify Licensor will result in retroactive payment to Licensor for all revenue dating back to the date 100,000 streams (or 25,000 sales), which qualifies Licensee for exclusive ownership, was achieved.

Do you use samples?

No. All tracks are sample-free. I do not condone illegally licensing “uncleared” sampled music. However, I am capable of making a beat ‘sound’ like it was sampled upon request.

What are trackouts?

“Trackouts” or tracked out audio files, aka “stems” are the separate audio files the make up a particular instrumental. For instance, the kick, snare, synth, piano, and so on are all separate audio files that comprise the instrumental. These are useful for high-end mixing projects where the engineer may need to customize the mix of the instrumental around your vocals. I highly suggest the Deluxe+ License for a top-notch mix.

How do I credit the producer?

For YouTube/Vevo/Vimeo/Facebook/Other Video Outlets: “Produced by Pink Fader® – https://pinkfader.com” For all physical media: Anything to the likes of “Produced by Pink Fader®”, or “Instrumental by Pink Fader®” will suffice.

Can I make money off of the songs I make with Pink Fader®/sell them on iTunes?

Yes, you can. All licenses allow you to do this without any earnings limits. With non-exclusive licenses, please keep in mind the length of your contract, however.

Do I have to pay the producer a percentage of the royalties I accure?

All non-exclusive licenses are 100% royalty-free and last two years.

With the “Exclusive” & “Custom Beat” licenses, buyer must pay full minimum statutory rate on mechanical royalties to the producer (~$0.091 per unit sale). Mechanical royalties derive from the use of the actual ‘Master’ (which you would own), not the composition, publishing, or intellectual property of the song. ‘Publishing’ is split at 75/25 (Buyer/Pink Fader®). Exclusive & Custom Beat licenses last for a lifetime, and prevent anyone else from ever licensing the same beat.

How long does it take for me to receive my purchase?

All download links are emailed to you instantly upon purchase.

Will the beat be removed from the website once I license it?

If you do not earn the exclusive license, no, the beat will not be removed from the site (unless you’ve’ purchased an exclusive license directly from the exclusive beats catalog).

A beat I was listening to is now removed from the site. What happened to it?

If a beat is removed, its exclusive rights were earned, and it cannot be resold.

What forms of payment do you accept?

I accept all major debit/credit cards (Mastercard, Visa, American Express, Discover). I process transactions using PayPal and Stripe. You do not need a Paypal account to checkout via PayPal (a debit/credit card will still work).