Licensing

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 beat made from scratch
  • Lasts a Lifetime
  • Exclusive
  • Unlimited Radio Spins
  • Unlimited Earnings
  • Unlimited Streams
  • Download Sample Custom License

Need beats for songs, but not sure what license to choose? This page has you covered, whether you’re brand new to buying beats online, or you’re an experienced shopper.

Here’s what you get with each license:

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 License

  • 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 10,000+ 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.

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.

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.
  • Basic, and Deluxe+ licenses are both non-exclusive. The Custom Beat license is exclusive.
  • Non-exclusive licenses are 100% royalty-free. We request for 25% of the publishing for exclusive licenses (and 3 points).