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Lease vs Exclusive Beats

At the end of this article, you will be able to decide which option is best for you. We will discuss what a lease and an exclusive are as well as the pros and cons of both options.

If you lease a beat, this means that other people can also lease or buy exclusive rights to the beat.

When you lease a beat, however, there are some restrictions on what you’re allowed to do with it.

  • You can’t use it in a commercial.

  • You can’t use it in a movie or TV show.

  • If your song is released as an album, the terms of the lease may state that you can’t sell more than 500 copies or distribute more than 250,000 streams of that song through any online music service (such as Spotify or Apple Music). This is because the producer has exclusive rights under copyright law for derivative works such as these.

When you lease a beat, you may be limited as to how many views of your song that may be able to monetize. If the “lease” allows for unlimited views, you can use it for as long as you want, but some leases allow for a set amount of plays within a set time period. Once those views are exhausted, the lease will expire and it no longer allows usage of that particular beat.

A lease beat is a license that gives you the rights to use a beat as many times as you want, but only allows it to be used in one song. You can re-sell the song with the beat once it’s finished and released. If a lease beats company wants to sell their beats with exclusive rights, they’ll usually charge more than they would if they were sold without exclusivity.

Exclusive beats are purchased outright by one person or label (the ‘exclusive buyer’) who then owns all of the rights to the beat recording for good – which means no other artists can buy them from that website or anywhere else! When you buy exclusive beats, that means that no other artist can buy it from that point moving forward. You cannot resell it to anyone else but you will be able to monetize unlimited views on YouTube, SoundCloud, etc.

If you choose to buy exclusive beats, you will have the right to do whatever you want with it except resell it. For example:

  • You can use the beat for your own music and/or album

  • You can use the beat for business or products

  • You can use the beat for videos or film projects

  • You can use the beat for movies

Exclusive beats prices will generally start around $500-$2000. Leasing rights can be purchased for as little as $20 and go up to $250-$1000 depending on the quality of the beat and how many times you want to use it.

Leasing beats is a better option that allows you to make money from your song if it’s on Apple Music, Spotify, iTunes or any other streaming service that pays royalties. Streaming services pay out around $5 dollars per 1,000 streams. You would get paid every time someone plays your song online – even if they never buy it! So if they listen twice as much but don’t buy anything,…you still earn twice as much without having spent any extra money upfront!

All in all, which kind of beats you choose depends on your needs and your budget. If you don’t want to pay much and don’t need a lot of flexibility, we recommend leasing beats. If you want more control over how the beat is used or could see yourself using it as a long-term part of your brand, then buying exclusive rights may be a better choice for you. 

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