Terms & Conditions

(1) Free Downloads.  The beats listed as “Free Downloads” on BeatsGo may be downloaded at no charge. You are granted the right to record and create a song with these beats. However, they may be used for promotional and non-profitable purposes only. Such promo uses include free demos, mixtapes and giveaways. Streaming on platforms such as SoundCloud, Facebook, YouTube and ReverbNation is also allowed. However, you may not enable monetization on these streams. Live performances of your Master Recording at non-profit events and concerts are granted. Radio play is not allowed under our Free Download policy. Altering, ripping or re-distributing of the downloaded beats in any form is prohibited. Credit must always be given upon use as outlined in point (6). To use our free downloads for profitable purposes, a separate licensing agreement must be purchased.

(2) Standard Leasing Rights. By purchasing a Standard Non-Exclusive License, Licensee agrees to the following terms and conditions: Licensor grants Licensee the right to record vocal and/or instrumental synchronization to any or all parts of the Composition. This newly created recording shall be hereafter referred to as the “Master Recording.” Licensee understands that his/her non-exclusive right to record vocal and/or instrumental synchronization to any or all parts of the Composition is limited to one (1) new Master Recording, and if Licensee wishes to use the Composition to create a second or more synchronizations, the Licensee must obtain a separate license to do so from Licensor. Licensee also agrees to refrain from editing the Composition by changing the arrangement of the Composition or by removing any melodies, instruments, drum programming, or other sounds that are contained within the Composition unless permission for such edits is expressly granted by Licensor. Licensee must contact Licensor regarding requests for the right to change the macro-structure of the Composition (the order or number of verses and hooks), the right to change the tempo of the Composition, and the right to change the key of the Composition. Licensee is limited to distributing one (1) version of the Master Recording.  Licensee is limited to distributing twenty-five hundred (2,500) copies (“Distributions”) of the Master Recording, which can be distributed on any kind of recording media including, but not limited to: compact discs, DVDs, VHS videos, digital downloads, and all other forms of media.  Licensee may retain 100% of profits from these distributions. Licensor hereby grants Licensee the right to use the Master Recording in public performances, shows, or concerts (“Performances”) for compensation of up to $800. However, Licensor grants Licensee the right to use Master Recording for unlimited non-profit Performances. Licensor grants Licensee the right to produce unlimited audio streams of the Master Recording on the internet (“Audio Streams”), through such mediums as ReverbNation, Soundcloud, YouTube, or any and all other streaming audio sites. Licensor grants Licensee the right to make one (1) music video synchronization (“Music Video”) with Master Recording.  Licensee may produce unlimited streams of such video on the internet (“Video Streams”), through any and all other streaming video/audio sites. Licensor does not grant Licensee the right to distribute the Master Recording or Music Video to television, film, or video games. A separate license agreement will need to be executed for such distribution (this separate license agreement is known as a Synchronization License. Licensor reserves the right to decline to enter into such supplementary agreement. Licensor grants Licensee the right to five (5) spins (plays) of Master Recording on local radio, national radio, or any other means of air broadcast. Licensor maintains 100% exclusive rights of copyright and ownership of the Composition and may continue to license it non-exclusively and/or exclusively. In the event Licensor grants an exclusive license to the Composition to a third party, Licensee retains the non-exclusive rights granted under this Agreement, subject to the limitations listed herein, until the terms of this Agreement have been fulfilled or the duration of this Agreement has expired. Licensee shall not have a right to renew this Agreement; any renewal opportunity shall be at the sole discretion of Licensor.

(3) Premium Leasing Rights.  By purchasing a Standard Non-Exclusive License, Licensee agrees to the following terms and conditions: This license agreement includes all terms outlined in point (2). Included in this agreement, Licensee will receive the track-outs (or “stem files”) of the licensed beat. Licensor will provide a .ZIP file containing the Composition’s instruments individually separated in WAV format. This agreement also allows for a total distribution limit of 7,500 copies.

(4) Synchronization Leasing Rights. By purchasing a Non-Exclusive Synchronization License, Licensee agrees to the following terms and conditions: Licensor hereby grants Licensee the non-exclusive right to use Composition in its original form and/or to create a Master Recording using Composition with recorded vocals synchronized to it. Master Recording may be used for soundtrack purposes for one of the following commercial works: motion picture, television show, television commercial, radio commercial or radio show intros/outros/themes, recorded video, music video, video game, or background music or promotional videos on a website. Composition and/or Master Recording shall not become or be used as any of Licensee’s trademarks or other marks. (Licensee’s work by itself shall hereafter be termed “Media” and the work that results when Composition or Master Recording is integrated with Licensee’s work shall hereafter be termed “Synchronization”). Licensee understands that his non-exclusive right is limited to one (1) new Master Recording and/or Synchronization, and if Licensee wishes to use the Composition to create a second or more Master Recordings and/or Synchronizations, the Licensee must obtain a separate license to do so from Licensor. Licensee also agrees to refrain from editing the Composition by changing the arrangement of the Composition or by removing any melodies, instruments, drum programming, or other sounds that are contained within the Composition unless permission for such edits is expressly granted by Licensor. However, Licensee may request that changes be made to the macro-structure of the Composition (the order or number of verses and hooks), the right to change the tempo of the Composition, and the right to change the key of the Composition. This License shall not include the right to distribute Composition, Master Recording or Synchronization to iTunes or similar internet media retailer/distributor for download or any other purpose. This License also shall not include the right to distribute Composition, Master Recording, or Synchronization on a mix-tape, album or as a single. Although Composition and Master Recording may be used in radio commercials or radio show intros/outros/themes, Composition and Master Recording may not be distributed for general play/rotations/spins on the radio as independent works. Licensee may not distribute Composition or Master Recording on any kind of recording media that is not expressly allowed above. These media on which distribution is not allowed include, but are not limited to: compact discs, DVDs or VHS videos (except for Synchronizations that are motion pictures), digital downloads, and all other forms of media. A separate license agreement will need to be executed for such distribution (this separate license agreement is a general non-exclusive license. Licensor reserves the right to decline to enter into such supplementary agreement. Licensee may not solely stream Composition or Master Recording on the internet un-synchronized. A separate license agreement will need to be executed for such streaming (this separate license agreement is a general non-exclusive license. Licensee may stream Synchronization as a whole, through YouTube, WorldStarHipHop, SoundCloud, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or any and all other streaming audio/video sites. See BeatsGo website for availability and details). Licensor reserves the right to decline to enter into such supplementary agreement. Licensor maintains 100% exclusive rights of copyright and ownership of the Composition and may continue to license it non-exclusively and/or exclusively. In the event Licensor grants an exclusive license to the Composition to a third party, Licensee retains the non-exclusive rights granted under this Agreement, subject to the limitations listed herein, until the terms of this Agreement have been fulfilled or the duration of this Agreement has expired. Licensee shall not have a right to renew this Agreement; any renewal opportunity shall be at the sole discretion of Licensor.

(5) Exclusive Rights. By purchasing an Exclusive License, Licensee agrees to the following terms and conditions:  Licensor grants Licensee an exclusive license to use the Licensed Masters throughout the Territory in connection with the manufacture and exploitation of records, vinyls, CDs and DVDs and to otherwise reproduce, use, perform and exploit the Licensed Masters in any manner or medium now or hereafter known, including the right to procure digital downloads, ringtones and synchronize the Licensed Masters. Upon execution of this agreement, Licensor shall relinquish the right to sell future non-exclusive or exclusive rights to the specified Composition and remove the specified Composition from all facilities that have it available for purchase or download. The exclusive license granted by Licensor to Licensee for the specified Composition shall never expire. Licensor is required to give the Licensee full disclosure of the origins of any samples in the Composition. It is the Licensee’s responsibility to clear any and all samples with the original copyright owner. The Licensee will accept total responsibility and liability for any additions made to the specified Composition. Licensor agrees to send an mp3 and wav session file of the Composition to the Licensee. Licensor shall also provide the Licensee with tracked out (separated) wav files for every sound in the Composition. Licensee shall be responsible for adhering to credit terms outlined in point (6). Licensor retains copyright ownership of the specified Composition. Licensor acknowledges that Licensee is the party that has made arrangements for recording the Master Recording and as such the Master Recording and all rights therein vest in Licensee for the full period of copyright and all extensions and renewals thereto throughout the Territory. Licensee is not required to record or release any Songs containing the Composition.

(6) Credit.  Licensee agrees to adhere to these terms pertaining to credit after the purchase of any of the above license types. Licensee must and shall give production credit to both Licensor and Composer, and where a beat has a hook, the singer of the hook (“Singer”), for any and all Distributions or Streams containing Master Recording.  This credit shall be given in writing wherever possible in or on the CD booklet, outside cover or other written material accompanying Distributions, in text boxes on YouTube or any other websites containing Streams, or verbally where written credit is not possible. Written or verbal credit shall be given immediately preceding or following any Performance. Licensee shall be responsible for ensuring that records featuring Licensor’s specified Composition hereunder shall be credited in the form “Produced by (Composer)” whereas “Composer” is the professional name of the Licensor.

(7) Payments and Delivery.  All license agreements at BeatsGo are royalty-free. Licensee bares no responsibility to make royalty payments when carrying out the rights of the above agreements. As consideration for the rights granted, Licensee agrees to pay Licensor the sum listed. BeatsGo accepts PayPal and all major credit cards.  If the Licensee fails to make payment in full, including by paying from an account with insufficient funds, reversing a payment, or otherwise failing to pay in any manner, the License shall be considered on hold, and Licensee shall not be permitted to exercise any rights granted herein until payment is rendered.  If payment is not rendered within seven (7) days following the failed payment, the License shall automatically terminate and such termination shall permanently render the recording, manufacture, distribution, streaming, performance, or any other use of Composition subject to infringement actions or other legal actions under applicable law, including, but not limited to, the United States Copyright Act, as amended.  Licensee agrees to notify Licensor within fourteen (14) days of any changes in Licensee’s mailing address or email address. Once payment has been received, Licensor shall deliver Licensee downloadable high quality .mp3 and .wav file versions of Composition free of any vocal tags.

(8) General Terms & Conditions. Our full terms & conditions are outlined and displayed clearly on our site at this location: http://beatsgo.com/terms-conditions/. It is the responsibility of the licensee to read and review these terms for possible changes and updates. All transactions at BeatsGo.com are subject to the above terms and conditions where applicable. Upon making a purchase at BeatsGo, licensee acknowledges that he/she has read and agreed to the above terms and has entered into a legally binding agreement with licensor. Re-sale of compositions licensed at BeatsGo.com is prohibited. The rights given to licensees are non-transferable.

 

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Last updated: August 11, 2016