Frequently Asked Questions

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Are the beats still tagged when I buy a license?

No, all licenses come with untagged files.

Will I own the beat once I purchase it from your store?

No. All purchases made from the Beat Store are non-exclusive. This means that we still own the rights, and we will always be able to license it to other artists.

Which payment methods do you accept?

We accept PayPal and Card payments only.

Can I download the files directly after I make the payment?

Yes. After you’ve made the payment, you will be redirected to a secure download area where you can instantly download the files. A confirmation email, which includes the download links, will be sent as well.

I’m looking for a beat, but I can’t find it in your Beat Store?

There’s a search bar top left of the beat store.

1. Click on “Search.”

2. Type in the name of the beat and wait till it shows up.

If the beat still doesn’t show up, it might be sold exclusively. In that case, it’s no longer available.

What happens when a license expires?

Once the license expires, you can contact us to check if the instrumental is still available for license renewal – if the exclusive license has not been sold yet. If you see that your song is blowing up, we suggest to contact us immediately to buy exclusive license rights. That way, you will not get in a sticky situation where your songs are becoming a hit, but your license is about to expire, and the exclusive beat license has been sold.

What happens to other license holders if I buy an exclusive license?

If you buy an exclusive license, the beat will be marked as “SOLD” from the shop and will not be re-sold from thereon. Current license holders for the beat will still be able to use the instrumental as per the license terms until the license expiry – but will not be able to renew the license.

Will I own the beat once I purchase it from your website?

No. All purchases made from the website are non-exclusive. This means that the producer still owns the rights, and we will always be able to license it to other artists. Except you purchase the Exclusive Rights.

Do you produce custom order beats and instrumentals?

Yes, we produce custom, exclusive beats for selected clients. If you consider ordering a custom instrumental from us, submit a request and tell us about your specific needs.

Who to buy a beat?

Go to the beat store on the homepage. Click ‘add to cart,’ select a license, and proceed to checkout. All files will become available to you directly afterward. An email confirmation will be sent as well, including all files and download links.

Where can I find more information about the licenses?

If you’re entirely new to buying beats online, we recommend checking the pricing page

In which format(s) are the files sent?

MP3, 320kbps, and/or WAV 24 bit, 44.1kHz.

Can I buy a beat that you’ve already sold exclusively?

Unfortunately, once a beat is sold, we’re no longer allowed to license it to other artists. Hopefully, you can find something else you like in our available catalog. 

Can I upgrade my license (later)?

Yes. You can upgrade your license here.

Do you offer mixing and mastering?

Right now we do only offer mastering services to our clients, please vist our mastering page for more details.

What’s your price for Exclusive Rights?

Exclusive Rights start at $500 and can go up to $15,000 (depending on which beat.) We don’t sell exclusive rights to every artist. Please inquire using the pricing page.

Do you accept Payment Plans?

Yes. We accept payment plans for exclusive rights only (not for non-exclusive licenses). Once we’ve negotiated the price, a down payment of 30% is required to start a payment plan. Installments are negotiable with a limit of 4 months.

What’s your price for Custom Beats?

Please visit the custom beats page for more information about this service. 

Can I get a refund?

Sorry, we don’t issue refunds for beat leasing with the sole exception of when a double payment is accidentally made or for mastering and custom beats. 

I received a Coupon Code, how do I use it?

Go to the beat store and click ‘add to cart,’ select your license, and proceed to checkout. On the checkout page is where you can apply the coupon code.

I haven’t received my files?

Please check your spam folder as it’s probably in there. If not, please contact us. Please include the order date and the email address you used to make the purchase. We’ll get back to you ASAP!  

I have a problem with one of the files!

Please contact us and specify the problem. Please include the order ID or the email address you used to make the purchase.

I lost the audio files I purchased!

No worries! Please contact us and let us know when you placed the order and which email address you used to purchase. We’ll get back to you ASAP!

I want to make a change to the License Agreement.

Unfortunately, the license agreement is auto-generated by our beat store. We can, however, make an internal note for any requested changes to the agreement. Please inquire using the about page.

I received a notice from YouTube that the music I licensed from Definition Beats belongs to a third party. What do I do?

Firstly, we apologize if this happens to you. We can assure you that all our music is 100% copyright clear. Using our beats with a purchased license is 100% legal, and you are not doing anything wrong.

Classical music has a higher risk of being misidentified by YouTube software since the composition remains the same; only the masters (the actual interpretations or recordings) are different. A Mozart piece performed by Olive Musique can be misidentified as the same Mozart piece interpreted by a different artist on a recording that may belong to Sony, for example.

Unfortunately, false or mistaken copyright claims are a known issue with YouTube and music libraries. The most efficient response is to simply counter the claim with your Definition Beats license. The claim will then be dropped. You can read more about making a counter-notification here.

Please note that your beat license does NOT allow you to upload your project to YouTube’s Content ID system. Definition Beats retains ownership of the recording. Due to the nature of YouTube’s content recognition software, uploading beats by Definition Beats to Content ID will cause mistaken copyright claims for other users and for your future projects, and constitutes a violation of our licensing terms. If you have more questions about the YouTube claim process, please contact us.


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