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Frequently Asked Questions
DIFFERENCES BETWEEN LEASING AND EXCLUSIVE LICENSES:
While leasing rights (also known as non-exclusive rights) have restrictions in number of allowed sales units, earnings, etc., and can be sold to multiple persons at the same time, exclusive rights is the only license type, allowing unlimited use on any medium without a license expiration limit! After an exclusive rights license has been sold, the according beat will become unavailable for any type of licensing.
Unlimited License and Exclusive License Are not the same?
Although these 2 licenses may seem similar, there are 2 major differences between them:
- With the Exclusive License you do not have an expiration date, which is the case with the Unlimited License (and once the Exclusive License of the beat has been acquired, the rest of the licenses cannot be updated and will expire).
- With the Exclusive License you will earn 80% of the publishing rights (ASCAP, BMI, SGAE, etc.), instead with the Unlimited License you earn 50%.
(To know more advantages about the Licenses click HERE)
Can i still use beats i have leased after exclusive rights have been sold? Yes. Selling exclusive rights does not affect any previously sold licenses.
I purchase exclusive rights. May the beat be leased again? Has it been leased before? Once a beat is sold exclusively, we are no longer allowed to sell a license to that beat. On the other hand it may be possible that a beat has been leased to several persons before it has been sold exclusively.
The price is in USD Dollars.
Why? Player and Beats are managed through the BeatStars platform, a US company. That is why you will find the Beat Player and the following steps in English, in addition to having the dollar as a currency. If you pay with your PayPal account, PayPal will convert dollars to your currency automatically, depending on the exchange rate in effect at the time. If you pay with a credit card, the PayPal platform will offer you your own currency conversion (RECOMMENDED) or you can choose to pay directly in dollars with your card (this option is NOT RECOMMENDED since depending on the bank that issued your card they can charge fees considerably elevated).
DO YOU HAVE BULK DISCOUNTS?
Yes, on all licenses:
- BUY 2 GET 2 FREE (select 4 beats for the price of 2)
IMPORTANT: You need to select the appropriate number of beats (same license type) to activate the bundle deals. The Beats with another producer are not included within these offers.
I RECEIVED A COUPON CODE, HOW DO I USE IT?
If you have any valid coupon code, you can apply the code on the checkout page in the field ‘Coupon Code’ (last step before payment). Click ‘Apply Coupon’ and the discount rate will be applied to the total amount of all items selected and also on bundle deals. You need to use the coupon before checking out via PayPal or Credit Card!
WHAT RIGHTS DO I GET IF I BUY A LICENSE?
Clicking on the button “full license” located below each license on the pricing table you will find all the detailed information about the license agreement, the rights and the conditions for the use of the instrumentals. In addition, when making any purchase on Gradozerobeats.com, you agree to enter a mailing list as a customer in which you will receive emails with exclusive offers for you. If you do not wish to receive these emails, you can unsubscribe from the list at any time.
WHY THE PLAYER´S BEATS SOUND WITH VOICES?
Nowadays it is very easy to record the audio that sounds on a web, so to avoid undue copies the voices have been interspersed in to prevent the use of the instrumentals. When buying a license, the files that you will get won´t contain those voices.
What do you mean when you say “Untagged”? : It means the beat will be delivered without the voice that sounds over the sample in the music player.
WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I LICENSE EXPIRED?
Has your license expired? No problem! You can update it to continue using the Beat.
(CLICK HERE to update your license)
What happens if the beat I want to update has already been sold with an exclusive license? : In that case you will no longer be able to update your license since, once the exclusive license is sold, the sale of any license / update on that Beat is no longer allowed.
WHEN WILL I RECIVE MY ORDER?
Delivery is immediate. When making the payment you will be redirected to a screen from which you will be able to download the beats and the contract. In addition, you will receive an email with the receipt of your purchase and a button to download the files. If you can not see this email in your inbox, it will probably be located in the Junk / Spam folder.
You can pay using a Credit/Debit card or Paypal. Thus all payments will be managed automatically without the need for manual checks.
IS THE PAYMENT SAFE?
Yes, payments are made by Paypal, the safest payment platform. You will notice that the price appears in Dollars USD but don´t worry about it, Paypal offers you the automatic conversion to your currency.
CAN I CHANGE THE BEATS AFTER PURCHASE OR MAKE A REFUND IF I´M NOT GOING TO USE THEM?
No. All sales of digital downloadable products are final and we can not offer a refund for something we can not recover.
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I BOUGHT A LICENSE. CAN I CHANGE THE DURATION, MAKE CUTS, ETC?
As long as you have purchased a license to a beat, you are allowed to do changes to the beat length, mixing, sounds, etc. This excludes tagged beats/free demo downloads.
CAN I RE-SELL THE BEATS I PURCHASE?
No. You are not allowed to re-sell the beats or transfer your license-rights to the beats to a third person.
CAN I UPGRADE MY LICENSE TO A HIGHER LICENSE?
Yes, if you own a non-exclusive license, you can upgrade your license to any higher license type if exclusive rights are still available and have not been sold yet. If exclusive rights have already been sold to the beats, and are no longer available, you can no will longer update your license so you must be quick before missing the opportunity. Please CLICK HERE to access the Upgrade form, we will credit the amount you have already paid, and deduct it from the price for the desired license.
WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF TRACK OUT?
Having Track Out is ideal for mixing and recording at a studio.You can not only edit the structure to suit your song as you want but also is the best option when mixing and getting a more professional sound.
HERE you will see all the advantages explained in detail.
WHAT SHOULD I DO TO MONETIZE MY VIDEO ON YOUTUBE? IMPORTANT!
Do you want to make money with your Youtube video? : Then you need the "Premium", "Unlimited" or "Exclusive" License. Basic & Standard licenses do not qualify for monetization. To prevent the use of the instrumentals on Youtube without their corresponding license, all the beats are housed in a manager of "Content ID".
What Youtube´s "Content ID" does is scan youtube videos for audio material produced by Gradozero and automatically sends a copyright claim, which blocks your videos from monetization temporarily. This claim is more a notification and will NOT harm your channel or video, nor does it force you to take down the video(s), the only thing it does, is disable the monetization option temporarily. Your video will keep playing without any other limitations.
This is the exact message you might receive: Due to a copyright claim, you are no longer monetizing the following YouTube video. It is still playable on YouTube, but the copyright owner could choose to show ads on it. It may therefore be possible that you receive a copyright claim on youtube videos, even if you own a "Premium", "Unlimited" or "Exclusive" license. So, please follow these instructions:
IMPORTANT! If you have a "Premium", "Unlimited" or "Exclusive" license, please Fill out the copyright claim removal form or send a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org including your full name, link(s) to the corresponding video(s) and email address used for the purchase. Once received the mail we will contact the "Content ID" manager to withdraw this claim and restore monetization for your video within the next 24 hours.
Using this "Content ID" program is the only way we can assure that only people with an appropriate beat-license are monetizing their videos rightfully and legally on youtube.
Please CLICK HERE to access the copyright removal form.
I´M LOOKING FOR A BEAT BUT I CAN´T FIND IT IN YOUR BEATSTORE
Go to the beat store, click on ‘search track types’ and enter the title of the beat you’re looking for. If the beat is tagged as ‘SOLD’ or if you can’t find it, then it is no longer for sale.
PENALTIES? HOW DO I GIVE PROPER CREDIT?
Proper credit is given as follows in written form: ‘ft. Gradozero’, ‘Beat by Gradozero’ or ‘Prod. Gradozero’. Is very important to mention the producer in all platforms (Youtube, Spotify, Itunes, Instagram, etc) when you upload your song. It is established by contract and failure to comply will result in an economic penalty.
50% PUBLISHING RIGHTS? WILL THEY TAKE AWAY BENEFITS FROM YOUTUBE, SPOTIFY, ETC?
No. Publishing rights do not affect digital sales at all, but rather affect physical sales, which is generated in platforms such as SGAE, ASCAP, BMI, etc. Therefore when the non-exclusive license says "50% publication rights" means that, in addition to what you earn with digital sales, you can earn half of what you generate on the platforms mentioned above, which does not happen with the other licenses (in exclusive licenses your percentage of publication rights may increase to 80%)
CONTENT ID (CD BABY, TUNECORE....)
THE LICENSEE IS EXPRESSLY PROHIBITED FROM REGISTERING THE BEAT AND/OR NEW SONG WITH ANY CONTENT IDENTIFICATION SYSTEM, SERVICE PROVIDER, MUSIC DISTRIBUTOR, RECORD LABEL OR DIGITAL AGGREGATOR (for example: TuneCore or CDBaby, and any other provider of user-generated content identification services). The purpose of this restriction is to prevent you from receiving a copyright infringement take down notice from a third party who also received a non-exclusive license to use the Beat in a New Song. The Beat has already been tagged for Content Identification (as that term is used in the music industry) by Producer as a pre-emptive measure to protect all interested parties in the New Song
WHAT IS YOUR PRICE FOR EXCLUSIVE RIGHTS?
Prices are anywhere between $499-$1.499 USD. Prices are always negotiable within reasonable term. Please send an inquire by using the form below.
HERE you can see if you are worth buying an exclusive license.
How Do I Purchase Beats?
1. Select Beats
Click on The +ADD button and select a license (Mp3, Wav, Tracked Out…)
2. Buy Beats
Click on the BUY NOW button. You Will Be Redirected to Paypal for final payment. You will have the choice to pay with your Paypal account OR your credit/debit card.
3. Download Beats
All Files will be Sent to Your Paypal Email Address automatically.
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