Instrumental Tracks For Recording Artists & Songwriters


Opening Thoughts

What to know about buying beats. Buying beats online – How does it work? By purchasing a beat, you are purchasing audio files that are copyrighted by the producer. In return for your payment, the producer grants you several rights to use the beat. This is what we call the License Agreement.

Can you use free beat downloads to profit?

No, Free downloads are for non-profit use only. Meaning they cannot be distributed, radio streamed, performed, and/or monetized in any way. If anyone wishes to use a track for any commercial and/or distribution use, they are required to purchase a license.

Will the beat be removed from the website once I license it?

No, we do not remove non exclusive beats from the site. The only way to get the beat removed and call it your own is to buy it exclusively. Prices for exclusive beats are by request only through the make an offer link in the player. Prices are based on the beat and/or producer and what he wants for it.

A beat I was listening to is now removed from the site. What happened to it?

If a beat is removed, its exclusive rights were bought, and it cannot be resold.

Do I own the track after I buy it and do I get a printed agreement?

No, you do not own the beat. You are buying a non exclusive beat. All non exclusive beats are LEASED not SOLD. You are leasing the rights to use it. By downloading the track, you are bound to the terms and conditions of non exclusive use. All tracks are downloaded from the site and do come with pdf non-exclusive license terms based on the type of licensed beat purchased. If you want to “own it” you would need to purchase the exclusive rights to it. Most beats are available as exclusive rights if you request them through the make an offer link in the player. Prices are based on the beat and/or producer and what he wants for it. Exclusive beat sales come with contracts, separated production tracks and shipped on disk with a contract for signature before the agreement is legally binding. If you buy the exclusive rights, the beat would also be removed from the site for good and is never sold to anyone else again.

Does the beat I buy have the tag?

No. When you add a beat to your cart, then pay for it with, you will be either sent back to the site to download your links or you will get an email with your links. The linked files are the full beats without the vocal tag unless it's by design. You will also have 24hrs to download your files in case you cant download them right away. The producers tag may be in some beats if they prefer to add it, you will hear it in the samples on the site., If you hear it there, you'll hear it in the one you get.

What is your return policy?

Since we are offering digital products, there is no returns or refunds on purchases. If for some reason you cannot get our links to download your music, we will gladly help you in any way to make your purchase complete.

What does Royalty Free mean?

Music which is sold without any ongoing royalty obligations. The copyright is owned in its entirety, by the seller. Royalty Free is not the same as copyright free. In the case of royalty free, the selling entity or entities retain the copyright interest.

Types of Copyright

Understanding copyright laws and situations can be complex and requires extensive knowledge of the law. For a more in-depth understanding of copyright law, I recommend researching further or seeking advice from a legal professional. However, for the purposes of artists like yourself wanting to buy beats online, I will give a brief overview. It’s important to note that registering the music or lyrics with the U.S. Copyright Office is not required, as the moment the creation is written or saved, it’s automatically copyrighted. While registering with the U.S. Copyright Office has its benefits, failing to do so does not mean losing ownership over the creation.

Public Performing Right

The exclusive right of the copyright owner, granted by the U.S. Copyright Law, to authorize the performance or transmission of the work in public.

Public Performance License

ASCAP/SESAC/BMI issues licenses on behalf of the copyright owner or his agent granting the right to perform the work in, or transmit the work to, the public.

Reproduction Right

The exclusive right of the copyright owner, granted by the Copyright Act, to authorize the reproduction of a musical work as in a record, cassette or CD.

Mechanical License

Harry Fox Agency, Inc. issues licenses on behalf of the copyright owner or his agent, usually to a record company, granting the record company the right to reproduce and distribute a specific composition at an agreed upon fee per unit manufactured and sold.

Synchronization License

Music Publishers issue licenses as copyright owner or his agent, usually to a producer, granting the right to synchronize the musical composition in timed relation with audio-visual images on film or videotape. Publisher information is available on our website in the repertoire search. If you need further assistance in locating complete publisher information, please contact our Research Department.

Digital Performance Right in Sound Recordings

Sound Exchange along with Record Companies license the exclusive rights on behalf of copyright owners in a sound recording (which is separate from the copyright in the underlying musical works that BMI represents) under U.S. Copyright Law to authorize many digital transmissions (e.g., Internet streaming).

Can I sell the song(s) I make with these beats?

Yes. You can sell up to the limits based on the license purchased as long as you print the producers name, or our web site ( If you post it online, please mention the producer and the site with a link (e.g. Only exclusive beats are available for reselling or major distribution. Click here for exclusive beats.

What happens when you buy exclusive rights to a beat?

Exclusives, or exclusive rights for a beat, legally names the artist as the exclusive owner to use it in creating a 'Master Recording'. It's bound by contract and gives you as an artist full ownership of the beat to the extent that you will be the last person to purchase it.

Closing Thoughts

Buying beats online can be a great, budget-friendly way to take your music career to the next level, but it’s important to approach it with caution and an informed mindset. Confidently buy beats online from our extensive collection. We have beats for all artistic styles, available in cost-effective bulk purchases and without confusing, obscure contracts. Click here to view our beat licensing collection today!

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