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Buying Beats Online can be Confusing -Buy Beats


   Every day the music world evolves, nowadays less people buy physical CD albums, LP’s or Mixtapes, now everything is online, “in the cloud”.

     If in 2004 where sold 30 billion audio discs, with a raise of almost 200 billion in 2007, today the audio cd sales dropped with 70% compared with 2007, and it’s still dropping compared with online sales.

    These online stores are more accessible to people from around the world and with less costs compared with the Audio CD market.

     If on a click away you can buy any music from almost any gadget (phone, tablet, and others), the only condition is to be connected to the Internet, and in the same situation is the online market for instrumentals.

   The buying of hip-hop beats online can be confusing if you are not aware of the basic elements.
There are some thing you should know for buying online beats.

     Most of the producers are selling instrumentals based on licenses, which means that they can still own right over them.

  With a visible raise compared to past years the buying of instrumentals is accessible to any artist, agency, label or a simple listener, the prices ranging from a producer to other.

  If music is bought on a single price or a single license, in instrumental sales the problem sits slightly different.

 In the first place Licenses are used for sales, eg. “MP3 Lease”, “Premium Lease”, “Unlimited Lease” and others.
The most used Licenses being “Lease” and “Exclusive”


What does "Lease" or "Non-Exclusive" mean?

Leasing Rights


      The leasing rights give the artist a number of sales per song (2500 Units for instance) here considering the terms mentioned in the “Lease” license because not all the producers are using the same amount of units per song. Once the number of units specified in the license contract is reached the instrumental must be repurchased or you should consider buying a different license for you to continuously sell the song.

    Also the producer can resell the beat to other artists as long as nobody is buying the EXCLUSIVE License. A very good thing for a producer is that they can still make money over a leasing of a single beat.

    Another positive part of this license is the much lower price over the Exclusive license, so upcoming artists can afford the purchase of the instrumental.

    Usually producers are giving away only an “Untagged” MP3.

What Exclusive Rights Means!



     This license gives the artist the Exclusive Property over the beat, and usually unlimited use in any commercial means.

   The producer can’t no longer resell the bought beat under the exclusive license, and must delete that instrumental from any website or online market.

     An Exclusive Beat is more expensive because the artist becomes the unique owner and he can do whatever with the exclusive purchased instrumental.

The producer shall give a high quality mp3 version of the instrumental, the wave session (for a better mix-mastering of the overall song) and a contract.

Usually exclusive beats are bought for albums or for any commercial productions from which the artist or label/organization will make profit.

    Thus artists can buy the most appropriate license suitable for their needs.




  • - buy non-exclusive instrumentals to try them, if the recording went well and you like it then you should consider buying the exclusive licence.
  • - before you buy beats you should make sure that the sound quality satisfy you.
  • - look for a producer that offers superior quality in that money.
  • - build a relationship with the producer.
  • - make sure you don't have to pay other copyrights when you buy an exclusive licence.
  • - save money buying Non Exclusive beats.

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   Is a musical genre originally from the south of the USA created at the beginning of the 90’s that’s based of the classical 808 Drum Kit.

Us south trap music
Aggressive Brass, Triple Hi-Hats, Snappy Snare ,loud Kick and 808 long bass samples sounds make this musical style different from all other genres.

   Even the unusual tempo  of (135 – 170 BPM Double or Triple time) drives it further from the classical Hip Hop (70 – 115 BPM).



The “TRAP” Term


   Refers to the place where drugs are being sold; the drug dealers are known as “Trappers” and the consumers as prey.

   Socially “Trap” may also refer to a neighborhood, area or suburb with a very high unemployment rate where most residents don’t have jobs, unable to commit, partly because of the environment, leading to drug use and working in the drug trafficking trade.

Origins 1990 – 2010

   The term appears for the first time in Atalanta, and among the first rappers to use the term “Trap” in music are: : Cool Breeze, Outkast and Goodie Mob.

   The genre has been introduced to the musical industry at the beginning of the 90’s by UGK, Three 6 Mafia, Master P and Cool Breze.

  In 2003 comes the first wave of trap music to the mainstream with the launch of T.I.’s second album titled “Trap Musik” selling more the 2 million copies.

   The album’s single “24’s” has been used in the soundtrack of “Need for speed: Underground

   In 2005 another album makes it to the 2nd place in the billboards, this time from Young Jeezy with the album “Let’s Get It: Thug Motivation 101”.

Climax 2010 – present

 The second wave brings many producers of TRAP MUSIC, the most popular being Lex Luger in just 1 year producing over 200 songs. Some of

the artists he has collaborated with are Kanye West, Jay-Z or Rick Ross. At present it is one of the most successful musical genres influencing genres like pop, dance, house and creating new sub-genres like “TrapStep” “PsyTrap” or “Drill”.

  Given the huge success the genre has had, many artists indie or signed are looking to purchase trap beats and if you’re a producer and are neglecting trap instrumentals, you are making a big mistake significantly reducing your online beat sales.