When you lease a beat from a producer, you are granted non-exclusive rights to it. Non-exclusive rights grants you “partial” access to use the beat. The producer retains exclusive rights to the beat, and may continue leasing the beat or sell exclusive rights to other artists. Think of the beat lease as the producer “lending” you the beat temporarily. Or you are renting the beat. You may use the beat to create your song, and you have limited rights to it. If you decide that you would like to own the beat at any point, you can always purchase exclusive rights to it if the producer offers this.
Exclusive is where you can get to use it in radio, tv and movies and producer & artist both get royalties ect. It will also be removed from the site because those rights only go to 1 artist. Make sense?
When you lease a beat, you also agree to something called a distribution limit. A distribution limit is simply a cap on the number of copies of the song you can sell. A very common distribution limit is 2,000 copies. This means that, after leasing a beat, you may record your vocals on it to create your song, and distribute up to 2,000 copies of this song. (At iMAKEFIREBEATS, you are given 2500 distributions under a standard lease.) A distribution is defined as any physical transfer of the song to another person for profit or non-profit. This includes, but is not limited to: A CD Sale An iTunes Sale Giving Song Away On a Mixtape Sending Song in an Email Ect... Any time you physically transfer the audio file of the song to another person, this counts as a distribution. Streaming plays on YouTube, Reverb Nation, or other similar sites do NOT count as distributions, because the audio file is not physically transferred to someone else. When you run out of distributions, your lease is over. At that point, you may either lease the beat again, or purchase exclusive rights if the beat is still available.
Length Of Lease Term
Another characteristic of a beat lease is the length of term. many artist dont know that because leases are non-exclusive, there needs to be some kind of time limit on the term of the lease. You will most likely find that the most common terms are between 1-2 years. The term starts the moment that you agree to the terms and pay for the beat, and is good for 1-2 years (or whatever the producer has set) from that day. Your leasing terms expire either when you have run out of distributions, or run out of time on your lease. Whichever comes first.
Because you have paid the leasing fee, you are able to keep 100% of the profits that you make from your distributions, unless otherwise specified by the producer.
Because of the digital nature of beats (mp3's ect) we can not allow any refunds so NO REFUNDS.
If you attempt fraud using a debit/credit card you know isn't yours and they file a dispute, we will find you and You Will be charged with identity theft so lets not go there shall we.