Licensing Information


choose your lease type

Allowed Unit Sales

Downloadable File Type(s)

WAV Trackout (Stems)

Profitable Use Amount

Royalty-Free

Live Performance Venues Allowed

TV & Radio Play Allowance

Producer Credits must be given to:

Ownership of the beat:

All Lease Types Are Binding by a:

Standard Lease

$30

USD

2,500

320 kbps MP3 File 

1

100%

Hi-Teck Beats

Hi-Teck Beats.com

Contract

Premium Lease

$50

USD

5,000

16-bit WAV & MP3 File(s)

2

100%

Hi-Teck Beats

Hi-Teck Beats.com

Contract

Premium Trackout

$150

USD

10,000

16-bit WAV & MP3 File(s)

3

100%

Hi-Teck Beats

Hi-Teck Beats.com

Contract

Unlimited

$500

USD

Unlimited

16-bit WAV & MP3 File(s)

Unlimited Profitable Uses

100%

Hi-Teck Beats

Hi-Teck Beats.com

Contract

PLEASE NOTE: By purchasing a license for our instrumental beats, you agree to the terms outlined below:

 

  • Producer  Credit

The Licensee must give production credit to the Licensor for any and all distributed material. This can be done verbally (through recorded vocals on the Master Recording), written in or on the CD booklet or outside cover (‘prod. by Hi-Teck Beats’, including website address: www.hiteckbeats.com) or in the title of the track(s) published on social media, such as YouTube, Vimeo, Vevo, etc. (‘prod. by Hi-Teck Beats’). Licensee must include credits to Licensor on all physical media containing a portion or sum of the Instrumental that is being licensed in this agreement (‘prod. by Hi-Teck Beats’, website: www.hiteckbeats.com) including but not limited to CD’s, CD covers, Cassette tapes, Cards, Mixtapes, Websites, etc. Any displayed or downloadable MP3 files must include ‘prod. by Hi-Teck Beats’ within the file name.

 

  • Free Downloads

A Free Download comes as a mixed, tagged MP3 file and a contract/invoice, stating the rights of use and details of purchase. Free downloads of any beat produced by Hi-Teck Beats do not include any artistic, commercial, profitable or legislative rights to the beat. Those versions are only for non-profitable use, meaning only for demonstrational tracks. You are allowed to upload tracks (recorded over free downloaded beats) on internet pages like Reverbnation, Soundcloud, Facebook, Soundclick or Youtube, etc., but for demonstrational use only! When being uploaded or presented, credit always has to be given in a written form to ‘Hi-Teck Beats’ (example: Beat by Hi-Teck Beatshiteckbeats.com) (e.g. in the song description or song title). You are allowed to put the track on a free mixtape if it is for promotional use only and strictly for non-profitable purpose. If you want to put your song on an album, or manufacture physical copies, or sell your music in any form, you need to purchase at least a Basic Leasing License or higher License which is appropriate for your needs. The meaning of free downloads is to do a song for yourself, to do first pre-recordings and to see if the song works out well and is worth to make investments in one of the license types. It is not allowed to make any kind of profit with free download versions. No DVD-, no CD-, no TV-, no radio-streams or airplay allowed! No performing with our beats at live shows or concerts, even if it’s a non-profitable event and no monetization of videos or any form of audio is allowed. Do not post our beats for download on a website without your vocals over the beat. Furthermore, it is not allowed to make any changes to the beat or remove any of the used tags or blend out parts of the beat (beat-drops). Copying, distributing, uploading or ripping any audio material (e.g. beat, tag, sounds, instruments, drums, etc.) in any form other than allowed in this agreement is strictly prohibited and will not be tolerated at any time! Downloading a tagged beat does not reserve rights to the beat for any form of future licensing. The person disobeying these rules will likely face a law suit for copyright infringement.

 

  • Youtube Videos (Content/Audio ID)

The Licensor maintains the unlimited, worldwide rights to register his beat-compositions with a content-ID/audio ID program/institution and be the sole administrator of YouTube rights using such a content ID program. Licensee is not allowed to submit the video (track/song) to the Content/Audio ID system on YouTube! This is necessary and entitles Licensor to maintain the administrative and legislative rights to the beat-composition, in order to be able to ensure non-exclusive and exclusive license owners administrative guidance and license-warranties. The main purpose is to stop people from stealing beats and using/monetizing them in videos without owning a license. What content/audio ID does is to scan youtube videos for audio material produced by Hi-Teck Beats and automatically send a copyright claim, which blocks your videos from monetization temporarily. Don’t worry! 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), it only disables the monetization option temporarily. Your video will keep playing without any other limitations. IMPORTANT! – All license owners need to send us their link(s) to their video(s) and details of purchase so we can put their video(s) on the whitelist and remove the copyright claim within 48-72 hours – please send details/links to our E-Mail including your full name, link to video(s) and/or email address used for purchase. 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 license. As listed above, please follow the instructions written in bold! Using a 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. It also protects your videos from receiving fraudulent claims by third parties that claim to own the administrative rights to the beats. If you have any questions concerning this issue, feel free to contact us anytime via E-mail and we will respond in 24 business hours.

 

  • Legal Notice

Any unauthorized use of the beats, including commercial use of tagged beats as well as unauthorized reselling, is considered a direct violation of the Copyright law and is infringing upon the copyrights of the works of Hi-Teck Beats. Under the fullest extend of the law, Hi-Teck Beats reserves the right to take legal action or pursue financial compensation as a result of any breach or violation of the Licensing Policy.

 

  • General Terms and Conditions

A beat can be leased to more than one person at the same time until exclusive rights are sold. Once a beat has been sold with exclusive rights, it will no longer be available for any kind of leasing and licensing, except for upgrading previously sold non-exclusive licenses to a higher non-exclusive license. Previous leasing/non-exclusive rights that have been sold before the beat is sold exclusively are not affected and stay valid until the applicable sales cap has been reached. The license agreement(s) sent with each beat do not need to be signed by the customer(s)/Licensee(s) and automatically become legally valid worldwide and active with purchase (payment needs to be fully credited) and receipt of purchased items. The customer automatically agrees to all registrations/content that are listed in the licensing information and enters this agreement with purchase. By making a payment, the customer (Licensee) declares that he is fully aware of the entire content listed in the licensing information, he fully accepts and agrees to them. After payment this contract is valid permanently and its content cannot be changed or re-negotiated by either party verbally or in writing. Infringement of the terms & conditions is punishable by law. We have a no refund policy: Our products are digital downloads, so there are NO RETURNS OR REFUNDS after a successful payment and download on our website. By purchasing you agree to this. For this written agreement and the general legal relationship, The U.S. Law is applicable. Abusing or disrespecting the listed Terms & Conditions will result in legal action.

 

Beat License Terms “Continued”:

 

  1.  Standard Lease

 

A Basic Leasing license (non-exclusive) comes as a mixed, untagged 320 kbps MP3 file and a contract/invoice, stating the rights of use and details of purchase. The Licensor grants the Licensee the right to record vocal and/or instrumental synchronization to any or all parts of the Instrumental. The Licensee understands that their non-exclusive usage of the Instrumental is limited to one new composition/recording and if the Licensee wishes to use the Instrumental in other new compositions, then the Licensee must obtain another license to use the Instrumental from the Licensor. The Licensee also agrees to refrain from editing the Instrumental, by changing the arrangement of the Instrumental or by removing any melodies, instruments, drum programming or sounds that are contained within the Instrumental. The Licensee is allowed to use the Master Recording for one (1) single profitable/commercial use (e.g. album, EP, single or mix-tape or youtube videos) on any physical or digital medium such as CDs, DVDs, Blu-ray Discs, VHS videos, USB-Sticks and all other forms of media or digital sales (e.g. itunes, google-play, amazon, spotify, etc.) with a circulation of up to two thousand five hundred (2,500) sales units, all 100% royalty-free. If this point of sale is reached and/or further sales are desired, further rights with a new sales cap need to be obtained with a new license or license upgrade (if the beat has not yet been sold with exclusive rights and is still available). If the beat is no longer available and offered for any form of licensing and/or marked as sold, license owners of any type of non-exclusive rights may upgrade their current license to the highest available non-exclusive license such as an unlimited licenese. If exclusive rights are no longer available, this does not affect license owners from being allowed to upgrade their non-exclusive license(s) to the highest form of non-exclusive license(s). Once Licensee has reached the allowed number of sales and any other limits concerning his license agreement, no more sales can be made after the sales cap is reached. Licensee expressly agrees to remove his song from any marketplaces, stores, etc. to avoid the song from being sold or monetized continuously. Licensee may also use the beat (or song) for non-profit promotional use or demos (mixtapes). Furthermore, Licensee is not allowed to get radio-, video- or television-airplay or to perform the song on live-performaces/shows (profit or non-profit) with a basic leasing rights license. For this purpose Licensee must own exclusive rights to the beat, a premium lease, premium trackouts or an unlimited license.

 

2. Premium Lease

 

A Premium Leasing license (non-exclusive) comes as a mixed, untagged 16-bit WAV file and a contract/invoice, stating the rights of use and details of purchase. The Licensor grants the Licensee the right to record vocal and/or instrumental synchronization to any or all parts of the Instrumental. The Licensee understands that their non-exclusive usage of the Instrumental is limited to one new composition/recording and if the Licensee wishes to use the Instrumental in other new compositions, then the Licensee must obtain another license to use the Instrumental from the Licensor. The Licensee also agrees to refrain from editing the Instrumental, by changing the arrangement of the Instrumental or by removing any melodies, instruments, drum programming or sounds that are contained within the Instrumental. The Licensee is allowed to distribute the Master Recording for two (2) profitable/commercial uses (e.g. album, EP, single or mix-tape or youtube videos) on any physical or digital medium such as CDs, DVDs, Blu-ray Discs, VHS videos, USB-Sticks and all other forms of media or digital sales (e.g. itunes, google-play, amazon, spotify, etc.) with a circulation of up to five thousand (5,000) sales units, all 100% royalty-free. Besides these allowed sales units (physical or digital song sales) which count as 1 profitable project, the customer/Licensee is allowed to use the beat(s) for 1 further profitable project, either for public performances such as profitable live shows, or for monetized (profitable) videos (e.g. youtube, etc.). Licensee is allowed to earn up to $1000 in total through either live shows or monetized videos. Licensee may not split earnings for both types of public performances, only 1 type of public performance is allowed! Once Licensee has reached the limit of his allowed sales units and allowed total earnings, and/or further sales are desired, further rights with a new sales cap need to be obtained with a new license or license upgrade (if the beat has not yet been sold with exclusive rights and is still available). If the beat is no longer available and offered for any form of licensing and/or marked as sold, license owners of any type of non-exclusive rights may upgrade their current license to the highest available non-exclusive license such as an unlimited license, etc. If exclusive rights are no longer available, this does not affect license owners from being allowed to upgrade their non-exclusive license(s) to the highest form of non-exclusive license(s). Once Licensee has reached the allowed number of sales and any other limits concerning his license agreement, no more sales can be made after the sales cap is reached. Licensee expressly agrees to remove his song from any marketplaces, stores, etc. to avoid the song from being sold or monetized continuously.The Licensee is not allowed to get radio-, video- or television-airplay (profit or non-profit) with a premium leasing rights license. For this purpose Licensee must own exclusive rights to the beat or premium trackouts. Licensee may also use the beat(s) (or song) for non-profit promotional use or demos (mixtapes).

 

3. Premium Trackout Lease

 

A Premium Trackout license (non-exclusive) comes as a mixed, untagged 16-bit WAV file, the WAV trackouts (separated WAV tracks) and a contract/invoice, stating the rights of use and details of purchase. The Licensor grants the Licensee the right to record vocal and/or instrumental synchronization to any or all parts of the Instrumental. The Licensee understands that their non-exclusive usage of the Instrumental is limited to one new composition/recording and if the Licensee wishes to use the Instrumental in other new compositions, then the Licensee must obtain another license to use the Instrumental from the Licensor. The Licensor has full rights to record, alter, mix the Instrumental in any shape, way, or form (except reselling the Instrumental).
The Licensee is allowed to use the Master Recording for three (3) profitable/commercial uses (e.g. album, EP, single or mix-tape or youtube videos) on any physical or digital medium such as CDs, DVDs, Blu-ray Discs, VHS videos, USB-Sticks and all other forms of media or digital sales (e.g. itunes, google-play, amazon, spotify, etc.) with a circulation of up to ten thousand (10,000) sales units, all 100% royalty-free. Besides these allowed sales units (physical or digital song sales) which count as 1 profitable project, the customer/Licensee is allowed to use the beat(s) for 2 further profitable projects, either for public performances such as profitable live shows, radio-/video- or television-airplay or for monetized (profitable) videos (e.g. youtube, etc.). Licensee is allowed to earn up to $2,500 in total through live shows or monetized videos. Licensee may split earnings for both types of public performances and decide himself how he wants to use his total earnings limit for the 2 types of public performances that are allowed! If Licensee decides to not sell his song under use of the allowed sales units as 1 profitable project, Licensee may instead double his allowed total earnings limit for public performances that is defined in his license (this results in $5,000 total earnings for a Premium Trackout Rights through public performances). In this case Licensee waives his rights to sell his music as physical or digital copies. Once Licensee has reached the limit of his allowed sales units and allowed total earnings, and/or further sales are desired, further rights with a new sales cap need to be obtained with a new license or license upgrade (if the beat has not yet been sold with exclusive rights and is still available). If the beat is no longer available and offered for any form of licensing and/or marked as sold, license owners of any type of non-exclusive rights may upgrade their current license to the highest available non-exclusive license such as an unlimited license. If exclusive rights are no longer available, this does not affect license owners from being allowed to upgrade their non-exclusive license(s) to the highest form of non-exclusive license(s). Once Licensee has reached the allowed number of sales and any other limits concerning his license agreement, no more sales can be made after the sales cap is reached. Licensee expressly agrees to remove his song from any marketplaces, stores, etc. to avoid the song from being sold or monetized continuously. Licensee may also use the beat(s) (or song) for non-profit promotional use or demos (mixtapes).

 

4.  Unlimited “Non-Exclusive” License

 

An Unlimited license (non-exclusive) comes as a mixed, untagged 16-bit WAV file, the WAV trackouts (separated WAV tracks) and a contract/invoice, stating the rights of use and details of purchase. The Licensor grants the Licensee the right to record vocal and/or instrumental synchronization to any or all parts of the Instrumental. The Licensee understands that their non-exclusive usage of the Instrumental is limited to one new composition/recording and if the Licensee wishes to use the Instrumental in other new compositions, then the Licensee must obtain another license to use the Instrumental from the Licensor. The Licensor has full rights to record, alter, mix the Instrumental in any shape, way, or form (except reselling the Instrumental). The Licensee is allowed to use the Master Recording for unlimited profitable/commercial uses (e.g. album, EP, single or mix-tape or youtube videos) on any physical or digital medium such as CDs, DVDs, Blu-ray Discs, VHS videos, USB-Sticks and all other forms of media or digital sales (e.g. iTunes, Google-Play, Amazon, Spotify, etc.) with unlimited sales units, all 100% royalty-free. Besides these allowed sales units (physical or digital song sales), the customer/licensee is allowed to use the beat(s) for further profitable projects, either for public performances such as profitable live shows, radio-/video- or television-airplay or for monetized (profitable) videos (e.g. YouTube, etc.). Licensee is allowed to earn up to $7,500 in total through live shows or monetized videos. Licensee may split earnings for both types of public performances and decide himself how he wants to use his total earnings limit for the 2 types of public performances that are allowed! If Licensee decides to not sell his song under use of the allowed sales units as 1 profitable project, Licensee may instead double his allowed total earnings limit for public performances that is defined in his license (this results in $15,000 total earnings for an Unlimited License through public performances). In this case Licensee waives his rights to sell his music as physical or digital copies. Once licensee has reached the limit of his allowed total earnings, further rights with a new sales cap need to be obtained with a new license or license upgrade (if the beat has not yet been sold with exclusive rights and is still available). If the beat is no longer available and offered for any form of licensing and/or marked as sold, license owners of any type of non-exclusive rights may upgrade their current license to the highest available non-exclusive license. If exclusive rights are no longer available, this does not affect license owners from being allowed to upgrade their non-exclusive license(s) to the highest form of non-exclusive license(s). Once Licensee has reached the allowed number of sales and any other limits concerning his license agreement, no more sales can be made after the sales cap is reached. Licensee expressly agrees to remove his song from any marketplaces, stores, etc. to avoid the song from being sold or monetized continuously. Licensee may also use the beat(s) (or song) for non-profit promotional use or demos (mixtapes).

 

5. “Exclusive” Rights License

 

An Exclusive Rights license (exclusive) comes as a mixed, untagged 16-bit WAV file, the WAV trackouts (separated WAV tracks) and a contract/invoice, stating the rights of use and details of purchase. The Licensor grants the Licensee the right to record vocal and/or instrumental synchronization to any or all parts of the Instrumental. The Licensor has full rights to record, alter, mix the Instrumental in any shape, way, or form (except reselling the Instrumental). The Licensee is allowed to use the Master Recording for unlimited profitable/commercial uses (e.g. album, EP, single or mix-tape or youtube videos) on any physical or digital medium such as CDs, DVDs, Blu-ray Discs, VHS videos, USB-Sticks and all other forms of media or digital sales (e.g. itunes, google-play, amazon, spotify, etc.) with a circulation of up to fifty thousand (50,000) sales units, all 100 % royalty-free. After 50,000 units of Licensee’s release have been sold physically or digitally or as a combination of both, Licensor is eligible to royalties. The fee paid for the Exclusive rights of this instrumental is an advance on Licensor’s royalties. Licensor is eligible to 50 % of the net profits made from his composition through physical or digital distribution, live performances, radio play, use on TV and in advertisements. Licensor’s royalties will be collected by ASCAP. Licensee must supply the Licensor with at least 1 copy of each final recording made using the Instrumental. Furthermore, Licensee must contact and inform Licensor of CD sales if the Instrumental is used for commercial purposes with a record label with gross revenue of over $1,000,000 USD, the Licensor must receive credit for the Instrumental, unless agreed upon otherwise by the two parties. Written consent is required if the Instrumental is to be used for Radio Broadcast, Commercial Advertisement, Television Broadcast, Video Games, Internet, On-hold & In House Background Music, or Film Soundtracks. Licensee may also use the beat(s) (or song) for non-profit promotional use or demos (mixtapes). If you are interested in purchasing Exclusive Rights to a beat please contact us via E-Mail (serious inquiries only!)

 

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