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Do You Need Beats For Your Demo?

Jul 31, 2008
What are you getting ready to record? Are you with a rap group? Are you a solo singer or rapper? Maybe you are just recording an instrumental tape? So how do you know what beats to purchase? Do you know what to look for or what to ask when purchasing making this purchase? This article will give you 5 items to check on or ask when purchasing beats.

What style of music are you creating?

You want to make sure that your selection of matches the style of music that you are creating. If you are creating a jazz piece, you probably don't want to use a gangsta beat. Are you a singer looking for a something to go with your song? The same as in the other example, if you are singing, you probably wont want a hip hop beat that is all drums with no other instruments.

Be sure to understand the terms of your purchase

When you purchase beats, you must make sure that you know how you can use them. For example, when working on a solo album you might want to use them in your album. You want to make sure that you can use these on the album if you intend to sell. Maybe you found a beat that you really liked, and you decided that you wanted to use that as one of the selections on the album that will be commercially available - This may not be allowed, so you must make sure you know how you can and cannot use these.

Be sure to know the different rights available for the beats

There are different rights available. You can have non-exclusive rights or exclusive rights to them. You want to make sure which rights you have with the purchase of your desired set of beats. Very briefly, if you have exclusive rights, no one else will be able to use them other than you.

Are there any other fees involved with your purchase?

You want to make sure that you are aware of any royalty fees, publishing fees or any limit on the number of units you can sell if you use the beats on an album. Try to get at least 5,000-10,000 units allowed royalty free to allow you to build a base.

Ask about samples and copyrights

If you are using any samples, you must make sure the owners of the copyright have approved the use of the samples. If you need to do this, you can find out how to get hold of the songwriter by visiting the copyright website. Once you get the information, you need to write to the songwriter to get permission to use the sample. Just remember that if you don't take this precaution, you are always liable for a lawsuit if you use the sample in music that you eventually sell for profit.

In conclusion, when you go to make this purchase, remember that there is more to it than just liking the sound. Check your style, your rights, copyright issues and your fees and terms. Doing some of these things will help you make a knowledgeable purchase of your favorite beats
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