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Buying Beats Online: The Beat Lease Explained

More than any other question I get, the single most common one pertains to buying beats online…particularly leasing beats from a website.

Many consumers are in the dark about what it means to lease beats.

So I’ve decided to write this article to help clear up any confusion about leasing beats, so that you may approach your future purchases with more knowledge.

First off, I just wanted to clear up that a beat “lease” and “non-exclusive rights” are almost always the same thing, unless otherwise defined by the producer.

So without further ado, here are the main characteristics of a beat lease:

Ownership

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. Read More »