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What's the difference between Lease and Exclusive Rights?

Updated: Sep 15, 2023

When it comes to leasing and exclusive rights, most artists don't understand the terms and agreements between the buyer and the seller.

Below I will explain the difference when purchasing exclusive rights.

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Leasing Rights

Leasing rights give the music artist a certain amount of use per lease. Once it runs out, the customer would need to buy another lease for the same beat. You can give out as many units as you can, it's really all up to you. Another thing about leasing is that the producer can sell the beat to multiple artists, as long as nobody buys the exclusive rights to it. This can be very good for the producer because he won't have to take the beat off sale and make more money off of it.

It is a cheaper price for the artist because this is meant for mixtapes and promos. Usually, you wouldn't want to lease a beat for albums; it would make much more sense to buy the exclusive rights because you don't want to hear another rapper have your beat in their album, too. The producer usually would give out an MP3 version of it, with a lesser quality sound than the exclusive. This is because they don't want to give out the best quality sound unless it was an exclusive. They deserve the better-sounding material.

Exclusive Rights:

This gives the music artist sole ownership of the beat and unlimited use of it as well. The producer cannot sell this to anybody else and must take it down from sale. An exclusive beat will be more expensive in price because the artist gets full ownership and can do whatever he pleases to the instrumental. The producer will give out a high-quality version of the beat, including an MP3 and WAV form as well. Also, they may give you a tracked-out version of the beat so that you can easily mix your vocals into it.

This will make it easier for the artist to make the song turn out well because he can mix the vocals in the beat, and not just sit it on top. You would usually use this for an album or something very serious like turning it to the record labels. I hope you now know the differences between the two kinds of licenses, but let me know if you have any questions! I have my own website here at: If you need some hot beats, come and get it at my website, and you will thank me later that you did! Come to me if you ever need that hit single, because I know that it will get you to the top, so drop by!



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