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Separate Your Sound - moodygotbeats.com

SEPARATE YOUR SOUND

 

Step 1 – Listen

The first step on your journey is to listen to the tracks that I currently have available. You can do this by using the built-in web player below, going to SoundCloud.com or heading over to AirBit.com. The main difference is that I uploaded medium-quality MP3s on my site and SoundCloud.com (to counter beat-jacking) whereas on AirBit.com, you will hear full quality beats that are tagged and available for immediate purchase & download.

Note: I just started using AirBit.com so it will take me some time to build up my catalog on that platform; that is why there are so many more beats on SoundCloud.com at this time.

 

 

 

After listening and becoming inspired by the available tracks, your next step is to understand what sort of license you need.  Scroll down to learn more!

Step 2 – Licensing

After listening to the available tracks, your next step is to understand what sort of license you need for the tracks that inspired you. There are three types of licenses that you need to be aware of as an artist.

  • The first is what we call an exclusive license and that means just what it says – it is a track that only you can use in a song recording. 
  • The 2nd type is a non-exclusive license and that means that you won’t be the only artist to the use track. 
  • The last type (and one that is rarely done with artists) is what’s called work for hire which means all the rights associated with the track will be given to you. This is more common when dealing with labels and when a producer is essentially a “ghost producer”, producing music that other producers will pass off as their own. (Wat up Dre).

 

EXCLUSIVE

NON-EXCLUSIVE

WORK FOR HIRE

  • You are doing an album.
  • You want to ensure that no other artist is using the track for their own songs.
  • You are doing a demo, a song for friends, or maybe a public performance at church.
  • Multiple artists can use the track for the same purposes, so its possible for the same beat to be used for multiple songs.
  • You need all the rights to the track as if you were the one who produced it.
  • More common when working with labels or doing “ghost production” for another producer. (Wat up Dre)

 

Now that you’ve identified the tracks that inspire you and you also know what license you need, the next is to understand how pricing works to secure your track. Scroll down to continue!

 

Step 3 – Pricing

You’ve identified your tracks and you know what license you need.  The next step is understanding how pricing works.  

If you need an exclusive license, you need to understand the following:

  1. You aren’t buying a track, you are purchasing a license to the use the track.
  2. I retain all publishing rights to the music but not to the song that you will create. You will own your song!
  3. As the producer, I have a lot of latitude in negotiating a fair price with you but you must understand your budget.
  4. An exclusive license will cost more than a non-exclusive one. To get more specifics on pricing, you’ll need to contact me.
  5. A contract will be provided to clearly identify all terms to help protect you (and myself).

If you need a non-exclusive license, you need to understand the following:

  1. You aren’t buying a track, you are purchasing a license to the use the track.
  2. I retain all publishing rights to the music but not to the song that you will create. You will own your song!
  3. I don’t negotiate on the pricing for a non-exclusive license.  Fortunately, the pricing is clearly shown on airbit.com.  Be sure to check the package deals!
  4. Non-exclusive licenses cost much less than an exclusive one.
  5. A contract will be provided to clearly identify all terms to help protect you (and myself).

If you need a work for hire, you need to understand the following:

  1. You are buying the track; I will be relinquishing all rights to the track.
  2. I will have no publishing rights to the music or to the song that you write.
  3. A Work for Hire contract will cost you considerably more than an exclusive license
  4. A contract will be provided to clearly identify all terms to help protect you (and myself).
Ready to get started?  Just scroll down to get my contact information!

 

Contact Me

You know what tracks you want and what license you need. Now its time to move forward so that we can go over specifics and get you the beat ASAP to make your song! Give me a call (or text), or send me an email. Looking forward to working with you!

In Christ,
Moody

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Phone (or Text): (972) 372-4688

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FAQ

How much do you charge?

Every engagement is different so I adjust accordingly.  Since this isn’t my main source of revenue, I have a lot of flexibility when it comes to agreeing to a fair price for exclusive licenses. Just know that I’ve spent a lot of time, money and resources to get where I am today.  Non-Exclusive licenses are at set prices (as shown on Airbit.com)

What type of licensing do you do?

I only do exclusive and non-exclusive licensing.

What equipment do you use?

I’ve been using Native Instruments Maschine exclusively since 2011.  Before that I was using Cakewalk, Sony ACID and Fruityloops.

I like your beats.  How do we get started?

Just use the contact form and send me a note or text to get the process started.

How long have you been producing music?

Technically since 1996, but for others starting in 2001.

 

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