I have a query about selling beats exclusively, I know this may sound a little beginner-ish but i’m still trying to wrap my head around the different ways to do it!
Before I meet my music lawyer to write some contracts, it’d be good to clarify how it’s really done, because in all honesty i’m still finding it hard to understand why someone would purchase a beat exclusively when it’s already been leased out multiple times – even the tracks outs.
I see a lot of people doing it so i’m probably going to just roll with it and do the 4 options of mp3, wav, track outs and then exclusive sale – still if anyone could clarify whether people are really making these purchases and what the thought process behind it is, that would really clear things up for me and put my mind at rest!
Yes, people are making these exclusive purchases even though they are 100% aware other people already leased the beat. The idea here is that if you get the exclusive rights fast enough, then only a few people will have it and it will be then removed from the site and never purchased again, it’s not completely ‘exclusive’ meaning ‘only one’, but it’s close.
For instance I have had multiple big companies email me and saying basically: we do not mind if beats have been leased before, we just want to have full rights and know that it will never be sold again.
With that being said, I do not like to do this at all. On my beat selling website we keep all the non-exclusive and exclusive beats separate, we do not feel that they should be mixed up, it doesn’t really make sense to us.