Are you among the large group of persons who purchase royalty free beats via the Internet? If you are, there are a few things that you need to understand prior to you beginning the process of distributing your songs on the Internet.
What exactly are Royalty Free Beats?
Producers best describe royalty free beats as beats that a variety of artists are able to download and use on their musical projects, without having to pay the producer of the beats any money.
Once you download royalty free beats, you will most likely want to start uploading them to the Internet for your fans to listen to and give their feedback; however, prior to doing so, it is imperative that you understand all the restrictions that are placed on royalty free beats by the company or the producer who you purchased the beats from. There are a number of producers that will inform you that their royalty free beats that you download are only authorized for ‘personal use.’ This simply means that you can buy beats from the producer, such as a rap instrumental, you can then make a vocal recording using the beats; however, you are only authorized to use it for fun or demonstrations.
Examples of authorized personal use of royalty free beats are inclusive of: recording over the beats to use as a demo to send to various record labels, practicing your rap skills using the royalty free beats, burning the beats on a CD and giving it to your relatives and friends, or placing the song on your Facebook page so that your friends can take notice of your talent.
Whether you are doing it for profit or not, you are ‘authorized personal use’ means that you cannot download royalty free beats for the purpose of mass distribution. If you have plans to download royalty free beats, record over it and then distribute your songs to a very large number of people, you are going to have to contact the producer and ensure that you are allowed to do this without having t buy a non-exclusive license for all the royalty free beats that you are planning to distribute.
Distribute Your Songs Over Royalty Free Beats
Once again, prior to you distributing your songs over royalty free beats, you need to ensure that you have read and understood all the royalty free beats policies that the producer has outlined. If you want to be really careful, you should contact the producer directly in order to ensure that what you plan on doing does not go outside of the restrictions of the producer’s royalty free beats.