When it comes to buying beats, there are typically two options an artist or a record label has. They can either lease the beat(s) which usually includes some limitations, or they can buy the exclusive rights to the beat. Beats that can be purchased “exclusively” are known as exclusive beats. This means that whoever purchases the beat will have the exclusive rights and full ownership of the beat. For this reason, these beats typically cost more than beats that are leased, but how much more?
How Much Do Exclusive Beats Cost?
Exclusive beats can range anywhere from $20 up to $1000 and beyond. But, many of these beats are not truly “exclusive”. This is where the buyer needs to be careful and pay attention.
Not All “Exclusive Beats” Are Created Equal
Some “exclusive beats” are not truly exclusive. Many of them have been leased before by numerous artists and other buyers. The option to buy the exclusive rights will still be available, but these beats aren’t truly exclusive.
The definition for exclusive is: restricted or limited to the person, group or area concerned. This would mean that an exclusive beat is meant to be restricted or limited to the 1 buyer only. This is not the case if the exclusive rights are purchased for a beat or instrumental that has been leased or used before. If these beats have been leased before, even with the purchase of the exclusive rights, those who leased the beat before can still use it even after the exclusive rights are purchased.
Related: What Are Exclusive Rights to a Beat?
True Exclusive Beats Will Usually Cost More
If you are looking for true 100% exclusive beats, they will usually cost more than any other option. The beat maker doesn’t make any money on these beats until they are sold, one time, exclusively. So, you can see why the price will be higher. But, the buyer is getting a beat that has never been leased or used by anyone else. The beat is their possession and they have full liberty to do whatever they want with it and they don’t have to worry about anyone else having access to it.
These types of beats are going to be the most expensive, but they also give the most value, ownership and options to the buyer. As they say, you get what you pay for. I have usually seen these beats start at around $399 and range up to $1000 online. Music producers who are established in the music industry have been known to charge much more than that.
Our exclusive beats range from $199 to $399. This includes the full exclusive rights and even comes with the option to change/edit the beat’s composition and layout up to 2 times. In our opinion, since you are buying the beat outright, you deserve to have it delivered to you exactly how you want it.
What has been you experience with buying exclusive beats? Do you think they are usually well-priced or over-priced?
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