BYFAITH BEATS  LICENSE INFO

BASIC LICENSE
$29.95

Great for beginner artists who are working on  smaller scale projects

Files
You will receive a high-quality MP3 file and license agreement contract.

Delivery
The file(s) will be immediately available via download as well as email.

Usage Rights
You may record one master song and use it for non-profit purposes only. 


Upload to website
Upload to any non-profit online website (YouTube, SoundCloud, etc.) However, it is limited to 20,000 views.

Monetization
This license does not give permision to enable monetization (YouTube, Facebook, etc.)

Streaming/Distribution
This License does not give permision to upload to streaming platforms (Spotify, Apple Music, etc.) 

 

Synchronization
You are Not permitted to use audio as the soundtrack for a Commercial, or any other visual creations.

Performance Rights
You are not permitted to register PROs (ASCAP, BMI, etc.) Perform one non-profit concert, show, event etc.

Copyright
Producer still retains full rights of the beat.

Term
The license agreement is valid for 2 years

PREMIUM LICENSE
$49.95

Perfect for independent artists working on a small-scale project

Files
You will receive high-quality MP3, WAV files and license agreement contract.

Delivery
The file(s) will be immediately available via download as well as email.

Usage Rights
You may record one master song and use for promotional purposes only. 


Upload to website
Upload to any non-profit online website (YouTube, SoundCloud, etc.) However you are limited to 100,000 views.

Monetization
You may enable monetization (YouTube, Facebook, etc.)

Streaming/Distribution
You are not permitted to upload to any streaming platforms (Spotify, Apple Music, etc.) 

 

Synchronization
You are not permitted to use audio as soundtrack for a Commercial, or other visual creations.

Performance Rights
You are not permitted to register PROs (ASCAP, BMI, etc.) You may perform one paid concert, show, event, etc.

Copyright
The producer still retains full rights of the beat.

Term
The license agreement is valid for 3 years.

PREMIUM PLUS LICENSE
$99.95

Perfect for small artists who wants to release on streaming platforms

Files
You will receive high-quality MP3, WAV files and license agreement contract.

Delivery
The file(s) will be immediately available via download as well as email.

Usage Rights
You may record one master song and use for promotional purposes only.

Upload to website
Upload to any non-profit online website (YouTube, SoundCloud, etc.) However, you are limited to 1,000,000 views.

Monetization
You may enable monetization (YouTube, Facebook, etc.)

Streaming/Distribution
You may upload to streaming platforms (Spotify, Apple Music, etc.) however, you are limited to 500,000 streams on all platforms
.

Synchronization
You are not permitted to use audio as the soundtrack for a Commercial, or other visual creations.

Performance Rights
You are permitted to register PROs (ASCAP, BMI, etc.) Perform two paid concert, show, event, etc.

Copyright
The producer still retains the full rights of the beat.

Term
The license agreement is valid for 4 years.

UNLIMITED LICENSE
$199.95

Perfect for professional artists, label and commercial usage

Files
You will receive high-quality MP3, WAV files and license agreement contract.

Delivery
The file(s) will be immediately available via download as well as email.

Usage Rights
Record one master song and use it for commercial purposes (Streaming, Monetization, Film, etc.)

Upload to website
You may Upload to any non-profit online website (YouTube, SoundCloud, etc.) However, you are limited to 1,000,000 views.

Monetization
You may enable monetization (YouTube, Facebook, etc.)

Streaming/Distribution
You may upload to streaming platforms (Spotify, Apple Music, etc.) However you are limited to 1,000,000 streams on all platforms.

Synchronization
You may use the audio as the soundtrack for a Commercial, Movie, TV Show or other visual creations.

Performance Rights
You are permitted to register PROs (ASCAP, BMI, etc.) Perform UNLIMITED paid concert, show, event, etc.

Copyright
The producer still retains the full rights of the beat.

Term
The license agreement is valid for 4 years.

   EXCLUSIVE LICENSE   

  • The beat will no longer be licensed out to other customers.

  • The full right to license your song to 3rd party labels belongs to you.

  • This contract is indefinite  so you will never have to worry about your contract expiring.

  • The masters of the song belong to you.

  • You have 50% publishing rights to the master song.

$1050
 

Frequently Asked Questions

 In the time that we have been selling beats online we have received many questions.

As purchasing beats online is still a rather new concept we understand many people may still find it a little confusing. In the selection below we’ve done our best to answer some common questions as well as given information based off of our own experience to hopefully make things a little easier to understand!
If you cannot find the answer your looking for below please do not hesitate to contact us with your questions!  

What is  Licensing?

Licensing is when the owner or producer of a song permits some limited rights to use the song or track for various purposes such as recordings, sales, streaming etc. (depending on the terms of the License one has purchased) 

A License does not transfer ownership of the song to the buyer. Ownership of the beat with the producer. You have permission to use the beat in relation to the License you purchased, however, as the producer remains the owner of the beat they may allow other people to use said beat.  You cannot obtain ownership of a song/beat by purchasing a license. You would need to obtain Exclusive rights to the beat.

What are Exclusive rights?

The person who purchases this license will hold full rights to the beat/instrumental track.
As such, the track will be advertised as “SOLD”, removed from all sites and no longer be available for purchase. For all Exclusive license acquisition we ask for 50% of publishing (of song). If, for example, people have already purchased non-exclusive licenses to a beat and later another person purchases the exclusive rights to the beat, the persons holding the non-exclusive licenses will still be able to use the track until the term of their license runs out (ie. 2 years after purchase of a 2 year license).
After which they will not be able to renew their non-exclusive license.

If there is a beat you would like to purchase the exclusive rights to and want to know if other customers have purchased non-exclusive licenses please contact us and we will let you know. We cannot however, give you specific details such as how many, and who. 

What is the difference between and Exclusive and non-exclusive license?

Depending on which Non-Exclusive license you purchase your use will vary.
BYFAITHBEATS currently offers 4 tiers of non-exclusive licenses.
Any of these 4 non-exclusives licenses are great for creative purposes such as recording.  The main difference between a non-exclusive license and an exclusive license is who has ownership of the beat. As long as the beat has not been licensed exclusively, the copyright holder (ie. the producer) may lease the beat out to an indefinite amount of customers until someone purchases an exclusive license. Above we have provided a guide of all the non-exclusive licenses we have for sale with a thorough description of all their features.

What can i do with free download beats?

You may use the free download of our beat for promotional or non-profit purposes only.
For example, you may use a free beat to record a song and then make it available for free download or free streaming.

 

Monetization of our free beats of any kind is illegal; such as websites like Apple Music, Spotify etc.
 

If you want to use the song you made with our beat for a public performance you must purchase a license.
 

If you want to play your song on the radio you must purchase a license.

In the case that you would like to create a music video using one of our beats you must purchase a license. 

When releasing a song that has been made using one of our beats on websites that would pay you for the music (Ie. Spotify, iTunes, Pandora etc.) You must purchase a license.

To use the song you have created with our free beat commercially you may buy a lease, or exclusive right to the song. With a lease you have to right to make 1 derivative work (ie. a song using the beat) and depending on which lease you purchase may then sell 2000-5000 copies.

For more info on leasing and exclusive rights click the
link here:

Will the beat have the tag removed once I purchase a lease?

Yes. When you purchase one of our beats, the files you receive will all be untagged.
Meaning, the Tracked out WAV stems, MP3/WAV will all be without the BYFAITHBEATS voice tag.
 

How do WAV and MP3 files differ?

MP3 files are compressed audio files. When compressing the file some quality is lost.
As a result of this compression sometimes odd audio artifacts, or distortions of the audio, can occur. This can have quite a significant effect on the quality of the audio. Especially at higher frequencies.  These audio inaccuracies make MP3s unsuitable for Professional audio work.
A WAV file however, retains the maximum quality of audio. This format reproduces recordings accurately without causing any loss to the audio quality of the file.
Because of the excellent quality of WAV files they are recommended for mastering, pro-audio applications and studio recording.

Can I upgrade my license later?

You may request a license upgrade by following through to this link. Once you have requested an upgrade we will send an invoice for the difference. However, if someone has purchased an exclusive license to the beat we will no longer be able to offer you an upgrade. 

I purchased a license. Where is the download link?

Once your transaction has been processed you should be immediately redirected to the download page. Moreover, you will automatically be sent an email containing the receipt

which includes a download link.
If you do not see the email in your inbox, please make sure it has not gone to the junk or spam folder.  If you have a membership on BeatStars, you will be able to access the download via your account. 

The email should arrive within a few minutes of purchase. If the email does not come within 20 minutes of purchase please contact us and we will address the situation as quickly as possible. 

What is the meaning of commercial use?

If you make any sort of money from our beat it is then considered commercial use.
If the song you have made using our beat brings you any sort of revenue (via iTunes, Spotify, youtube etc) you are required to purchase a license which allows commercial use directly  from our website.

Can i register a track on YouTube’s Content ID system with a beat that I have licensed from you?

NONE of our licenses allow you to register your project with Youtube’s content ID system. Ownership of the recording belongs to BYFAITHBEATS/producers.  Due to the nature of YouTube’s content recognition software, uploading music from BYFAITHBEATS to the Content ID system will result in mistaken copyright claims for other users who have purchased licenses as well as your future projects, and constitutes as a violation of our licensing terms.

Why am I getting a copyright claim from you even though i have purchased the license for the beat?

Please send us your receipt as well as the link to the video to our e-mail kk.ll.kingd@gmail.com. We will have the claim removed within 48 hours. 

May I use your free beats for a commercial project?

No, you may not. The beats we post on our Youtube channel are for non-commercial demo use ONLY. If you intend to make any sort of profit off of our beats, you must purchase a license from our store. Please note that re-selling our instrumentals as is without vocal recordings is not allowed in any instance. We will pursue these cases legally. 

Do i have to give credit to the producers?

Yes, You must always give credit to “BYFAITHBEATS”.
You, the customer, by purchasing any of our licenses agree to give credit where possible in written form (ie. Youtube videos, CD covers or booklets, Social Network sites such as Facebook or instagram, etc.)
Proper credit to the producer is as follows: Beat prod. by BYFAITHBEATS, Music produced by BYFAITHBEATS, You must include “produced by BYFAITHBEATS” in the file name of any displayed or downloaded MP3 files.

Can we pay via PayPal? 

Unfortunately, At the moment we cannot offer the option of payment through PayPal. Our company is based in Japan. The pp4m integration system that Beatstars uses to link with PayPal is currently not available in Japan. So, for the time being we can only offer the option to pay using credit card. However, we are currently working to find ways to make these channels of payment available on our site and will update to include them as soon as we can. 

There is an extra fee on my card statement. Why?

We are aware of these extra credit card charges. However, they do not come from us. BYFAITHBEATS will never charge or receive any additional fees; the total amount you see on your screen and on the receipt when you purchase from us is the exact amount we receive. This extra fee you see on your statement is a “foreign transaction fee”. This fee is charged by the bank that has issued your credit card. Many US banks have a policy of adding this fee if the seller is located outside of the USA (we are located outside US in Kyoto, Japan), regardless of whether or not the purchase was made in US dollars. This fee generally varies between 0% and 3% depending on the issuer of the credit card. For bookkeeping purposes, this is considered as a bank service fee.

Do you offer refunds?

Since all of our beats are sent out automatically, once a purchase has been completed refunds are not possible. However, in the case that someone has accidentally purchased the same beat twice we will offer a refund. That is the only case in which a refund is possible.

If you have any questions that we’re not answered in our FAQ please let us know here!