Frequently Asked Questions

Underground Hip Hop Beats For Sale

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO "LEASE" A BEAT?


When you purchase a beat lease, you are simply buying the rights to use the beat in a limited and non-exclusive capacity. Charlie Hayz Music retains full copyright ownership over the underlying composition and is allowed to continuously sell non-exclusive licenses of that same beat to other artists until someone purchases the Exclusive Rights to the beat.




IS IT SAFE TO BUY BEATS FROM CHARLIEHAYZMUSIC.COM?


Of course! Payments are processed using PayPal, one of the most common and secure checkout integrations on the planet.




WHEN WILL I RECEIVE MY BEAT(S)?


Your beat(s) will be instantly available for download directly from the order summary page once you checkout and your payment has been processed. You will also receive a confirmation email with the download links.




WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN EXCLUSIVE "RIGHTS" AND EXCLUSIVE "OWNERSHIP"?


Exclusive RIGHTS - The producer remains the original author and copyright holder of the beat. They are still able to collect the writer's and publisher's share of profits. The Artist is purchasing the sole exclusive right to exploit the composition (the beat) for profit, in perpetuity. This type of license is available directly from the beat store. Just add the beat(s) you want to your cart and select "MAKE OFFER" to begin the negotiation. Exclusive OWNERSHIP - The producer sells the beat and all authorship, interest and copyright, etc. Also known as "works-made-for-hire", according to copyright law. In other words, the Artist (customer) would be considered the legal owner and author of the beat. Ownership transfers are often much more expensive. If you would like to inquire about purchasing Exclusive Ownership, please contact charliehayzmusic@gmail.com.




WHAT BULK DISCOUNTS DO YOU HAVE AND HOW DO I GET THEM?


We are currently running one deal on multi beat purchases: BUY 3 GET 1 FREE. Simply add 4 beats you want to your cart with any same lease option and you will see the discount automatically apply upon checkout! SHOP NOW




HOW CAN I ACCESS THE BEAT(S) I JUST PURCHASED?


Download links to the beat files and license agreement will appear on your order summary page once you complete the checkout process. Additionally, an email will be sent to the address provided at checkout with the download links immediately after purchase. Be sure to check your spam folder if you don’t see the email right away. If you have any trouble accessing the files, email us at charliehayzmusic@gmail.com and we will send them to you manually.




CAN I BUY BEATS FROM A MOBILE DEVICE?


Yes, but certain mobile devices can have compatibility issues when downloading the files directly to the phone. It is recommended that you download the files to your desktop or laptop using the link in the confirmation email you’ll receive after a successful checkout. Don’t worry if you navigate away from the order summary page on your phone, you’ll be linked back to it in the email to get your files.




DO THE BEATS I PURCHASE COME WITH TAGS?


Nope! You will never find any tags on any beats, anywhere, ever.




WHAT ARE "STEMS"?


Stem files are each individual instrument of the beat, exported from the recording session one by one, and generally compressed into a ZIP file (or archive). Also known as "Track-Outs", these files are exported at incredibly high audio quality and are necessary for mixing your vocal tracks into the right "pocket" within the session.




WILL A BEAT BE REMOVED FROM THE STORE ONCE I PURCHASE IT?


Only if you purchase the Exclusive Rights to the beat. Otherwise, the beat will remain on the site for other artists to lease until someone purchases the Exclusive Rights.




WHAT HAPPENS IF I EXCEED THE STREAM/UNIT SALE LIMIT OF MY CURRENT LEASE?


You must upgrade your lease to the next tier by contacting us at charliehayzmusic@gmail.com. The cost of the upgrade is simply the price of the new lease minus the amount you already paid for your original agreement.




WHAT HAPPENS TO MY LEASE IF SOMEONE ELSE BUYS THE EXCLUSIVE RIGHTS?


Nothing! Your lease will still be valid up until you reach the sales/stream limit or until the contract expires.




WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AN UNLIMITED LEASE AND EXCLUSIVE RIGHTS?


The Unlimited Lease has all the same rights, but it is non-exclusive. You are granted unlimited usage rights, but the beat remains in the inventory for other Artists to purchase. Exclusive Rights just means that Charlie Hayz Music will remove the beat from the store.




WHAT IS THE COST OF EXCLUSIVE RIGHTS?


The pricing of exclusive rights varies and depends on a few different factors. These numbers are always negotiable. Just add the beat(s) you want to your cart in the beat store and select "MAKE OFFER" to begin the negotiation process.




CAN I USE THE BEATS FROM CHARLIEHAYZMUSIC.COM FOR MY PODCAST, YOUTUBE VIDEO, OR FACEBOOK AD?


Yes! All beats on charliehayzmusic.com can be used for all types of creative endeavors, not just songs. Normal streaming/view caps still apply (see pricing table on the homepage for more details on the limitations of each lease tier). Email us at charliehayzmusic@gmail.com if you have additional questions.