LICENSES

 

License Agreement

Beat Licenses

Non-Exclusive (Lease) - The track is licensed non-exclusively to the buyer and all masters remain the property of Derek James.
Exclusive Rights - The track is sold to a single buyer and can no longer be sold thereafter.

 

All licenses are non-refundable and non-transferable.

 

Demo / Free Download


A free demo download is a tagged version of an instrumental that is provided to an artist for demonstration purposes only. If you are planning to record a song to one of our instrumentals and make it available online to the public (even if it's only for non-profitable use or stream via YouTube, ReverbNation, Soundcloud, Soundclick, etc), a license must be purchased. The free download shall only be used for casual listening or to record a personal demonstration song
 

If you have any doubts or questions about using a free instrumental from our catalog, please contact us.


Standard License(Non-exclusive lease)

By making a standard license purchase, the buyer automatically becomes bound to and accepts the following terms and conditions of the License Agreement.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:


 -  All standard licenses (leases) are sold non-exclusively and all masters remain the property of Derek James.
 -  Purchasing a standard license gains the buyer non-exclusive rights and Derek James reserves the right to re-license or re-sell the same beat exclusively.
 -  The buyer receives a HIGH QUALITY untagged 320 kbps MP3 file. Upon payment confirmation, the buyer will be emailed the download link.
 -  Standard licensing rights allow the buyer to use the beat for ONE commercial project (album, mixtape, EP, demo, etc.) with a limit of 2,500 copies sold.
 -  The buyer must either purchase a premium license or exclusive rights to sell more than 2,500 copies and/or use for multiple projects.
 -  All beats used must be credited as follows: "produced by Derek James" or "prod. by Derek James".
 -  Using any Derek James instrumental without giving proper production credit is NOT permitted.

 -  (1) radio or TV play is permitted.
 -  This license expressly FORBIDS resale or other distribution of Derek James products in any form, either as they exist or any modification thereof. The buyer SHALL NOT sell, loan, rent, lease, assign, remix, or rearrange any of the products sold or their rights under Derek James to another user (i.e. - record label, production company, or producer), or for use in any competitive product.
 -  The buyer is responsible for the clearance of any samples that were used to create any beats used from the Derek James instrumental catalog.
 -  This document serves as the standing agreement between the buyer and Derek James. In the event that someone buys exclusive rights to the beat you have licensed non-exclusively, your rights shall stand per your license agreement.
 -  Any usage not explicitly allowed by this license, including but not limited to any usage by an unlicensed individual or organization, will be prosecuted.

- Broadcast Rights. The Licensor hereby grants to Licensee broadcasting rights up to 1 Radio Station.

- Credit. Licensee shall acknowledge the original authorship of the Composition appropriately and reasonably in all media and performance formats under the name "Derek James" in writing where possible and vocally otherwise.

- Consideration. In consideration for the rights granted under this agreement, Licensee shall pay to Licensor the sum of $30 US dollars and other good and valuable consideration, payable to "Derek James", receipt of which is hereby acknowledged. If the Licensee fails to account to the Licensor, timely complete the payments provided for hereunder, or perform its other obligations hereunder, including having insufficient bank balance, the licensor shall have the right to terminate License upon written notice to the Licensee. Such termination shall render the recording, manufacture and/or distribution of Recordings for which monies have not been paid subject to and actionable infringements under applicable law, including, without limitation, the United States Copyright Act, as amended.

- Indemnification. Accordingly, Licensee agrees to indemnify and hold Licensor harmless from and against any and all claims, losses, damages, costs, expenses, including, without limitation, reasonable attorney's fees, arising of or resulting from a claimed breach of any of Licensee's representations, warranties or agreements hereunder.

- Audio Samples. 3rd party sample clearance is the responsibility of the licensee.

- Miscellaneous. This license is non-transferable and is limited to the Composition specified above, does not convey or grant any right of public performance for profit, constitutes the entire agreement between the Licensor and the Licensee relating to the Composition, and shall be binding upon both the Licensor and the Licensee and their respective successors, assigns, and legal representatives.

Term. Executed by the Licensor and the Licensee, to be effective as for all purposes as of the Effective Date first mentioned above and shall terminate exactly ten (10) years from this date.


Premium License

By making a premium license purchase, the buyer automatically becomes bound to and accepts the following terms and conditions of the License Agreement.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:


 -  All premium licenses (leases) are sold non-exclusively and all masters remain property -  The buyer receives
 -  Purchasing a premium license gains the buyer non-exclusive rights and Derek James reserves the right to re-license or re-sell the same beat exclusively.
of Derek James.
aHIGHQUALITY untagged .WAV file. Upon payment confirmation, the buyer will be emailed the download link.
 -  Premium licensing rights allow the buyer to use the beat for up to TWO commercial projects (album, mixtape, EP, demo, etc.) with a limit of 5,000 copies sold.
 -  The buyer must either purchase an extended premium license or exclusive rights to sell more than 5,000 copies and/or use for more than two projects.
 -  All beats used must be credited as follows: "produced by Derek James" or "prod. by Derek James".
 -  Using any Derek James instrumental without giving proper production credit is NOT permitted.
 -  This license expressly FORBIDS resale or other distribution of Derek James products in any form, either as they exist or any modification thereof. The buyer SHALL NOT sell, loan, rent, lease, assign, remix, or rearrange any of the products sold or their rights under Derek James to another user (i.e. - record label, production company, or producer), or for use in any competitive product.
 -  The buyer is responsible for the clearance of any samples that were used to create any beats used from the Derek James instrumental catalog.
 -  This document serves as the standing agreement between the buyer and Derek James. In the event that someone buys exclusive rights to the beat you have licensed non-exclusively, your rights shall stand per your license agreement.
 -  Any usage not explicitly allowed by this license, including but not limited to any usage by an unlicensed individual or organization, will be prosecuted.

- Broadcast Rights. The Licensor hereby grants to Licensee broadcasting rights up to 5 Radio Stations.

- Credit. The licensee shall acknowledge the original authorship of the Composition appropriately and reasonably in all media and performance formats under the name "Derek James" in writing where possible and vocally otherwise.

- Consideration. In consideration for the rights granted under this agreement, Licensee shall pay to Licensor the sum of $50 US dollars and other good and valuable consideration, payable to "Derek James", receipt of which is hereby acknowledged. If the Licensee fails to account to the Licensor, timely complete the payments provided for hereunder, or perform its other obligations hereunder, including having an insufficient bank balance, the licensor shall have the right to terminate License upon written notice to the Licensee. Such termination shall render the recording, manufacture and/or distribution of Recordings for which monies have not been paid subject to and actionable infringements under applicable law, including, without limitation, the United States Copyright Act, as amended.

- Indemnification. Accordingly, Licensee agrees to indemnify and hold Licensor harmless from and against any and all claims, losses, damages, costs, expenses, including, without limitation, reasonable attorney's fees, arising of or resulting from a claimed breach of any of Licensee's representations, warranties or agreements hereunder.

- Audio Samples. 3rd party sample clearance is the responsibility of the licensee.

- Miscellaneous. This license is non-transferable and is limited to the Composition specified above, does not convey or grant any right of public performance for profit, constitutes the entire agreement between the Licensor and the Licensee relating to the Composition, and shall be binding upon both the Licensor and the Licensee and their respective successors, assigns, and legal representatives.

Term. Executed by the Licensor and the Licensee, to be effective as for all purposes as of the Effective Date first mentioned above and shall terminate exactly ten (10) years from this date.



Exclusive Rights

By making an exclusive rights purchase, the buyer automatically becomes bound to and accepts the following terms and conditions of the License Agreement.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:


 -  Exclusive rights grant the buyer full ownership of the instrumental.
 -  This license guarantees that Derek James shall not re-sell or re-license this instrumental after exclusive rights have been purchased.
 -  The buyer receives a high-quality untagged master 44.1 KHz 16 Bit WAV file as well as the individual 
track outs (stem files). Upon payment confirmation, the buyer will be emailed the download link.
 -  Exclusive rights allow the buyer to use the beat unlimited commercial projects (demos, mixtapes, albums, EPs, etc.) with an unlimited amount of sales.
 -  All beats used must be credited as follows: "produced by Derek James" or "prod. by Derek James".
 -  Using any Derek James instrumental without giving proper production credit is NOT permitted.
 -  This license expressly FORBIDS resale or other distribution of Derek James products in any form, either as they exist or any modification thereof. The buyer SHALL NOT sell, loan, rent, lease, assign, remix, or rearrange any of the products sold or their rights under Derek James to another user (i.e. - record label, production company, or producer), or for use in any competitive product.
 -  The buyer is responsible for the clearance of any samples that were used to create any beats used from the Derek James instrumental catalog.
 -  This document serves as the standing agreement between the buyer and Derek James. In the event that someone buys exclusive rights to the beat you have licensed non-exclusively, your rights shall stand per your license agreement.
 -  Any usage not explicitly allowed by this license, including but not limited to any usage by an unlicensed individual or organization, will be prosecuted.



 

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