FreeBeats – what that means.

It’s easy to download beats on the Internet. Most of the beats are titled FREE. But what does that really mean? Can I do whatever I want with the beats? Are they my beats? Do I have to pay anything if I upload song with Freebeats to Youtube or Spotify? Can I even be sued?

My story!

This post will not and cannot give you legal advice. But what I can do is share my experience with you in this area.

I myself have been rapping for many years. To get beats, I also went to sites like beatstars.com and downloaded the beats. I wrote for it, recorded songs and distributed them. Sure, I didn’t know how much work went into a beat like that and just reviewed or cut the tags. I wasn’t ready to make money with it either, it was just a hobby. Later, I started thinking about what I wanted to do. I wanted songs on Spotify and Deezer. I searched out all the old songs, but I couldn’t upload one because I didn’t have the licenses for the beats. They weren’t even available to buy anymore because I didn’t know exactly where I got them.

I had to deal with all the licenses and found out that freebeats meant that I was allowed to use them if I didn’t make money with them (non-monetized purposes).

Advantages and disadvantages of FreeBeats

One advantage is of course that de Beats cost nothing. You have an infinite number of beats that you can access. Other advantages:
  • You can try out, which beat fits best
  •  No risk, a song is not released, you also have no costs
Disadvantages:
  • Mostly only the worse mp3 quality instead of wav
  • You are not allowed to upload the song on Spotify etc.
  • With the premium licenses you get the single stems and can make adjustments
  • Producer tag sucks in the beat

My licenses

Standard MP3 License
$ 29,92
Untagged MP3
Sell up to 5,000 units
Non-Exclusive Rights
Keep 100% Royalties
Instant Delivery
Always "prod. by Shawn Toolate" in the Song Title
More Information
Premium WAV License
$ 49,95
Untagged WAV file
Sell up to 12,000 units
Non-Exclusive Rights
Keep 100% Royalties
Instant Delivery
Always "prod. by Shawn Toolate" in the Song Title
More Information
Premium Plus License
$ 99,95
Untagged WAV + Stems
Sell up to 50,000 units
Non-Exclusive Rights
Keep 100% Royalties
Instant Delivery
Always "prod. by Shawn Toolate" in the Song Title
More Information
Premium Unltd. License
$ 129,95
Untagged WAV + Stems
Unlimited Distribution
Unlimited Projects
Keep 100% Royalties
Instant Delivery
Always "prod. by Shawn Toolate" in the Song Title
More Information
Exclusive License
n/a
For exclusives rights
please contact me.
We will find
a solution.
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No "prod. by Shawn Toolate" in the Song Title
Contact me
Here you can find my licenses. If you want more information, click on “more information”. You will get all details about the different licenses. But there will be another article, where I will explain all details about the licenses. What do you think about FreeBeats? Do you have a similar opinion? If you have any further questions, feel free to send me a message. Many greetings Shawn

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