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What does Leasing a beat mean?

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When you lease a beat you are paying a small fee to license that beat for limited use. You do not own that beat but you have the right to use it for certain purposes.
The beat will still be available for others to lease unless you buy an ‘exclusive’ license.

What am I allowed to do with the beat that I lease & what are the restrictions?

When you lease a beat from VMG you are allowed to:
– Use the beat on your album or demo
– Sell up to 2500 copies of your song in either CD or download format
– Perform live at unlimited shows, contests or battles
– Use the beat in your song video and stream it online an unlimited number of times
– Use the beat in your song video and have it aired on TV – credit must be given to www.verdemusicgroup.com

Production credit must be given to www.verdemusicgroup.com either in text format or verbally within the song. Text format must be included in all digital distribution meta data and printed material.

You may not transfer, resell, re-license or assign the beat license to another party without our explicit permission. If you are lucky enough to land a synchronization license deal for TV or movie productions you must contact us to negotiate the synch fee. We are happy to work with our clients on synch deals and offer a fair service in the interests of you the licensee and our production team. In most cases a 50/50 split of the synch fee is appropriate.

None of the above applies if you have purchased an exclusive license. With exclusive licenses there are NO restrictions.

What file formats do I get when I lease a beat?

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When you lease a beat from VMG you will be able to download your beat in a MP3 format. Our MP3 files are extremely high quality 320 kbps, stereo. Stems & WAV files are only provided to clients who purchase an Exclusive License.

What does the Exclusive License allow me to do?

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When you purchase an Exclusive License from VMG you essentially take over full ownership of that beat. Copyright is transferred to you and all usage restrictions are lifted. This allows you to use the beat in any way you see fit. You will be given a signed ‘transfer of ownership’ agreement when your order has been checked and accepted. The beat will no longer be available for our customers to lease. Stems (multi-track audio masters) will also be provided in WAV format.

Can you make changes to the track for me?

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Yes! If you need a custom remix or a re-transcribed track, we can handle this for you for a fee. The cost depends on the beat and the changes that you need. Contact us directly to let us know how we can help.

Does the beat I buy have vocal tags?

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No, All purchased beats are tag free.

Can you make a custom track for me?

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Absolutely!
Simply contact us and we’ll respond with a quote for your project and we’ll provide a short-list of suitable composers so you can listen to their previous work.

What does BPM mean?

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Beats Per Minute: The pace of music measured by the number of beats occurring in 60 seconds.

Do I need a Paypal account?

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No, we use Paypal as a payment processor, but you don’t need to have a Paypal account. All you need is a credit card. 

What is your mission?

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Our mission is to provide a high quality music production library to our clients across the world.

What does a Record Producer do?

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record producer is an individual working within the music industry, whose job is to oversee and manage the recording (i.e. “production”) of an artist’s music. A producer has many roles that may include, but are not limited to, gathering ideas for the project, selecting songs and/or musicians, coaching the artist and musicians in the studio, controlling the recording sessions, and supervising the entire process through mixing and mastering. Producers also often take on a wider entrepreneurial role, with responsibility for the budget, schedules, and negotiations.

Today, the recording industry has two kinds of producers: executive producer and music producer; they have different roles. While an executive producer oversees a project’s finances, a music producer oversees the creation of the music.

The music producer’s job is to create, shape, and mold a piece of music. The scope of responsibility may be one or two songs or an artist’s entire album – in which case the producer will typically develop an overall vision for the album and how the various songs may interrelate.

In the US, before the rise of the record producer, someone from A&R would oversee the recording session(s), assuming responsibility for creative decisions relating to the recording.

With today’s relatively easy access to technology, an alternative to the record producer just mentioned, is the so-called ‘bedroom producer’. With today’s technological advances, it is very easy for a producer to achieve high quality tracks without the use of a single instrument; that happens in urban music (like hip hop, rap, etc.). Many established artists take this approach.

 

In most cases the music producer is also a competent arranger, composer, musician or songwriter who can bring fresh ideas to a project. As well as making any songwriting and arrangement adjustments, the producer often selects and/or gives suggestions to the mixing engineer, who takes the raw recorded tracks and edits and modifies them with hardware and software tools and creates a stereo and/or surround sound “mix” of all the individual voices sounds and instruments, which is in turn given further adjustment by a mastering engineer. The producer will also liaise with the recording engineer who concentrates on the technical aspects of recording, whereas the executive producer keeps an eye on the overall project’s marketability.

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