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Rap Music Beats: 5 Beat-buying Tips

In today's technology era, finding rap music beats for your project is easier than ever. Unfortunately, it can also be very confusing. How much should you pay? How can you prevent being scammed? How do you know the rap music beats you are buying are not stolen from another producer? This write-up will help answer some of these questions.

1. Price ranges. Most producers offer non-exclusive and exclusive rights to rap music beats. Non-exclusive rights grant you limited rights to use the beat for your songs. The producer still keeps ownership of the beat. Exclusive rights grant you full ownership of the beat to use however you would like. Modern price ranges for non-exclusive rights is typically $10-$50 depending on the producer. Anything within this range is reasonable. Exclusive rights pricing has a much broader range. Expect to pay anywhere between $100 - $5000 and up. The pricing really depends on the quality of the beat and how much potential it has to become a hit song.

2. Sound Quality. Before you make a purchase, make sure that the beat is mixed well and contains high-quality sounds. If needed, ask a professional to listen to the rap music beat and make sure that it is mixed well and contains quality instruments.

3. Professionalism. Make sure that the producer you are buying the beat from conducts business in a professional way. If he/she is really serious about his rap music beat business, then he/she will treat customers in a professional manner. Do not be afraid to contact the producer before making a purchase if you are skeptical about anything.

4. Contracts and Licenses. Make sure the producer will provide you with some form of written agreement before making a purchase of a non-exclusive or exclusive rap music beat. Contracts protect both the producer and the artist legally so that no differences of ownership or royalties will occur in the future.

5. Stolen Beat Prevention. To ensure that the producer is the true owner of the rap music beat, here is a little test: Ask the producer if he/she can give you the individual sounds to the beat separated. (For example the hi-hats, snare, kick, instruments etc. all as separate audio files) This is a way to ensure that the producer has the original files to the beat, and that the beat is not stolen from someone else.