CONTRACT EXAMPLES / LICENSES OVERVIEW / TERMS & CONDITIONS


✪ CONTRACT EXAMPLES / LICENSES OVERVIEW / TERMS & CONDITIONS ✪

?STANDARD-LEASE

THIS AGREEMENT, made and entered into on the %ORDER DATE% serves as a legally binding contract between Christoph Schreiner (dr mafia beats) (“Licensor”) and %YOUR NAME% (“Licensee”). This agreement grants the Licensee non-exclusive rights to the Instrumental named “%BEAT_NAME%” (“Instrumental”). All licenses are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Master Recording
The Licensor hereby grants the Licensee the right to record vocal and/or Instrumental synchronization to any or all parts of the Instrumental. The Licensee understands that their non-exclusive usage of the Instrumental is limited to one (1) new composition and if the Licensee wishes to use the Instrumental in other new compositions, then the Licensee must obtain another license to use the Instrumental from the Licensor. The Licensee is allowed to edit the Instrumental by changing the arrangement of the Instrumental or by removing/adding any melodies and/or instruments.

Profitable Distribution
The Licensee is limited to distribute one (1) version of the Master Recording for profitable use. The Licensee is limited to a distribution of two thousand five hundred (2500) copies of the Master Recording, which can be distributed on any kind of recording media including, but not limited to: compact discs, DVDs, VHS videos, and all other forms of media (online and/or offline). With one (1) year from date leased beat was purchased to distribute until having to renew lease agreement. Non-profit usage is still allowed after the license have been fulfilled. The Licensor expressly forbids resale or other distribution of the Instrumental, either as they exist or any modification thereof.

Performance Rights
The Licensor hereby grants to License a non-exclusive license to use the Master Recording in limited profit performances, shows or concerts. The Licensee is allowed to earn up to one thousand ($1000) in total through live performances, shows or concerts.

Synchronization Rights
The Licensor hereby grants synchronization rights for unlimited non-monetized audio and video streams. A higher license will need to be purchased for monetized video streams such as “premium-lease”, “unlimited-lease” or “exclusive-rights”.

Audio Samples
If a beat contains sampled material, the sample-clearing of itself needs to be done by the Licensee.

Ownership
The Licensor maintains 100% full rights (copyright and ownership) of the Instrumental, and can continue to sell it non-exclusively and/or exclusively. The Licensee has neither the right nor authority to sell or license the rights to the Instrumental whether in whole or part to any other party. In the event another individual purchases exclusive rights to your licensed Instrumental you will retain your non-exclusive rights under the limitations listed in this agreement and until these terms have been fulfilled.

Credit
The Licensee must give production credit to the Licensor for any and all distributed material (also on online platforms). This can be done in or on the CD booklet or outside cover, in the song or video descriptions. The Licensee must give production credit to the Licensor as “drmafiabeats” (e.g. “Prod.dr mafia beats (www.drmafiabeat.com)” or “Beat: drmafiabeats (www.drmafiabeat.com)”).
Licensee must supply the Licensor with at least one (1) copy of each final recording made using the Instrumental (download link to www.drmafiabeat.com).

By receiving this contract via email, you automatically agree to the terms stated above and gain non-exclusive rights to the Instrumental

?PREMIUM-LEASE

THIS AGREEMENT, made and entered into on the %ORDERDATE% serves as a legally binding contract between Christoph Schreiner (DR MAFIA BEATS) (“Licensor”) and %YOUR NAME% (“Licensee”). This agreement grants the Licensee non-exclusive rights to the Instrumental named “%BEAT NAME%” (“Instrumental”).

Master Recording
The Licensor hereby grants the Licensee the right to record vocal and/or Instrumental synchronization to any or all parts of the Instrumental. The Licensee understands that their non-exclusive usage of the Instrumental is limited to one (1) new composition and if the Licensee wishes to use the Instrumental in other new compositions, then the Licensee must obtain another license to use the Instrumental from the Licensor. The Licensee is allowed to edit the Instrumental by changing the arrangement of the Instrumental or by removing/adding any melodies and/or instruments. All licenses are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Profitable Distribution
The Licensee is limited to distribute one (1) version of the Master Recording for profitable use. The Licensee is limited to a distribution of five thousand (5000) copies of the Master Recording, which can be distributed on any kind of recording media including, but not limited to: compact discs, DVDs, VHS videos, and all other forms of media (online and/or offline). With one (1) year from date leased beat was purchased to distribute until having to renew lease agreement. Non-profit usage is still allowed after the license have been fulfilled. The Licensor expressly forbids resale or other distribution of the Instrumental, either as they exist or any modification thereof.

Performance Rights
The Licensor hereby grants to License a non-exclusive license to use the Master Recording in limited profit performances, shows or concerts. The Licensee is allowed to earn up to two thousand ($2000) in total through live performances, shows or concerts.

Synchronization Rights
The Licensor hereby grants synchronization rights for one (1) music video streamed online (YouTube, Vimeo etc..) for up to two hundred fifty thousand (250000) monetized video streams on all total sites. The Licensor also grants the Licensee synchronization rights for up to two hundred fifty thousand (250000) monetized audio streams to sites like Spotify, Rhapsody etc..

Audio Samples
If a beat contains sampled material, the sample-clearing of itself needs to be done by the Licensee.

Ownership
The Licensor maintains 100% full rights (copyright and ownership) of the Instrumental, and can continue to sell it non-exclusively and/or exclusively. The Licensee has neither the right nor authority to sell or license the rights to the Instrumental whether in whole or part to any other party. In the event another individual purchases exclusive rights to your licensed Instrumental you will retain your non-exclusive rights under the limitations listed in this agreement and after these terms have been fulfilled.

Credit
The Licensee must give production credit to the Licensor for any and all distributed material (also on online platforms). This can be done in or on the CD booklet or outside cover, in the song or video descriptions. The Licensee must give production credit to the Licensor as “DR MAFIA BEATS” (e.g. Prod.DR MAFIA BEATS (www.drmafiabeat.com)” or “Beat: DR MAFIA BEATS (www.drmafiabeat.com)”).
Licensee must supply the Licensor with at least one (1) copy of each final recording made using the Instrumental (download link to www.drmafiabeat.com).

By receiving this contract via email, you automatically agree to the terms stated above and gain non-exclusive rights to the Instrumental.





UNLIMITED-LEASE?
THIS AGREEMENT, made and entered into on the %ORDER_DATE% serves as a legally binding contract between Christoph Schreiner (DR MAFIA BEATS) (“Licensor”) and %YOUR NAME% (“Licensee”). This agreement grants the Licensee non-exclusive rights to the Instrumental named “%BEAT_NAME%” (“Instrumental”). All licenses are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Master Recording
The Licensor hereby grants the Licensee the right to record vocal and/or Instrumental synchronization to any or all parts of the Instrumental. The Licensee understands that their non-exclusive usage of the Instrumental is unlimited to use for commercial use. If the Licensee wishes to use the Instrumental in other new compositions, the Licensee dont have to buy another license to use the Instrumental from the Licensor. The Licensee is allowed to edit the Instrumental by changing the arrangement of the Instrumental or by removing/adding any melodies and/or instruments.

Profitable Distribution
The Licensee is able to distribute unlimited units of the Master Recording for profitable use, which can be distributed on any kind of recording media including, but not limited to: compact discs, DVDs, VHS videos, and all other forms of media (online and/or offline). The Licensor expressly forbids resale or other distribution of the Instrumental, either as they exist or any modification thereof.

Performance Rights
The Licensor hereby grants to License a non-exclusive license to use the Master Recording in unlimited profit performances, shows or concerts.
Synchronization Rights
The Licensor hereby grants synchronization rights for unlimited music videos streamed online (YouTube, Vimeo etc..) for unlimited monetized video streams. The Licensor also grants the Licensee synchronization rights for unlimited monetized audio streams to sites like Spotify, Rhapsody etc..

Audio Samples
If a beat contains sampled material, the sample-clearing of itself needs to be done by the Licensee.

Ownership
The Licensor maintains 100% full rights (copyright and ownership) of the Instrumental, and can continue to sell it non-exclusively and/or exclusively. The Licensee has neither the right nor authority to sell or license the rights to the Instrumental whether in whole or part to any other party. It has no effect on your license if a third person purchases exclusive rights for the same Instrumental at a later date.

Credit
The Licensee must give production credit to the Licensor for any and all distributed material (also on online platforms). This can be done in or on the CD booklet or outside cover, in the song or video descriptions. The Licensee must give production credit to the Licensor as “DR MAFIA BEAT” (www.drmafiabeat.com)” or “Beat: DR MAFIA BEATS (www.drmafiabeat.com)”).
Licensee must supply the Licensor with at least one (1) copy of each final recording made using the Instrumental (download link to www.drmafiabeat.com).
By receiving this contract via email, you automatically agree to the terms stated above and gain non-exclusive rights to the Instrumental.



?UNLIMITED-LEASE

THIS AGREEMENT, made and entered into on the %ORDER_DATE% serves as a legally binding contract between Christoph Schreiner (DR MAFIA BEATS) (“Licensor”) and %BEAT NAME% (“Licensee”). This agreement grants the Licensee exclusive rights to the Instrumental named “%BEAT NAME%” (“Instrumental”). All licenses are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Master Recording
The Licensor hereby grants the Licensee the right to record vocal and/or Instrumental synchronization to any or all parts of the Instrumental. The Licensee understands that their usage of the Instrumental is unlimited to use for commercial use. If the Licensee wishes to use the Instrumental in other new compositions, the Licensee does not have to purchase another license from the Licensor to use the Instrumental. The Licensee is allowed to edit the Instrumental by changing the arrangement of the Instrumental or by removing/adding any melodies and/or instruments.

Profitable Distribution
The Licensee is able to distribute unlimited units of the Master Recording for profitable use, which can be distributed on any kind of recording media including, but not limited to: compact discs, DVDs, VHS videos, and all other forms of media (online and/or offline). The Licensor expressly forbids resale or other distribution of the Instrumental, either as they exist or any modification thereof.

Performance Rights
The Licensor hereby grants to License an exclusive license to use the Master Recording in unlimited profit performances, shows or concerts.

Synchronization Rights
The Licensor hereby grants synchronization rights for unlimited music videos streamed online (YouTube, Vimeo etc..) for unlimited monetized video streams. The Licensor also grants the Licensee synchronization rights for unlimited monetized audio streams to sites like Spotify, Rhapsody etc..

Audio Samples
If a beat contains sampled material, the sample-clearing of itself needs to be done by the Licensee.

Ownership
Upon purchasing exclusive rights, the Licensor maintains 100% full rights (copyright and ownership) of the Instrumental but is no longer able to resell it non-exclusively and/or exclusively.

Credit
The Licensee must give production credit to the Licensor for any and all distributed material (also on online platforms). This can be done in or on the CD booklet or outside cover, in the song or video descriptions. The Licensee must give production credit to the Licensor as “DR MAFIA BEATS” (www.drmafiabeat.com)” or “Beat: DR MAFIA BEATS (www.drmafiabeat.com)”).
Licensee must supply the Licensor with at least one (1) copy of each final recording made using the Instrumental (download link to www.drmafiabeat.com).
By receiving this contract via email, you automatically agree to the terms stated above and gain exclusive rights to the Instrumental

?FREE DOWNLOADS


To download any free beat, you must agree to the following terms and conditions (hereinafter referred to as “Agreement”):

1. Usage. **YOU ABSOLUTELY CANNOT USE THE INSTRUMENTAL COMPOSITION OF WHICH YOU ARE ATTEMPTING TO DOWNLOAD (hereinafter referred to as ‘the Beat’) FOR ANY FOR-PROFIT, COMMERCIAL, OR FINANCIALLY EXPLOITATIVE USE. AN APPROPRIATE LICENSE MUST BE PURCHASED OR PROPERLY OBTAINED IN ORDER TO EXPLOIT THE BEAT.** Acceptable use without obtaining a license (hereinafter referred to as ‘Free Use’) includes:

2. Showcasing of a recording on the Beat in a non-profit manner through an internet-based medium such as Myspace, Youtube, or a personal webpage.

3. Performing a live act on the Beat in a completely non-profit show.

4. Credit. You will provide proper credit for the creation of the Beat by writing ‘Produced by DR MAFIA BEATS’ on all official documents or surfaces released with tangible copies of a recording on the Beat. If there are absolutely no means to provide written credit, vocal credit is required by actually recording the phrase ‘Produced by DR MAFIA BEATS’ within the first 30 seconds of the Beat.

5. Liability. You hereby agree to indemnify, defend, and hold DR MAFIA BEATS and all of our officers, directors, producers, owners, employees, agents, information providers, affiliates, and licensors (collectively, ‘DR MAFIA BEATS’) harmless from and against any and all liability, losses, costs, and expenses (including attorneys’ fees) incurred in connection with any claim arising out of your use of the Beat, including but not limited to claims for defamation, violation of rights of publicity and/or privacy, copyright infringement, trademark infringement, and any claim or liability relating to the content, quality, or performance of materials in relation to the Beat. We reserve the right, at our own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, and in such case you agree to cooperate with our defense of such claim.

6. Termination. DR MAFIA BEATS reserves the right to terminate this Agreement at any time or terminate your rights to use or distribute the Beat at any time for any reason.

7. Legal Consequences. Any unauthorized use of the Beat, including unauthorized reselling, is considered a direct violation of the US Copyright Act of 1976 and is infringing upon the copyrights of the works of DR MAFIA BEATS. Under the fullest extend of the law, DR MAFIA BEATS reserves the right to take legal action or pursue financial compensation as a result of any breach or violation of this Agreement.

8. Modifications. We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to modify this Agreement and any fees, at any time, effective upon the date we post a new Agreement on the beat’s free download page. Your continued use of the Beat constitutes your binding acceptance of this Agreement, including any changes or modifications that we may make.

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?YOUTUBE POLICY (CONTENT ID)

The licensor maintains the unlimited, worldwide rights to register his beat-compositions with a content-ID program/institution such as AdRev, etc. (if you have questions about content ID or AdRev, please google ‘Content ID’ and ‘AdRev’) and be the sole administrator of youtube rights using such a content ID program. This is necessary and entitles licensor to maintain the administrative and legislative rights to the beat-composition, in order to be able to ensure non-exclusive and exclusive license owners administrative guidance and license-warranties. The main purpose is to stop people from stealing beats and using/monetizing them in videos without owning a license. What AdRev does is scan youtube videos for audio material produced by DR MAFIA BEATS (Christoph Schreiner) and automatically sends a copyright claim, which blocks your videos from monetization temporarily. Don’t worry! This claim is more a notification and will NOT harm your channel or video, nor does it force you to take down the video(s), the only thing it does, is disable the monetization option temporarily. Your video will keep playing without any other limitations. Anyone using free downloads and tagged demo downloads in videos on youtube can ignore this copyright notification as it doesn’t stop your video from playing and monetization wouldn’t be allowed for non-licensed beats at all (if monetization is desired, you can purchase a “premium-lease” or higher if beat is still available). IMPORTANT! – All license owners need to send me their link(s) to their video(s) and details of purchase so I can put their video(s) on the whitelist and remove the copyright claim within 24-48 hours – please send details/links to: www.drmafiabeat.com including your order number, PayPal transaction ID, link to video(s) and email address used for purchase. This is the exact message you might receive: Due to a copyright claim, you are no longer monetizing the following YouTube video. It is still playable on YouTube, but the copyright owner could choose to show ads on it. It may therefore be possible that you receive a copyright claim on youtube videos, even if you own a license. As listed above, please follow the instructions written in bold! Using a content ID program is the only way I can assure that only people with an appropriate beat-license are monetizing their videos rightfully and legally on youtube. It also protects your videos from receiving fraudulent claims by third parties that claim to own the administrative rights to the beats. If you have any questions concerning this issue, feel free to contact me anytime via email and I will respond in 24-48 business hours.

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