Frequently Asked Questions
What exactly am I getting with this purchase?
With this purchase you will receive a compressed (.zip) file to download which contains high-fidelity stereo wave (.wav) files along with a license
to use the files. Some of the beats may also include stem files (individual files for drum parts, bass parts, synth parts, guitar parts, etc. in .wav format) giving you deeper access to the components of the track for editing, remixing, adapting, etc. These files can be used in your compositions, productions, and arrangements in any way you please, so long as your usage is in accordance with the license terms.
How do licensable beats work?
You may purchase a license to use these beats in your own projects, whether you'd like to add your own vocals or acapellas, re-arrange or remix, perform live, or use as music for film, tv, podcasts, etc.
Once you purchase a license and create a song or composition, you can upload the finished work to all streaming platforms, including YouTube, Apple Music, Spotify, etc. under your own artist name. That said, you cannot upload the original licensable beats as they are, on their own, to any streaming platforms. You must add vocals and create an original song or composition out of the beat file, edit/remix/rearrange it, unless you are using the beat for background music for a video on YouTube (e.g. gaming, tutorials, vlogs, etc.) or for tv/film/podcasting. You cannot resell the beats as they are.
You can read the full terms of Noiselab's licensable tracks here
What if I am unhappy with the licensable beats or stems or do not use the files after all?
We only offer high-quality content and stand behind every licensable beat that we make available. Since these are downloadable wave files, all sales are final and non-refundable. You can click the play buttons above to get a clear sense for the style and quality of each licensable beat. If you have any issues, never hesitate to contact us
at Noiselab - we'll do what we can to make it right.
Can I monetize my song? Do I owe any royalties?
Yes, we encourage you to monetize any of your songs or compositions that make use of these licensable beats! No, you are not required to pay any royalties for using these beats. Once you incorporate the beats into your own material, you can publish on all streaming platforms under your own artist or brand name. Best of all, you do not have to create any publishing splits and you are not responsible for paying back any royalties to Noiselab Collective or the original copyright owners for using the track.
Keep in mind, some licensable tracks may be entered into the ContentID
system at YouTube, in which case YouTube may automatically reserve some of its ad revenue for the original copyright owners. This is a way of providing the original track's creators or copyright owners some relatively small recompense if the track is used or duplicated frequently on YouTube.
Can others buy and use this track?
Yes. One of the advantages of buying + selling beat licenses online is the low cost. Rather than only sell beats exclusively for larger sums of money, producers essentially "lease" the beats at lower prices, meaning customers get great prices, and producers can still earn a living.
This means that if you're licensing a beat or beat pack, others will have a chance to license the beats as well. This is very common in the music industry, right up to top artists, and is nothing to worry about. Ultimately, how well a song performs on streaming services, social media, or other platforms depends on the final composition and how well it resonates with listeners. Whether or not another person uses the same sample, loops, or licensable tracks/beats is not an impediment for your content's success. In the case of licensable beats on Noiselab, you can think of it as a legal way to sample music, where the copyright holder is offering you an opportunity, by granting you a license, to use this material so that you can build upon professional-level productions as you make your next masterpiece and release it to the world.