The Standard and Professional licenses are non-exclusive, meaning that the beat can be resold to other parties. However, if you buy exclusive rights to the beat in question, we will then remove the beat from our catalog, preventing further licensing (all pre-existing lease licenses will remain active).
The term for our Standard and Professional licenses is 10 years each. After this 10-year term, you will be required to re-lease the instrumental in order to continue legally exploiting your song using the beat.
Yes, you can post your song/video to YouTube (and enable monetization). However, please be aware of the harmless automatic copyright claim. Review the “Why Did I Receive A Copyright Claim” question below to learn how to quickly resolve this.
This is perfectly normal. This happens automatically because we own the copyrights to all of the beats in our catalog, and have registered the tracks with a Content ID system. This way, we can monitor and approve the use of our beats in videos uploaded to YouTube.
In order to enable monetization for your video, you must dispute this automatic claim to let YouTube know that you have a valid license to use the track. Your dispute should state the following:
I have a valid license and sufficient permission to use the music in question. This license was issued by the original copyright owner, “Blur Audio, LLC” (License Certification: INSERT ORDER #). The music used is “BEAT TITLE”.
Important: With lease rights, you do not have permission to register your song(s) created using Blur Audio beats to any Content ID systems. With exclusive rights, this permission is granted.
No. We receive royalties from the song(s) you create using our beats, as broken down in the next question about “splits/ownership”.
* Starter & Professional licenses
Total Ownership: Artist – 25% / Blur Audio – 75%
Total Ownership: Artist – 50% / Blur Audio – 50%
You are not required to register the songs you create using our beats with your Performance Rights Organization. However, if you do, please be aware of the appropriate splits, based on the type of license you have.
Your download files, license agreement, and receipt will be emailed to you instantly upon checkout.
No – we do not use unauthorized samples in any of our work.
Coupon codes are applied at checkout, just above billing details.
Yes, you can.
You are allowed to upgrade a Standard license to a Professional license (of the same beat) at any time. If you request an upgrade within 6 months of your original purchase date of the Standard license, you are only required to pay the difference. Any active promotions at the time of the upgrade request will be applied to the upgrade price.
If the upgrade is requested after 6 months of the original purchase date of the Standard license, then you will be required to pay the retail price for the Professional license.
If you purchase the original Standard license at a discounted rate, then you are allowed to upgrade to a Professional license (of the same beat) at the original discounted rate (this discounted rate cannot be applied in conjunction with any other promotions; coupons are acceptable, however), only within 30 days of the original Standard license purchase date.
Trackouts are the individual audio files that make up an entire beat. For example, a kick, a snare, a bass, etc. Trackouts are useful for mix engineers when mixing the instrumental around your vocals as it offers them more flexibility to shape/arrange the sound.
We do not allow sync license procurement for our non-exclusive licenses as this can create many potential legal issues down the line should another entity eventually acquire exclusive rights to the same beat. If you would like the ability to engage in sync deals, you will need to get exclusive rights to do so.
Anything to the likes of Produced by Blur Audio works just fine. We ask that you use your best efforts to credit us where reasonably applicable.
Yes, this is permitted as long as you have a valid license. Note that these amendments will be solely up to you and/or your engineer/producer to arrange.
As a licensee of a beat, the term of your license agreement is 10 years. Meaning you are allowed to exploit the song you create using the licensed beat for 10 years, starting with your purchase date, even if another party buys the exclusive rights to that same beat.
Likewise, should you decide to purchase exclusive rights to an instrumental, you are aware that all other pre-existing lease licenses will remain in effect for up to 10 years after the date of your purchase exclusive rights.