Frequently Asked Questions

Beat leases

I purchased a license, where is the download link?

As soon as your transaction is processed, you will automatically receive an email (to the address you provided) containing a download link. If you did not receive the email, please check your ‘Junk’ or ‘Spam’ folder. Additionally, you can also retrieve the download from your account.

Most people receive our email within a few minutes. If you have not received a message with a download link within 5 minutes of your purchase, please contact us. We will rectify the situation as quickly as possible.

To make sure you receive our emails in the future, add sales@kontactrecords.com to your address book.

What is included in the purchase?

Each music license purchase includes a license agreement, the beat in mp3 format, wav format, multitracks (each individual instrument on separate files) and stems (mix bus groups) which are used by audio engineers for mixing and mastering.

What forms of payment are accepted?

We accept Paypal, Stripe and Credit Cards through these payment gateways.

Are there bulk discounts available?

On occasions we offer bulk discounts offers for music licenses. Join our mailing list to get notified of these offers.

Can I exchange a music license or get a refund?

There is a strict NO REFUND policy on digitally delivered products, see terms and conditions. All sales on digital down-loadable goods are final and we cannot offer a refund for something we cannot take back. In rare cases of duplicate purchases, or other rare circumstances, we will match what you paid with an item of equal or similar value. By making a purchase you have agreed to these terms and conditions. It is therefore also not possible to exchange orders. Please be sure to order the correct items!

What is the difference between a non-exclusive and exclusive license?

Non-exclusive rights (leasing rights) have restrictions in number of allowed sales units, earnings, etc. and can be sold to multiple artists at the same time.

Exclusive rights is the only license type, allowing unlimited use on any medium without a license expiration limit. Once an exclusive license has been sold, the beat will become unavailable for any type of licensing.

If I buy an exclusive license, what happens to any non-exclusive licenses that have been purchased in the past?

Owners of non-exclusive licenses can only use the license up to it’s limits.

Can I upgrade my music license in the future?

Yes of course! If you out grow your current license you can always upgrade licenses. However, you would not be able to upgrade to an exclusive license if it has already been purchased.

Can I still use a beat that I licensed after someone buys an exclusive license for it?

Yes. As long as you stay within the concerned license terms, you are allowed to use your license even if exclusive rights are no longer available. The sale of exclusive rights does not affect any previously sold licenses.

What happens if someone has already purchased the same beat in the past?

Previous leases will remain valid until they have exceeded their lease’s user rights. Those artist’s can still use the beat, but only within the limits of their lease. Always be sure to read the lease agreement to know what you can and can’t do with your music lease.

If someone purchases an exclusive license to a beat that you previously leased, you would no longer be able to secure an exclusive lease to it and it would be removed from our music catalog.

What happends if my song becomes popular?

It depends on the terms of your license agreement. Non-exclusive licenses are usually limited to a certain amount of user-rights and/or a certain amount of time. If your song becomes hugely successful, you would most likely have exceeded your lease’s user rights. In this case you would have to renegotiate a new lease agreement to acquire more rights to the beat.

It is always best to contact your producer and sort things out right away. Some producers will wait until after your song blows up and then dies down to take legal action against you. You then end up paying what is owed to the producer and also statutory damages on top of that. Damages are between $750 and $30,000 per work, at the discretion of the court. If willful infringement is shown they may be entitled to damages up to $150,000 per work.

I still have other questions, where can I contact you?

If you need further information, email support@kontactrecords.com or use our Contact Form.