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Leased Beats vs. Exclusive Licenses: What's the Difference?

Updated: Mar 11, 2023

At Fortune Music Group, we understand that purchasing beats for your music can be a confusing process, especially when it comes to deciding between a leased beat and an exclusive license. That's why we wanted to provide a quick rundown of the differences between these two options and help you decide which one is right for you.


First and foremost, it's important to note that a leased beat is a beat that you can use for your music, but the producer retains the ownership of the beat and can sell it to other artists as well. This means that multiple artists may end up using the same beat. Leased beats are typically less expensive than exclusive licenses, but they also offer less control and exclusivity.


An exclusive license, on the other hand, gives you the exclusive rights to use a beat in your music. The producer cannot sell the beat to anyone else, and you have full control over the beat. Exclusive licenses are typically more expensive than leased beats, but they offer more control and exclusivity.


So, which one is right for you? It really depends on your needs and budget. If you're looking for a less expensive option that still allows you to use the beat in your music, a leased beat might be the way to go. If you want full control and exclusivity over the beat, an exclusive license might be the better option.


We hope this helps clarify the differences between leased beats and exclusive licenses. If you have any questions or need assistance, don't hesitate to reach out to us at Fortune Music Group.


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