Frequently Asked Questions


Licenses

Lease Licenses, or leasing rights, are non-exclusive usage rights to a beat for artists, where the ownership of the beat remains with us. You are buying the right to use the beat for profitable, commercial use on any one single format (e.g. albums, mixtapes, iTunes singles) with a distribution of 500 – unlimited units, depending on what you select during checkout.

Additionally, the beat may be used for radio broadcast on up to 3 stations and live shows or concerts totalling up to $1000 (USD). You may alter the beat as you see fit, but you may not under any circumstances resell the beat. Note that several individuals may buy a Lease License to the same beat.


Lease License purchase will come with a single mixed down 320 kbps MP3 file of the beat.

Syncronization licensing or "Sync", refers to the use of an (one of our) instrumental in films, TV shows, commercials, video games, presentations, YouTube videos, or anything else where an instrumental is "synced" to moving images.

A standard Sync License purchase will come with a single mixed down 320 kbps MP3 file of the beat.

Licenças exclusivas, ou direitos de propriedade total, são direitos exclusivos de uso de um instrumental para qualquer finalidade. Isso inclui álbuns, mixtapes, singles do iTunes, carregamentos do YouTube e trilhas sonoras para filmes, televisão, videogames ou sites. Os direitos de transmissão e reprodução de desempenho completo estão incluídos e não há limite de unidades ou vendas. Os direitos ao instrumental são totalmente transferidos para si e o instrumental será marcada como vendido para que ninguém mais possa licenciar. Você se torna o único proprietário do instrumental. Poderá alterar o instrumental como achar conveniente, mas não poderá em nenhuma circunstância revender o instrumental.

A mixed down WAV file of the beat, automatically included with Exclusive Licenses are Trackouts, where you will receive a download link for all the separate instrumental track lines of the beat in highest quality WAV format, in a zip folder. This is ideal for professional studio mixing and mastering and the best sound quality broadcasts. In order to extract files from a zip folder, simply double-click on the zip folder to open it once downloaded, then drag everything inside out onto your desktop. If you can’t open the file you may need to download a free version of 7-zip.


Instrumentals

“Track outs” or tracked out audio files, aka “stems” are the separate audio files. For instance, the kick, snare, synth, piano, and so on are all separate audio files that comprise the instrumental. These are useful for high-end mixing projects where the engineer may need to customise the mix of the instrumental around your vocals.


For YouTube/Facebook/Instagram/Other Video Outlets: “Produced by DPKF Music – https://www.dpkfmusic.com”

For all physical media: Anything to the likes of “Produced by DPKF Music”, "DPKF Music on the beat", "Beat by DPKF Music", or “Instrumental by DPKF Music” will suffice.

For lease and sync licenses the download link is sent to your email immediately after you have completed your transaction. For exclusive licences, please allow up to 24 hrs for receipt of your purchase.

If you do not earn the exclusive license, no, the beat will not be removed from the site.

DPKF Music will retain all copyright ownership of the instrumentals. However, if you earn exclusive rights to beat or purchase a custom beat, you will retain copyright ownership of the Sound Recording (Masters).

For non-exclusive purchases, you should file a “joint copyright” for the “song” that you make to the instrumental, listing you as a contributor to lyrics & composition (melody/flow). However, you must contact us before doing so as you will need to add the producer’s information for contribution as a composer as well. Please note that ‘non-exclusive’ licenses last two years. After-which, the copyright will be contractually void.

In a non-exclusive license case, even though we (the producer) are on the copyright (which we must be since we created the music), the producer will NOT take/request any back-end royalties, with the exception of YouTube monetization (as noted in all non-exclusive agreements).

If you’re serious about your career, we highly suggest getting a custom beat made in order to remove ALL limitations.

We accept all major debit/credit cards (Mastercard, Visa, American Express, Discover). All transactions are made via Paypal. You do not have to have a Paypal account to make your transactions.