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    Wsup Fam, could you all help me out here...someone wants to buy two beats from me..but she want exclusive rights...now i dont want to give her exclusive rights unless i can get royalties off the beat...i would like to know what type of contract or agreement should i get made up..i will give them exclusive rights as long as i get royalties...help is greatly needed on this one..




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    I've only sold 12 beats, so I'm not an expert, but regardless of whether or not you negotiate a percentage of the back end, I would suggest getting a nice sized upfront payment. Otherwise, if the song doesn't do well, you're screwed.

    Example: I sold 5 beats to one person last year. Since it was a package deal and this person was very well connected I cut her a deal. I gave her 3 tracks for $250 upfront and 30% of back end. The other 2 I didn't get anything upfront and 40% of the back end.

    I haven't received a penny more than that $750. I still have contact with this person and she's still shopping, but good intentions aren't sending me any checks.

    That's just my opinion/experience though.

    Good luck.

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    so what type of contract was made up...and where can i get a copy of it..it sounds like a good contract to use..good advice very helpful..thanks stray
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    I didn't write the contracts for the example I gave. I can scan one and email it to you if you want it though.

    For all the others I've sold though, I didn't use a contract and didn't set up a back end either. I just sold the exclusives for a flat rate.

    The reasons?

    1. I don't think anything I've done up until this point is "radio ready".
    2. I don't know too many people who buy music, much less from some unknown cats.
    3. If the people I sell to are using my tracks for a demo and do end up with a deal. There is no chance that my beat is going to end up on their album.

    So as far as I can see there is no reason for me to try to get royalties. I'll just take the money up front. As I get better, I'll just ask for more.

    I didn't use a contract because I didn't need one. It's simple, use the beat, if you want exclusive rights, pay me. If you don't, the beat is still mine. If you do, you fulfilled your end of the deal.

    If they want a contract, let them come with it. I wouldn't sell a beat that I sold already. If they need a contract to assure that, it's their problem, but I'll sign it.

    Doing it this way, works for me so far. I've had no problems at all and feel like I've been paid very well. I can't say this would be best for you though, you gotta figure that out.

    Let me know if you want that contract.

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    jeah please send it to me in email...it will help alot..thanks in advance
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    I sent it. It's a .jpg so it isn't real clear, but zoom in and you should be able to read it fine.

    Check that link out too.
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    thanks that help alot for if i want to do a work for hire contract..
    B Knot
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    Sorry man, I read you wrong. I just read your email. Let me see what I can dig up and I'll get back to you.
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    ok..thanks i will be lookin...and i needed the one you sent me too...so when you say you got 40% on the back end, was that from cd sales that he did..where is the 40% back end coming from? wanna make sure i got this right
    B Knot
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    I’m still looking for those other contracts you asked about.

    The “back end” comes from CD sales, radio plays and other public performances. Other than CD sales, in order to collect royalties you need to have a publishing company and become a member of ASCAP or BMI.

    The person I made this agreement with was a songwriter who also had a publishing company. She was trying to place these songs with major artists. If the song did get picked up, I would be entitled to 40% of the songwriter’s share, which is usually a 50/50 split between the publisher and writer. So I’d be entitled to 40% of the 50% she received or 20% of the total monies received for the song.
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