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    Question on selling my hiphop beats: Contracts

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    hey, lemme start right away,

    I produce hiphop beats and have allready made some good contacts to people who would wanna buy my beats.
    My question is, what kind of contract do i need if I sell my beats, and how much can i sell 1 beat for if i know that some major rappers will be rapping over those beats wich means that some bigger money is in all of this?

    I hope somebody can help me out, cause i don't wanna be played with when selling my beats.

    thx in advance,

    Kapo

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    I wouldn't sell them as "work for hire" if you can help it. Try to get some production or writing credit so you'll be able to make residual income.
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    Hiphop Beats For Free.com ( By Giallani )

    Hiphop Beats For Free.com ( By Giallani ) My Best Advice Is To Give Your Beats Away For Free As Promotion Then When You Get Fame, People Will Pay You Big Chips! But For The Most Part, The Big Time Rappers Have People Shuvin Beats In There Face All Week. If You Are To The Point Were You Already Got Clout, Or You Are In "the Inner Circle" With Sombody At One Of The Paid Labels Then The Selling Price For Exclusive Beats Goes Any Where From 500 To 2000 To 5000 And I Guess Some Big Timers Like Dre' Get Even Bigger Chips For A Track. Try To Keep Some Rights If You Can. Its Better To Offer A Non-exclusive Contract That Way You Retain The Rights To Your Work But Others Can Use It On There Albums To Like We Do Here At Hip Hop Beats For Free.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kapo
    hey, lemme start right away,

    I produce hiphop beats and have allready made some good contacts to people who would wanna buy my beats.
    My question is, what kind of contract do i need if I sell my beats, and how much can i sell 1 beat for if i know that some major rappers will be rapping over those beats wich means that some bigger money is in all of this?

    I hope somebody can help me out, cause i don't wanna be played with when selling my beats.

    thx in advance,

    Kapo
    alright here my take,,,you could do a work for hire..but have in the contract you ger credit for your work..but its not the way to go..unless you sellin to small local artist...a artist to producer (or vice versa) agreement is good..cause like david said you wanna make income off of this sell..never give beats away..you worked hard to make it now sell it, even if its a small fee..if you know its someone major rappin over a beat you bein up and comin you can get 2000-5000 for the beat..but make sure you get points and credit for the beat(production) so you will make money off his sales and airplay..but its all up to you what you want to do...

    heres a sample contract to use..


    ARTIST PRODUCER AGREEMENT


    Date:_______________

    This shall serve as the sole agreement between _________________ (hereinafter referred to as "Producer") for services in producing Master Recordings, (hereinafter referred to as "Masters") for and of the recording artist(s) professionally known as _________________ (hereinafter referred to as "Artist").


    1. The term of this agreement shall commence as of the date hereof and shall continue until the completion of Producer's services.

    2. (a) Recording sessions for the Masters shall be conducted by Producer under this Agreement at such times and places as shall be mutually designated by Artist and Producer. All individuals rendering services in connection with the recording of Masters shall be subject to Artist's approval. Artist shall have the right and opportunity to have Artists representatives attend each such recording session. Each Master shall embody the performance by the Artist of a single musical composition designated by the Artist, and shall be subject to Producers approval as technically satisfactory for the manufacture, broadcast and sale of phonorecords, and, upon Artists request, Producer shall re-record any musical composition or other selection until a Master technically satisfactory to Artist shall have been obtained, provided additional production costs will be paid by Artist. Producer agrees to begin preproduction, rehearsals, and recording on _____________________, 19____.

    (b) Producer shall deliver to Artist a two-track stereo tape suitable for duplication and manufacture of phonorecords for each Master. All original session tapes, rough mixes and any derivatives or reproductions thereof shall also be delivered to Artist, or, at Artists election, maintained at a recording studio or other location designated by Artist, in Artists name and subject to Artists control.

    3. All Masters produced hereunder, from the inception of the recording thereof, and all phonorecords and other reproductions made therefrom, together with the performances embodied therein and all copyrights therein and thereto, and all renewals and extensions thereof, shall be entirely Artists property, free of any claims whatsoever by Producer or any other person or person engaged in the production of the Masters. (It being understood that for copyright purposes Producer and all persons rendering services in connection with such Masters shall be Contractors for hire).

    4. (a) Conditioned upon Producer's full and faithful performance of all the terms and provisions hereof, Artist shall pay Producer, as an advance recoupable by Artist from any and all royalties payable by Artist to Producer hereunder, the sum of $ ________ DOLLARS payable upon commencement of recording, and the balance upon the delivery to you of the Masters.

    (b) Notwithstanding anything contained in (a) above to the contrary:

    (i) in the event the Masters are released on any label other than ___________
    or it's subsidiary or affiliate label or labels, Producer shall not receive a royalty in connection with the sale of such records;

    (ii) in the event the Masters are released on the ______________ label or a subsidiary or affiliate label, Producer shall be paid in respect to the sale of such phonorecords a royalty rate of three percent (3%) of the suggested retail price of each phonorecord sold and paid for in the United States. Payments of royalties from foreign sources shall be ONE HALF of the United States royalty rate. All fees paid to Producer hereunder shall constitute recoupable advances which shall be recouped prior to further payment of royalties.

    5. Producer has agreed to assist Artist in presenting the Masters to major record companies in pursuit of a record production agreement with a major label. Producer understands that Artist will also be presenting the Masters to major labels and that Producer will not be Artists exclusive representative. Therefore, Producer agrees to notify Artist prior to making any formal contact with representatives of any major record company on Artists behalf in order to coordinate respective efforts and agrees to contact on Artists behalf only those companies mutually agreed upon. In the event Artist enters into a record production agreement with a major label for the Masters recorded hereunder and the further services of Artist as a result of substantial efforts and negotiations by Producer with such company within the period of ONE YEAR following the completion of the Masters Artist agrees to pay Producer a commission of six percent (6%) of the actual cash advances (exclusive of recording budgets) received by Producer upon execution of said agreement. A major record company as defined herein shall be a company or corporation with gross sales of one million (1,000,000) units in the current calender year.

    6. Producer hereby warrants, represents, and agrees that he is under no disability, restriction, or other incumbency with respect to his right to execute and perform the services described in this Agreement.

    7. Artist shall have the right, at Artists election, to designate other producers for recording sessions with the Artist, in which event Producer shall have no rights hereunder with respect to the Masters produced at such other recording sessions.

    8. Artist shall have the right, at Artists election, to assign any of Artists rights hereunder, in whole or part, to any subsidiary, affiliated, or related company, or to any person, firm or corporation acquiring rights in the Masters produced hereunder.

    9. (a) This contract sets forth the entire understanding of the parties hereto relating to the subject matter hereof. No amendment or modification of this contract shall be binding unless confirmed in writing by both parties.

    (b) Artist shall not be deemed to be in breach of any of Artists obligations hereunder unless and until you have given Artist specific written notice of the nature of such breach and Artist have failed to cure such breach within thirty (30) days after Artists receipt of such notice.

    (c) Nothing herein contained shall constitute a partnership or joint venture between Artist and Producer.

    (d) This contract has been entered into in the State of ______, and its validity, construction, interpretation, and legal effect shall be governed by the laws of the State of __________________.

    (e) This contract shall not become binding and effective until signed by Artist and Producer.

    _______________________________
    PRODUCER


    Agreed and Accepted:

    _______________________________
    ARTIST
    B Knot
    4 bars is hip hop, no need for more if it's a hit!!
    "Trunks poppin'... B Knot Hits..."
    Boss Recordings
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    edit it as you want
    B Knot
    4 bars is hip hop, no need for more if it's a hit!!
    "Trunks poppin'... B Knot Hits..."
    Boss Recordings
    http://www.unsigned.com/bossrecordings
    http://www.jamwave.com/bossrecordings
    http://www.reverbnation.com/bossrecordings

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