Music Administration

Once you've properly completed your account setup and profile configurations, uploading your music and keeping your catalog accurate should be your top priority. Your music may speak for itself, but the top earners take the time to make sure their music is dressed for success.

Seller Dashboard

Your seller dashboard is a command center for your beats business. You have easy access to account assets, subscriptions, balances, and engagement metrics. Your dashboard page is where you land immediately after logging in to the system.

  • Hover or Click Your Username (top of page)
  • Click “Dash”
Click your "Dashboard" menu navigation link to access your main account dashboard. Click the "Help" link at any time to restart this dashboard tour and others like it!

Integrated Help

Search for help on any topic in our integrated help center. Documentation, interface tours, and live task walkthroughs can all be launched on demand!

Account Notices & Logs

Your user activity badge indicates when you have unread system notifications. You can also see a history of recent emails which have been sent to you via the Beat Brokerz platform, and a list of account advisories which will help you complete essential tasks.

Account Platform Pages

Click your account username to access the links to all of your public facing platform pages (such as your beat catalog, brand page, music app, producer profile, etc).

Membership Status

Your membership status indicates the type of seller account you are currently subscribed to, and when your subscription is set to expire. If your subscription is setup through Paypal, renewal payments are automatically processed a few days before your expiration and your new expiration date is updated accordingly.

Account Balance

Your account balance shows the total amount of money due to you for sales and affiliate commissions. We also show you the next date that we'll be sending a payment to you based on the type of account subscription you have. Due to our payment policy, your full account balance may be split across multiple future payment dates.

For a detailed breakdown of past payments, account balances, and upcoming payment dates, click the "Next Payday" link.

Points Balance

Your current points balance is the amount of promo points that are available to you in your account. Promo points are used to buy site promotions on Beat Brokerz.

If you have a positive account balance, you may be able to exchange a portion of your balance for points at a special discounted rate. You'll see a icon by your points balance when this offer is available.

Incoming Offers

Incoming offers are custom offer negotiations that you currently have open with potential buyers. If you have any open offers that need your review, you will have an indicator of the number of offers which need your attention.

Music Inventory

Each membership plan has it's own inventory limit associated with it. Your music inventory dashboard display shows a quick count of how many inventory beats you currently have, and what your current total limit is.

Chart Positions

You can immediately see which of your beats is top ranked in the Beat Brokerz charts, and what rank it is. If you have your Soundclick page verified, you'll also see which of your beats is top ranked in the Soundclick charts also. See the section on your Soundclick Profile for more information about verifying your account.

Occasionally, you'll see your beat ranked differently in the charts than what is shown on your dashboard. For example, you might be showing at #25 on the dashboard, but showing #24 in the charts. This can happens if beats are removed from the charts for reasons such as the beat being sold exclusively, or the author removing it from the system.

Activity Overview

The activity overview consists of aggregate statistics regarding the total amount of page views, visits, unique visitors, plays, etc, that you have received across all of your channels for the selected time period.

You'll see the following stats where they apply.

  • Page Views: How many times your profile has been viewed today.
  • Visits: One or more page views by a visitor in a single session.
  • Unique Visitors: Number of individual people to view your profile.
  • Plays: How many times your music has been played (all pages).
  • Downloads: How many times your music has been downloaded.
  • Beats Sold: The individual number of beats sold.

Channel Activity Breakdown

The activity breakdown shows all of your engagement statistics broken down by individual channel. Everything that happens on the Beat Brokerz platform which is not directly a result of your own promotional efforts is grouped together and reported separately from activity that is a result of your own promotional efforts. This way you can easily see the difference between what Beat Brokerz does for you, and what you do for yourself.

Trending Charts

The trending charts give you a running look at your recent history of engagement stats (plays, downloads, etc), and chart positions.

Buyer Orders

Review the complete history of your buyer orders with easy search and sort lookup.

Music Inventory

Manage your music catalog and publishing statuses from your dashboard.

Customers

Your customer list provides up to date contact information and recent order details for all your licensees.

Flex Apps

Use a flex app to combine your own music with music from other producers on the Beat Brokerz platform and deploy it to websites and mobile apps, or use the instant hosted solutions from Beat Brokerz.

Purchase Offers

When artists make you offers to buy your music, you get a complete birds eye view of all your negotiations from your dashboard.

Custom Licenses

For paid producer accounts, an unlimited number of custom licenses can be created to sell your music any way you want.

Discounts & Promotions

You can create both public and private discounts to upsale your catalog and assist your own promotional efforts.

Site Promotions

Make bids on site promotions to improve the ranking of your music in the Beat Brokerz charts and increase your opportunity for sales.

Affiliate Catalog & Favorites

Add and remove beats from your customized affiliate catalog and favorites lists which can be featured in your own flex apps.

Customize Your Dashboard

Also, each of the widgets on your dashboard can be individually customized and tailored in a number of ways!

  • Drag any widget to a new location on your dashboard if you want to re-arrange the presentation of your management options.
  • Click the color box to select a new heading color for a widget if you want to change visual reference cues.
  • Click the "edit title" cog to change the title of a widget if you feel a different heading has more relevence for you. Click it again to save the title.
  • Click the collapse button to make additional room on your dashboard by minimizing a widget without removing it from the display.
  • Click the delete button to remove a widget from your dashboard entirely. You can choose to remove it for just this pageview, or permanently from all future pageviews. If you remove it permanently, you can restore the widget to the display later from the "Page Menu" in the interface.
  • This is the page menu. You can reset widgets from here.

That should be enough to get you started. Don't forget to thumb through the seller guidebook or search our integrated help center if you have any questions. Enjoy!

Beat Inventory

Beat Brokerz provides a range of management tools that will help you keep your music catalog up to date, well groomed, and highly marketable.

Add A New Beat

In order to add a new beat to your inventory, you need to upload the tagged version of your music, the untagged version (which will be delivered after purchase), and a teaser image. Make sure these items are prepared before you begin the process. You will also need to provide various "classification" details about your beat in order to correctly categorize your music.

Once a beat is added to your inventory, you can then configure advanced options for the beat such as what purchase options are available, and which delivery files should be delivered with various licenses.

Procedure

  • Hover or Click Your Username (top of page)
  • Click “Seller Center”
  • Click “Music Inventory”
  • Click “Upload A Beat”

Upload Your Tagged Beat

Click the browse button and select the tagged version of your beat from your filesystem to upload. After you've selected the tagged beat from your drive, click the upload button to upload it.

Upload Your Purchasing File

Click the browse button and select the untagged version of your beat from your filesystem to upload. This file will be delivered when the beat is purchased. After you've selected the production quality/untagged beat from your drive, click the upload button to upload it.

Upload Your Beat Teaser Image

Click the browse button and select the teaser image that should go with this beat. Teaser images should be the same width and height, and also need to be a minimum of 250 pixels wide/tall. After you've selected the beat teaser image from your drive, click the upload button to upload it.

Title Your Beat

Enter a descriptive title for your beat. We have some helpful recommendations in the music presentation section of our guidebook.

Give Your Beat A Description

Enter a complete description of your music composition (what inspired it, what components does it include, what makes it special, etc). We have some more helpful recommendations in the music presentation section of our guidebook.

Classification Details

Click the "classification details" step to enter classification details for your beat which include the musical genres, instrumentation, hook info, mood, and more.

Select Beat Genres

Select up to 2 beat genres which best describe the musical style of this beat.

Free Keyword Tagging

Use the free keyword tagging feature to add your own keywords to the beat which help describe the music. Enter one descriptive tag at a time and hit the enter key, or click the icon to apply the tag.

Beat Tempo

Select the most appropriate tempo specification for your beat.

Beat Instrumentation

Choose up to 6 distinctive instruments that describe the core sound of your beat.

Effects On The Beat

Choose up to 4 effects. Some beats may feature more than 4 of these effects to one degree or another, so choose the effects that are used the most.

Hook On The Beat

If you have a hook available for the beat, choose which characteristics best describe the performance of the hook.

Mood

This field is optional. If you have a hook on your beat, describe the mood of the hook. Otherwise, you can indicate if your sound has a specific mood that it complements.

Royalties & Authorship

You should indicate in step 3 of the beat setup whether you have previously registered this music with a peformance rights organization, and if there are any other authors who should receive credits on the beat.

Don't forget to save the form when you're done!

Purchase Options

A purchase option is simply a combination of (license terms + price + delivery files).

Setting purchase options for your beats allows you to offer multiple licenses, files, and prices for buyers to choose from. By default, every new beat you list for sale will have a pre-defined set of purchase options enabled. These purchase options default to the Beat Brokerz "standard" terms.

When you decide to modify the purchase options for a beat listed in your beat store, you have the ability to assign custom license terms to each purchase option, and modify individual prices for each purchase option.

Setting Up Purchasing Options

  • Click your "Seller Center" navigation link.
  • Click your "Music Inventory"navigation link.
  • Click the "Edit" link for the beat you want to configure purchase options for.
  • Click the "Purchasing Options" link from the page menu.

Check the box by any purchase option that you want to be available for the beat. Each purchase option will have it's own price and set of licensing terms chosen.

Default Option

Whichever purchase option that you select as "default" will be the first purchase option suggested to buyers when they browse your beat. We recommend you follow our license suggestion strategy.

Purchase Price

Configure a purchase price of no less than $10.00 for each of your enabled purchase options.

License Terms

Finally, you can choose between the default Beat Brokerz licensing terms or your own custom license terms for each purchase option.

Don't forget to save the form when you're done!

Delivery Files

We require you to upload at least one untagged delivery file as a bare minimum for every beat, however, you may upload more than one version for different purchase options. For example, you can upload a version with and without a hook, or a track separated version which can be used for mixing and mastering.

  • Hover or Click Your Username (top of page)
  • Click “Seller Center”
  • Click “Music Inventory”
  • Click “Edit” (for appropriate beat)
  • Use the “Purchasing File (Untagged Audio)” field to upload an additional file.
  • After the file has been uploaded, choose a description from the dropdown and select which purchase options that you want the file to be delivered with.
  • Don't forget to click the “Save” button at the bottom of the form when you're finished.

File Delivery With Specific Purchase Options

When you upload a new file for delivery to any of your beats it will be delivered with ALL purchase options by default. If you want to it to be delivered with only specific purchase options, you must uncheck "All Licenses" and check only the specific purchase options from the list that you want your file to be delivered with.

Importing Beats

Publishing & Unpublishing

You can hide a beat from your music catalog and remove the ability for customers to purchase it without actually deleting the item from your inventory. When an exclusive license is sold for a piece of music, it is unpublished automatically. If you sell an exclusive license offsite, you will need to manually unpublish your beat.

Similarly, if the exclusive conditions of a beat have been satisfied, you may want to re-list the music for sale by publishing the beat again. Any beat that has been unpublished/published will still receive charts benefits from it's prior sales history.

Procedure

  • Hover or Click Your Username (top of page)
  • Click “Seller Center”
  • Click “Beats Inventory”
  • Click “Edit” next to the appropriate beat in your inventory.
  • Scroll down the edit screen and click the "Publishing" side tab.
  • Uncheck the "Published" checkbox to unpublish, Check it to republish.
  • Click "Save" at the bottom of the page.

Retire From Charts

Any given beat from your catalog can be "retired" from the Beat Brokerz charts. When you "retire" a beat from the charts, then it will not be chosen for any of the top charts listings, and another one of your beat from your catalog which has not been retired will be promoted as the top ranking beat.

Delete A Beat

You can remove a beat from your inventory entirely, which will delete any associated audio and listing details from the system permanently. Once a beat is deleted, it cannot be republished unless you add the beat to your inventory again from scratch. Once a beat is deleted from the system, and you choose to add it again, it will no longer receive any charts benefit from prior sales history.

Procedure

  • Hover or Click Your Username (top of page)
  • Click “Seller Center”
  • Click “Beats Inventory”
  • Click “Delete” next to the appropriate beat in your inventory.

Customer Orders

You will find a running list of orders processed for your music in your seller center. Each order entry will include the order number, date of order, music licensed, your total earnings, and the order status. Order statuses are color coded for your convenience.

Color CodeDescription
GreenProduct delivered, licenses issued, order completed.
OrangeOrder not fully processed, licenses not yet valid.
RedThe order has been canceled and any licenses revoked.

The actual status of each order can vary, depending on what stage of processing the order is in. Typically, orders will be color coded green and completed immediately after checkout, however, there are certain cases where we may need to delay processing of the order due to fraud prevention filters, payment holds, etc. In these special circumstances, we'll post notes to the order as information becomes available.

  • Hover or Click Your Username (top of page)
  • Click “Seller Center”
  • Click “Buyer Orders”

Viewing Order Details

Click the View order 14699 icon to view the details of the order including: customer info, order comments, licenses issued, payments collected, and communication options.

As part of our privacy policy extended to buyers, and to protect customers from having their email address repeatedly added to mailing lists from placing an order in our marketplace, we do not include their email address in the order details. If you need to contact the buyer after a sale, you can phone them directly or optionally use the built in order update form which will send them an email.

In many cases, you may see the notes on the order indicate that we received a payment which was some amount larger than the total price of your beats on the order. This would be because there were other beats on the order from other producers. We only show the beats that belong to you in your order details.

Sales Reports

Sales reports are available in your seller center. We provide overview reports on your seller dashboard, and detailed monthly breakdown data as well. The reported dollar amounts on all sales reports reflect your actual earnings after our fees are deducted. This makes your reports accurate for tax reporting and actual income purposes.

Dashboard Charts

  • Hover or Click Your Username (top of page)
  • Click "Seller Center"

Your seller center dashboard consists of a few charts and graphs that provide recent history sales summary information.

Monthly Sales Breakdown

  • Hover or Click Your Username (top of page)
  • Click "Seller Center"
  • Click "Monthly Sales"

The monthly sales breakdown shows line item sales data for every month of the current year. You can also select previous years to view reporting data for. Each yearly report can also be exported to an Excel spreadsheet by clicking the "Export to CSV" button at the bottom of the report table.

Music Statistics

Custom Licenses

Beat Brokerz allows you to create your own custom licenses without writing legal contracts. You only need to configure the primary usage limits, and we write the legalese for each of your agreements.

If you do not set up any “custom licenses” to use for the sale of your beats, then they will automatically fall under our default “standard” license terms which are designed to be sufficient for general purposes. The point here is that you have the flexibility to sell your beats however you like.

Note: Pricing is not tied to your custom licenses. Custom licenses are merely terms that you and the buyer agree to abide. The price that the license is sold for is set individually for each beat to allow for discounting or other pricing variations per beat. The price that the customer pays and the agreement terms are together called “purchase options”.

Procedure

To create a custom license (set of terms) to use for your purchase options:

  • Hover or Click Your Username (top of page)
  • Click “Seller Center”
  • Click “Custom Licenses”
  • Click “Create Custom License”

Once you have created a custom license, you'll be able to “assign it” to purchase options when you set up each of your beats. In this way, you are able to sell your beats at any price and with any terms you feel appropriate.

Licensed Rights

There are a number of different rights assignments that can be customized for each of your licensing agreements. You'll want to understand how to use each of them and how they impact your earning potential in this music business.

Royalty Rate

One of the ways that you can customize the licensing terms for your music is by specifying a "Royalty Rate".

When selling a license through Beat Brokerz, the royalty rate can be set anywhere between 0 and 100%. As outlined in the Beat Brokerz licensing agreement, the royalty rate is the percentage of royalties you'll be entitled to collect after any "free copies" you've allowed in the license have been exhausted.

  • 100% = Pay me the maximum amount allowed by law
  • 50% = I'll settle for half of what the law allows
  • 0% = Sell as much of my music as you want, and never pay me a dime

Breakdown

When you sell a license with a Royalty Rate under 100%, that means that if the song were to generate mechanical royalties, such as if it were to be sold for more copies than your allowed "free copies", then the royalties due to you would be less than the full amount allowed by law.

So, a Royalty Rate of 50% would mean that a record company selling a ton of copies of music that uses your beat, would only have to pay you 50% of the standard royalties that would be due to you, (since the license you issued them only obligates them to pay 50% of your due royalties).

Similarly, if you issue a license with a "Royalty Rate: Free" (0%) term, that's even worse, since that means that no royalties would ever need to be paid to you for any amount of copies sold.

How To Use It

Typically, you want to leave this rate at 100% ALWAYS. You can increase the amount of "free copies" that your customer can sell to make the license more attractive, but leave your earning potential intact in case the music becomes a hit, or ends up selling a ton of copies.

If you're making a deal with a bonified record label or an established artist, sometimes, the only way to get them to include your music on an album would be to offer them a reduced royalty rate. Which is why we have the royalty rate as a negotiation point. But in that case, you know that you will be receiving a significant amount of royalties already on the backend, and who will be paying them.

Bottom line, leave your royalty rate at 100% whenever possible unless you know what you're getting yourself into.

Free Copies

The primary motivation for buyers to purchase your music is for the right to use that music to make a profit. You can offer them a certain amount of "free" copies to be sold or distributed without the requirement to pay royalties to you.

When selling a license through Beat Brokerz, the "Royalty Free Copies" amount can be set anywhere between 0 and Unlimited. As outlined in the Beat Brokerz licensing agreement, the licensee is permitted to sell or give away an amount of copies up to this limit without the obligation to pay any royalties on those copies.

Breakdown

When you sell a license with a 2,000 Royalty Free Copies limit, this means that the buyer will be able to record and distribute 2,000 copies of his music without the need to pay you any royalties. This copies limit includes all copies distributed, whether they were given away as promotion, or actually sold. So if the artist is offering the music for download on a website, whether paid or not, this limit would be exhausted after 2000 downloads.

After the royalty free copies limit has been exhausted, that does not mean that the buyer has to stop selling or distributing the music, it only means that they are legally obligated to account for and pay royalties on those distributed copies.

How To Use It

Tracking down and getting your licensees to pay royalties could prove to be a difficult task and may not even be worth it in most cases, so a healthy royalty free allowance on your license in exchange for a little more up front cash may be an acceptable compromise for you.

At the time of this writing, the statutory royalty rate for mechanical licensing is 9.1 cents per copy. If you sell a license for 5,000 royalty free copies at a price of $65.00, it's like the customer is paying you up front for the sale of those first 5000 copies at a rate of 1.3 cents per copy.

It's pretty common for a producer to settle for a reduced royalty rate on a certain amount of copies for up front cash, while still retaining earning potential if the music was ever to sell past that limit.

Free Term

Whenever you license your music with a royalty free copies allowance, there is the question of how long the licensee will have to distribute those copies. Enter the "Royalty Free Term". This license condition regulates the amount of time that the buyer has to take advantage of the royalty free benefits. Generally, you'll want to allow your licensee's at least 12 months to distribute their music for free, but allowing an even more generous "royalty free term" can provide extra value to your licenses without a significant risk to your earning potential.

Breakdown

If you've allowed 2,000 royalty free copies on your license, and a royalty free term of 12 months, this means that your licensee is liable to begin paying royalties to you either immediately after they've distributed 2000 copies, or after 12 months have elapsed, whichever comes first.

How To Use It

The royalty free term on any given license should correlate to the amount of free copies allowed. The more royalty free copies that you grant your buyer, it stands to reason that they should have more time to take advantage of that allowance. It's up to you to decide what is reasonable for each given license, but 1 million free copies allowed is not much of a benefit if you only have 1 month to distribute them.

Grace Period

Whenever you license your music with a royalty free copies allowance which is limited by a royalty free term, there is the issue of when the royalty free term begins. Technically, the royalty free term begins as soon as the license is issued, which is at the moment the artists buys the beat. This poses a problem for the artist because they still need to record the music, master the music, and release the music which takes time.

Breakdown

The grace period is a licensing option which allows the artist, well... a "grace period" to perform the previously mentioned tasks. It sets up the license so that the royalty free term doesn't begin immediately, but rather after the music is officially released, or after the grace period expires, whichever comes first. This allows the artist to take advantage of the full royalty free term that is allowed by the license.

How To Use It

If you're including royalty free copies with a royalty free term in your license, it's a good idea to allow the artist at least a few months "grace period" to release the music. Unlike the royalty free term (which should typically increase proportionately with the royalty free copies limit), the grace period is a timeframe which doesn't need to vary widely across your licensing scheme.

Tip: You don't need to get too generous with your grace period, as it's a courtesy to your buyer and asking them to release the music sooner than later is a reasonable request.

Exclusives

Exclusive licensing is a commonly misunderstood (and mishandled) arrangement for producers who are inexperienced in the music business. Some producers even have contracts with verbiage (likely that they wrote themselves) that state that they're passing all rights for the music over to the buyer, which is a re-assignment of copyright. This would be a mistake.

Breakdown

Important: Selling an exclusive, and selling your copyright are two entirely different things. If you sell your copyright, you are also selling your right to ever collect another dime on that music ever again. I doubt that's what you want to do.

Selling an exclusive (at least on Beat Brokerz) means that you are granting the licensee the right to record and release their music before you license that music out to anybody else, which means that the beat is "exclusive" to them during that period. It does not mean by any means that they become the "exclusive" owner of that music.

An exclusive license is an assurance to the buyer that nobody will release a song on that beat while they are working on releasing theirs. Therefore, an "exclusive" is a protected period of time that is promised, not an assignment of rights. And you can begin licensing the music again after the exclusive period ends, or the licensee releases their music.

How To Use It

By granting an "exclusive" license period to a buyer, you will be giving up your licensing revenue on that music for the exclusive period, or until the artist releases their music, whichever comes first. When you price your exclusive licenses, take that into consideration based on how much you would expect that beat to earn if you hadn't licensed it exclusively. But remember, it's not like you'll never be able to license that music again.

Also, if you're working out a deal with an established artist who you know will be pushing a lot of copies, you might need to use the exclusive period to close the deal while still charging a small(ish) licensing fee because you expect that there will be significant royalties generated on it over the long term.

Discounts & Codes

Offering sale prices and discounts are a staple for successful business growth. That's why we encourage all of our producers to offer a few purchase incentives for buyers in the form of discounts and special offers. At Beat Brokerz, we provide flexible configuration options for your discounts so that you can be creative with your promotional offers.

  • Hover or Click Your Username (top of page)
  • Click “Seller Center”
  • Click “Discounts”
  • Click “Add Discount”

Public Discounts

Public discounts have the potential to be advertised throughout our marketplace and in your catalog. They are automatically applied to buyers orders when your qualifications have been met. We present your automatic discounts forefront to help you up-sell your orders and offer buyers extra incentive to add more beats to their order.

To help your buyers understand the technicalities of qualifying for your discounts, we automatically include a “How It Works” laymens terms break down with your advertised discounts. This way you can optimize your description to "sell" the discount, while we will explain to them exactly what they must do to "get" the discount.

Coded Discounts

Coded discounts are NOT advertised in the marketplace. You can add codes to your promotions that the buyer will need to enter during checkout in order to activate the discount. Use coded discounts to offer private promotional deals and inside track incentives.

Tip: After you've created new discounts in the system, we recommend you test them out by adding your own beats to the shopping cart to make sure that it works as you expect.

Configuration

When it comes to configuring new discounts, there are a only a few basic configuration options that are needed to activate the discount. But there are also a series of advanced configuration options that can be used to target very specific orders and promotional uses.



Step 1: Qualifying Orders

The first set of configuration options set up how an order will qualify for your discount. The settings here are pretty self explanatory with a single caveat.

If you are going to be setting up a discount where you give away free beats after the customer adds a certain number of beats to their order, you will want to set the qualification amount to include the free beats. For example, if you want to set up a buy one get one free scenario, you'll be giving away 1 free beat; but you only want to give away the free beat when the customer has 2 beats in their cart. Therefore, you'll set the qualification amount to 2.

Max Qualifying Amount

The maximum qualifying amount is an optional setting which provides a more fine grained control over your discount. It can be used to set up your discount to only apply to orders within a specific range. For example, you may decide to run a promotion where you offer a 10% discount on orders under $50. In this case, you'll want to set your maximum qualifying amount to $50 so that it doesn't apply to orders that exceed that amount.



Step 2: Discount Amount

The second set of configuration options set up the actual discount that will be given to orders which have been qualified for the discount. The settings here are self explanatory, however, if you are setting up a buy one get one free type of scenario, make sure you have included the free beat in the amount set up in step 1.



Step 3: Presentation

The presentation of your discount plays a role in it's effectiveness. All discounts carry the benefit of saving buyers money, but the title and description you give to them can help to draw attention and make them feel more attractive. Your buy one get one free discount may be the exact same as someone else's, but a little creative distinction may give you a competitive edge when it comes to selling.



Advanced Options

There are a series of advanced options available to you that provide additional control over how buyers are able to interact with your promotions.

Discount Codes

You can add discount codes to your discount. When you use discount codes, the discount will not be promoted publicly in the marketplace or in your catalog. Buyers will need to enter the code during checkout in order to receive the discount (assuming the order qualifies based on the settings you set in Step 1). You can send the discount codes out with other promotional efforts to encourage social followers and subscribers.

Cumulative Discounts

Another advanced configuration feature of your discounts is the cumulative discount setting. When you configure "cumulative discounts", they can apply to orders on top of each other. Typically, we only qualify orders for your most relevant discount, and then ignore any lesser ones that the order may qualify for. For example, if you have a discount of $5 for orders over $50, and another discount for $15 off orders over $100; if a customer buys $120 worth of beats, we will qualify the order for the $15 discount only, even though it also qualifies for the $5 discount. If you wanted the buyer to receive both discounts for a total discount of $20, you'll need to set both discounts to be "cumulative discounts".

Limit To Specific Licenses

Using advanced configuration, you can limit your discount to specific license types in your catalog. This gives you the flexibility to promote (or target) specific types of purchases with your discount. For example, you might want to provide a $5 discount to buyers who purchase 2 of your basic licenses, but a $15 discount to buyers who purchase 2 of your premium licenses. To accomplish this, you'll want to set up two separate discounts, one of which targets basic licenses, and the other which targets premium licenses.

Max Uses Per Order

A single discount has the potential to apply multiple times in a single order. Such as the case of buy one get one free, when the buyer adds 4 beats to their order. Technically, the first two beats qualify for buy one get one free, and then the second two beats qualify for the same discount a second time. With the "max uses per order" advanced setting, you can control how many times the discount will apply to a single order. In the example just given, if you set the max uses to 1, only the first set of two beats would qualify for the buy one get one free, while the third and fourth beats would still be sold at full price.

Discount Weight

Due to the flexibility of the Beat Brokerz discounts you can create, there may be circumstances where you have multiple discounts which could be applied to an order. As we mentioned previously, our system will generally pick the most relevant discount automatically when this happens. But if you find yourself in one of those unique circumstances where you need to specifically control which discount we pick first to apply to orders, you can change the "discount weight" to force it to be qualified before others.

Discounts with lighter weights (smaller numbers) will be used first to discount orders if they qualify. Our recommendation is to leave this number at it's default value and let our system do the math automatically, unless you really need to override our logic.

Payout History