Payments will occasionally fail silently when checking out using PayPal, even though you are successfully returned to Beat Brokerz. If your order is still in a "payment pending" state after checking out through PayPal, first log into Paypal and verify that the transaction was actually completed. If you do not see the transaction in your recent activity, then the payment was never actually billed. In our experience, this is the most common cause for this issue.

If this is the case, you can safely attempt to purchase the product again using the alternative Paypal method.

If you have double checked that the payment was actually made through Paypal, please contact us with your order number and Paypal transaction ID so that we can look for another issue.

Please see the following document for more information about missing emails after an order is completed.

If you still cannot access your purchased downloads, there are other possible causes. Here are some common situations that we see that may delay or prevent you from accessing your downloads.

  • If you pay with an eCheck (your bank account) using Paypal, those funds are not disbursed immediately and will take 2-3 days for your order to be completed. Once the eCheck clears, then your order is automatically updated and the downloads become available.
  • On rare occasion, Paypal takes up to an hour to update our system with your payment information. This can delay your order from being completed and the emails from being sent out.

Otherwise, please contact our support line at any time with your order number and/or email address and we can help you out.

A free download cannot be used for production music or any profitable use. It is provided for song-writing purposes and use in demo recordings only. To use this beat in a mastered track or profitable distribution, you must purchase an appropriate license.

In most cases, yes. However, producers have the ability to set their own licensing terms which can include the policy of leaving an audible tag on the high quality version of the purchased instrumental. We disclose this information to you (if that is the case), in the "How It Works" description of the particular license you are interested in.

We currently only accept Paypal and Credit Card (in certain circumstances) as our instant payment methods. If you wish to use an alternate payment method such as Check, Money Order, or Western Union/Moneygram you will need to contact our sales department and make special arrangements to send the payment.

Our marketplace includes work that is uploaded by different producers with varying fulfillment policies. So the answer to this question can vary based on the producer who you are purchasing from.

For your convenience, when viewing the license details for a beat, or if you add a license to your cart, we show what files will be included with the purchase. Formats that can be delivered are WAV, MP3, ZIP, and RAR. If the producer hasn't specifically described what the contents of the delivery file is, we will show only what the type of file is for the files that will be delivered.

Typically, a producer will upload tracked out versions in an archive format such as ZIP or RAR. While MP3 and WAV are usually just mixdowns (unless otherwise specified.) Check the files that will be delivered for your license that you are interested in to see if it includes a stated tracked out version, or one of the archive file types (ZIP or RAR).

If you are still unclear, you can contact the producer using our built in contact form to inquire about a specific license. Or you may contact our support team and we will find the correct information for you.

Choosing which license is right for you depends on the needs of you project. If you need certain rights for certain uses, your best bet would be to compare what each license offers, and see if the rights granted fit your project demands. Basic licenses are generally used for small projects, premium licenses tend to be used for larger projects that require more units sold and/or more ways to use the master recording, and exclusive rights are for more mainstream projects.

Currently we accept only electronic payments in U.S. currency using Visa, Mastercard, American Express, or Paypal.

Our complete policies regarding purchases made through our site can be found on our buyer warranties page.

Here is our policy on the matter:

The Beat Brokerz Store delivers Products which are maintained and represented by third party sellers in our marketplace. As we make every effort to verify the quality and accuracy of the Products represented in our store, it may be possible for a download to vary significantly from its representation. If the download you receive is not the Product represented by your purchase as determined by Beat Brokerz, we make the following guarantee to the buyer: We will make available, free of charge, another download link to the correct Product, or if the correct Product cannot be made available, we will refund 100% of the purchase price to the buyer including any taxes paid.

We use the term "license certificate" to refer to the digitally signed license file that comes with every beat purchased through our online marketplace. The license certificate constitutes the legal proof of rights granted between the buyer and seller for beats purchased on Beat Brokerz.

Technical Details
The "license certificate" is actually just a human readable text file which outlines in plain english the terms under which any given instrumental beat was sold. A digital signature which can only be produced by Beat Brokerz and is unique to each individual license certificate, is then added to the text file which serves as proof that we brokered the transaction and that the contract is legitimate.

We send each license certificate that we sign to both the licensee (buyer) and licensor (seller). In this way, both parties rights are protected as the license certificate is a secure proof of the transaction under the given terms.

If either party attempts to modify any terms outlined within the license certificate, the Beat Brokerz signature will not validate and the license certificate is not legitimate. And since we are the only one capable of generating our unique signature, it is not possible for anybody to make up their own license certificate and claim that a beat was licensed under it.

Instrumental Beats purchased through the Beat Brokerz marketplace are available instantly for download as soon as payment is made in full. An email is sent to the email address used to make the purchase which has download links to the purchased music.

The downloads are direct from our servers and are available for up to a week after the transaction is completed. You can access current and past file downloads from your Beat Brokerz user account which is created automatically when you checkout.

Refunds and our Money Back Guarantee are part of our buyer warranties policy.

Licenses can expire in the following ways:

  • Time
    If the term stated on the license certificate has been reached, the license is expired.
  • Sales
    If the quantity of units sold has reached the limit set in the license certificate, the license is expired.

When you purchase exclusive rights to use instrumental music here on Beat Brokerz, you are taking the ability away from other recording artists to license and use that instrumental music. After the sale of a license which includes exclusive rights, the beat is de-listed in the marketplace and all licenses for the beat become unavailable for purchase.

You should also be aware that exclusive rights to use a beat are not necessarily permanent. Since licenses can expire when certain limits are reached, exclusive rights can expire along with that. For example, a license that includes exclusive rights and a license term of 2 years, would grant you the exclusive use of that instrumental beat for 2 years... at which point your license would expire and the beat could be licensed again to other artists.

A "beat lease" is a generic way to reference a non-exclusive license of instrumental music. It's like calling an automobile a car.

Licenses are offered by producers for the use of their instrumental music in performance and production. A license must be purchased in order to legally use the instrumental music in any profitable distribution of derivative works.

Producers have the flexibility to offer different licensing options on their instrumentals in our marketplace to suit different usage scenarios. Any given instrumental beat may have a number of different licenses available for purchase, each suited to a specific type of buyer. In this way, instrumental beats can be sold for a price that is appropriate to how they intend to be used.

Once a license is purchased for a beat in the Beat Brokerz marketplace, a license certificate is generated and signed digitally for legal purposes. It is then sent out with the order to both the buyer (licensee) and the seller (licensor). The license certificate acts as the legal contract between the artist and producer.

Well, it depends.... Beat Brokerz is a dynamic marketplace where producers are able to set their own licensing terms and conditions for the sale of their instrumental music. So what you will be using the beat for will usually determine what license you purchase from the producer.

With that said, in order to keep things as simple and straightforward as possible for you (the buyer) to understand; every license for sale here is structured in a standardized way.

Essentially, when you purchase a license using the Beat Brokerz service, you are granted the right to make a derivative work from the instrumental music and in nearly all cases, sell that derivative work for a profit. You are also granted the right to perform the derivative work. How you sell or perform that derivative work is entirely up to you, however, the license defines how much of that you can actually do without paying royalties back to the producer.

Things you cannot do include:

  • Resell or license the instrumental music yourself in any way
  • Transfer ownership of the instrumental music or license to another party

Step 1.
We send out email receipts and download links to the email address that was used during the checkout process. Please verify that you are checking the correct email account. If you mistakenly used an incorrect email address during checkout, please call or email our support line so that we can get your email address corrected on the order.

Step 2.

If you did not receive any email from us at the email address used to place the order, it may be due to our email being blocked by your spam filter. Please check in your spam folder to see if our email was mistakenly routed there. To ensure that our email does not get blocked by your spam filter, you may need to add the following email address to your contacts list:  sales [at] rapbeatbrokerz [dot] com

Step 3.

If you still cannot find the emails that we sent to you, you should visit our lost password retrieval page to request your account login information be re-sent to you. Access the password recovery page here. Once you have access to your Beat Brokerz customer account, you will be able to review your order and download any purchased files from your account interface.

Step 4.

If you are still having trouble with downloading your purchased files or have other concerns regarding your order, please contact our support line.