Licensing Infos

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SadGlad Music


Ideal for beginner artists


Perfect for advanced artists


Perfect for everyone


Unlimited possibilties


The best you can get







Untagged Audio  
WAV File  
Sales Limit   1,000 10,000 25,000 Unlimited Unlimited
Paid Streams Limit   5,000 50,000 100,000 Unlimited Unlimited
Albums, iTunes...   2 Commercial Uses 4 Commercial Uses Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Publishing Split   50% buyer 50% buyer 50% buyer 100% buyer 100% buyer
License for TV/Movie  
Must Credit Producer  
License Duration   Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Discount   Buy 1 get 1 free Buy 2 get 1 free Buy 2 get 1 free Buy 2 get 1 free
Buyer Gets Ownership  

Untagged audio

Artists/bands/producers can upload 2 versions of their song, one untagged and one tagged. They can use the tagged version for general streaming to the public and the untagged version for licensing and sales.

A "tagged beat" is a demo version of an instrumental that contains distinct audio watermarks that typically plays throughout the entire track. The purpose of producers tagging their instrumentals is to prevent piracy and to encourage serious recording artists to purchase a license.


WAV File

The buyer can download a lossless WAV file, if noted here.

WAV files have a much better quality than MP3 files and to guarantee the best quality for you as a buyer I decided that WAV files are included in all license types that I offer.


What is a trackout file?

A trackout file is an audio file that splits the track into all the different instruments.

With a trackout file you are able for example to change something in the song if you want to make it better for your needs. Your possibilities are unlimited.


What is a 'sales limit'?

A sales limit states how many copies of the resulting work can be sold royalty-free.

Say for example the sales limit is 5,000. That means the buyer can sell up to 5,000 CDs or digital downloads without paying any royalty to the seller (producer).

If the buyer sells more units then the publishing split applies.


What is a 'paid streams limit'?

A paid streams limit states the number of paid streams of the resulting work that remain royalty-free. This limit applies to paid streams on services like Spotify, Apple Music, or YouTube.

Free streams like the ones on SoundClick do NOT count towards this limit.

If the buyer streams more paid units then the publishing split applies.


Albums, iTunes... What is commercial use?

"Commercial use" defines in how many commercial settings the buyer can sell any resulting work. Typical cases of commercial use might be albums, mixtapes, iTunes sales, SoundClick sales, shows, and so on.

If the seller for example leases 2 commercial uses, the buyer can use this to sell the audio on his/her album AND on iTunes. This maxes out the 2 uses and he/she can't sell this song on any other platforms or settings.

"Unlimited commercial use" means the buyer can sell the resulting work in any way he/she wants as long as no other restriction such as max distribution or explicit sync lisensing applies.


What is a publishing split?

This split determines how any royalties of the resulting work are divided between the producer (who sells the beat) and the buyer.
For example if the seller allows a publishing split of 100% to the buyer, then all royalties of the resulting work belong to the buyer.

Any copies sold below the stated 'sales limit' and any paid streams below the 'paid streams limit' are royalty-free.

The publishing split only applies to copies/streams above those limits.


License for TV/movie: what is a sync license?

"Sync" or "synchronization" licenses refer to when the seller grants the buyer the right to pair the music with audio-visual works (for example films, TV shows, and TV/radio advertisements).


Must credit producer

If this applies, the seller has to be credited.
This usually happens in the song description or byline like "beat produced by [name of seller; in our case: beat produced by SadGlad Music]".


Licensing duration

This determines how long the agreement is valid.
The term's starting date is the date the license has been purchased.
I personally prefer unlimited license durations to make you feel more comfortable as buyer. That's why the license duration is unlimited for all license types that I offer.



This means if you buy one license you get another X licenses for free. So if it states "Premium license: buy 1 get 2 free" then you can place 3 songs in the shopping cart with a "Premium" license and you just pay the price for one.

Discounts are applied automatically and only valid for purchases in the same shopping cart.



Exclusive licenses make the purchased track a "work for hire". In a work for hire agreement, the seller (producer) loses all rights to their beat, including the copyright and the right to use the beat again for any purpose.

If, on the other hand, the grant of rights is a non-exclusive license, the producer keeps the copyright, and retains the right to use it or make other deals.

Even in the case of an exclusive license deal, all other previously granted licenses remain valid until they expire.


Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I buy a license?

With a license you can use my music for profit purposes on different platforms

Which license options do exist and how do I find the right one?

I offer 5 different license types (Basic, Premium, Track Out, Unlimited, Exclusive) Each license has different properties. For more details check out the table from above. You can click on each question mark to learn more about each property and feel free to contact me if you still have questions.

When will I get the track I purchased?

You can download all related files immediately after your purchase. We also email you a one-time download link for a download later.

Will the beats still be tagged when I buy a license?

When you buy the basic license then yes but otherwise the beats won't be tagged anymore.

I only want to download your beats, is that possible?

Yes, you can download my beats (0.50$ per beat).

What is the difference between exclusive and non-exclusive licenses?

When you buy an exclusive license you get all the rights for the song and nobody else can use this song anymore. When you buy a non-exclusive license the artist still has the rights for the track and others also can use this track.

Do you sell these licenses and downloads by yourself?

No, I sell my beats on and you can go there to buy licenses and to download a beat (check button above over the table).

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