Legal

1. I see that I need to link to Beatopia when I release a song on Youtube, Soundcloud etc. What are the rules for linking?

All we require is a note at the top of your post’s description that states “Beat from https://www.beatopia.com”. Doing this will help us identify legitimate users of our beats. This is for sites such as YouTube, Soundcloud and any other platform that allows you to add a link. For Instagram, you must tag us in any post.

2. What is the penalty for not linking back?

Beatopia will track usage and we reserve the right to take down songs that don’t link back to us.

3. Can I sell my beats on Beatopia?

Our library consists of beats provided by world class producers. We are always looking for the most talented beatmakers across ALL genres. If you are interested in joining our roster, make sure that your music sounds as good or better than what we already have! We are very picky. If you still feel like you belong with us, please email music@beatopia.com with a link to your Soundcloud, Youtube, Spotify, or any other online streaming method.

4. Where can I find the producer PRO & Publishing Designee information, if any?

The producer’s PRO/Publishing Designee will be provided on the license given to you. In order to generate the license with all the info, go to the Downloads page of your profile. Each downloaded track will have a 'download' button that offers the option to download a license.

5. What is a PRO?

A PRO (Performing Rights Organization) is a publishing organization responsible for collecting performance royalties on behalf of songwriters and music publishers.

6.What is an IPI number and how can I find mine?

An IPI (Interested Party Information) number is an international identification number used to identify songwriters and publishers as rights holders.This number is usually anywhere between 9-11 digits long and is assigned to you by your PRO (Performing Right Organization).

Please note that an IPI number is a separate code from the member ID number or the account number assigned by a PRO.

You can find your IPI number by either logging into your online PRO account, contacting your PRO by phone and/or email, or by performing a search in the public repertoire on the website of your PRO. When searching your name in the public repertoire your unique IPI number will appear next to it.

7. How does Beatopia track content ID?

Beatopia will not take any content ID profit from legitimate users of Beatopia. We are enrolled in a ‘route for review’ program where we can monitor the usage of our beats.

8. Does Beatopia take any publishing?

No, Beatopia does not take any publishing, performance, or writer’s share. Publishing is strictly split between the producer and the artists.

9. What is the publishing split between the artist and producer?

The split between the artist and producer is 50/50 unless otherwise stated in the license.

10. Who owns the right to the master release?

The master release is owned by both the artist and producer.

11. What are copyright claims and how can I stay claim-free on Youtube?

These claims are automatically generated when an uploaded video matches another video (or part of another video) in the content ID system. To avoid claims, please make sure you are uploading original content to Youtube.

12. Is the artist(s) responsible for registering the songs on the PRO?

Yes, the artist is responsible for registering the master tracks’ ‘final product’ to the appropriate PRO.

13. How Can I Find the BPM and Key of a beat on the site?

When browsing beats, each beat has a small arrow all the way to the right which allows you to see more info. Click on it and you will see the track’s BPM in the collapsed area.

14. Are all the beats exclusive? I found a beat on Beatopia thats also being leased on another website.

Thats possible. 90% of the beats you hear on Beatopia are exclusive and cannot be found anywhere else. There is only a small amount of non-exclusive beats on our platform.

15. Can other artists/songwriters buy and use the same beat I’ve downloaded?

Yes, all beats on our site are available for all users to be able to download on a non-exclusive basis. Many artists are likely to use each beat.

16. Can I get access to the stems of a track for mixing, editing, etc?

Yes, when downloading the beat, all of the stems will be made available. You will see this option when hitting the download button.

17. Is it possible to purchase an exclusive license of a track on Beatopia?

Our model is not optimized or set up yet for buying exclusive licenses. However, in rare cases (such as if a track becomes popular), Beatopia will negotiate an exclusive sale. Tracks typically cost over $3,000 USD. Message us at hello@beatopia.com with the details of which track you wish to purchase.

18.  Am I able to contact the producer for custom changes to a track?

We encourage collaboration so feel free to reach out to producers. You can visit the producer’s page on Beatopia to see their info. In most cases, having the producer involved is not needed, because we provide the stems.

19. Do I need to credit the producer, and if so how?

Yes! All users agree to credit the producer on the Master Recording in a form similar to what’s listed in Table A included in the license. This includes for the packaging (if any), any “single” embodying the Master Recording, metadata in connection with electronic transmissions, and in all print ads placed or controlled by you of one-half (1/2) page or larger that feature the Master Recording.

You need to credit the producer on Youtube, Soundcloud or IG. You can use ‘Prod. by Producer Name’ on the title or the top of the description of your track. You also need to link back to Beatopia .

20. Where can I find the full license terms? Are there different licenses for certain tracks?

Beatopia has one main license for every track. Our simple licensing policy is what makes us so innovative and easy to use. You can find the license here.

There is a very small number of tracks that requires artists to share revenue after 1 million streams. These tracks are only around 1% of the library and you can see if this applies to a certain track on their unique downloadable license.

21. What happens if I get signed to a major label and they want to acquire the song I made with a Beatopia beat?

In this case, Beatopia will need to negotiate an exclusive sale or license with the label wherein Beatopia will own 50% of the master points of the beat. For example, if we negotiate 3%, the producer would retain 1.5%.

22. Does the license have any limitations to the amount of streams and/or sales I receive?

We have a worry-free unlimited license. This means that there are no limitations on the amount of streams and you only need to pay royalties after 50,000 sales (downloads, not streams). The producer may receive performance rights, but these are not paid by you (the artist) but by streaming services, radio stations etc. A small number of our tracks may have a one million stream license (around 1% of tracks only). You can check the unique downloadable license for each track to see if this applies and/ or you can contact us if you reach 1 million streams.