FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What are my limits and rights to the non exclusive(leased) tracks I buy?
<h4 class="font_4">Limits: </h4> <h4 class="font_4">1 Master Recordings</h4> <h4 class="font_4">2500 Copies</h4> <h4 class="font_4">Term: 1 Year</h4> <h4 class="font_4">No Commercial Sales</h4> <h4 class="font_4">No You Tube Videos with monetization/Ads</h4> <h4 class="font_4"> </h4> <h4 class="font_4">Rights:</h4> <h4 class="font_4">Music Albums</h4> <h4 class="font_4">Music Videos</h4> <h4 class="font_4">Live Performances</h4> <h4 class="font_4">Radio Play</h4> <h4 class="font_4">No Exclusive Rights</h4> <h4 class="font_4"> </h4> <h4 class="font_4">Master a single track with this beat, and sell up to 2500 combined royalty-free copies of your music for 1 Year via MP3, Music Albums and Music Videos. Other artists will still be able to buy a license to use this instrumental. Also included is royalty-free use of your music in Live Performances and Radio Play for the entire term of the license. To acknowledge the producer, you must place verbal or written credits in your completed works.</h4> <h4 class="font_4"> </h4>
Do the beats or beat I buy get removed from the site?
<h4 class="font_4">No, we do not remove non exclusive beats from the site. The only way to get the beat removed and call it your own is to buy it exclusively. You can request a price from the contact page of http://www.maestrosoundsent.com/.</h4>
Do I get exclusive rights to these beats/instrumentals?
<h4 class="font_4">Not for non exclusive beats. The site is a non exclusive beat site. However, almost all the beats are available for exclusive purchase if you wish. Just let us know the beat you want and we see if it’s available. Exclusive rights means you can sell your production for profit with no limits and the beat is removed from the site so no one else can buy it. Also, you get contracts, separated production tracks in uncompressed "wav or aiff" formats, and it's all on a disk that is shipped to you for backup and studio uses.</h4>
Do I own the track after I buy it and do I get a printed agreement?
No, you do not own the beat. You are buying a non exclusive beat. All non exclusive beats are LEASED not SOLD. You are leasing the rights to use it. By downloading the track, you are bound to the terms and conditions of non exclusive use. All tracks are downloaded from the site and do not come with printed terms. If you want to “own it” you would need to purchase the exclusive rights to it.
What does Royalty Free mean?
Music which is sold without any ongoing royalty obligations. The copyright is owned in its entirety, by the seller. Royalty Free is not the same as copyright free. In the case of royalty free, the selling entity or entities retain the copyright interest.
Does the beat I buy have the girl's or guy's voice on it (saying It’s KayJay On The Beat or KayJay)?
No. When you add a beat to your cart, then pay for it through paypal.com, will receive the download links to your beats to your PayPal email address (please check your junk mail). The linked files are the full beats without the vocal tag. You will also have 24hrs to download your files in case you cant download them right away.
What is your return policy?
<h4 class="font_4">Since we are offering digital products, there is no returns or refunds on purchases. If for some reason you cannot get our links to download your music, we will gladly help you in any way to make your purchase complete.</h4>
What format do the beats come in?
<h4 class="font_4">All the beats on our site are direct downloads sampled at 160k or higher MP3 format. Also, you will have the option to get your beats in professional formats delivered on CD (exclusive beats only). Popular formats include, wav and aif which are compatible with most major software programs like Acid, Pro Tools, Cubase, and more.</h4>
Can I use these beats on my album? Demo? Mix-tape? Website? Can I use them to perform shows or Produce a demo to send to A and R companies record labels etc?
<h4 class="font_4">Definitely, when you purchase from Maestro Sounds Entertainment you are purchasing the non-exclusive rights to that track. A Limited License grants you, the license, a limited right to download & use Maestro Sounds Entertainment royalty free Non Exclusive Beats in MP3 format for Radio Advertisement, Commercial Advertisement, Television Advertisement, Internet Background Music, On-Hold/In-House Background Music, and/or Recording Artist Demonstrations. Additionally, specific limitations exist where Maestro Sounds Entertainment's limited music license can only be used for demonstration purposes and must adhere to the rules of "synchronization" where AUDIO/VISUAL PERFORMANCES must be recorded against and with Maestro Sounds Entertainment's music. Maestro Sounds Entertainment's music may not be resold and licenses are non-transferable. All distributed works must show the following legal music credit: Music Producer - Maestro Sounds Entertainment.</h4>
Can I pay by Check or Money Order?
No. We do not accept payment via Western Union, checks, or money order.
Can I sell the song(s) I make with these beats?
Yes. You can sell up to 1000 cd's or tapes, as long as you print the producers name, or our web site (Maestro Sounds Entertainment). If you post it online, please mention the producer and the site with a link (e.g. http://www.maestrosoundsent.com/). Only exclusive beats are available for reselling or major distribution.
How will you know how many I sell?
<h4 class="font_4">Trust us we know. If you are selling one of our beats to over 1000 people, we'll know about it. Our beats are popular and known to many people including A&R execs. Yes, they visit the site too. We send them demos of the people who buy our beats.</h4>
Do these beats use samples or contain any copyrighted material?
<h4 class="font_4">All of our beats are 100% original, and 100% sample free. However, some clients wish to use samples for custom production and they will be responsible for clearing any and all samples used with respective copyright owners. Please contact us about any beat/loop/track in question.</h4>
Do I have to worry about clearing samples?
Yes, while most of our beats do not contain any copyrighted sample material so you don’t need to worry about it, but in some cases samples are requested by people wanting custom production work. They may need permission to duplicate in a commercial environment. Please contact us about any beat/loop/track in question.
How long are the beats?
<h4 class="font_4">Our "Non Exclusive Beats" section: has full length prearranged tracks. These tracks vary in length, however they are all over 3:30 each. You can edit them how ever you like to get the right time for your demo.</h4> <h4 class="font_4"> </h4> <h4 class="font_4">Our "Exclusive Beats" section: has full length prearranged tracks. These tracks vary in length, however they are all over 3:30 each. You can edit them how ever you like to get the right time for your demo. When you buy an exclusive beat, you will receive all the tracks on CD in wav format separated and un mastered on a CD and a downloadable mp3 file to get started. This will give you the ultimate in flexibility for creating your "own" unique version of the mix.</h4>
Can I extended/shorten any of these beats?
<h4 class="font_4">Of course, you can customize the beats however you like. If you are unable to do it yourself, Maestro Sounds Entertainment will rearrange it shorter or longer if you like for a nominal fee. We can re-mix tracks for as low as $20.00.</h4>
Who makes these beats?
<h4 class="font_4">Most tracks, beats, sounds, melodies and loops are created in our studio. All beats are created from the ground up. We use a variety of sound banks from various sources and create a wealth of original sounds and music using software and hardware. We are currently adding more beat producers to expand our music selection. As of 2010 we have added 3 producers to our family who are at the top of their game.</h4>
Do you guys buy beats from other producers?
No we don't "buy" beats from other producers, but we do hire them to work with us. We are currently accepting applications from producers from all around. We screen each beat every producer sends to us for quality, originality and of course real world functionality. If you think you got what it takes to be a top producer for Maestro Sounds Entertainment, contact us and send us a sample. We'll screen it and let you know.
Can I sell my beats on your site?
<h4 class="font_4">To sell beats on our site you have to be on the top of your game. Not only with beat production, but with mixing. The final mix must be top shelf. No over pumped volume and distortion. You can apply at http://www.maestrosoundsent.com/. If you are accepted, one of our staff will contact you directly to tell you how it works. Please be patient, the process can take up to 2 weeks for review.</h4>
What equipment do you use to make these beats?
<h4 class="font_4">We use PC & Mac based work stations, Pro Tools, Cubase, Midi keyboards, VST Plug-Ins (virtual synthesizers, virtual instruments), Fruity Loops, as well as waves plugins.</h4>
What kind of beats do you make?
<h4 class="font_4">We have over 50 beats on the site right now from 2 top producers in just about every style. We constantly produce other styles and we will make custom beats as well. Click here to view our custom beats production pricing and terms.</h4>
You may use our instrumentals either to develop a project for yourself or your client/ artist, but you may not put them on a diskette, CD, website or any other format and offer them for redistribution or resale. These instrumentals may not be resold in any sort of collection, such as passing our instrumentals over to third parties on CD and diskettes, or letting others download our instrumentals from your website. In the event of such practices,
How can I settle the payment if I don't have a PayPal account?
You don't necessary need a PayPal account. It is also possible to use your Master, Visa or American Express card to purchase our beats from our catalog.
How do I book time, schedule time for specific services?
To book studio time with Maestro Sounds Entertainment go to http://www.maestrosoundsent.com/ and go to the booking appointment sessions
Is Maestro Sounds Studio non-smoking?
<h4 class="font_4">⦁ Yes. Smoke cigarettes outside only. Smoking "other stuff" is not allowed due to liability/impoundment issues and misguided government policies.</h4>
Can we sleep in the studio overnight while working?
No. Outside of an accidental catnap on the couch while mixing, using the studio as a living space overnight is expressly forbidden and in violation of our lease.
What is the cancellation policy?
After time is confirmed with a deposit or package is discussed and put together for the client, all initial payment are non-refundable. Please make sure that the service, package, projects, times and dates are solid before booking.
Do you work weekends?
Yes we work weekends. In fact, weekends are usually booked up several days and weeks in advance.
Do we accept credit card payments?
Yes. We take all major Credit Cards as well as PayPal, Money Orders, Cash as well as on our cell phones with Square & PayPal Reader. Checks are NOT excepted.
What do I need to bring with me to record music or vocals?
⦁ If you are musician, you'll want to bring the gear & equipment you feel comfortable playing on(or through). Although Maestro Sounds Studio does have a wide variety vst instruments available for your use at no additional charge, most musicians prefer to use their own gear.
Are Maestro Sounds Entertainment looking for artist?
At this time we are not looking for artist as we are only operating as a production company only.