Quick note - I dislike music biz contracts, I prefer to make agreements based on trust & honesty. With that said this contract is needed to set legal guidelines for our agreement.Licensing Agreement:
Beatsbymarkus.com (hereinafter referred to as the "Licensor" ) in accordance with the terms set out below grants to the Licensee (hereinafter referred to as the " Licensee") named below a license for a non-exclusive use of "Music" hereafter downloaded/purchased from Beatsbymarkus.com.
1. Grant of Rights
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(a) The Music cannot be duplicated by itself in whole or in part in any medium, tape or disc or otherwise, and resold, licensed, leased or in any other way used or transferred to any other party without the express prior written permission of Library.
(b) Licensee must obtain the prior written consent of Licensor if Licensee intends to reproduce and re-package the Music with additional recorded instrumentation and/or vocals and release it as part of a commercially available audio phono-record or visual release when the Music is a featured part of such project rather than an incidental or background element.
(c) Licensee must obtain an additional license from Licensor if Licensee or a Customer of Licensee intends to use the Music in a Mass Produced and Marketed Product (including but not limited to DVD, CD-ROM, Video, Internet sales, Computer Games etc) that exceeds initial sales of 5,000 units.
2. Public Performance of the Music
(a) Licensee or a customer of Licensee shall have the worldwide, non-exclusive, non-assignable, non-divisible right to perform the Music publicly for non-broadcast purposes (including "message-on-hold" or "advertising-on-hold" applications transmitted via telephone systems including theatrical motion pictures and full length direct to video motion pictures when the Music is combined with other audio and/or visual elements added by Licensee and where the Music is not a featured part of any such presentation but rather an incidental or background element.
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3. Licensor warrants that: it is the holder of the copyright in the Music and/or has contracted the rights to the Music, it has full power and authority to enter into this License and to grant Licensee the permission accorded under this License.
4. While Licensee by this License acquires the physical property embodying the Music (media) and the license to use the Music as described in this License, Licensee does not acquire any ownership rights in the Music or its underlying copyrights
5. If the Licensee does not comply with the terms of this license, or fails to pay for the license of the music, all rights granted to Licensee shall terminate, and Beatsbymarkus.com reserves the right to any other remedy available by law.
6. This License is granted for a two hundred and seventy day term, commencing from the date of purchase. Licensee has unlimited option to renew license as long as it is available.
7. Licensee is to give credits to Licensor wherever the music is used. Unless written consent is optained by Licensee for changes, credits shall be clearly visible and written exactly like this: "Beat by BeatsByMarkus.com" or "Beat by Markus of BeatsByMarkus (email@example.com, (650) 588-5842)"
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"Beat from BeatsByMarkus.com"
"Beat by [prod name] of BeatsByMarkus
(firstname.lastname@example.org, (650) 588-5842)"
"Yo Man I'm feeling your beats. I've been checking out all the beats I can find on the internet and I have to say yours is the best so far. hey the beats you got are they used or are they for sell cuz I been looking for some stuff. Yo man hit me back when you get the chance. Maybe we can talk. peace"
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"i wanted to kno how much the beats "just flow" and "the one" cost for exclusive rights...i gotta give u props those are two of the hottest beats i heard u make...its some real hip hop type shit...1"
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"...thanks again, and keep makin them bangers!! oh and update me when you get new beats up! specially if you get more like the bounce beat! i'll talk to you soon."
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"hey, ive been listening to some of your tunes, and i digg it, whats your price, and are you interrested in being a perm producer..."
"I'm loving that Bounce, that 1 still up for grabs or is it already gone to someone else? What about hip hop drama?"
"I just purchase the beat called "we be clubbin" and im wondering how long will it take for the download link will pop up? I really want to get into it right now .man yr sounds are really great i love them! i'll get more beats of you cheers"
...Your beats are absolutely TYGHT. I love em. Hip Hop Drama, Just Flow, and Hip Hop Jazz caught my ear. I cant stop listening to them."
"Have to say after listening to some of your beats I was impressed. I like the drama one and the luda beat..."
"Whats up Markus, We be clubbin is fire. i appreciate it. i paid through credit card and just got a verification e-mail."
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"eh yo ur one beat Hip Hop Drama is TOOOO tight man. its mad tight, uplifitin too, makes me wanna rhyme..."
"Hey Balla Im relly diggin your layed back funk beat dogg. Im askin how much is to buy the beat for the rights and stuff. Holla Back"
"YOU HAVE SOME NICE BEATS!!!!"
"I was listening to some of your beats and I REALLY liked them. I like the "Acid Jazz Hip Hop" beat. I was wondering if I could buy that beat. "
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"By the way Your Beats are slammin, and I like the way you have your site set up (Well organized)"
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"yo,markus i dont know how your doing it but your doing it the right way."
"Firstly, your beats are fuckin dope... you can really lay some shit down..."
"1st of all i must give u your props, and respect, i think your a great producer i love your tracks"
"...and i love the hip hop drama track and the track u said would be good for snoop tight i only listen to those two i was vibin to the hip hop drama track let me know whats up..."
"Hey I heard your beat, Hip Hop Drama, and I love it--4 real im feelin it--what are u askin?"
"Yo what's up..Your beats are hot!!!"
"Was searchin the net in hopes of finding some nasty beats. When I stumbled on to your page. I used to tell myself if only I could get Dre to make me some beats I'd go platinum, but now after hearing some of your custom made beats I believe your beats are what I need!
"yo wha up Markus I have to admit I am reelie feeling your beats on the site...I reelie am..I'm currently working on my demo and I'm listening to beats from alot of producers on the site."
"Ur beatz are mad hot man, I liked ur we be clubbin beat..."
I am a female rapper in cali, and i been through 2 or 3 different producer but they really didn't make kinds of beats dat i was feelin, but i listen to some of ur beats and i was really feelin what u do. So get bacc at me at xxxxxxx@Yahoo.com aiight."
"Yo, What up my names is (xxxxx) I been makin beats for 2 years or so I was just listening to some of your beats and i was silenced by your track Hip Hop Drama and if music is what it is to me for you this shit hits the heart... and im telling you I HAVE TO have this beat!!"
"I admire your style and that bounce beat...Your beats are just the BEEEEEEESSSSSSTTT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)"
"...it's this one beat that I know that I want for sho called crunkage, that beat is so dope and while listening to it I made up a hook and it some crunk shit lil' jon would write fo' real"
"...Once again great work with the beats, keep it up. Now, because of your beats, Im headed to St. Louis in 2 weeks to start recording my album..."
"...n imma be lookin for ur name to appear on the cover of Scratch magazine from now on..."
"my man this is a hot ass track "I Luv It"... "
"I'm like possessed with this track (Spit The Truth).I log on everyday just to listen to it.Perfect for my flow and song. Hollabac!"
"More good work cummin from u man...i really like Gangsta Gangsta...u good...when u gon make it big???"
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"...right now im just kickin some crazy shit to it (BUMP) and personally i think its an awesome beat."
"...because with your quality of beats, alot of talented artists are bound to hit it up..."
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"that new twista beat is hard man. just written 2 say keep up the good work fa show"
"...and good job with classic that's the best beat you've ever made"
"my man that is the one .. its a 'classic' .. as soon as i come up with a song i am getting that one from you .. thats going on the album .. its a hit for real"
"...that new beat you made HYPE is off the charts dogg that's a beatsbymarkus classic, holla at ya soon homie."
"I don't know how you do it but you all ways seem to out do your self that "ohh" joint is fire... son for real ."
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"i really like the beat crunked"
"...keep it raw beat i am feelin that one... "
"I especially like the "Victory" track..."
"Yo I'm feelin ya beats, especially the trumpet on Victory....Raw shit"
"Really feeling that victory and alright beat..."
"There's a beat called murderous you have!!!!!! Im lovin that sound..."
"...that Rise Up iz tha sikness. "
"WHAT'S GOOD FOLKZ! DEM BEATS IS SLAP! "
"Yo Markus! I'm really feelin your beat murderous "
"...run for ya life, the one and hip hop drama really caught my ears"
"Man! you are a * genius b! markus I love this one!"
"That Doom beat is hot Kidd! Keep doing ya thang!"
"blud im feelin run 4 ya life how much... "
"FA SHO, DAT RUMP SHAKER INSTRUMENTAL GOT ACTION. WE GONE FA SHO HOLLA AT CHA"
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"HEy man we like that southern slapp joint"
"SLAM is fucking sick!"
"Your a fuckin genius homie"
"keep up the good work G, your beats are just as good as pharell, timbaland and all them cats who charge mad dollars for a beat. "
"I even starting writing and expressing how I feel about the world and life with the slam beat, strange it gravitates me bro!"
"that new beat (DEAD HOMIES) is hot son i like ur old one to alright is the name of it i sit here every day and ride to ur beats lost every thing else this week at least u git my back wit a new beat"
"Yo wuttup Marku$, dogg that beat dead homie$ is real, that's the perfect good-bye $ong for my boy D.J. XXXX. That beat touched my heart man, I be hollin at ya dogg"
"damn my nigga dat dead homies shit is real i got the goosebumps listening to dat shit R.I.P. my dead homies my dead brothers R.I.P. all our lost love ones we aint forgot yall keep up the good work 100"