Answers to our most common questions


If I purchase a license, will the beat be removed?

The Standard and Professional licenses are non-exclusive, meaning that the beat can be resold to other parties. However, if you buy exclusive rights to the beat in question, we will then remove the beat from our catalog, preventing further licensing (all pre-existing lease licenses will remain active).

How long does my lease last?

The term for our Standard and Professional licenses is 10 years each. After this 10-year term, you will be required to re-lease the instrumental in order to continue legally exploiting your song using the beat.

Can I post my songs using your beats to YouTube?

Yes, you can post your song/video to YouTube (and enable monetization). However, please be aware of the harmless automatic copyright claim. Review the “Why Did I Receive A Copyright Claim” question below to learn how to quickly resolve this.

Why did I receive a copyright claim on YouTube?

This is perfectly normal. This happens automatically because we own the copyrights to all of the beats in our catalog, and have registered the tracks with a Content ID system. This way, we can monitor and approve the use of our beats in videos uploaded to YouTube.

In order to enable monetization for your video, you must dispute this automatic claim to let YouTube know that you have a valid license to use the track. Your dispute should state the following:

I have a valid license and sufficient permission to use the music in question. This license was issued by the original copyright owner, “Blur Audio, LLC” (License Certification: INSERT ORDER #). The music used is “BEAT TITLE”.

Important: With lease rights, you do not have permission to register your song(s) created using Blur Audio beats to any Content ID systems. With exclusive rights, this permission is granted.

Are these beats royalty-free?

No. We receive royalties from the song(s) you create using our beats, as broken down in the next question about “splits/ownership”.

How do splits/ownership work for the songs I create using your beats?

Lease Rights 

* Starter & Professional licenses 

Total Ownership: Artist – 25% / Blur Audio – 75%

Writer Share

  • Artist – 50%
  • Blur Audio (producers) – 50%
  •  

Publisher Share

  • Artist – 0%
  • Blur Audio – 100%

Exclusive Rights

Total Ownership: Artist – 50%  / Blur Audio – 50%

Writer Share

  • Artist – 50%
  • Blur Audio (producers) – 50%

Publisher Share

  • Artist – 50%
  • Blur Audio – 50%
Do I need to register the song I create using a beat from Blur Audio with my PRO (ASCAP, BMI, SESAC, etc.)?

You are not required to register the songs you create using our beats with your Performance Rights Organization. However, if you do, please be aware of the appropriate splits, based on the type of license you have. Here are examples of how this should be set up on a 100% scale:

Lease rights

Writer Share

  • Artist – 25%
  • Blur Audio – 25%

Publisher Share

  • Artist – 0%
  • Blur Audio – 50%

Exclusive Rights

Writer Share

  • Artist – 25%
  • Blur Audio (producers) – 25%

Publisher Share

  • Artist – 25%
  • Blur Audio – 25%

Please contact us for the PRO information for both Blur Audio and the producer(s) of the beat(s) for which song(s) you are registering.

How long will it take to receive my order?

Your download files, license agreement, and receipt will be emailed to you instantly upon checkout.

Do I have to worry about uncleared samples?

No – we do not use unauthorized samples in any of our work.

How can I apply a coupon code?

Coupon codes are applied at checkout, just above billing details.

Can I upgrade from Standard to Professional?

Yes, you can.

You are allowed to upgrade a Standard license to a Professional license (of the same beat) at any time. If you request an upgrade within 6 months of your original purchase date of the Standard license, you are only required to pay the difference. Any active promotions at the time of the upgrade request will be applied to the upgrade price.

If the upgrade is requested after 6 months of the original purchase date of the Standard license, then you will be required to pay the retail price for the Professional license.

If you purchase the original Standard license at a discounted rate, then you are allowed to upgrade to a Professional license (of the same beat) at the original discounted rate (this discounted rate cannot be applied in conjunction with any other promotions; coupons are acceptable, however), only within 30 days of the original Standard license purchase date.

What are trackouts/stems?

Trackouts are the individual audio files that make up an entire beat. For example, a kick, a snare, a bass, etc. Trackouts are useful for mix engineers when mixing the instrumental around your vocals as it offers them more flexibility to shape/arrange the sound. 

How do I get exclusive rights?

You can obtain exclusive rights to a beat by purchasing them – our current price is set at $2,999 per track. If you are interested in buying exclusive rights, please send us an email.

Can I secure sync licenses (TV/Film licenses) with the songs I make using your beats?

We do not allow sync license procurement for our non-exclusive licenses as this can create many potential legal issues down the line should another entity eventually acquire exclusive rights to the same beat. If you would like the ability to engage in sync deals, you will need to get exclusive rights to do so.

How do I credit the producer (am I required to)?

Anything to the likes of Produced by Blur Audio works just fine. We ask that you use your best efforts to credit us where reasonably applicable.

Can I rearrange a beat to fit my song?

Yes, this is permitted as long as you have a valid license. Note that these amendments will be solely up to you and/or your engineer/producer to arrange.

Can I still use a non-exclusively licensed beat after it has been sold exclusively?

As a licensee of a beat, the term of your license agreement is 10 years. Meaning you are allowed to exploit the song you create using the licensed beat for 10 years, starting with your purchase date, even if another party buys the exclusive rights to that same beat.

Likewise, should you decide to purchase exclusive rights to an instrumental, you are aware that all other pre-existing lease licenses will remain in effect for up to 10 years after the date of your purchase exclusive rights.

What am I allowed to do with free beats?

Any free downloads are to be used for promotional use only. You cannot use any song(s) made with free downloads “for-profit” unless you purchase a license (Standard, Professional, or Exclusive).

You can compare our licenses here.

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