What is this site about?
Minatybeat offers Hip Hop beats for sale, especially Trap Beats, R&B Beats and West Coast Beats, for your own musical projects. Minatybeat is part of the Minatymedia Group, a platform for creative services such as music production.
How long have you been in business?
Minatybeat was founded in 2006 and the Minatybeat website was launched in 2012. Since our launch we have sold many licenses.
Can I invest in your business?
Sure! We are happy to talk about investment, sponsorship or affiliation with prospective business partners. Please contact .
How can I download a beat?
All tagged instrumentals can be downloaded for free from our Airbit player.
I have downloaded your beats but they’re tagged. What can I do with them?
All tagged instrumental beats can be downloaded for free but may only be used for non-profit and non-commercial use. Acceptable free use includes writing lyrics, listening, recording demos, free internet songs, ad-free YouTube uploads. You may not alter the beat! If you are commercially benefiting from a rap beat without purchasing a license you are incriminating yourself and making yourself liable to copyright law suits. If you want to alter the Hip Hop beats or use them for profit, please pay a small fee for the license of the beats in our beat store.
What licenses do you offer?
We offer these licenses: Standard Leasing, TrackOut Leases and the Exclusive License. Generally speaking all rap instrumentals you find in our players on the homepage are sold under a non-exclusive license. Exclusive rights are available for most of them too. Just write us a mail: .
What is a non-exclusive license?
A non-exclusive license, also known als lease or leasing rights, is non-exclusive usage right. The ownership of the beat remains with us. You are buying the right to use the beat for commercial use on any one single format for example albums, mixtapes, iTunes singles or YouTube videos with ads. You may alter the beat but you may not resell the beat.
What is included in a non-exclusive license?
That depends on whether you buy a Standard Lease or a TrackOut Lease. A Standard Lease is a mixed and mastered 24-bit WAV file. The license allows you to sell 3000 units of your own song based on the purchased beat. Additionally the rap beat may be used for radio broadcast on up to 2 stations and live shows or concerts totalling up to $1000 (USD) and you may monetize YouTube videos containing your song up to 10,000 views.
A TrackOut Lease is a tracked out version of a beat. Tracked out audio files are so called stems. The stems will be delivered as 24-bit WAV files in a zip folder to you via mail. The license allows you to sell 10,000 units of your own song based on the purchased beat. Additionally the rap beat may be used for radio broadcast on up to 2 stations and live shows or concerts totalling up to $5000 (USD) and you may monetize YouTube videos containing your song up to 10,000 views.
What is an exclusive license?
If you purchase the exclusive licenses of a rap beat you have full ownership rights. So you can use the instrumental for any purpose for example albums, mixtapes, iTunes singles, YouTube uploads. There is no unit or sales cap. If you buy a beat under exclusive license we will mark it as “SOLD” and it can’t be purchased any longer. You become the sole owner of the rap beat. You may alter the beat but you may not resell the beat.
For how much do you sell beats with an exclusive license?
That depends on the intended use of the rap beat. The range is 250$-500$. For getting a quote on the exclusive license just send us a . We will tell you the price quickly.
What is included with an exclusive license?
Included with exclusive licenses are trackouts, where you will receive a download link for all the separate instrumental track lines of the beat in 24-bit WAV format in a zip folder.
What is the quality difference between a tagged downloadable beat and a purchased beat?
Tagged beats can be downloaded as MP3 files. Older tagged beats might still be available for download as WAV files. They may only be used for personal use.
For using beats publicly and commercially you have to buy a license. After that we ship you the beats as untagged and fully mixed and mastered 24-bit WAV files with a non-exclusive license (lease) or as non-exclusive TrackOut Lease (tracked out stems) or as exclusive license.
How can I buy a beat?
Just got to our Beat Store, select a beat, select the desired license and click the “Buy” button afterwards.
How do I get my beat after buying a license?
You will be sent download links containing all relevant beat files instantly.
Can I make changes to the rap beat after I buy it?
Yes of course! You can chop, loop, speed up, slow down, add extra sounds and change the hip hop beat as much as you want to as long as you still give full production credit to Minatybeat. This applies for all our licenses.
May I just resell your beats?
Short answer: No! You may use our beats for your own productions mentioned above.
Are beats removed from the website once bought?
No. When a hip hop beat is purchased under exclusive license, it will no longer be available for sale or download, but it will remain on the website being listed as “SOLD”. When a non-exclusive beat is purchased, it will remain on the website and can still be bought / downloaded by others.
What if different people buy the same beat?
When you purchase a beat from Minatybeat, the copyright for that beat alone still belongs to Minatybeat. However, the copyright for the song that you make with that beat, your lyrics combined with that beat, belongs to you. With the rights granted to you by the Minatybeat non-exclusive license agreement, you are allowed to sell, distribute, perform and broadcast that song, keeping all of the royalties. If you buy a rap beat under an exclusive license from Minatybeat and it was sold before to others as non-exclusive license, it belongs from now on only to you. So others having bought that beat under a non-exclisive license before can still use the beat indeed but their non-exclusive license can’t be extended anymore.
Do you use third party samples?
All Minatybeat beats are made using our own, copyright-free or licensed sounds. You don’t need to worry about clearing any samples.
I have subscribed to the Minatybeat newsletter. How do I get my free beats? What can I do with them?
After subscribing to the Minatybeat newsletter sucessfully, you get more than 30 rap beats for free. The free rap beats can be downloaded via a link in the welcome mail after signing up. You will be directed to a Dropbox folder where you can download the beats by clicking on them. Please note that only the free “newsletter beats” are licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 4.0. If you want to use these beats for profit, buy the license to the beat. Just enter the beat names in the PayPal form and pay afterwards.
I’m interested in the VIP Membership. How does that work?
For 9.99$ you get a huge package: 24 beats (Standard Leasing) in one year! That means we send you 2 beats of our choice per month. Keep in mind that one Standard Leasing beat is 14.99$. So it pays off definitely.
What is the pattern of your beats?
Generally speaking we produce beats according to the industry standard. That means:
- 8 bars intro
- 8 bars chorus 1
- 16 bars verse 1
- 8 bars hook 2
- 8 bars bridge
- 16 bars verse 2
- 8 bars hook 3
- 16 bars verse 3
- 8 bars hook 4/outro
This pattern applies for most of our beats. If you need a beat with a different pattern just tell us.
I have further questions. How can I contact you?
Please send a to us. We will help you quickly.