FAQ

HOW DO I BECOME A FEATURED ARTIST?

The Featured Artists are chosen directly by Spyda “The Wise Musician” himself. He only chooses Artists that continually buy music production from him and all Featured Artists pages only contain content that was Produced By Spyda “The Wise Musician”

ARE BEATS REMOVED FROM THE WEBSITE

No. When an exclusive beat is bought, it will no

longer be available for sale or download, but it will

remain on the website and be listed as “SOLD.”

When a non-exclusive beat is bought, it will remain

on the website and can still be bought by others.

The next question and answer will explain how the

same beat can be bought by multiple people.

HOW DO I BUY A BEAT EXCLUSIVELY?

The only beats that we offer exclusively (that are

only sold to one person) are the ones in the Beat Store mark as “Exclusive”.

All our other beats listed on our Beat Store

are sold non-exclusively, meaning they can be sold

to multiple people. However, you can still buy the

full usage rights to these beats by purchasing the

Tracked Out versions of them. The Tracked Out

License Agreement grants you the full and

unlimited rights to sell, distribute, perform and

broadcast (TV, radio, Internet) the song you make

with that beat, keeping all of the royalties.

Since our Tracked Out License Agreement offers

the buyer the non-exclusive full usage rights to a

beat, we are unable to offer these same beats

exclusively. However, if the song you make with a

Tracked Out beat becomes a hit and you would like

us to stop selling it on our site, we will be willing to

workout a deal.

WHAT IF TWO DIFFERENT PEOPLE BUY THE SAME BEAT?

If two different people buy the same beat, they can

still each copyright their own song they make with

that beat, and sell, distribute, perform and

broadcast that song, keeping all their own

royalties.

When you purchase a beat from spydathewisemusician.com, the

copyright for that beat alone still belongs to

spydathewisemusician.com. However, the copyright for the song

that you make with that beat, your lyrics combined

with that beat, belongs to you. And with the rights

granted to you by the spydathewisemusician.com license

agreement, you are allowed to sell, distribute,

perform and broadcast (TV, radio, Internet) that

song, keeping all of the royalties.

WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE MP3,WAV,& TRACKED OUT VERSION?

MP3 file

WAV file

Tracked Out

Audio Quality: MP3 quality (128 kbps) CD quality

(16 bit, 44.1 kHz) Studio quality (24 bit, 44.1 kHz) Your Downloadable Files: The MP3 audio file of

your beat, and your personalized MP3 License

Agreement The WAV audio file of your beat, and

your personalized WAV License Agreement The

WAV audio file of your beat (mixed as well as

tracked out), and your personalized Tracked Out

License Agreement Number of Units (CDs, Mixtapes, iTunes) You Can

Sell: 2,000 sales 5,000 sales Unlimited Number of Times You Can Broadcast Your Song

on the Radio: 2 times 5 times Unlimited Allowed Total Earnings From Performing Your

Song Publicly: $2,000 $5,000 Unlimited Number of times you can synchronize your song

with visual media (movies, TV, video games) in

for-profit projects: 2 different projects 5 different

projects Unlimited Number of times you can use your song in

YouTube videos or other non-profit projects:

Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited The Licensed Rights are Granted for Life Yes Yes

Yes 100% Royalty-free (No royalties will ever be owed)

Yes Yes Yes

WHAT ARE TRACKED OUT AUDIO FILES?

Tracked out audio files, also called stems, are sub

mixes of an instrumental. For example, an

instrumental might have the four stems: Bass, Beat,

Percussion, and Instruments. The Bass stem being

the bass; the Beat stem being the kick and the

snare; The Percussion stem being the hi-hats,

shakers, and crash cymbals; and the Instruments

stem being the strings, organs, and synths. All of

these stems are the full duration of the instrumental

and can be layered together to recreate the stereo

mix of the original instrumental.

The reason for stems is that they allow for more

precise fine tuning while mixing a song. For

example, one can adjust the gain on the Bass

without affecting the low end of the Cellos. Or you

can mold the cymbals around the vocals without

affecting the punch of the snare. Although

spydathewisemusician.com beats come already professionally

mixed, depending on the particular artist’s vocals

or the sound of the rest of their album, adjustments

may want to be made in mastering. With stems

these adjustments can be made much more

accurately and easily.

WHICH TRACKED OUT AUDIO FILES WILL COME WITH MY BEAT?

They are all listed here: Tracked Out Audio Files

WHY DO ONLY SOME BEATS HAVE WAV AND TRACKED OUT VERSIONS AVAILABLE?

If a beat does not have a WAV or Tracked Out

version available, this only means that those audio

files for that have not been prepared and uploaded

to spydathewisemusician.com server yet. We are currently

working to prepare and upload as many WAV and

Tracked Out files as we can, but if there is a certain

one that you would like made available sooner than

the others, please make a request: WAV/Tracked

Out Request

HOW DO I BUY A BEAT?

The process for buying a beat is pretty simple.

First you’ll find the beat you want to buy in

Beats For Sale. If you know the title of the beat,

you can search for it using the search box at the

top right of the player. Once you’ve found the beat

you want to buy, you’ll see the following three

options to choose from:

MP3 file – $19.95  WAV file – $39.95  Tracked Out – $79.95

Click the checkbox for the version you want. Once

you’ve selected all of the beats you want to buy,

click the orange “Add to Cart” button. This will

take you to a PayPal page that says, “Choose a

way to pay.” Here you can log into your PayPal

account if you have one, or if you don’t have a

PayPal account you can just use your debit or

credit card without ever having to sign in to

PayPal. To do this, just choose the option below

the PayPal login that says, “Don’t have a PayPal

account? Pay with your debit or credit card as a

PayPal guest.” Then follow the instructions within

PayPal to make your payment.

Once you’ve completed your payment, you’ll see

an orange button on your order confirmation page

that says “Download Beat(s).” Clicking this button

will take you to your download page where you

will be able to download your beats and your

license agreements. We will also email you a link to

this download page so that you can access it at

any time in the future if you ever need to download

your files again.

CAN I CHANGE UP THE BEAT AFTER I BUY IT?

Yes, you can chop, loop, speed up, slow down,

add extra sounds, and change up the beat as much

as you want as long as you still give full

production credit to Spyda “The Wise Musician”.

WHAT DO YOU USE TO MAKE BEATS?

Our newest beats are made using the industry-

standard DAWs, Pro Tools or Propellerhead’s

Reason.

DO YOU USE SAMPLES?

Yes. Spydathewisemusician.com beats are made using

copyright-free or licensed sounds and some samples sounds.

CAN I SELL MY BEATS ON YOUR SITE?

At the moment we aren’t looking for any additional

producers, but we may be adding more in the

future. If we do, we will probably hold a tryout and

choose from the best, so stay in touch and keep

making beats.