Licensing Agreement

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P-STATUS MASTER CLEARANCE AGREEMENT

  • In exchange for your payment of the license fee (“License Fee”) associated with the applicable Beats/Drums/Loops provided via this website (each, a “Beat/Drum/Loop”), P-Status grants you a non-exclusive, non-transferable, perpetual right to use the Beats/Drums/Loops in combination with other sounds in music productions to create new recordings (“Recording(s)”), which shall be considered “derivative works” as that term is used in the United States Copyright Act. This license permits you to modify, reproduce, publicly perform, distribute, transmit, sublicense and otherwise use the Sample as incorporated in your Recording, including for commercial purposes, subject to the following restrictions:

    1) You may not use or sublicense the Beats/Drums/Loops in isolation as sound effects, loops, or as source material for any other form of sample (even if you modify the Sample)

    2) You may not use or sublicense Beats/Drums/Loops in a manner competitive to us or redistribute Beats/Drums/Loops in new sample packs

    3) You may not sublicense, sell, loan, share, lend, broadcast, rent, lease, assign, distribute, or transfer any Beats/Drums/Loops to a third party except as incorporated into a Recording

    4) You may only use the name, image, or likeness of P-Status in the form of production credits as related to the co-production of derivative works Click Here.

With respect to commercial usage of Recordings containing Beats/Drums/Loops, the following shall apply:

Minor Releases

You may use the Beats/Drums/Loops for Recordings on your own personal projects, independent releases, beat tapes, and mix tapes that are not distributed or released via a “Major Label” (i.e., Sony BMG, UMG, WEA, or their subsidiaries) or “Large Indie Label” (i.e., Alamo, Empire, 300, E1 or comparable label) (each such release, a “Minor Release”) at no additional cost outside of the License Fee (including, for the avoidance of doubt, without providing P-Status with publishing splits), provided that any Minor Release that exceeds one million streams on Apple Music, Spotify or YouTube shall be considered a Major Release for purposes of this license and shall be subject to the “Major Releases” terms.

Major Releases

For Recordings to be distributed or released via a Major Label or Large Indie Label, or any Minor Release that exceeds one million streams on Apple Music, Spotify or YouTube (each such release, a “Major Release”), you shall be required to:

(a) Contact me promptly to seek clearance for use of the Sample on a Major Release;

(b) Provide for a 50/50 split of any Advances, Producer Royalty and Publishing, including for the avoidance of doubt, in relation to any so-called ‘synch licenses’; and

(c) Provide [us/the creator of the applicable Beats/Drums/Loops] with Co-Producer credit on the liner notes of any singles or albums (in any configuration), in advertisements, and wherever metadata permits.