Q: Are the beats for free? A: No, all beats are for purchase only. (except if the title + video description clearly says that the instrumental is free to use)
Q: Can I use the beats for my commercial/profitable project? A: If you want to use beats for your profitable/commercial project, song, video etc you must purchase a license.
Q: Can I use the beats for my non-commercial/non-profit project? A: If you want to use beats for your non-profit/non-commercial project, song, video etc you can use it, as long you follow the terms and conditions! Below you find all the information of the license.
Q: What are the terms and conditions? A: Scroll down, all the important information provided below.
Q: How can I purchase the beat? A: Get in contact with the producer of the music for any business inquiries and purchasing information.
Q: I did not know that the beat was not for free and I got sued, what now? Can you help me? A: Ignorance of the law excuses not. You can and will face legal actions at some point if you use copyrighted content without permission.
Q: Can I use your music if I mention you? A: As explained already above in “Can I use the beats for my non-commercial / non-profit project?”, yes you can as long you follow the terms and conditions.
WHICH CC LICENSE WE USE AND WHAT IS CC?
Any music content published by or on the LIMIT platform (for example: YouTube, Soundcloud, Spotify etc.) is not for free. Even if the title say “free download” or “free beats” does not automatically means that the music is for free.
All music content published by the LIMIT platform is licensed as CC-BY-NC-ND.
Wikipedia: A Creative Commons (CC) license is one of several public copyright licenses that enable the free distribution of an otherwise copyrighted work. A CC license is used when an author wants to give people the right to share, use, and build upon a work that they have created. CC provides an author flexibility (for example, they might choose to allow only non-commercial uses of their own work) and protects the people who use or redistribute an author’s work from concerns of copyright infringement as long as they abide by the conditions that are specified in the license by which the author distributes the work.
You are free to: Share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format The licensor cannot revoke these freedoms as long as you follow the license terms.
Under the following terms:
Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.
NonCommercial — You may not use the material for commercial purposes.
NoDerivatives — If you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you may not distribute the modified material.
No additional restrictions — You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.
IMPORTANT: This is a human-readable summary of (and not a substitute for) the license. Click Here for the full license.
If you follow the license (terms and conditions) you do not have to worry about legal actions in the most case. There are two important rules,
You can use beats for free as long the project is non commercial / non profit.
You give proper credits to the music producer in the title and description.
Non profit / non commercial means you are NOT allowed to earn money or make the music public or use it in any commercial way (for example radio, spotify, movies, tv series etc). Giving credits means you must mention the producer of the instrumental. You can mention him/her on the backcover of your free single, or in the title of the audio file. Example: Prod. By Producer Name.
We highly recommend to contact the copyright owner (creator) for permission to use the music for your project.
Please keep in mind, the music industry is a business. If you begin a copyright infringement by downloading music or using copyrighted content without permission or valid license the copyright owner can take legal actions against you.
If you need more information about creative commons licenses, please visit the official site creativecommons.org.