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Call/Text (937) 305 – 0799

Frequently Asked Questions

Order A License

1. Click the ADD button next to the beat you wish to purchase.
2. Select the type of license.
3. Bulk rates and special discounts will be applied automatically.  If you have a coupon, you can apply it during the checkout process.
4. Click on your cart and then
CHECKOUT to finalize your order before the transaction is processed through Paypal.

Instant Delivery

Once the transaction has been processed, you will receive an email with download links to your purchased audio files.  This should happen in less than five minutes after submitting the payment. Your contract will be emailed separately within 48 hours.

Licensing

Lease Rights are available with BUY 2 GET 1 FREE until 1/31/2021

Standard Lease Rights

$25

2 for $40
  • Instant delivery
  • Tag removed
  • Contract
  • No time limit
  • Distribute up to 2000 units
  • Instrumental (MP3)
  • Instrumental (WAV)
Premium Lease Rights

$45

2 for $72
  • Instant delivery
  • Tag removed
  • Contract
  • No time limit
  • Distribute up to 8000 units
  • Instrumental (MP3)
  • Instrumental (WAV)
  • Multi-track studio files (WAV)
Unlimited Lease Rights

$125

2 for $200
  • Instant delivery
  • Tag removed
  • Contract
  • No time limit
  • Unlimited distribution
  • Instrumental (MP3)
  • Instrumental (WAV)
  • Multi-track studio files (WAV)

Included on all purchases

  • Tag Removed – The tag from the intro will be removed.
  • Instant Delivery – All purchased audio files are delivered instantly upon purchase.
  • No Royalties Due – All license rates are a one-time flat fee for usage.
  • No Time Limit – Your license does not expire until you have reached the limit for distribution.
  • Contract – A signed and dated document will be delivered by email within 48 hours of receiving payment.  This document will validate your rights of usage and meets all necessary criteria to be accepted by any retailer or music distributor.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Free beats

Can I use your beats for free?

All available instrumentals are free for you to download and use for non-profit purposes.
I’ve been able to maintain this policy since 2005 thanks to the amazing support that I’ve been given over the years.

Common uses include:
– Testing new song ideas
– Releasing a demo
– Releasing a free mixtape
– Private use
– Twitch streams
– Background music in videos (without monetization)
– Promotional projects

Download links to all titles are available below.

Do I need to give you credit?

It would absolutely be helpful if you could. By trading promotion for production, it enables me to continue maintaining this policy for free beats. I’ve managed to do so on every instrumental — over 900 beats since 2005 — due largely in part to artists taking a moment to include “Produced by VTZ” and/or sharing a link to VTZbeats.com. Thank you!

I recorded to a free beat and now it is sold. Can I still use it?

Yes, you can continue to use it for non-profit purposes.

I downloaded a beat before it was sold but I lost the file. Can you send me a link to download it again?

Unfortunately, once a beat has been sold with Exclusive Rights, I’m unable to provide a download link to it.

Licensing

What are units?

A unit is a measurement of each time the song is distributed. The conversion below is established in accordance with current RIAA regulations.

1 unit = 1 album sold
1 unit = 10 singles sold
1 unit = 135 monetized video streams
1 unit = 1500 digital audio streams

The license expires once you have reached the allotted number of units from the total of all formats together.

For example, if your song is played 100000 times on Spotify, that would count for (roughly) 67 units against your total remaining.

What are multi-track files?

Each instrument, drum and sound from the beat is exported separately into its own isolated 16-bit .wav file. These files can be used by your engineer to make the best mix possible for your song, creating a unique version that fits your writing style and vocal tone most appropriately.

Additionally, the arrangement can be changed in the event that you want particular instruments included/excluded at certain points.

Note: The files are also commonly referred to as “tracking out”, “track outs” and “stems”.

Do I need the multi-track files?

It’s a subjective answer since every artist is different and it also depends heavily on how experienced your engineer is.

I’ve personally known some engineers who are wizards in the studio that are capable of making clean and powerful mixes just by using the lossless stereo mix of the instrumental. In many cases, the .wav file of the instrumental on its own should be sufficient for a reasonably well-mixed song.

With that being said, my school of thought is that if you’re already getting your vocals professionally recorded and mixed, it’s ideal to provide your engineer with all of the necessary resources in order to enable them to do what they do best.

If you’re still uncertain about whether or not the files are worth the extra cost, please consult with your engineer for their opinion.

Does my license expire when Exclusive Rights are sold?

No, your license is valid until you have distributed the allotted number of units.

Does my license expire after a set amount of time?

No, your license does not expire until you have distributed the allotted number of units, regardless of when the purchase is made.

What happens when my license expires?

You would be permitted to continue using the instrumental for non-profit purposes. For more details, please see the details above on use of free beats.

Can I use monetize my video on YouTube?

Yes, at a rate of 135 views per unit.

Demo Lease Rights – 250 units \ 33750 views
Standard Lease Rights – 2000 units \ 270000 views
Premium Lease Rights – 8000 units \ 1080000 views

Can I renew my license when it expires?

Yes, but only if the instrumental has not already been sold with Exclusive Rights.

Purchase

Can I make a purchase without Paypal or a credit/debit card?

Paypal is the preferred method due to the safety measures they offer, which are there for both your protection and my own.

I purchased the multi-track studio files and received a .rar file. What do I do with it?

You will receive a .rar file, which is a large, single file that contains all of the individual .wav files.  This method is used because it is more efficient to transfer a single .rar file as opposed to numerous .wav files.

WinRAR is the most popular program to use for unpacking the .rar file. It is available for free at http://www.win-rar.com/download.html?&L=0.

Note: Upon using WinRAR, you may receive a pop-up message asking you to purchase the software.  You are not required to do in order to continue using the program.

  1. Install WinRAR
  2. Locate where you saved the .rar file for your purchased beat
  3. Right-click on the .rar file are select “Extract files…”
  4. Choose a location to save the .wav files
  5. Click “OK”
  6. The extraction process should only take a few minutes or less
  7. When WinRAR is finished extracting, the .wav files are ready to be used
  8. You may delete the .rar file at this point if you wish

I don’t use Windows. Can I still use WinRAR?

Yes. From WinRAR’s download page, find the version that matches your operating system.

In the event that you’re unable to access the audio files, please email Sales@VTZbeats.com and I can send the .wav files individually instead.

Can I upgrade my license at a discounted rate?

Yes.  Any payment made on Lease Rights can be applied in full towards the purchase of a higher license. To apply your credit, email Sales@VTZbeats.com.

I lost the audio files I purchased. Can you resend them?

No problem. Email Sales@VTZbeats.com and I will provide download links to the necessary files.  For the fastest response, please include any details you can about the purchase.  In most cases, your order can be traced quickly if you provide the email address that was used when the purchase was made.

Download

All available instrumentals are free for you to download and use for non-profit purposes.
I’ve been able to maintain this policy since 2005 thanks to the amazing support that I’ve been given over the years.

Common uses include:
Testing new song ideas
Releasing a demo
Releasing a free mixtape
Private use
Twitch streams
Background music in videos (without monetization)
Promotional projects

Click on a title below to begin downloading

Instrumentals listed in gray have been sold and are no longer available

A – M

A
A Broken Dream
Absolute Power
Adamant
Adrenaline
Advocatus Diaboli
After All Of This
AK-47
All Along The Watchtower
All Good Things
All I Want
All That I Can Say
All We Are
And Justice For All Part I
And Justice For All Part II
And Justice For All Part III
Andromeda
Anthrax I
Anthrax II
Anthrax III
Antiquity
Apollo
Arachnophobia
Ashes To Ashes
Atlantis
Autumn Leaves
Azazel
B
Bar Fight
Behemoth
Behind A Smile
Betrayal
Big Egos
Blasphemy
Blind
Blue
Blur
Body Count
Breaking Point
Breaking The Habit
Breathe No More
Broken
Broken Flowers
Broken Home
Broken Trust
Burning Bridges
C
Cannibals
Carnage
Carpe Diem
Catch Me If You Can
Center Stage
Cerberus
C'est La Vie (2010)
C'est La Vie (2012)
Chain Reaction
Checkmate
Chuck Norris I
Chuck Norris II
Citadel
Clutter
Cold As Ice
Cold Hearted
Cold World I
Cold World II
Collateral Damage
Comet
Complicated
Conspiracy
Control
Crawling
Crazy
Crossfire
Crowd Pleaser
Crusader
Crying Herself To Sleep I
Crying Herself To Sleep II
Crying Herself To Sleep III
Crying Wolf
Curb Stomp
Cut To The Chase
Cynical
D
Danger
Dark Matter
Days Like This
Delicate
Diablo
Diary Of A Madman
Die Slow
Difficult
Dirty Money
Disappointed
Disclaimer
Distracted, Part I
Don't Let Go
Doomsday
Down The Rabbit Hole
Down The Road
Dragon's Breath
Dreamless Sleep
Duck And cover
Dying Inside
E
Echo
Element Of Surprise
Empire
Empty Apologies
Empty Apologies II
Empty Apologies III
Empty Dreams
Encore
End Of Discussion
Enemy Of The State
Epitaph
Equinox
Escape
Evil Exists
Exhausted
Excalibur
Executive Decision
F
Falcon Punch
Fate
Fearless
Feelings
Finding Time f/ Seth Rock
First Single
Flashback
Flowers On A Grave
Fly Away From Here
Forever Young
For What It's Worth
Fragile
G
Gemini
Get Mad
Get Smart
Ghost
Gift
Give It All Away
Giving In
Giving In II
Gladiator
Global Supremacy
Glory
Gone By The Wayside
Gonna Make It
Good Enough
Goodnight
Grand Champion
Gravity
Guess Who
H
Hades
Hard Times
Hard To Find
Havoc
Hemlock
Here Comes The Rain
Hero
History
Holding On
Hollow
Hostile
Hourglass
House Of Cards
Hurt
Hush
I
I Believe
I Don't Care
If I Die Tomorrow
I'll Be There
Imagine
I'm Gone f/ Seth Rock
Immortal
Inevitable
Infernal
Innocent
In The Building
Invincible
It All Fell Down
It Gets Real
I Walk Alone, Part I
I Walk Alone, Part II
I Walk Alone, Part III
I Walk Alone, Part IV
I Want It All
J
Jagermeister
Jupiter
Just To Be Different
K
Karma
Kamikaze
Keeping It Real
Kill Em All
Kill You
Kingpin
Knuckle Sandwich
L
Late At Night
Layla
Legacy
Let Me Out
Let The Gloves Come Off
Letting Go
Liberty
Life Isn't Fair
Life, Part I
Lies
Live And Learn
Live Your Life f/ Seth Rock
Lone Wolf
Losing My Mind
Lottery
Loyalty
Lucid
Lunar
M
Mama Told Me
Magnolia
Mars
Maybe Tomorrow, Part I
Me Against The World
Medusa
Megaman
Memento
Memories
Memory Lane
Midnight
Millenium
Mind Trip
Mistakes I've Made
Monsta f/ Seth Rock
Monsters
Motivation I
Motivation II
Motivation III
My Life f/ Seth Rock
My Life II f/ Seth Rock

N – Z

N
Nebula
Nightfall
Nocturnal
No Hard Feelings
No One Like You
No Stone Unturned
Nothing Lasts Forever
No Turning Back
Nova
Numb
O
Oblivion
Obsidian
October Rain
Odin
One Last Time
Orbit
Origami Part I
Origami Part II
Origin
Overdrive
P
Pandora's Box
Pandora's Box II
Papyrus
Patience
Perfect
Phantom, Part I
Poison
Polar
Pop The Trunk
Poseidon
Prophecy
Q
Questions
R
Rainy Days
Ransom
Razorblade
Ready For Love
Ready For Love II
Remember The Days
Renegade
Requiem
Respect
Revenge
Risk
RPM
Running Water
S
Saturn
Say Goodbye
Sayonara II
Sayonara III
Scar Tissue
Scream
Searching Forever
Seasons
Second Chances
Second Wind
Seen Better Days
Selfish
Seven Sins: Envy
Seven Sins: Gluttony
Seven Sins: Greed
Seven Sins: Lust
Seven Sins: Pride
Seven Sins: Sloth
Seven Sins: Wrath
Shock And Awe
Shine
Should've Been Me
Should've Been Me II
Shut It Down
Snakes
So Hard to Say Goodbye
Soldier Of Fortune
Solo f/ Seth Rock
So Long, Goodbye
So Sorry
Stampede
Standing Still
Stay The Night
Stingray
Stubborn
Sucker Punch
Survivor
T
Tabula Rasa
Take A Look Around
Take A Look Around II
Take The Pain Away
Taking Time
Tarantula
Tears On Her Pillow
Tears On Her Pillow II
Thanatos
That's Life (2013)
That's Life (2015)
The Abominable Snowman
The Blackhole
The Boss
The Butcher
The Calm Before
The Collosseum
The Crown
The Dark Passenger
The Desert
The Flood
The Four Horsemen
The Grind
The Guillotine
The Guilt To Pay
The Heisenberg
The Juggernaut Returns
The Kraken
The Machine
The Minotaur
The Reaper
The Scorpion, Part I
The Scorpion, Part II
The Spotlight
The Storm
The Virus
The Voice
The Void
The Whole Nine Yards
The Widow Maker
The Zombie
This Can't Be Life
Thorns
Thor's Hammer
Til They Know f/ Seth Rock
Timeless
Time Machine
Tired
Tired Of Trying
Today
To Keep What You Love
Torture Chamber
Touchdown
Tough Act To Follow
Toxic
Toy Soldiers I
Toy Soldiers II
Training Day
Trash Compactor
Tread Lightly
Treason
Trial And Error
Turn Around
Two Broken Hearts
Tyranny
U
Underground
Undertow
Unforgettable
Upside Down
V
Valor
Vicious Circles
Victory
Villains
Vulnerable
Vultures
W
Warning
Wasted Years
Wasted Years II
Wasted Years III
Weather The Storm
We Die Young
We Will Stand
What Am I Gonna Do
Whatever Happened
What Goes Around
What I've Done
When The Music Stops
Where Did It All Go Wrong
Whisper
Who Wants To Live Forever
Why Life Happens
Wicked
Wish
WMD
Worth Inside
Wrong Side Of The Tracks
X
XTC
Y
Years Go By, Part I
Years Go By, Part II
Yesterday
You Lost Me
Z
Zeus
Zodiac