Leasing beats: Leasing or licensing rap beats online usually requires that you pay a one time fee for some restricted usage of those rap beats. Some sites have a policy that only grants you to use those beats non-commercially. This means that as long as you’re not selling the songs you have with those beats, you’re free to use them however you wish. If you chose to sell your songs, sometimes an additional fee is required for that usage. In any case, it’s best that you find out the details about the policy of the site you’re buying rap beats from. The most important thing to know about these rap beats are the fact that when leasing them, you are not the only owner of those beats. You are pretty much renting the beats and they usually stay on the site unless you choose to purchase them exclusively.
Exclusive beats: Exclusive beats are rap beats that you own after purchase that no other customer has access to. Beat sites usually or should give you all of the studio files associated with that beat for you to mix and arrange in the studio of your choice. There is usually a considerable increase in cost associated with the purchase of exclusive beats. Make sure that you check the policy or site to find out if you have to pay any percentage of your music sales after the purchase of these beats. When you purchase exclusive rap beats from online sites, they should remove those beats from the site afterwards.
Custom Beats: Custom beats are beats specifically created for you. These beats never make it to the beat site and are usually fashioned to your specific needs. Prices for this service can vary but are usually the same cost as exclusive beats.