Can I release songs and/or music videos I record to the beats I've purchased on free mixtapes, SoundCloud, YouTube etc.?
Yes. Taurus James must be credited for all beats he produced in the description.
Can I release songs I record to the beats I’ve purchased on monetized streaming platforms like Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal, Amazon etc.?
Yes, under THREE requirements.
1. Taurus James must be credited as the producer for any beat(s) he produced.
2. Artist CANNOT release music with just Taurus James' instrumentals and no recorded vocals. That includes album intros and outros, interludes etc.
3. Artist must be registered with a P.R.O. (i.e. ASCAP, BMI, SESAC) and assign “Taurus M. James” a 10% share of the writer’s AND publisher’s royalties of each song using his beats.
WARNING: Songs to Taurus James’ beats released on monetized streaming platforms without the registered 10% share under a P.R.O. will be reported and ultimately taken down.
TAURUS M. JAMES ASCAP INFO:
Taurus M. James (Writer/Composer): IPI#: 440853857
ITNOJ Music (Publisher): IPI#: 440616286
Why only a 10% share?
With leasing rights, other artists can/will release songs using the same beats. Taurus James may also use beats for his own projects, television/commercial placements, films, video games etc.
Can I purchase exclusive rights?
We do not offer exclusive rights to any beats at taurusbeats.com. Taurus James retains ownership of his compositions, but grants artists unlimited streams and units sold with purchase of leasing/non-exclusive rights.
Can I get multi-track “stems”, extensions/re-arrangements or WAV files?
Stems and WAV files are not available. All beats come as is, in high quality mp3 format. Extensions and re-arrangements can done by the artist or a recording engineer using any standard DAW (Ableton, Logic, Pro Tools etc.) or audio editing program (Audacity, WaveLab, Adobe Audition etc.).
Can a YouTuber, podcaster or filmmaker lease beats to use in videos or podcasts?
Yes, Taurus James must be credited in the videos, podcasts and/or description sections. If filmmakers’ projects are registered on IMDb, Taurus James must be credited as composer under his real name “Taurus M. James”.
Are the tracks from Taurus James' instrumental albums available (i.e. VISION, Eclipse, Just Because etc.)?
Yes. Tracks from Taurus James' instrumental albums are available along with tracks in the Beat Store.
Does Taurus James do custom beats?
Taurus James currently does not make custom beats.
WARNING: All sample-based beats are intended for promotional use only (i.e. Soundcloud, YouTube, mixtapes etc.)! It is not recommended for artists to officially publish music with uncleared samples. Taurus James is NOT RESPONSIBLE for any sample clearance issues, nor responsible for retrieving original sources of samples. ** = contains sample
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We recommend downloading your files/tracks RIGHT AFTER purchase to prevent from error codes, expired links or any miscellaneous issues.
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