Frequently Asked Questions

Can I monetize my YouTube video or join the YouTube Content ID service?

All purchased licenses include video usage rights, this means you can post your music video on video streaming websites like YouTube or use our beat as background music in your video. Each license offers different video usage rights:

  • With a Basic License ($24.99) or Premium License ($54.99) you’re allowed 1 video purpose and 500,000 views but are not allowed to monetize your video on YouTube or any other video streaming website.
  • With an Unlimited License ($99.99) you’re allowed unlimited video purposes and unlimited views and are allowed to monetize your video on YouTube and all other video streaming websites.
Some distribution websites such as DistroKid, TuneCore, CDBaby, etc. offer artists the option of submitting their song into the YouTube Content ID service. This service automatically scans YouTube for other videos containing the same music as your song and then files copyright claims against those videos. Obviously we can’t allow this because you don’t own the copyrights to our beats which means you don’t have the legal right to do this.

Submitting your song over our beat into the YouTube Content ID service is NOT ALLOWED with any purchased license and joining this service will result in the termination of your license contract. We are in close contact with online music distributors and will have your music completely removed from their service and all stores/streaming apps if you continually violate our terms.

Carefully go over the options when signing up and submitting music through a music distributor and make sure you do not sign up to any automatic audio content id services or submit any recorded songs over our beats into the YouTube Content ID service. For more detailed information please visit www.rockitpro.com/youtubecontentid/

I received a copyright claim on my YouTube video

When you upload a video to YouTube using one of our beats, you may receive a copyright claim from “HAAWK” and “RockItPro” stating that your video contains copyrighted material, this is normal and there’s no need to be alarmed. Your video will not be removed and your YouTube account will not be penalized, taken down, or receive a copyright strike.

If the copyright claim on your video is NOT from “HAAWK” and “RockItPro” please Contact Us and let us know what company and/or artist is claiming your video.

To remove a claim and monetize your video on YouTube you’ll need to purchase an Unlimited License ($99.99) to the beat. An Unlimited License allows video monetization, a Basic License or Premium License does not. If you’ve already purchased an Unlimited License and received a copyright claim on your video, please Contact Us with the claim details and your YouTube video link and we’ll get the claim removed from your video so you can monetize it.

How do I download beats?

Some beats need to be shared to Facebook or Twitter before you’re able to download them. Click the download icon and a popup will appear asking you to share the beat, once you’ve shared the beat to one of the social networks a new page will appear with the download button.

Other beats are available for download only for members of RockItPro.com. Sign Up for a free account and once you’re logged in, right-click the download icon and in the drop down menu select “Save Target As…” (in IE) or “Save Link As…” (in Chrome/Firefox) and save the mp3 to your computer.

Can I download a beat just for listening or freestyling?

Yes, but beats downloaded from our website can only be used for non-profit and non-commercial demo purposes, you can not make any money using our beats unless you first purchase a license.

Acceptable non-profit, non-commercial formats include recording a song over one of our beats and posting the song on your personal website or a community website like Soundcloud, Facebook, Soundclick, etc. for free download, burning CDs for friends and family, putting out a demo or mixtape on a limited basis (100 copy limit) to hand out for free.

Anything that seems commercial, profitable, or large-scale to you is probably not acceptable. If you use one of our beats you must also remember to give credit to Rock It Productions and provide a link to our website www.RockItPro.com. Visit the Download Policy page for more info.

How can I purchase Exclusive Rights to a beat?

Contact Us to discuss prices for Exclusive Rights.

What are the differences between the licensing options?

Visit the Licensing page for information on our licensing terms.

How do I buy beats from your website?

Need to buy beats fast? Visit the Quick Cart to quickly browse and buy beats.

When and how will I receive my purchased beat?

Beats are delivered in high quality (44100-16bit-Stereo) wav format and 320kbps mp3 format instantly via download page and e-mail immediately after your purchase, you will also receive a PDF licensing contract for the beat you purchased.

If you purchased the Track Separation add-on with your license please allow up to 72 hours for the wav files to be delivered to your e-mail.

Are vocal tags removed after I purchase a beat?

Yes, all vocal protection tags (rockitpro.com, beats by sho-down, etc.) are removed from the wav and mp3 files once you’ve purchased a license.

What is the Track Separation add-on?

Track Separation (“trackouts” or “stems”) provides you with the full length, high quality tracked out wav files for in-depth mixing and mastering. Each part/instrument of the beat is separated so the kick, snare, bass, piano, string, etc. are all separated as audio wav files, if you were to mix all the individual wav files together you would have the entire mixed beat.

This is a must-have option when mixing your tracks in a professional, industry-level environment where the engineer (or yourself) may need to customize the mix around your vocals.

Can I use your beats for TV, video games, movies, etc?

All purchased licenses include synchronization rights. Once you purchase a license you’re allowed to have your recorded song placed in publicly broadcasted instances such as television, motion picture films, soundtracks, DVDs, video games, movie trailers, etc.

Please refer to the license contract you received after purchasing a beat for the full legal terms concerning publishing and synch fee splits, cue sheet and PRO registration, etc. Contact Us if you have any questions about synchronization rights or would like to let us know if you’ve been offered a synchronization opportunity.

How do I credit the producer if I use a beat?

For YouTube, Facebook, Soundcloud, and other video/audio websites:
Rock It Productions (www.rockitpro.com) or RockItPro (www.rockitpro.com)

For official physical/digital media:
Rock It Productions

PRO registration (e.g., ASCAP, BMI, SESAC, etc.):

  • Publisher: Rock It Productions – ASCAP IPI # 717281738
  • Writer: Phillip Nathan Murphree – ASCAP IPI # 348487127

Do you offer discounts if I buy beats in bulk?

For bulk beat purchases over $200, please Contact Us to discuss a package deal price.

Is it safe and secure to buy beats on RockItPro.com?

Yes. RockItPro.com purchases through www.PayPal.com are processed through PayPal’s secure website, you can use a PayPal account or a credit/debit card to make your purchase. If you’d rather not use PayPal, we also accept credit card payments processed by www.Stripe.com.

If you choose to use a credit card to make your purchase, you will enter your credit card details on our checkout page but the information you enter is securely processed through Stripe’s server, not ours. No personal information or credit card information is saved on our website or server.

What if someone buys Exclusive Rights after I purchased a license?

As long as you licensed your beat before the Exclusive Rights were sold, all of your rights remain intact as described in your contract.

Can I buy Exclusive Rights later if I purchased a licensed first?

If the Exclusive Rights to the beat have not already been sold then yes, you can upgrade your license to an Exclusive Rights contract. Please Contact Us to discuss Exclusive prices.

Can I exchange a beat I purchased or receive a refund?

Because our beats are considered digital goods, we do not offer refunds in order to prevent infringement and fraudulent orders.

Some exceptions can be made with beat exchanges; if you ordered the wrong beat you must e-mail us immediately after your purchase and tell us which beat you meant to buy (all downloads are tracked and time stamped so please do not download the wrong beat or we cannot exchange it).

Instead of a beat from your website, I want a beat made just for me.

Yes, a custom beat can be made just for you. Your custom beat is never released on our website, never licensed or sold to another artist, and never heard by anyone until you have released your recorded song. Pricing starts at $1,000 per custom beat.

Custom beats are tailored to the exact description and details you give us. Once we have received your description, we will work on your beat and e-mail you an mp3 sample of your beat within 5-7 days.

Once you are satisfied with the beat and full payment is received, we will e-mail you the wav and mp3 files, the tracked out wav files, and an official Exclusive Rights contract granting you Exclusive rights to your custom beat. If this sounds like something you’d be interested in, please Contact Us.

Can I trust your company?

We are a PayPal verified company and have been doing business online for over twenty-five years. We’ve never had an unsatisfied client or complaint after selling thousands of beats to artists and companies from all over the world. We also receive a steady return of buyers that liked our work and way of doing business so much that they always come back to buy more beats.

We understand how it is with doing business with a company that you haven’t worked with before and for that reason we’ve put together a list of Testimonies from some of our past clients that have worked with us and were very pleased with the purchasing process and the professional manner we do business in. If you have any pre-purchase questions feel free to send us an e-mail.

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