Updated: 1 July, 2018
1.1. Use of Information. We Respect Your Privacy and are the sole users of the information collected on this site for the purpose of serving your Royalty Free Music licensing needs. We only have access to collect information that is voluntarily given to us via email or other direct contact from you. We will not sell or rent this information to anyone.
1.2. Correspondence. We will use your information to respond to you, regarding the reason you contacted us. We will not share your information with any third party, other than as necessary to fulfill your request, e.g. to deliver an order, answer an inquiry, etc.
2.1. Protection. We take precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via our website, your information is protected both online and offline.
2.2. Secure Encryption. Wherever we collect sensitive information (such as credit card data), that information is transmitted to us in a secure and encrypted form. You can verify this by looking for a closed "lock icon" on your web browser, or looking for "https" at the beginning of the address of the web page.
2.3. Offline Security. While we use encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online, we also protect your information offline. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, billing or customer service) are granted access to personally identifiable information. The computers/servers in which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.
3.1. Information. We request information from you during checkout. In order to complete your license purchase from KRAFTY BEATS, you must provide contact information (like name and billing address) and encrypted financial information (like credit card number, expiration date). This information is needed for billing purposes only and to fulfill your orders.
3.2. Taxes. Unless otherwise stated, you are NOT responsible for any sales tax or duties associated with the sale of the Instrumental Licenses.
We use non-essential "cookies" on this site. For example, if you use multiple currencies, your currency choice is stored in a cookie. A cookie is a piece of data stored to help us improve your access and experience while visiting our site. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information.
5.1. Customization. A PDF License Agreement is provided with your purchase. This License Agreement is not personalized or customized.
5.2. Proof of Licensing. When providing proof of your commercial rights, you must include a copy of your Order Receipt (which details your name, the beat title, license type and date of purchase) along with the PDF License.
5.3. Non-Exclusive. The Musical Compositions transacted through KRAFTY BEATS under the Lease, Premium, and Unlimited Licenses are licensed, not sold, to you for use under these terms and the terms outlined in the PDF License. In addition, the commercial rights granted to the purchasing party are non-transferable.
6.1. Intellectual Property. All content included on this site, such as text, graphics, logos, button icons, images, audio clips, digital downloads, data compilations, and software, is the property of KRAFTY BEATS or its content suppliers and protected by international copyright laws. The compilation of all content on this site is the property of KRAFTY BEATS, with copyright authorship for this collection by KRAFTY BEATS, and protected by international copyright laws. THE UNAUTHORIZED REPRODUCTION OR DISTRIBUTION OF THESE COPYRIGHTED WORKS IS ILLEGAL. CRIMINAL COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT, INCLUDING INFRINGEMENT WITHOUT MONETARY GAIN, IS INVESTIGATED BY THE FBI AND IS PUNISHABLE BY UP TO 5 YEARS IN FEDERAL PRISON AND A FINE OF $250,000.
6.3. Commercial Release. Demo versions with "audio marks" (or KRAFTY BEATS "voice tags") are never to be used for a commercial/for-profit release, even with the purchase of a license unless express written permission is given by KRAFTY BEATS.
7.1 Sample Clearance. All sounds used in our instrumentals are cleared for commercial release; this includes all vocals, instruments and sound effects. You can start profiting from your song right away. This information is also noted in the PDF License that is included in your downloads.
7.2. Third Party Contracts. In no event may you enter into a contract or agreement with any Third Party that affects the rights of KRAFTY BEATS or any other instrumental license-holders in any way. In addition, KRAFTYBEATS never reviews or signs Third Party contracts or agreements of any kind.
8.1 Background. “KRAFTY BEATS” is a registered trademark and may not be used in connection with any product or service that is not KRAFTY BEATS, in any manner that is likely to cause confusion among customers, or in any manner that disparages or discredits KRAFTY BEATS. All other trademarks not owned by KRAFTY BEATS or its subsidiaries that appear on this site are the property of their respective owners, who may or may not be affiliated with, connected to, or sponsored by KRAFTY BEATS or its subsidiaries.
8.2. Federal Trademark Law. In order to comply with and assure protection under federal trademark law (15 U.S.C. 1051 et seq.), we monitor all uses of the KRAFTY BEATS trademark. Unauthorized use of the KRAFTY BEATS trademark is subject to civil and criminal penalties. The term “trademark” as used in this policy includes any trademark, service mark, logo, design, symbol or any combination of these.
9. YOUTUBE MONETIZATION
9.1. Copyright Claim. When you purchase an instrumental license from the KRAFTY BEATS catalog and upload your song to YouTube, you may automatically receive an automatic copyright claim from our partner that administers copyrights for KRAFTY BEATS on YouTube's platform. However, you can have this claim removed by filing a dispute via the steps listed at: https://kraftybeats.com/blog/blog/youtube-content-id-resolution. (once the claim is removed, you should be able to immediately monetize your video)
9.2. Content ID. You DO NOT have permission to submit your Recorded Song to YouTube's Content ID System via your Distributor or any 3rd Party that Administers Copyrights on YouTube (or SoundCloud). Per YouTube's Content ID application terms, Royalty Free Music that is Non-Exclusivelylicensed cannot be submitted to the Content ID system (reference). The Musical Compositions transacted through KRAFTY BEATS under the Lease, Premium and Unlimited options are licensed Non-Exclusively only. In doing-so, it also creates false copyright claims between license-holders. We reserve the right to request removal of your song from the Content ID System if you are found to be in violation of these terms. This information is also included in your PDF License on the "RESTRICTIONS" page.
9.3. Monetization. As a complimentary feature, your license grants rights for you to monetize your song on YouTube through your own YouTube Channel and AdSense Account only (not via Content ID).
10. RETURNS AND CANCELLATIONS
Return Policy. Orders for Digital Downloads may not be cancelled or refunded since they are processed immediately upon purchase. All sales are FINAL and all charges from those sales are nonrefundable unless there is a "duplicate purchase" (multiple orders of the same instrumental and license). Before you complete your purchase on the final confirmation page, make sure that what you’re about to order is correct.
11. DATA PRESERVATION
11.1 Back Up. All licenses purchased from KRAFTY BEATS can be downloaded up to 10 times before the links expire. Your access to the audio content is not guaranteed to remain available indefinitely -- it is your responsibility to back up the "audio content" on a separate hard drive, cloud, or data disc to avoid permanently losing the data.
11.2. Data Recovery. If in the event the audio content is lost and download links are expired, you may contact Customer Support by email for assistance in retrieving all missing files, provided that they are still available.
12. FORMAT & DELIVERY
12.1. Audio Format. The audio content ("WAV" in particular) is produced and delivered in 16-Bit Stereo, 44.1 kHz format -- compatible with all major Digital Audio Workstations and Hardware. In the unlikely event that WAV is incompatible with your platform, many audio conversion softwares or services are available on the market that can convert to several alternate audio formats -- some of which are free to use online.
12.2. Download Issues. If you experience any problems accessing or opening your downloads, please contact us or try to re-download the files from another device. Also ensure that the file transfer status reaches to completion (100%) or try downloading via an alternate web browser.
13.1. Stem Files. Included only with the Premium and Unlimited Licenses, the "MULTIS" (also known as "Stems" or "Track Outs") can be used for further flexibility in your audio mix. Stems are to be used for mixing purposes only. Due to the complexity of each instrumental, the number of layers within the multi-tracks may vary.
13.2. Exceptions. Piano Solos will not always include separate audio layers unless there are additional instruments such as strings, or layered piano melodies. Instrumentals such a rock beats with live drums will generally contain the live drum sections as a Single Stereo Mix because they are recorded onto a single audio layer.
13.3. EQ and Effects. For consistency and compatibility purposes, all MULTIS are delivered with the same effects as heard in the demo version on the website.
13.4. Uncompressed. If you have a need for an uncompressed version of the instrumental (single-stereo mix), it is recommended to simply lower the volume and EQ in the mix before recording your vocals. Another option would be to upgrade to the Premium or Unlimited License that will include the MULTIS (also known as "Stem Files" or "Track Outs"). This would resolve any need for an uncompressed version as you can edit individual instruments or vocals within the mix.
14. LICENSE AND SITE ACCESS
KRAFTY BEATS grants you a limited license to access and make personal use of this site and not to download (other than page caching) or modify it, or any portion of it, except with express written consent of KRAFTY BEATS. This license does not include any resale or commercial use of this site or its contents: any collection and use of any product listings, descriptions, or prices: any derivative use of this site or its contents: or any use of data mining, robots, or similar data gathering and extraction tools. This site or any portion of this site may not be reproduced, duplicated, copied, sold, resold, visited, or otherwise exploited for any commercial purpose without express written consent of KRAFTY BEATS. You may not frame or utilize framing techniques to enclose any trademark, logo, or other proprietary information (including images, text, page layout, or form) of KRAFTY BEATS and our associates without express written consent. You may not use any meta tags or any other “hidden text” utilizing KRAFTY BEATS name or trademarks without the express written consent of KRAFTY BEATS. Any unauthorized use terminates the permission or license granted by KRAFTY BEATS. You are granted limited, revocable, and nonexclusive permission to create a hyperlink to the home page of KRAFTY BEATS so long as the link does not portray KRAFTY BEATS, its associates, or their products or services in a false, misleading, derogatory, or otherwise offensive matter. You may not use any KRAFTY BEATS logo or other proprietary graphic or trademark as part of the link without express written permission.
16. ENTIRE AGREEMENT