How licensing works

License category
  • Royalty A
  • Royalty B
  • Royalty C
  • Royalty Free
Sample creators’ songwriting share
  • up to 25%
  • up to 15%
  • up to 5%
  • 0%
Example: If you use a “Royalty B” sample, the sample creator can’t ask for more than 15% of the publishing for the total song.
Hassle-free clearance

Royalty samples

If your track is released independently without a major record label, you can release your track without clearance. If your track is distributed by a major record label, or if it surpasses 1 million streams, you must contact the sample creator to negotiate royalty terms.

To simplify negotiations for both you and the sample creator, each class of royalty sample (Royalty A, B & C) has a pre-determined negotiation range. Depending on the category, you and the sample creator may settle on a songwriting split anywhere between 2.5% to 25% of the publishing for the total song, and no more than 33% of your own record royalty on the released track.

No clearance required

Royalty-free samples

Use Royalty-free samples in your tracks without having to share royalties. Under this license, our creators agree to let their samples be used without clearance, giving you full ownership over your publishing and master.

License your beats

Beat licensing-friendly

You can use our royalty samples in your beats with no obligation to pay the seller a portion of your beat licensing revenue. Just keep in mind, you will still need to negotiate terms with the sample creator if a song using your beat reaches over 1 million streams or is released by a major record label.

Get paid for your samples and have the chance to land major record placements