How to Set Beat Prices – 5 Beat Pricing Tips

If you are a music producer selling beats online, here are a couple of tips on how to set beat prices for more sells and better revenue.

I visited over 70 beat selling websites on Google and took notes on the prices for the different license options.

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How to Set Beat Prices - Beat Pricing Tips

Table of Contents

  1. How to Set Beat Prices
  2. What Your Beat Prices Say About Your Business
  3. How Much Should I Charge for Beats?
  4. Are Music Producers Ruining 20 Dollar Beats?
  5. 5 Tips For Beat Pricing

How to Set Beat Prices

The most popular beat license options are:

  1. Non-Exclusive Lease – Includes an MP3 file.
  2. Premium WAV – This is a non-exclusive lease, includes a WAV file.
  3. Tracked Out – Includes tracked out stem files. Usually includes the WAV & MP3 file.
  1. Exclusive – Includes all the files and exclusive rights to the beat.

Popular Beat Pricing Stats

Non-Exclusive Lease ( MP3 )

Out of 61 prices tracked, the most popular price for non-exclusive lease is $25.

How to Set Beat Prices - Beat Pricing Tips
  • 28% – $25
  • 20% – $19.99
  • 19%- $30
  • 7% – Under $10
  • 7% – $15
  • 7% – $27
  • 7% – Above $32
  • 5% – $17

Premium Lease ( WAV )

Out of 42 prices tracked, the most popular price for premium leases is $50.

How to Set Beat Prices - Beat Pricing Tips
  • 23% – $50.00
  • 21% – $29.99
  • 18% – 34.99
  • 10% – $39.99
  • 10% – Over $60
  • 8% – Under $20
  • 8% – Between $42 to $47

Tracked Out Stems

Out of 38 prices tracked, the most popular price for tracked out beats was $100.

Tracked Out Stems
  • 25% – $100
  • 17% – $70 to $79
  • 14% – $59.99
  • 11%- $49.95
  • 9% – Under $40
  • 9% – $65
  • 9% – $140 to $150
  • 6% – Other

Exclusive Beats

Out of 42 prices tracked, the most popular price was between $150 to $250.

Exclusive Beats
  • 35% – $150 to $250
  • 17% – $250+ to $350
  • 17% – $350+ to $450
  • 15% – $450+ to $550
  • 7% – Under $100
  • 5% – $1999.99
  • 2% – $999.99

For exact exclusive beat prices, there wasn’t an ultimate clear winner.

  • 15% – $499.99
  • 12% – $400
  • 12% – $300
  • 12% – $250
  • 12% – $150
  • 10% – Over $795
  • 7% – Under $100
  • 7% – 199
  • 5% – $350
  • 5% – $420

Related: How to Name Beats

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What Your Beat Prices Say About Your Business

Here is a great video with tips on how to price beats.


How Much Should I Charge for Beats?

Helpful tips from DJ Pain1 on beat pricing.


Are Music Producers Ruining 20 Dollar Beats?

Greg Savage shares his thoughts on music producers 20 dollar beats.

Other ways music producers can make money from music:

  • Music licensing
  • Music for movie trailers
  • Music for video games
  • Sound design
  • Independent films
  • Events
  • Instrumental CDs

Also check out Digital Product Ideas for Music Producers & Musicians.


5 Tips For Beat Pricing

  1. Test out different prices to see what works best for your audience.
  2. Be open to negotiating prices.
  3. Offer discounts if multiple beats are purchased together.
  4. Pricing your beats to low can make your beats perceived at low qualities beats.
  5. Try bundling your beats with music services you provide like mixing and mastering.

How do you set your beat prices?

If you want more tips on selling beats check out How to Sell Beats Online.


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Mark V.

Written By Mark V.
Hip Hop Makers is a music production website launched in 2008 to teach music lovers how to make music, sell beats, and make money from music.

Comments

  1. Bro i still dont understand the defference between lease,tracked out and exclusive need more explanation about it but also need more help on creating a page on beatstars

  2. Proud owner of the template and good read!

  3. Happy to hear. Thank you for the comment.

  4. Excellent tips and advice on beat pricing. If the quality is good though , I don’t feel lowering your price is a bad idea a least for limited time period. Thanks.

  5. Great information on beat pricing. however, I would like to see how the success of these prices play out. Do $25 leases really sell better or is this the most common price producers sell at?

  6. Hi

    I don’t know if $25 leases sell best. But I think it’s always important to test ideas out to see if they work.

    Like maybe for 2 weeks test one price, and another week test another price.

    Just a suggestion. ??????

  7. Always putting out some good info Mark! thanks a lot !!!

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