Life and Death Productions

We Create Beats For You. With Passion.

FAQ

How long has your company been in business?

Life and Death Productions was founded in 2007. Our business has been an officially registered company since 2012.

Where are you based?

Our office is located in Tampere, Finland.

Who have you worked with?

Over the years we have worked with hundreds and even thousands of recording artists, music producers and companies from several different industries. Here’s some artists and companies we have done business with:
 
Record labels: Universal Music USA, Universal Music Australia, Sony ESMG. Recording artists: Hopsin, Chino XL, Kutt Calhoun, Dizzy Wright, Jahred of Hed PE, Necro, Children of Distance, South Park Mexican, Marz of Dark Lotus, Big Pooh of Little Brother, 5ft of Black Moon, Godfather Pt 3 of Infamous Mobb, Swizzz, Kung Fu Vampire, Cryptic Wisdom. TV and Films: HBO, TNT, ESPN, Franklin and Bash, MMA Fighting.

How to buy beats?

Buying beats from us is extremely easy. Browse beats at our Beat Store. Choose the license you want to purchase. Go to checkout and pay securely by using PayPal or credit card. After you have paid, you will be redirected to a page where you can download the audio files instantly. You will also receive a receipt of the purchase and the licensing agreement to your email within 48 hours. Don’t know what license to get? You can read more about the licenses we offer at Pricing and Licensing.

What does a purchase include?

Each purchase includes a contract stating your rights of the ownership and the files in high quality WAV format. You will receive these files as an electronic download-link after you have paid. If you purchase a Premium or Exclusive license, you will receive the beat in separated audio files as well. Read more about what each license offers at Pricing and Licensing.

What payment methods do you accept?

Our online beat store accepts PayPal and credit cards. If you want to use another payment method such as bank transfer or Western union, contact us and we can do that.

Can I still use the beat(s) if I have leased it but someone buys exclusive owernship after this?

Yes, as long as you stay within the leasing terms, you are allowed to use it even though someone else buys exclusive rights.

I have bought exclusive ownership to a beat. May the beat be leased again or has it been leased before?

Once exclusive rights to a beat has been sold, the beat may not be sold/leased anymore. On the other hand it might be possible that a beat has been leased to several persons before it is sold exclusively. All the previously sold licenses stay valid.

Can I resell the beat after purchasing exclusive ownership?

No! You are not allowed to resell the beat or transfer your rights of ownership to a third person.

Can I upload my track to YouTube if I have used your beat?

Absolutely! You can upload any tracks you do to our beats to YouTube. But you cannot monetize the video without a Sync license. Monetization means that you collect ad revenue from YouTube.

Can a sold beat be taken off the page?

On demand, we can remove the sold beat(s) from our site.

I have used one of your beats, can I send it to you?

Yes, we always love to hear the final results. Contact us today and we’re happy to check it out.

I have bought a license but I haven’t received it yet. What to do?

If you’re having any problems with the payments or receiving the files, Contact us immediately. Our Beat Store handles all the sales automatically but sometimes there might be technical problems.

Do you use samples? Do you clear the samples you use in your beats?

Nowadays we try not to use copyrighted samples whenever possible. If we happen to use a sample, usually we do NOT clear samples. Sample-clearance is in responsibility of the customer. If you want to clear the samples used in our beats, we will forward you all the necessary sample information you need in order to clear the samples. Don’t know how to clear samples? We wrote an article about this subject, read it here.

Can you make custom music based on my needs?

Absolutely! We are specialized in custom-made music and we would love to do that. Read more about our custom music services here.

How long does it take to make a custom song?

It all depends on your needs and how well we can imagine the final result from your ideas. In average the process takes 1-4 weeks. Though we have created a custom song from scratch in 24 hours. So if the communication is smooth and payments are handled quickly, we can make stuff happen fast.

Do you offer mixing services?

Yes. We do offer mixing and mastering services for both full songs and beats/instrumentals. We also have several mixing engineer partners that can help us when needed.

Can you mix my beat?

We would love to do that. We have years of experience in professional beat mixing. Contact us and let’s make it happen.