# How Beat Play Income Works?
As a producer on our platform, each time one of your beats are played and it's a unique click, your count for that beat increases by one play.
Our system checks the IP address, computer stamp and usermane if logged in to determined if the play is unique or not. Multiple plays from the same source will not increase the plays on each beat.
In order for a beat play to pay out, it must stream for a certain amount of time, be a unique play within a certain amount of time and be identified as coming from a logged in user that has an artists account. Music producers playing beats, do not generate beat play income. How much are music producers paid for Beat Plays?
Stream revenue is based on the profits that are accumulated from subscriptions and advertising income. The formula is the music producer receives 50% of the payout, the person that refered the music producer whose beat is played receives 30% of the stream revenue and the person who refered the artist who played the beat will receive 20% of the stream payout. (e.g., stream pays out $.01 or 1 Cent USD. Music producer received $.005 the music producers referrer receives $.0030 and the referrer of the Artist that played the beat will receive $.0020)
# Beat Management Help
On your beat listing page, simply click down with-in beat listing row and drag and drop beat.
After you upload your mp3 file, your beat will appear on your beat listings. In that same row you will find buttons to upload your wav and zip file.
You simply click a on beat license link in your dashboard menu. On the next page on the top right you will find the "ADD" button. You can add all your license types there.
Standard beats are the only beats that can't be set to zero. Your standard beats can be priced from $15-$250. When setting your price for your Premium, Trackedout, Unlimited or Exclusive Beats, you have the option to leave set at $0, so they are not visible for buyers. Placing a price on them will make them available for sale.
# How Payouts Work?
As a paying member you are able to receive a 40% commission from each monthly subscription that is a result of your referral link. These payments are paid out once a month between the 1st and 5th of the following month the payment is received.
Beat and Product sales are currently paid out twice a month to your PayPal account. Sales that are made from the 1st to the 15th are paid out by the 20th. Sales made from 16th to the 31st are paid out by the 5th of the following month. This will be the format until instant pay is install in the near future.
Referral Sales are currently paid out twice a month to your PayPal account. Sales that are made from the 1st to the 15th are paid out by the 20th. Sales made from 16th to the 31st are paid out by the 5th of the following month. This will be the format until instant pay is install in the near future.
These payments are paid out once a month between the 1st and 5th of the following month after the battle was won.
# How Beat Battling System Works?
You can start a battle or you can join a battle. If there are no battles to join from the beat battle page, you can start one from the member area by clicking the "My Battles" link in dashboard menu and then clicking the start battle link.
On the beat battle page you will find live battles. When you click on a battle you will see two vote buttons under each users profile image. Before you can vote, you must listed to each beat 15 seconds. Once you are ready to vote, click the vote button and you will be able to rate each producer in three different areas of music production.
You can have more total votes and still lose a battle because votes are weighted by the percentages in each voting group. Example - You can win community votes and still lose the battle. Why? Staff votes count for 30% of the battle and community votes count for 70% of the battle. Because there are more members than staff, we put this in place to to balance out the battles.
For every battle you win, you get a ranking point. For every battle you lose, 1.5 points is subtracted. These ranking points combined with your win/lose record and additional ratings and percentages will give you your monthly and all time overall battle rankings.
# How to avoid beats being removed from your account?
You are allowed to place an intro tag on your beats. However, a tag played throughout the beat will get your beat removed. We provide a voice tag over your beat files but store the original version away for purchase. Clients will complain if they purchase a beat with the protective voice playing through the beat.
The beats you upload should be between 2-6 minutes long with no long silent space after sound. Beats reviewed by staff that have these issue will be removed from site.
Beats that are uploaded with your website branded or tag in any fashion, will be deleted.