– HOW DO I BUY A BEAT?
The process for buying a beat is pretty simple. Directions are show on right hand side of player. First you’ll find the beat you want to buy in the player. If you know the title of the beat, you can search for it using the search box at the top right of the player. Once you’ve found the beat you want to buy, you’ll see the following five options to choose from:

BASIC DOPE LEASE – $25.00
PREMIUM DOPE LEASE – $35.00
PREMIUM HYBRID DOPE LEASE – $70.00
UNLIMITED DOPE LEASE- $250.00
EXCLUSIVE OWNERSHIP (with trackout) – $2,000.00
(Buy beats in bulk and receive discounts)

Click the checkbox for the version you want. Once you’ve selected all of the beats you want to buy, click the RED “Add to Cart” button. This will take you to a PayPal page that says, “Choose a way to pay.” Here you can log into your PayPal account if you have one, or if you don’t have a PayPal account you can just use your debit or credit card without ever having to sign in to PayPal. To do this, just choose the option below the PayPal login that says, “Don’t have a PayPal account? Pay with your debit or credit card as a PayPal guest.” Then follow the instructions within PayPal to make your payment.

Once you’ve completed your payment, you’ll see an RED button on your order confirmation page that says “Download Beat(s).” Clicking this button will take you to your download page where you will be able to download your beats and your license agreements. THE DOPE SOCIETY will also email you a link to this download page so that you can access it at any time in the future if you ever need to download your files again.

– IF I PURCHASE A BEAT IS IT REMOVED FROM YOUR SITE AND NO LONGER SOLD?
No. Only when you purchase Exclusive Rights will the beat be removed from the site and no longer sold.

– IF I BUY A BEAT AND RECORD TO IT CAN I SELL MY SONG?
Yes, you are allowed to sell your new song up to the distribution limit based on the type of license you purchased

– HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE FOR MY BEAT TO BE SENT?
Beats are delivered instanly via email after payment is processed.

– WHAT ARE TRACKOUTS?
These are the individual instrument layers, otherwise known as “Stems,” which comprise of the entire beat. Most of our multi-tracks are broken in to approximately 10-50 layers (e.g. kick drum, snare drum, piano, guitar, sound fx, synth, etc.) giving you or your recording engineer full flexibility in your mix. It is also useful for adding drum drops or additional effects to the instrumental.
*Note: Only for exclusive leases

– WHAT PAYMENT METHODS ARE ACCEPTED?
I accept Paypal, Moneybookers, Western Union, MoneyGram, cash and bank-transfers. If you have a credit/debit-card or funds on your paypal-account, you can purchase beats through the paypal-shopping-cart on my sites.

– WILL VOICE TAGS BE REMOVED?
Yes, All audio marks except for the intro tag will be removed from the instrumental with the purchase of any license.

– CAN I USE A BEAT I LEASED AFTER EXCLUSIVE RIGHTS HAVE BEEN SOLD?
YES! As long as you stay within the leasing terms, you are allowed to use it. Selling exclusive rights does not affect previous leases.

– CAN I RESELL A BEAT AFTER PURCHASING?
NO! Absolutely not. You are not allowed to resell the beat(s) or transfer your rights of ownership to any other person. No 3rd parties.
*Unauthorized use or duplication of TheDopeSociety.com® instrumental beat/s, and songs are a violation of this agreement, and of applicable laws of the United States, and other countries. Any infringement of copyright will be pursued to the fullest extent of the law. *All tracks are globally copyright protected by the Library of Congress and published through ASCAP. Failure to give credit to Giuseppe di Apollo and TheDopeSociety.com® or comply with terms will result in TheDopeSociety.com® being unable to clear the copyright for you and will lead to serious legal action.

– I PURCHASED A BEAT, CAN I ALTER IT OR CUT IT?
As long as you have purchased a beat, you are allowed to do changes to the beat-length, mixing, sounds, etc. by asking for permission via e-mail. This includes only purchased beats! You can chop, loop, speed up, slow down, add extra sounds, and change up the beat as much as you want as long as you still give full production credit to the original producer via voice tag ‘The Dope Society’ and or ‘Giuseppe di Apollo’ or using your on vocals to distinguish that ‘The Dope Society’ and/or ‘Giuseppe Di Apollo’ made the beat.

– DO YOUR BEATS USED SAMPLES?
No! Never. My beats are royalty free samples or created organically by me. This means that you dont have to clear them before you use them on your album/mixtape/etc. If you would like to know if a beat conatins samples you can contact me anytime.

*Note: Samples are never used unless I am creating a specific beat for a client in which the client asks for a particular sample. Then the artist/client must clear the sample themselves. The Dope Society | Giuseppe di Apollo will not clear any samples. All clients are responsible for clearing samples.

– WHAT DOES A PURCHASE INCLUDE?
Each purchase includes a contract/invoice-receipt stating your rights to use the instrumental beat/s, etc. and the files. You will receive these files as electronic download-links, sent to your email-address (provided by Paypal.) The Dope Society | Giuseppe di Apollo will also send a USPS parcels with tracking number and a physical-flashdrive of the beat/s and PDF licensing contract with each purchase to the buyer’s payment address, as well as DropBox links with files so you can go to your purchased beats at anytime, anywhere. With the “Basic DOPE Lease” you will get a high quality 320 kbit/s Mp3-version of the beat/s. With all other “Non-Exclusive-Leases” you will get a high quality 24 bit Wav-version + high quality 320 kbit/s Mp3-version of the beat/s. With an “Exclusive Ownership” you will get the Mp3+Wav-Version and the seperate multitracks (track outs) of the beat(s).  All Exclusive beats DO include seperate trackouts, but feel free to ask me before you purchase an Exclusive License.

– ARE BEATS REMOVED FROM WEBSITE ONCE PURCHASED?
Yes. When an Exclusive beat is bought, it will no longer be available for sale or download. When a non-exclusive beat is bought, it will remain on the website and can still be bought by others.

– WHAT IF TWO DIFFERENT PEOPLE BUY THE SAME BEAT?
If two different people buy the same beat, they can still each copyright their own song they make with that beat, and sell, distribute, perform and broadcast that song, keeping all their own royalties.
When you purchase a beat from The Dope Society | Giuseppe di Apollo, the copyright and publishing for that beat alone still belongs to The Dope Society | Giuseppe di Apollo (the producer). However, the copyright for the song that you make with that beat, your lyrics combined with that beat, belongs to you. And with the rights granted to you by The Dope Society | Giuseppe di Apollo license agreement, you are allowed to sell, distribute, perform and broadcast (TV, radio, Internet) that song, keeping all of the royalties. *See Beat Licensing.

– HOW DO I GIVE CREDIT TO THE PRODUCER?
With an audio recording, simply just add the Intro Tag (do not cut out or edit tag). Written credit is ALWAYS given.
*Note: Always use for written credit, and If the artist still wants to still shout out the producer on a song audibly, do so in one of the following formats:

“Giuseppe Di Apollo”

“Giuseppe Di Apollo Music”

“The Dope Society”

This Is The Dope Society

OR

“Produced by (Producer’s Full Name)”
“Beat by (Producer’s Full Name)”
“Original Music by (Producer’s Full Name)”

– WHAT DO YOU USE TO MAKE BEATS?
I run everything on my Mac Pro tower, 4 external and 4 internal hard drives with 32GBs of RAM. My DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) software used on a constant basis is Logic Studio Pro 9 and Logic Studio X as well as REASON by Propeller Head for extra production and a wider variety of tools at my disposal, plus a massive library of extra plug-ins. Hardware used is my Mackie Onyx 1640 FireWire mixer board, Akai MPC 2500XL, Akai MPD 32, Korg Triton, Roland Fantom G6 and (2) “Flagship” Technics SL – 1200MK6 Turntables with Vestax 4 channel mixer, Rode K2 – Variable Pattern Studio Tube Condenser Microphone, Rode NT1-A-MP Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone, Sennheiser HD 280 Pro Over-Ear Headphones and (2) M-Audio BX8 D2 8-Inch Active 2-Way Studio Monitor Speakers. I view everything on two (2) 40” screen monitors and a Mac Pro Laptop. It makes my work flow very easy and efficient.