Originally Posted by Beatfire
I find it increasingly alarming that artists are not requesting stem masters when purchasing beats on-line. I also wonder it 'beatmakers' are concerned about the headroom left on tracks when being sold. Is it deliberate for non-exclusive licenses?
It's very deliberate. I actually don't do non-exclusive for this reason. I am unwilling to part with my session files for less than a certain price, which are well over what most people consider over a lease. I don't know that all artist think this way but I know more than a few I know feel the same.
The other part of it is that depending on what you use to make beats, it can take considerable time to break down your session. Then if it's online, it take considerable time to upload. If I was leasing a beat for $20 or something, it wouldn't be worth it to me from a time perspective.
In general though, it's just how it's structured. Non-exclusive means you make the beat makers life easy until you invest in yourself. Some people will allow you to pay more and get the individual tracks but it's not particularly common. You also want some motivation for someone to buy exclusive tracks if you do lease.