best way to safely receive money when selling beats?

  1. N.U.G.

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    My cousin is close to selling some beats to a overseas rapper and at some point, many of us here may be in a similar position. Does anyone have any advice about the best and safest way to receive the money for the track - PayPal, Money Order, other???
     
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    i would say paypal because theres a feature where when they send the money a link to your beat is sent to them
     
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    Yeah PayPal is good, even though it requires the other person to have an account. But if you accept anything else, make sure it's something like a Money Order. Cash is ok, but it doesn't give the buyer a receipt (unless you send him one). I wouldn't accept checks because they could always bounce, unless you tell him that it has to clear first. But whatever happens, make sure you get paid before you provide your services!
     
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    im curious to know... where do you all network your tracks... and has anybody here sucessfully sold a track over the internet... if so .... how much?
     
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    The Best Way is to do it in person. I dont trust any other way.
     
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    I would say paypal also. It's actually pretty safe. It does require the other party have it as well.
     
  7. N.U.G.

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    aight, PayPal looks like the way to go. Thanks for your advice
     
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    For paypal don't you have to pay a monthly fee? or can you just do one off transactions for free?

    I usualy do money order than when payment is confirmed i would send a audio CD in .wav, or individual layers if thats what they want for studio mastering. If i was buying a beat i wouldnt want to download an mp3 off the net. You get what you pay for, send them something hard copy, and plus all mc's don't have internet ;\
     
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    you can put your beats on soundclick and make sure to put tags on them (voice looped across on beat) or people can steal your beats.
     
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    Do you have a contract? are you just selling the beat to an individual that you do not know, is it a DJ? or what if they resell your track to someone that doesnt need a tracked beat????....I know, I Know I just play devil's advocate, its your music man be careful.