Recently I’ve been hearing some bad things from artists who download hip hop beats online. I myself have even been a victim to a scam.

So what is the deal?

Well recently there have been a lot of reports of people stealing hip hop beats from producers and selling them on their own web page. In some instances, these “crooks” download hip hop beats that are “free downloads” from the producer’s page, and make profit from them. In other cases, the beats are purchased from the producer and re-sold on another web page.

I myself, as a producer, have been the victim of this scam. I was notified by another artist who had seen one of my beats for sale on another producer’s web page. This thief was selling one of my beats, and about 50 other stolen beats on his own page.

So what can you do to protect yourself from buying stolen hip hop beats? Here are a few tips:

1. Analyze the producer’s page. Is it professional looking? Does it have contact information including a telephone number and email address? These things can say a lot about the legitimacy of a producer and rule out scammers.

2. Before you download hip hop beats or make any purchases, contact the producer. Call or email him/her and ask them questions regarding their terms of agreement and licensing information. If they do not offer any licensing contracts upon purchase, you should be skeptical of doing any business with them.

3. If you are still skeptical about buying from amateur web pages, look to other more professional production companies to download hip hop beats from. Find a production company who is a registered business and has a good reputation.

Now that you are aware of this growing scam you will be better prepared to make safer, more secure purchases when you download hip hop beats online.

By: Tim Adamek

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Avoid scams and rip-offs when you download hip hop beats online! Make secure, protected purchases and download free music beats now!

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