Exclusives cost a lot. You know that. If you're not making a bunch of money selling cocaine and running credit card fraud, then your real life budget might not be enough to get you the exclusive you really want. You end up spending what you can on exclusives that are in your range, for little to no return because, let's face it: a beat goes a long way. What else are you left with?
Leases. Just like an apartment or a house. Renting a beat. The less you spend on the lease, the less streams you're allowed to have, the less sales you're allowed to make, and the less promotion you're allowed to do with it (music videos, getting radio play, etc.). Not only that, but they'll probably sell you the beat in a lower audio quality. So not only do you have to renew your lease if you hit any of your limits, but someone could buy that exclusive and make it unavailable to you.
"Okay, that all sucks. I'm gonna do that anyway. I like this one; it has a cool sample in it."
If you just said that, you'd be really lucky if the sample is in the public domain. When a producer sells (or even leases!) a beat with uncleared samples to an artist, he leaves it up to the artist to get the sample cleared.
Wow. That sucks, right? Especially because, who do you even know that makes beats and doesn't sample other music?
Here's what makes Ostentatious Beats different. First and foremost, buying one lease makes the beat yours forever. It's just like a regular lease, but with no limits on streams, sales, music videos, or anything else you can think of. What that means is: your limits can't run out, even if someone buys the exclusive! On top of that, the cheapest lease will get you a high quality (48,000 kHz) .wav audio file. What's better? No uncleared samples, ever. Feel free to go on BeatStars.com or any other beat store and see what your average producer is selling for a fucking .mp3 file with uncleared samples and a lease with stream limits for.
If someone else having the same beat as you makes you uncomfortable, then you must not be very confident in your vocals.
Buy the beat for $20. Sell your music forever. Please give me my 50%.