Some of you may already know my first review and the huge problems that I had with beatstars.com. If not, here you can find the first beatstars review:
Many of you may already know Beatstars.com as a popular music platform. Beatstars is an online beat selling platform where music producers offer beats for sale. Artists are buying beats for their projects und use them for-profit. I already wrote a beatstars review about 2 years ago, which I linked above. In this article I would like to follow up on my first beatstars review. Today I want to tell you how the story went on.
It goes into the next round
One person send me an email and asked for some of my beats. I checked the beat names and saw that they all were sold a long time ago. But I wasn’t sure where the guy found these beats on the web. So I asked him. He send me a link to a Spotify page were more than 60 of my beats still online (without voice tags). This beats were uploaded by beatstars to Spotify through their distribution system. I thought this can’t be true, after I had so much trouble with the money greedy beatstars system. But it seems if they want to top my horrible first story. I needed more than one year and a paid lawyer back then, to get my beats deleted from beatstars and all partner sites.
Beatstars kept my payouts
I searched a little bit and found my songs from my secondary beatstars account on the beatstars partner sites. This means they still make money with my beats for 1-2 years, without my permission!! They made money with my music and didn’t send me an payouts. It’s just unbelievable that this platform has so many quality producers who trust them. I think what they did is just illegal and should be punished. It can’t be true that beatstars make money behind my back with my beats, after I had to fight more than 1 year to get my payout and my beats deleted from my main beatstars account. It seems if beatstars has learned nothing from the previous trouble. I still get a lot of emails from other producers who feel scammed by beatstars.
I’m not an isolated incident
So I contacted the beatstars support again. They said they are sorry for the issue. The support told me again that this isn’t a failure from beatstars. It’s the fault of their content ID partners and they may not removed all my beats. I’m not stupid… it’s just how beatstars handle their business / support. I had 100% the same problems with both of my accounts. I still get a lot of messages from producers who have similar or the same problems with beatstars like me. Beatstars.com made hundreds of dollars with my music without any permission. I think a professional beat selling platform never would act like this, or? Now I received all payouts from my secondary beatstars account afterwards.
Beatstars screwed it up again
They have not met their deadline to remove my beats (again). They wrote me it takes up to 30 days to “remove” all my beats from their partner websites. More than 1,5 Month later I still got no message anymore from beatstars. So I asked them if they deleted all my beats from their partner websites. Now they telling me that my beats were removed from the INgrooves content ID system, but this time it takes longer to remove my beats. They also told me that they dind’t even know all websites were their content ID system uploaded my beats (without voice tags). So how can I / you check if my beats are all removed? Are you serious?? They just don’t know exacly were they upload all the beats! It is the same thing like the last time with my main account. The last time it tooks more than 1 year. And I had to pay a lawyer (who contacted beatstars) before they stopped making money with my beats, claiming my customers on YouTube and to send me my payouts afterwards.
Business instead of apology
The CEO Abe Batson wrote me an apologize email last year. I thought ok, maybe they got it and try to change. But then I realized that he is just trying to get me back to beatstars. Probably because my music got much more popular within the last years. He didn’t answer my questions and didn’t respond to anything I answered. He just tried to sell me his new beat store and get me back with some free promotion stuff etc. I wrote to him that I have the feeling that he just wants to do business instead of honestly apologizing to me. Furthermore, I also told him that I think he doesn’t read my emails at all because he doesn’t answer any questions and doesn’t respond to anything I’ve said. After this email I never got an answer anymore from Abe Batson. That showed me that I was right. He just wanted to get my back to beatstars. But I’ll probably never come back.
I recommend all beat producers to seriously thinking about not joining beatstars if you searching for a an honest beat selling company. Beatstars is more business than music, that’s my feeling. And this is not the way I think / work. For sure, I still want to live from my beat sales but not like this. I’m making music and not just business. Think about it…
If you are looking for a legit platform to sell your beats, I recommend to go with airbit.com.