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A2IM Featured Executive: Abe Batshon, founder & CEO of BeatStars

Written by Beatstars

A2IM Featured Executive is a weekly spotlight on independent music industry executives you should be keeping an eye on. This week, meet Abe Batchon, founder and CEO of Beatstars.

Abe Batshon is the founder and CEO of BeatStars, a music marketplace and publishing platform that has revolutionized how artists sell and distribute their music.

Today, BeatStars is one of the leading music tech companies that has connected over 5 million creators across the globe, led to countless charting songs, and paid out over $200 million to its community. In 2008, Abe founded BeatStars, determined to help independent musicians succeed.

Some of the biggest hits in music have been created on the platform, including Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road,” Muni Long’s “Hrs & Hrs,” D4VD’s “Romantic Homicide,” Cardi B’s “Up,” Emmy Meli’s “I AM WOMAN,” and more. Abe continues to innovate and expand BeatStars, constantly searching for new ways to empower artists and connect them with fans worldwide.Attending SXSW?

Catch Abe as part of “The Creator’s Economy: From Beats to Billboard” panel on Wednesday, March 15, 2023, from 2:30p-3:30p CST at the Austin Convention Center, Room 18AB.

Learn more about the panel here: https://schedule.sxsw.com/2023/events/PP1143038


About A2IM:
A2IM is a 501(c)(6) not-for-profit trade organization headquartered in New York City that exists to support and strengthen the independent recorded music sector. Membership currently includes a broad coalition of more than 700 Independently-owned American music labels. A2IM represents these independently owned small and medium-sized enterprises’ (SMEs) interests in the marketplace, in the media, on Capitol Hill, and as part of the global music community. In doing so, it supports a key segment of America’s creative class that represents America’s diverse musical cultural heritage. Billboard Magazine identified the Independent music label sector as 37.32 percent of the music industry’s U.S. recorded music sales market in 2016 based on copyright ownership, making Independent labels collectively the largest music industry sector.

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