Associate Member Spotlight: beatBread

beatBread offers a new way for independent/
unsigned artists to fund their career development, while retaining ownership of their masters.

beatBread is not a label, distributor or artist services company.
We offer a new way for independent/unsigned artists to fund their career development, while retaining ownership of their masters. We provide advances on streaming income for both catalog and unreleased music and give artists complete choice of their distribution, marketing and promotion partners
If approved, the artist gets:
•        Advances of up to 5x current annual revenues
•        Artist royalties in the 50% to 90% range
•        Complete choice of marketing partners
•        Retention of masters during the term, and 100% of streaming income after the term
•        The option to flow through some of their existing streaming income during the term
Recoupment comes ONLY from streaming income (not publishing, merch, touring, synch or even physical product).
We are also open to working with independent labels (to fund their development) as well as distributors and artist service companies (to provide “white-labelled” funding to artists they work with).
More information at or email [email protected] 

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.

Learn more about A2IM here.
For information about how to join our community, see here.