ADE 2023: BeatStars Discusses AI, Shares How Publishing Really Works, & Brings The Community Together

Joey Affatato
Joey Affatato . Nov 08, 2023 . min. read
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BeatStars showed up in a big way at this year’s Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE), hosting two insightful panels and an exciting community meet-up. It was amazing to interact with the community that BeatStars supports and fights to empower every day. For those who couldn’t make the trip, here’s a recap of what happened:

Day One - Friday, October 20th

We kicked off our panel, “Can Producers and AI Co-Exist?,” featuring the lineup of Abe Batshon (Founder & CEO, BeatStars), Michael “MJ” Jacob (Founder & CEO, Lemonaide), Tantu Beats (BeatStars Producer), Helen Mubert (Founder, Mubert), and Jay Pulman aka “Capsun” (Creative Director, Splice).

Moderator Matthew Adell (Co-Founder/COO, SOMMS.AI) started the discussion by asking whether AI would ever replace music producers. The conversation morphed into the benefits of how AI could assist music producers and help them create more catalogs that could be further monetized. While concerns surfaced about creators not being protected and compensated fully for their music, Tantu said that as AI infiltrated the music space, the true, unique creators wouldn’t go unnoticed.

“For the people who use music to connect the world in a better way and tell their stories that people are eager to hear, the cream will always rise to the top.” - Tantu Beats, BeatStars Producer

Day Two - Saturday, October 21st

Next up, BeatStars hosted the highly informative panel, “The Money Flow of Music Publishing for Creators,” featuring Bonnie Tilley (Executive Partner to the CEO, BeatStars), Abe Batshon, Tantu Beats, and Kyle Brown (Associate General Counsel, BeatStars).

The conversation dove deep into how music publishing royalties are collected, AI’s impact on music publishing, catalog sales, and more. The panel also touched on the biggest misconceptions in music publishing. Kyle Brown had this to say:

“If it’s not in the contract someone sends you, it doesn’t exist. It’s very important to have someone who understands a contract to explain to you what you need.” - Kyle Brown, Associate General Counsel

Abe Batshon, Kyle Brown, and GC Beats at Amsterdam Dance Event. (Photo: Jay Castro)

When asked about how BeatStars Publishing came to be, Abe replied with:

“We kept seeing producers getting taken advantage of, and it needed to stop. Having a team like BeatStars Publishing to look over things for you, give you advice, and help with any challenges is a part of our mission.” - Abe Batshon, Founder & CEO, BeatStars

Next came our “Breakthrough with BeatStars” listening session, moderated by Bonnie Tilley, Lee Owen (Product Owner & Producer, BeatStars), and BeatStars music producers Sekko, Freek van Workum, and Accent Beats. During this session, the panelists and audience had a chance to hear some incredible music and gave great feedback to everyone who played their tracks.

The day ended with our community meet-up, where all the creators who participated in the events throughout ADE got to network! Seeing genuine connections being made was priceless, supporting the fact that music can bring people together, even in the most challenging times.

Accent Beats, Freek van Workum, and Lee Owen at the "Breakthrough with BeatStars" panel at Amsterdam Dance Event. (Photo: Jay Castro)

Look out for BeatStars at next year’s ADE, as well as other future events! To learn more about BeatStars Publishing and how to collect your music royalties worldwide, check out the link below. 

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Written by Joey Affatato
Growth Marketing Associate @ BeatStars, music enthusiast, and songwriter living in Hamilton, NJ
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