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Why beatBread? Why now?

The music industry is in the middle of its biggest revolution since the invention of the phonograph. Streaming has democratized artists’ access to fans. Globally, there are more than 30,000 artists who generate >$50,000 per year in recorded music income.  10 years ago, that number was less than 5,000 artists.  10 years from now, there will be nearly 100,000 musicians who each generate that much recorded music income annually. Artists of all sizes, from the developing artist to the biggest superstars in the world, want to own their music and have more flexibility and control than they can get in a traditional label deal.

Most artists don’t need a traditional label contract anymore. Major labels don’t have a monopoly on distribution anymore, and there are plenty of world class digital marketing, radio and playlist promotion professionals that work outside of labels. According to leading music industry analysts at MiDIA research, about 50% of all artists who already have a label deal don’t see it as essential to their career, and, over 70% of artists who don’t have a label contract don’t think it’s important to “get signed.”

Despite all this, musicians still need funding at key moments… to market and promote that new EP, to go out on the road, or just get in the studio with that great producer who can take a career to the next level.

That’s why we created beatBread, and that’s what we work for every day….to enable more artists…to get more access to funding… and retain more control of their careers…. all so the world gets more great music.

beatBread Team

beatBread is a lucky combination of music business executives with decades of experience, start up folks who love music, data scientists who live to dig into billions of data points and software developers who were born to build cool stuff.

We are all unified by a mission to help more musicians stay independent and keep control of their work and their careers.

The Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM)

Since 1882, we have been dedicated to promoting the importance of music and protecting the rights of those working in the music profession. We support over 11,000 members across the UK and Ireland with our unrivalled legal expertise, comprehensive insurance and specialist services.

Our members come from all areas of the music profession, and from a wide variety of genres and musical backgrounds. As well as working musicians, our membership also includes part-time and full-time students, and retired musicians.

We campaign tirelessly in support of musicians’ rights, music education and the profession as a whole. We are a financially independent not-for-profit organisation with no political affiliation. This independence allows us the freedom to campaign on any issue affecting musicians.

The ISM was named Individual Member Association of the Year at the UK Association Awards 2021.

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Talent is distributed evenly, opportunities are not! Black Lives in Music addresses the current inequality of opportunity for black people aspiring to be artists or professionals in the Jazz and Classical music industry. Black Lives in Music believes in real equality for Black people to learn musical instruments at grassroots level and to allow them to pursue and realise their musical ambitions.

Black Lives in Music is made up of a number of partners who are all working towards the same goal: to dismantle structural racism in our industry. We aim to support the industry in providing better professional opportunities. We also want to achieve equality for Black professionals at all levels and in all areas of the UK Jazz and Classical industry. Representation matters, we need to take action together and create a level playing field for everyone to have an equal chance to succeed.

Black Lives in Music stands for equal opportunities – for Black people to be able to work successfully in the UK music industry without being the subject of discrimination.

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Collect your global publishing royalties with Songtrust

If you are just collecting publishing royalties through your PRO (PRS in the UK), and don’t have a publisher or publishing administrator in place, then you are leaving royalties due to you around the world on the table. Songtrust is the world’s first truly accessible, global publishing administration service, powering publishing administration for over 350,000 clients, representing over 3 million songs. We work with everyone from established, Grammy-nominated writers and producers, to music creators who are just starting out in their career and want to make sure they’re all set for collections. Songtrust makes it possible to ensure your songs are registered with pay sources around the world so you can easily collect the publishing royalties due to you.

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Founded in 2006, Sentric Music has grown to become a global, award- winning independent publisher.

Sentric Music believes that all artists, songwriters and performers should be able to access a global publishing deal without ever having to give up the ownership of their copyrights.

Sentric Music collects royalties when your music has been streamed, performed live, played on the radio or used on Youtube. Sentric gives you control to collect your royalties globally from one portal, with no upfront fees.

PRS for Music represents the rights of songwriters, composers and music publishers in the UK and around the world. As a membership organisation it works to ensure that creators are paid whenever their musical compositions and songs are streamed, downloaded, broadcast, performed and played in public. In 2020, 22.4 trillion performances of music were reported to PRS for Music with £650.4m collected on behalf of its members, making it one of the world’s leading music collective management organisations.

We invest in the future of music by supporting talent development and new music across the UK; enabling songwriters and composers of all backgrounds to realise their potential and reach audiences across the world.

Since March 2000 we have supported over 7,300 new music initiatives to the tune of over £35 million. We do this through open grant schemes which are available to musicians and organisations and partnership programmes which we lead in response to specific needs and gaps in funding.

Because of our specialist knowledge of the music sector, our support is seen as an indication of quality and innovation. We are also proud to be widely respected as an adventurous, and straightforward organisation and to have established a strong track record as funder of a broad range of activity – from unsigned band showcases and professional development programmes to music commissions and composer residencies.

PPL licenses recorded music in the UK when it is played in public or broadcast and ensures that revenue flows back to our members. These include independent and major record companies, together with performers ranging from emerging musicians to globally renowned artists. In 2019 we collected £271.8 million while also distributing money to over 119,000 performers and recording rightsholders.