Beat marketplace BeatStars has paid out $325m to creators to date

Beat-buying and selling platform BeatStars has surpassed $325 million in total payouts to creators to date who license and sell beats and sounds via its platform.

The company’s latest payout update comes two years after it revealed that it had paid out $200 million to creators since its launch in 2009.

The platform, founded by CEO Abe Batshon, reports that 10 million creators use it in over 200 territories.

As previously reported by MBW, BeatStars has been the source of samples for hits like Old Town Road by Lil Nas X, and Whoopty by CJ.

BeatStars’ payout announcement was made alongside the news of the platform winning two BMI Pop Awards with producer Dan Darmawan for his production work that features on d4vd hits Romantic Homicide (3x platinum) and Here With Me (2x platinum).

Both tracks, Romantic Homicide and Here With Me (Interscope/Darkroom), have been streamed over 1 billion times on Spotify alone. Romantic Homicide was recorded using free music-making app BandLab.

Elsewhere, BeatStars notes that in the last 18 months, BeatStars and its publishing arm, BeatStars Publishing, have played “a pivotal role” in the success of several other hits, including 310babii’s Soak City, Bossman Dlow’s Get In With Me, and Yng Lvcas and Peso Pluma’s La Bebe – Remix.

The platform says that it provides global royalty collection and reporting for “thousands” of songwriters and composers.

Elsewhere, BeatStars points out that in 2024, its producer roster represented six Grammy nominations, including Best Global Music Album – Burna Boy, I Told Them (songs produced by MIKEWAVVS and EJ Fya).

 “After sixteen years of working with creators from the ground up at BeatStars, it’s an honor to be a part of helping them realize their dreams.”

Abe Batshon, BeatStars

Abe Batshon, CEO, BeatStars, said: “After sixteen years of working with creators from the ground up at BeatStars, it’s an honor to be a part of helping them realize their dreams.

“These incredible milestones not only reflect our commitment to supporting the creative community but also signify the immense potential and growth ahead for BeatStars.”

BeatStars creators have also produced songs like Darrell’s Lollipop, which has gone 5x platinum, and Lil Tjay’s Calling My Phone, which has also gone 5x platinum.

Meanwhile, BeatStars says that its Publishing members have achieved “significant international success”, with three No.1 hits in other countries since the beginning of the year:

100 Messagi by Lazza, co-produced by Goldshouse and La Palmera topped the charts in Italy, while Joost’s Europapa (produced by TANTU reached No. 1 in the Netherlands and Belgium, and was a success in the Eurovision 2024 Song Contest.

Plus, La Bebe – Remix by Yng Lvcas & Peso Pluma (produced by Hasa King Beats) hit No. 1 in Colombia.Music Business Worldwide