Bryan Turner, founder of Priority Records, joins advisory board of blockchain music startup, Beatdapp

Veteran music executive Bryan Turner has joined the Advisory Board of Vancouver-based blockchain music startup, Beatdapp.

Turner founded Priority Records in 1985 and during his 16 years as Chairman, Priority sold in excess of $1.7 billion of recorded music.

Priority signed N.W.A. and their first release on the label was Straight Outta Compton.

Turner later partnered with Interscope Records to distribute Dr. Dre’s The Chronic.

Using its proprietary blockchain, Beatdapp promises to help labels find missing royalties. It also promises to ‘help DSPs fight streaming fraud and save money.’

According to the company’s website, it provides “authenticated usage reports to comply with new and ever-changing copyright regulations”.

It adds: “We leverage our global streaming dataset, machine learning and artificial intelligence to detect bad actors, streaming farms and fraud”.

Beatdapp closed a CAD $3.2 million (approximately $2.7m) financing round led by ​Panache Ventures​ in October 2019.

In addition to his work with Beatdapp, Turner has partnered with Cirque du Soleil to develop a touring Hip Hop show.

He also co-founded a live music production company in 2015. He partnered with rapper Mack 10 to produce and promote live concerts with artists such as Lil Wayne, Cardi B, Lil Uzi Vert, YG, Whiz Khalifa, and Snoop Dogg.

“Bryan’s career has few parallels, and his knowledge of the music industry, its history and the key players, is second to none.”

Morgan Hayduk, Beatdapp

Beatdapp Co-CEO Morgan Hayduk, said: “Bryan’s career has few parallels, and his knowledge of the music industry, its history and the key players, is second to none.

“He has introduced new genres of music to the world, launched the careers of multi-platinum artists and produced mega box office hits. We are thrilled to welcome him to the Beatdapp team.

“We quickly realized that Bryan is passionate, curious and has a sterling reputation as a principled and respected entertainment executive.”

Andrew Batey, Beatdapp

Co-CEO Andrew Batey, added: “We quickly realized that Bryan is passionate, curious and has a sterling reputation as a principled and respected entertainment executive.”

“His multidisciplinary expertise will not only help us continue to build a great product, but will also power our efforts to take it to market.”

“With Beatdapp, I immediately saw that potential, and am enthusiastic about helping the team and the business achieve that. It’s an essential innovation coming to market at the right time.”

Bryan Turner

Turner added: “I credit a lot of my success to a deep love of music and an ability to recognize the talents of others, and provide them the support they need to fully recognize their potential.

“With Beatdapp, I immediately saw that potential, and am enthusiastic about helping the team and the business achieve that. It’s an essential innovation coming to market at the right time.”

 Music Business Worldwide