Andrew Batey

Founder & Co-CEO | Beatdapp

Bio Info

Andrew Batey is an accomplished entertainment & technology entrepreneur and early adopter of major industry transformations across music, social media, and web3. Over the last 15 years, The Peak’s 2023 Emerging Leader raised $50M+ for his own startups and filed 40+ patents across seven countries around artificial intelligence, machine learning, blockchain, and data infrastructure. Now, as the Founder and Co-CEO of Vancouver-based Beatdapp, his focus is on helping music labels and artists collect royalties and combat streaming fraud through blockchain innovation. In his past life, he was always looking for unique ways to build and scale companies, from lemonade stands to lawn mowing services. He soon realized his superpower was recognizing opportunities that others couldn’t see yet and finding clever ways to gain advantage.

Andrew  has been early to major industry transformations in social media, P2P, IoT, and blockchain. He has spent considerable time helping launch multiple top 10 artists, lifestyle brands, and growth hacking web properties. Over the last 15 years, he's raised $50M+ for his own startups and filed 40+ patents across 7 countries. Other than being a 5x founder himself, he’s served as an executive for various technology companies across mediahealthcare, and D2C brands. Most recently, he served as the Head of Growth for a patient communication SaaS in the medical industry processing 60M+ messages monthly. He was the Chief Marketing Officer for a peer-to-peer action sports sharing economy with inventory and users from 100+ countries.

Aside from Beatdapp, Andrew has taught 4th year Advertising and Marketing courses at universities for 8 years, and is currently a part-time professor at Trinity Western University. He has mentored dozens of startups in Los Angeles, San Francisco, NYC, Vancouver, and invests in 10-15 companies on a yearly basis.

Away from work, you'll find him on a snowboard, enjoying coffee with his wife, or on a video call teaching class. This guest loves connecting with young entrepreneurs and marketers. Book him now!

Videos & Webinar

How Can Music Streaming be Shaken Up by Blockchain? AIBC Summit

The music industry is facing a $4.5 billion dollar problem, can blockchain solve this problem? Andrew Batey, Co-CEO of Beatdapp discusses.


Music Streaming Has a $2 Billion Fraud Issue That Goes Beyond AI

Bloomberg Law

Researchers Detail Streaming Scams Costing Musicians Billions


Streaming Fraud ‘Hurts Everyone.’ Beatdapp Wants to Change That


Previous Interviews

The Zak Kuhn Show

The Zak Kuhn Show

Morgan Hayduk & Andrew Batey

Music Ally Focus

Music Ally Focus

Music Ally Focus Ep. #74: how streaming fraud works and how to detect it – and how your streaming numbers may have been boosted by scammers

The Music Biz Weekly

The Music Biz Weekly

Ep. 520 Beatdapp Helps DSPs By Targeting Bots, Hijacked Accounts and Stream Farms

The Future of What

The Future of What

Episode #192: An Overview on Streaming Fraud



Digital Music, Disrupted? The Case of Beatdapp w/ Noah Askin, Andrew Batey & Morgan Hayduk

Canadian Musician Podcast

Canadian Musician Podcast

Tackling Music Streaming’s $300 Million (Or More) Fraud Problem

BlockDown TV

BlockDown TV

BlockDown 2020 - Fireside Chat - Andrew Batey (BeatDapp) & Crypto Beadles

Curious Futurist

Curious Futurist

Music Labels Can’t Track Real-Time Streaming Figures Without This Blockchain Company || Beatdapp

Listen by Jean Ginzburg

Listen by Jean Ginzburg

“Get your song play count right using AI-driven music stream service” with Andrew and Morgan

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