Give a Beat provides music lovers a unique channel

for activism and philanthropy by advocating for

positive change in the face of inequality.


“Give a Beat is really an excellent catalyst for creating social change by highlighting the need for a complete overhaul of the Criminal Justice system.  Very happy to support this great cause.”  Andrew Kelsey, Liaison Artists



Give a Beat is a non-profit organization that serves as a catalyst for social change by bridging global electronic dance music culture with youth and families impacted by incarceration. 



We are a community of music lovers, musicians, artists, activists, promoters and entrepreneurs who care about the current state of domestic affairs, and want to create tangible opportunities for impact in vulnerable communities around the United States. Music is our inspiration, mode of communication and conduit for change.



We draw on the positive elements of dance music culture, a community that fosters peace, love, compassion, understanding and unity by celebrating music together. Electronic and global dance music is a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic, global family connected by the universal language of music and dance. Music creates a culture of inspiration and hope that facilitates authentic and lasting personal and professional connections. There is an atmosphere of acceptance, freedom, peace, mutual respect, and empathy.

By building solidarity among empathetic artists, individuals, and supportive businesses, we create opportunities for tangible social change and empower each other to restore dignity to those whom have experienced injustice.