An Update on Site Performance

Over the last 18 months, we’ve made a lot of changes to Beatport. We relaunched the store with a new technology platform, added a streaming music service, and expanded our video and news properties. While most of these added some […] The post An Update on Site Performance appeared first … Continue reading

Mobile App Update

Yesterday, we released a new version of the Beatport streaming mobile app for iOS devices. The most visible change is the addition of new options to the track action menu including Add to Playlist, Add to Queue, Play Next, and Share as seen […] The post Mobile App Update appeared first on Beatport … Continue reading

The Beat Goes On

Earlier today, news broke that our parent company SFX Entertainment introduced a financial reorganization plan that includes both new financing and filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. All Beatport users, customers, and partners should rest assured knowing that this action […] The post The Beat Goes On appeared first on … Continue reading

Hallo Nederland!

Anyone who follows the world of electronic music knows the impact The Netherlands has had on the music, the business, and the experience that define our community. Which is why we’re incredibly proud to launch a localized version of the […] The post Hallo Nederland! appeared first on Beatport Blog … Continue reading

Twelve Years and Counting

Twelve years ago on this day, the original Beatport founders flipped the switch on the first digital download music store for DJs. Many forget that Apple iTunes had just launched eight months earlier, and in the years that followed most […] The post Twelve Years and Counting appeared first on … Continue reading

The Moment: Climate Change

The Moment: Climate Change

Electronic music is often an opportunity to escape and to forget the burdens of daily life. But there are times we need the music to do more. This is one of those times.

This morning we announced our involvement in the #ListenParis2015 initiative (www.listenparis2015.com)… a worldwide music event taking place during the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris to bring attention to the issue of sustainable energy.

This 24-hour celebration will begin Saturday, Dec. 5 at 5 p.m. Paris time, at which time we will host a live stream of music on a special section of Beatport to power multiple silent discos organized by #ListenParis2015. Anyone, anywhere will be able to tune into the same music, at the same time, in support of the same message to help unite the world through a common music experience whether they are participating in any of the silent discos or not.

Dozens of DJs from all corners of the globe have rallied to contribute music for this soundtrack, bringing the power of electronic music and our industry to draw attention to the climate talks. Participating DJs include:

  • Above & Beyond (UK)
  • Alok (Brazil)
  • Celeste Siam (Thailand / Ibiza)
  • Danny Ávila (Spain)
  • DJ Three (USA)
  • EDX (Switzerland)
  • Gareth Emery (USA)
  • Gui Boratto (Brazil)
  • Jesse Rose (UK / USA)
  • Jewelz & Sparks (Germany)
  • Leslie JayCee (China)
  • Mako (USA)
  • Marc Houle (Canada / Germany)
  • Michael Calfan (France)
  • Michael Mayer (Germany)
  • Oliver Heldens (Netherlands)
  • Oliver Koletzki (Germany)
  • Sian (Ireland)
  • Soul Clap (USA)
  • Sydney Blu (Canada)
  • The Crystal Method (USA)
  • Treasure Fingers (USA)
  • Tujamo (Germany)
  • Zhang Youdai (China)

I would like to thank OceanRecovery.org Director and Co-Founder Doug Woodring for organizing this effort with the many partners involved, and Above & Beyond (as well as their manager James Grant) for bringing Beatport into the conversation during the IMS Summit in Shanghai this October.

Climate change is a particularly important issue for the electronic music community. DJs’ travel activity, and festivals, have an environmental impact in terms of both power and waste. And while DJs and festival organizers alike have taken important steps to offset this burden, we as an industry can do much more. So it’s only fitting we come together to add our voice to the important resolution being debated now in Paris and to celebrate the promise of a cleaner, brighter future.

Music can serve many purposes. It can tell a story, connect people who have never met, and inspire listeners to do things they never thought was possible. Electronic music in particular speaks a universal language that transcends languages, borders, and lifestyle.

Music should be of the moment, and right now the moment is climate change.

— Greg Consiglio, President & CEO, Beatport

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Beatport Sounds to Replace Sounds/To/Sample

Beatport Sounds to Replace Sounds/To/Sample

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When Sounds/To/Sample first launched, the goal was to reinvent how producers, DJs, and other music creators could discover and acquire the sounds, loops, and samples they needed to pursue their creative expression.

We’ve been honored to serve this wonderful creative community since then. But it’s time for a change. The Sounds/To/Sample site is beginning to show its age, and the digital landscape around us has evolved dramatically. We feel the best way to continue serving the loyal customers who have supported us over the years is to migrate the store over to Beatport Sounds.

Sounds/To/Sample will remain operational through the end of the year. On Jan. 1, 2016, all traffic to the site will automatically redirect to Beatport Sounds. But we encourage all our customers to make the switch to Beatport Sounds on their own before then.

Other than a new url (sounds.beatport.com) and a new look/feel, we expect a smooth transition. The catalog is almost exactly the same, and the prices are identical. What’s more, Sounds users will also have access to the Beatport store to buy tracks, releases, and STEMS, all from the same cart and user account. Additionally, Beatport Sounds will benefit from the full weight of the Beatport developer and technical support teams, as well as marketing, label relations, and much more.

We know this will take some getting used to, but we view this not as an end, but rather a beginning. Our support team is here to help address any questions or concerns at support@beatport.com. But the best way to get started is to just jump in—go to sounds.beatport.com now and start using the platform.

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