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
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
As we’ve noted previously, helping promote and enable DJ culture is about as core to our DNA as possible. Today, we’ve unveiled the latest step in that effort with the launch of the new series How To DJ on Beatport […] The post Introducing Our Latest Original Video Series ‘How … Continue reading
The Winter Music Conference’s 31st Annual International Dance Music Awards were announced today, and we’re humbled that Beatport has again been honored with the award for “Best EDM/Dance Music Retailer.” This marks the tenth year straight that we’ve won the […] The post Celebrating 10 Years as IDMA’s ‘Best EDM/Dance … Continue reading
There’s so much more to music than simply listening to it. That’s why we’ve designed Beatport as a complete music experience offering multiple ways to listen, watch, and learn about all that the world of electronic music has to offer. […] The post Beatport News Adding Original Video as Part … Continue reading
Today, we’re proud to announce that DJs using our Pro for Desktop music management app (originally Pro for Mac) have tagged more than 1 million different tracks in the store with categories like mood, set time, venue, and more. Many […] The post 1 Million Tracks Tagged, and Counting appeared … Continue reading
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
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
As we’ve expressed in the past, we take the issue of artificially inflating Beatport sales to gain advantageous chart position very seriously. When necessary, we have removed tracks and releases from our charts and will continue to do so as […] The post Beatport Introduces Music Promotional Guidelines appeared first … Continue reading
Empowering music creators is an important part of our culture. The journey from music consumer to music creator can be a short one if given the right opportunities. To help shorten this path, today we’re announcing a partnership with Looplabs […] The post Beatport and Looplabs Team Up to Empower … Continue reading
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
Today we released an overview of the music, artists, and videos that performed the best across the Beatport platform in 2015, as determined by the sales and streaming data we’ve collected over the course of the year. This includes not only the […] The post What You Bought, Streamed and Watched on … Continue reading
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
Beatport Sounds to Replace Sounds/To/Sample
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 email@example.com. But the best way to get started is to just jump in—go to sounds.beatport.com now and start using the platform.
It’s been quite an eventful year here at Beatport. We launched a streaming music service and mobile app this spring, expanded our livestreaming video and VOD capabilities, and added a robust calendar of upcoming shows, among other updates. After nearly […] The post New Menu, New Navigation, Same Beatport appeared … Continue reading