Our News / May 13th, 2019
Beatport LINK - a new subscription music streaming service for DJs
Beatport LINK is a monthly music streaming subscription for DJs, similar integration than Soundcloud and Tidal in Serato.
Beatport LINK put's Beatport's extensive electronic music catalog available to stream audio (AAC 128kbps and 256 kbps quality) into their Pro DJ software platforms of choice.
Users can test new tracks with their existing collection and save the tracks in a locker or purchase the tracks they want to keep for offline use. In addition, they can use the features provided by their software and hardware setups (ie. effects).
This product is intended to audition music and complement to professional/club use. If the user wants to DJ in the club he can use the offline locker plan or alternatively purchase the file (purchasing of the files is encouraged to ensure stability as in this type of environment isn't consistently reliable).
There are three plans available which are;
1. Beatport LINK: 128 kbps AAC for $14,99/month with no offline locker
2. Beatport LINK PRO: 256 kbps AAC for $39,99/month with a offline locker limited to 50 tracks
3. Beatport LINK PRO+: 256 kbps AAC for $59,99/month with a offline locker limited to 100 tracks
Additionally the full Beatport CLOUD service is included in Beatport LINK subscriptions which unlocks unlimited re-downloads of previously purchased music and greater control of track previews with a needle drop feature.
This is a huge development from Beatport, which is one we are excited to see how it develops.
Industry News / May 21st, 2019
Idris Elba: 'The musical part of my life is really liberating at the moment'
The British star treats dance music with as much respect and integrity as he does acting.
As people shuffle their way through the snaking access barriers that lead into Coachella's Yuma Tent - the illustrious festival's growing house and techno haven - one reveler turns to the other. 'You mean like the movie star? That's who we are seeing?' Her friends nod and begin to explain before reaching the entrance to the full-toned dance arena. Tale Of Us are wrapping and our new selector plays out a Will Clarke remix of one of his latest singles, 'Badman'. It's almost though he's introducing himself through the sonics. This badman is about to throw down.
Industry News / May 20th, 2019
How to keep on top of royalties
Let's face it: everyone wants to get paid. The music industry has always been a bit of a tricky one to navigate when it comes to money, and when you add new technologies like streaming into the mix - it's not getting any simpler. We've worked with enough labels and artists to understand where the problems in processing royalties arise, and as you can imagine, we've got a solution to make your life easier: Royalty Worx.