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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.
Never too old to go raving! Over 3.7 million Brits over the age of 45 go raving once a week, a new study says.
At the close of 2014, the US music publishing (and songwriting) industry was hit with some worrying news. According to a survey of the members of the National Music Publishers Association (NMPA), Stateside music publishers turned over $2.15bn in that calendar year - a figure which was down 2.5% on 2013's haul of $2.20bn.
Despite being largely ignored by the west, Moscow has had a rich bass scene for over a decade. After reaching an impasse in 2015 as techno ruled the city's bigger dancefloors, there's a renewed energy as 4/4's dominance has inspired a new generation of underground artists and promoters to buck the trend...
A 2008 fire on the Universal Studios backlot has done far more damage than originally divulged. In statements made public for the first time, more than 100,000 master recordings owned by Universal Music Group were lost in the blaze, including works by Elton John, the Eagles, the Police, Guns N' Roses, Nirvana and Tom Petty.
Did you know that for some labels we work with, YouTube is their biggest revenue stream? Yeah, we thought that might grab your attention! What's your YouTube channel looking like? Is it up to date? Do you have it set up for monetisation? Are you on top of your playlists? If the answer to any of these questions is no, or you're not sure, then chances are that you're missing out on a potentially major source of income for your label.
Help curate NASA's next spaceflight playlist and submit music. NASA is currently preparing to travel back to the Moon by the year 2024. In preparation for this upcoming adventure and to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 launch, NASA has asked the public to help them curate the soundtrack for their bold journey to the lunar surface.
Do you love Dance and Electronic Music and are looking to start a career in the music industry? If yes, a job with Label Worx could be perfect for you. Label Worx is at the very forefront of the digital space in Dance music and pushing boundaries by delivering cutting edge digital tools and services to independent record labels worldwide. We are expanding and currently looking for hardworking people who have a passionate interest in Dance music and club culture to join our growing team. Internal training is provided where required and there are opportunities to progress further within the company.
Apple is killing iTunes! So said dozens of headlines this weekend, which all lead back to a single sentence in a Bloomberg article claiming that 'The company is launching a trio of new apps for the Mac - Music, TV, and Podcasts - to replace iTunes'. It follows up with 'Without iTunes, customers can manage their Apple gadgets through the Music app'.
This June we have an exclusive discount on our cloud-based accounting platform Royalty Worx. Royalty Worx gives you the tools to generate and send statements to your artists and licensors, accounting for digital downloads, streaming, licensing and physical sales royalties.
SoundCloud has launched a new DJ software integration with Native Instruments, which is live in new iPad and desktop app, TRAKTOR DJ 2.
Larry Heard, The Black Madonna HAAi, Kode9, Josh Wink and many more will play across three stages... Block9 has revealed its full line-up for Glastonbury 2019.
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.
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.
As you may now know, in the coming weeks SoundCloud will be introducing advertising to SoundCloud's free tier and launching our consumer subscription services, SoundCloud Go and Go+, in five new European markets: Italy, Spain, Portugal, Belgium and Switzerland.
FLY Open Air festival has announced it will ban phones from its Boiler Room stage this weekend. Dancers will be given a Yondr phone case as they enter the venue which will lock their device away, only gaining access once they leave the area by tapping the mobile against specially designed base units.
SoundCloud has launched its latest DJ software integration, this time with Pioneer DJ. The music streaming platform's integration with Pioneer DJ follows launches earlier this year with Serato, Virtual DJ and DEX 3.
We love any event that brings the industry together, and next week there are two big ones taking place. With plenty of sun, sea and unlimited networking opportunities, it's not surprising that Ibiza's IMS is one of our favourite conferences of the year, whilst over in Detroit, Movement will be ticking boxes for techno-lovers from all over the world.