News May 15, 2019

Beatport launches new DJ subscription streaming services

Staff Writer
Beatport launches new DJ subscription streaming services

The introduction of subscription music streaming services for DJs was always a matter of time.

Now Beatport, the world’s largest and most essential store for DJs, has done just that.

The current beta version of LINK at US$14.99 a month allows DJs to stream Beatport’s catalogue – which includes Australian tracks – into DJ performance software.

It will start with Pioneer DJ’s WeDJ app.

When LINK lands in its flagship rekordbox DJ in Q3 2019, the service will offer curated playlists, higher quality sound and offline performance mode.

CLOUD, from $4.99 a month, is a new set of features for the store’s “loyal customer base”.

These include a Needle Drop player, so any part of the track can be previewed, unlimited re-downloads of previously purchased cuts and a new My Library section.

Beatport also announced Beatport Link’s first performance software integration, available via Pioneer DJ’s WeDJ app – which was developed in close collaboration with Pioneer DJ.

According to a media release, “the integration is a game changer for WeDJ’s user base of beginner DJs.”

The new services follow Beatport’s acquisition of streaming service Pulselocker in April 2018, which provides the technology.

Beatport’s CEO, Robb McDaniels said: “The launch of Beatport Link exhibits our commitment to creating the best possible experience for our expanding ecosystem of DJs, and we can think of no better partner than Pioneer DJ for the service’s first software integration.

“We are particularly excited to introduce the upcoming offline performance mode, which firmly sets Beatport apart from its competitors in the DJ market.”

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