Beatport & DJ City’s Beatsource Available To The Public


Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019 |

Beatport’s open-format DJ service Beatsource has entered public Beta. It is a joint venture between Beatport and DJ City that looks to serve an underserved market of the DJ pool. DJ pools have often been exclusive and hard to keep track of, but this looks to bring an open pool, digitally, to the market for all.

Going beyond the standard DJ digital stores that typically only have electronic music, Beatsource will provide DJs with genres like Hip Hop, R&B, Latin, Dance, Pop, and Reggae/Dancehall, so DJs can play any type of music and don’t get caught without diversity in their record bag.

It puts the often opaque and closed off promo practice with open-format DJs out into the open so anyone can be a part of it. There will still be the promo pool aspect of DJ City in this service.

“Beatsource will bring DJ culture to the forefront of the music industry by giving us a seat at the table. With upcoming products like LINK and PROMO, Beatsource will become a staple of the global DJ community for years to come” said Edwin Paredes, AKA DJ Phenom, CMO of Beatsource, and Program Director of Sirius XM’s Globalization Ch. 13.

Beatsource is also launching LINK and PROMO later this year. PROMO is an exclusive promo pool as part of a subscription with the service. LINK is like Beatport LINK, a subscription service that gives users access to the Beatport catalog of music, but instead for Beatsource.

“Beatport has long been the home for the global DJ community, but now we have created a single destination for all the great open-format DJs around the world,” commented Robb McDaniels, CEO of Beatport. “Beatsource will deliver expertly curated playlists and premium content from our label partners specifically tailored to the open-format DJ, all leveraging Beatport’s world class technical infrastructure,” continued McDaniels.

Get more information on Beatsource via their website as they enter public beta.


Testimonials

I first went to WMC ’87, the year I started Big Beat. It was an incredibly inspiring congregation of indie labels, DJs, artists, songwriters, producers and dance music lovers dedicated to breaking and discovering new music. WMC has been instrumental in furthering the dance and electronic cause; keeping the community connected, vital and relevant, and serving as an amazing springboard for talent. It’s a fantastic crucible for the future of dance music. Long may it live.


Craig Kallman

CEO & Co-Chairman Atlantic Records, Founder Big Beat Records

Before there was Ultra Music Festival, there was The Winter Music Conference, the annual coming together of the dance music tribes. Miami in March is a fundamental place to be from a business perspective, and has always given me endless opportunities for discovering new partnerships and talent. WMC brings together the dance music industry and surrounding culture like no other event in America. I’ve been attending WMC for nearly 20 years, and I’m very much looking forward to experiencing its evolution in 2019.


Matt Colon

Partner/founder, Deckstar Artist Management

WMC is and has always been the lifeblood of the dance music scene. Never missed a year since ’96, I can’t imagine Amsterdam Dance Event or Ibiza Music Summit existing without the blueprint that WMC originated. Seeing this revived is absolutely essential to reunifying the North American scene surrounding electronic music and its fringes.


Tommie Sunshine

Producer/DJ/Activist/Netflix Host

“Winter Music Conference is my ground zero. It has always provided the perfect storm of opportunity and excitement for up and coming artists, including myself back in 2003, where I first caught a glimpse of how it felt to have an audience respond to my work. Over the years, I’ve always made it a point to have WMC in my calendar because that’s the spot where everyone congregates and you can feel it in the air. Creativity, brother and sisterhood, FUN and most of all the chance to come together as a community and celebrate the reason we are all here—the music.”


Kaskade

DJ/Producer

WMC // Access

The ultimate electronic music culture experience

Register Learn More

WMC // Industry

A central location for industry professionals

Register Learn More

WMC // Access


Featuring panels with industry experts, education sessions, industry mentorship programs, the latest DJ/production gear, photography exhibition, festival camping and outdoor gear, pop-up record store and more. Ideal for those looking to start their career in the music industry or just take a deeper dive into Miami Music Week.

Register

WMC // Industry


The ultimate business hub for the music, education, tech, and lifestyle industries. This specialized segment provides working professionals the ultimate environment to get work done, forge new relationships, streamline meetings, learn from industry experts and relax with colleagues. WMC is bringing business back to Miami Music Week like never before.

Register