Beatport has unveiled a brand-new subscription service “for DJs, by DJs.”
Dubbed Beatport Link and available now in beta, the new platform makes the EDM-oriented online store’s entire music catalog available for streaming directly onto performance stware.
Alongside Link, the Berlin-based company has released a beta version Beatport Cloud. As the name suggests, the cloud-based service will allow subscribers to preview tracks through Needle Drop Player. Users can also download previously purchased tracks and access a brand-new My Library section. This section allows subscribers to filter tracks within their personal collection by artist, remixer, genre, label, key, BPM, and release date, among others.
Unveiling Link, the online music store has partnered with Pioneer to fer streaming through the latter’s WeDJ app.
Speaking about Link, Beatport CEO Robb McDaniels explained the company hopes to soon roll out an fline mode for DJs.
“The launch Link] exhibits our commitment to creating the best possible experience for our expanding ecosystem DJs, and we can think no better partner than Pioneer DJ for the service’s first stware integration.
“We’re particularly excited to introduce the upcoming Offline Performance Mode, which firmly sets Link] apart from its competitors in the DJ market.”
As explained earlier, Link remains in beta mode, with the music company looking to unveil the full version later this year.
This fall, Beatport will launch its next Link integration as part Pioneer DJ’s rekordbox stware. Aimed at pressionals, the integration will allow subscribers to stream Beatport’s catalog within rekordbox. This includes access to curated playlists.
A Link subscription will cost users $14.99 a month, with a subscription to Cloud costing around $4.99 a month.
To convince producers to get behind the product, Beatport has unveiled a 30-day free trial to Link.
The company writes on its website,
“Stream Beatport’s entire catalog and organize your music into custom playlists.
“Refined For DJs.
“Stream seven million tracks, then add your favorites to playlists and charts.
“Ready. Playlist. Go.
“Create personalized playlists with any music from the Beatport catalog.”
Featured image by Beatport.