Beatport have launched a new streaming service for DJs called Beatport LINK (in Beta). It lets DJs stream Beatport’s catalogue into DJ performance software, starting with Pioneer DJ’s WeDJ app and soon into their flagship rekordbox dj. Once LINK lands in rekordbox DJ in Q3 2019, it’ll bring with it an ability to access curated playlists, higher quality audio and offline performance mode. 6.6 million tracks+ are included in the streaming service, that this is not the entire Beatport catalog. They shared with DJTechTools : “We have focused our efforts on getting the best labels onboard so pretty much all of our top content is available. For example, 90 of our Top 100 labels have their complete catalogs available to stream”.
Alongside Beatport LINK, the Berlin-based company will also release a Beta version of Beatport CLOUD, 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 for 120 seconds, unlimited re-downloads and a new My Library section. Prices start at $4.99 per month for CLOUD and $14.99 per month to add Beatport LINK.
“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 LINK apart from its competitors in the DJ market” said Beatport CEO Robb McDaniels, in a statement.
Beatport initially announced last year its intentions to stream its catalogue into DJ software, at Ibiza Music Summit 2018, according to DJ MAG. 12 months later, the dance music giant has made good on its promise.