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 software.
Alongside Link, the Berlin-based company has released a beta version of 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 offer streaming through the latter’s WeDJ app.
Speaking about Link, Beatport CEO Robb McDaniels explained the company hopes to soon roll out an offline mode for DJs.
“The launch of [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’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 of Pioneer DJ’s rekordbox software. Aimed at professionals, 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.