Beatport catalog cleanup to remove unsold tracks
A Beatport catalog cleanup will see the removal of tracks that haven’t sold.
Producers beware; tracks that haven’t sold any copies are going to be removed from Beatport’s catalog.
You may think it’s a harsh move but just imagine how much music is actually in the catalog, some topping charts and others gathering dust.
Not that tracks need to be topping charts to be relevant, but if they haven’t sold ANY copies what is the point of being part of the store?
Starting later this year, the world’s leading online electronic music store is commencing a “yearly storage clean-up procedure” that will eliminate tracks that haven’t sold any copes from its back catalog.
Starting at the end of the previous calendar year, this year’s cleanup will remove tracks released prior to January 1, 2019 with no sales.
No pay, no stay
Beatport sent out a letter to labels and music suppliers introducing its new procedure:
Beatport isn’t alone on this.
TraxSource reportedly has a similar cleanup every 2 years.
Do you believe that this is fair or not? Should online stores be viewed as eternal backups and never-ending archives of music released or is this kind of pruning beneficial for the musical ecosystem?
In other Beatport news, the online music store recently joined forces with Loopmasters in order to grow its production sounds business, further affirming the company’s quest for optimization and growth.
The Beatport catalog cleanup will commence later this year so if you track hasn’t sold anything best you get your mates to make a purchase 😉