Soon DJs will stream Beatport music catalogue into DJ software
DJs will soon have access to millions of tracks as they are able to stream the Beatport music catalogue into DJ software.
Earlier this year we reported on Beatport’s acquisition of Pulselocker, a streaming and cloud storage platform tailored for DJs; A Spotify for electronic music, if you will. This sparked the notion that Beatport would transition from download store to streaming platform.
Previously Beatport tried its hand at creating a streaming service, but it didn’t do too well. However the acquisition of Pulselocker is a game changer, as its technology will allow DJs to stream directly into DJ software like Serato and rekordbox, previously supported by Pulselocker.
This also means that Beatport will shift its focus from consumer-based listening services to professional DJ platform streaming through apps and potentially hardware; which makes sense as Beatport is primarily used by professionals to buy ‘dance floor ammunition.’
Beatport is getting decked out
Suspicions have been confirmed by the recent publication of the International Music Summit (IMS) annual business report which outlined Beatport’s roadmap for their new services. This included a subscription service by Q4 2018 that offers unlimited “re-downloads” of songs as well as the ability to “stream the entire catalogue into leading performance software” by the beginning of 2019.
Beatport continues to grow from strength to strength with 2018 being its second consecutive year of growth and profitability under a new management team and as a division of LiveStyle. Revenue from track sales has grown more than 7% year-on-year.
It’s only a matter of time before streaming becomes the norm for DJs, with access to stream Beatport music catalogue into DJ software expediting the scenario.