/Beatport launches subscription music streaming service for DJs

Beatport launches subscription music streaming service for DJs

Beatport has launched a new subscription music streaming service for DJs, called Beatport LINK .

The current beta version of Beatport LINK makes Beatport’s extensive music catalog available to stream directly into performance software.

Beatport LINK also includes the beta release of Beatport CLOUD, which introduces a suite of features including full track previews via Beatport’s proprietary Needle Drop Player, unlimited re-downloads of previously purchased tracks and a new My Library section.

A subscription to Beatport LINK costs $14.99 per month, while a subscription to Beatport CLOUD costs $4.99 per month.



Beatport has also revealed Beatport LINK’s first performance software integration, available via Pioneer DJ’s WeDJ app, which was developed in close collaboration with Pioneer DJ.

“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.”

Robb McDaniels, Beatport

Fall 2019 will see Beatport launch its next Beatport LINK integration as part of Pioneer DJ’s rekordbox software.

Tailored to the pro DJ market, the integration allows Beatport LINK subscribers to stream Beatport’s entire catalog within rekordbox, alongside  features such as the ability to access curated playlists.

In its full version, Beatport LINK claims to be the only service to offer pro DJs an ‘Offline Performance Mode’.

Further Beatport LINK integrations will be rolled out with other partners throughout 2019.

Beatport CLOUD is also available now as a standalone subscription service.

Beatport’s CEO, Robb McDaniels, said: “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.”

Beatport teamed up with DJcity earlier this year on a new joint venture called Beatsource, described as a digital music retail ‘experience’ for open format-DJs.Music Business Worldwide