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Beatport and Spotify Partner to Create Electronic Music Destination on Spotify



SFX Entertainment and leading music streaming service Spotify have announced a content distribution deal involving music and video content from SFX’s Beatport, including exclusive music releases previously only available  on Beatport and programming from SFX festivals and events.

The collaboration will bring Beatport’s brand and editorial voice to a unique program on Spotify, and marks the first partnership of its kind between Spotify and another music streaming service. From the latest tracks by rising stars in electronic music to video coverage of live events and curated playlists from Beatport’s team of experts, Beatport on Spotify will host a variety of premium and exclusive content from the epicenter of electronic music culture, seemingly giving a win/win for both parties.

Beatport now has more than 5 million registered users and dedicated fans of electronic music worldwide, adding around 25,000 new tracks a week through its relationships with over 43,000 different record labels whereas Spotify has more than 20 million paying subscribers and more than 75 million active users. Since its launch in 2008, Spotify has paid over $3 billion to rights holders.

“We are thrilled to be operating a Beatport presence within Spotify and providing our unique content around all things EMC (electronic music culture) to the Spotify audience,” said Greg Consiglio, President and CEO of Beatport. “They will be the first to access the latest need-to-know exclusive electronic music from Beatport and will also be able to watch to a mix of original festival and event video content.”

Consiglio added that Beatport is building out its content network with a variety of distribution partners, but Spotify will be the only partner to gain exclusive access to Beatport’s new music exclusives.

“Millions of Spotify users are going to love this unique music and video content that only Beatport can bring” said Ken Parks, Chief Content Officer, Spotify before adding “Two billion times every month, our listeners discover an artist they’ve never heard of through a Spotify playlist. I’m really pleased that we can include Beatport’s new music exclusives to our deep catalogue of both rising and established artists.”

Grahame Farmer

Grahame Farmer’s love affair with electronic music goes back to the mid-90s when he first began to venture into the UK’s beloved rave culture, finding himself interlaced with some of the country’s most seminal club spaces. A trip to dance music’s anointed holy ground of Ibiza in 1997 then cemented his sense of purpose and laid the foundations for what was to come over the next few decades of his marriage to the music industry.

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