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Beatport Launches Web App to called Beatport DJ


Building upon Beatport’s longstanding mission of empowering professional DJs with new and innovative technology, while also inspiring newcomers, Beatport DJ, was released today to all LINK subscribers.

Beatport DJ, a browser-based, MIDI compatible, DJ application that revolutionizes the set-creation workflow for serious DJs and enables beginning DJs to quickly learn the basics and start building their library of playlists, will be available as an entry-level, stand-alone subscription tier within the LINK offering by mid-April.

It’s the company’s first web-based DJ product. The web app is bundled with all LINK subscription tiers to create an environment in which DJs can instantly browse millions of tracks and immediately assemble playlists and audition music with controls that are familiar to all DJs, right from within the browser. In addition to making it easy to start DJing for fun, BEATPORT DJ allows customers to seamlessly prepare performance-ready LINK playlists without the need to open or install DJ software. The result is a significantly streamlined pre-performance workflow.

All existing LINK and LINK PRO, and LINK PRO+ subscribers will have immediate access to BEATPORT DJ as well as all existing LINK partner integrations withAlgoriddim djay, Denon Engine OS, Hercules DJUCED, Pioneer DJ rekordbox and WeDJ, Serato DJ, PCDJ, TRIBE XR. 

“Beatport DJ is a very powerful tool for all  DJs and a must-have for LINK subscribers,” said Jonas Tempel, Founder and Chief Revenue Officer of Beatport. “We designed the software to solve the cumbersome workflow challenges of music discovery and building LINK playlists. On top of that, we know our customers need to audition the tracks to make sure the song fits in their sets. Our solution combines a host of advanced web-based technologies to give users a truly effortless experience that you would expect from dedicated desktop software. To take it even further, we made it possible to connect select midi controllers via USB and bluetooth from our LINK hardware partners. In every way possible, we have exceeded our goals with this project.”

“It will build tremendous value across the entire LINK ecosystem and open up new discovery possibilities to DJs of any skill level,” said Beatport Senior Vice President, Romain Pouillon. “It will be beneficial to music creators and record labels as it fuels increased streaming royalties as well as accelerate the mass-adoption of our LINK subscription service which will also benefit our trusted DJ software and hardware partners. It is a one of a kind tool for inspiring a generation of new DJs who can start mixing right from their laptops web browser at dj.beatport.com on day one.”

Check it out at https://dj.beatport.com/home

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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