Beatport has become a synonymous name in the electronic music industry.
Celebrating 16 years with record-breaking stats and trends, the online music marketplace has established itself as the go-to for all things dance music.
The platform which kicked off in 2004 has continuously innovated and made sure to keep up with the times. Over the past year, Beatport has launched its streaming service, Beatport LINK. This led to them opening up a whole untapped market of EDM listeners and lovers. With as high as 84% of the LINK subscribers coming from new or irregular users of the site, it sure helped them make headway into a new market.
LINK is more than just a streaming service and for the listeners. The launch of LINK, also went on to prove it as the most complete streaming platform for DJs, as it allows users to stream any of the 9 million tracks available on the Beatport store directly to their DJ performance software.
Founded in 2004 as the principal source of music for DJs, Beatport is today the worldwide home of electronic music for DJs, producers, and their fans. The Beatport Store offers music in premium digital formats and provides unique music discovery tools created for and by DJs. Each week, Beatport’s music collection is refreshed with hundreds of exclusive tracks by the world’s top electronic music artists. Celebrating its 16th year with some record-breaking stats and trends, the world’s largest DJ download store is looking back at its major achievements, the year in trends, and its unwavering commitment to advancing the global dance music scene.
Since its launch, Beatport has paid $300m to independent dance music labels — with over 259 million track downloads on the site. Beatport’s success is intertwined with the success of independent labels, and Beatport claims that these payouts have consistently risen for the last three years. In 2019, Beatport also sold music for 74,000 independent labels. But that number continues to grow exponentially, and last year alone, 8,028 labels joined Beatport, while 589 artists reached number one.
However, the launch of LINK Playlists late last year was a game-changer, giving users the ability to add curated content from the world’s biggest artists, clubs and labels. And in 2019, 420,000 unique playlists were available — though that number is continually growing. Beatport LINK is steadily opening up a new era for DJing and is a major step towards changing how music is performed in clubs.
While reflecting upon the genre trends, Techno continued to dominate in 2019, remaining as Beatport’s number one genre, followed by Tech House, House, Deep House, and Melodic House & Techno.
Speaking about the monumental year the company has had, Robb McDaniels, the CEO of Beatport said,
“It’s been a ground-breaking year for Beatport. With the launch of LINK and our continued success as the world’s largest DJ download store, Beatport is moving into 2020 stronger than ever. The global DJ community is going to see innovative tools and services coming from Beatport in 2020 as we continue to evolve our company.”