Today, Beatport has officially entered the market for the next-big-thing in DJ technology with the release of their highly-anticipated streaming service, Beatport LINK. The release follows their acquisition of DJ streaming service Pulse-locker last spring, which paved the way in developing the in-performance streaming technology. Beatport LINK includes the beta release of Beatport CLOUD – a suite of features for the store’s loyal customer base, including full track previews via new Needle Drop Player, unlimited re-downloads of previously purchased tracks and an all-new My Library section.
Read below to find out about the integrations with Pioneer, Pricing and more.
Currently in beta, you can sign up for a free 30-day trial of the subscription service and Beatport Cloud is $4.99/mo and LINK is $14.99/mo, however for now you are only in luck to try out the in-software streaming capabilities if you happen to use Pioneer DJ’s WeDj App – a smartphone DJing app geared towards beginners, for iOS and Android.
It goes for in an attempt to land ahead of the curve by rolling out the service for smartphone DJs, Beatport has kept the DJs that still prefer to carry their laptop waiting, at least for the time being. The service will integrate with Pioneer DJ’s redkordbox this fall, with more software integrations to be announced later this year to cater to the serious club market.
Beatport LINK is not the first on the scene, however, as DIY-centric streaming service, Soundcloud, as well as TIDAL, distinguished for its high-fidelity files, have partnered with Serato in offering in-performance streaming since December. Despite this competition, Beatport has put all their cards in revamping their site as a one-stop shop for DJs. Some of their most notable developments in the past year include the launch of Beatport Hype (aggregated charts showcasing underground/up-and-coming talent), and their partnership with DJcity in relaunching their essential digital store, Beatsource. With these resources in tow, as well as their notorious name and veteran status in the community, Beatport LINK is sure to make waves in the way fans consume and DJs utilize music on the cloud.