Founded in 2004 as the principal source of music for DJs, Beatport, a division of LiveStyle, is today the worldwide home of electronic music for DJs, producers, and their fans.The Beatport Store is a download store and 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. Beatport has offices in Denver, Los Angeles and Berlin.
ALC Download store:
Beatport’s music download store remains one of the leading Western online providers of music, tools and resources customized for the unique needs and demands of DJs, producers, and other music creators.The store offers a catalogue of high-definition dance tracks (available in WAV, MP3, and AIFF formats) from the world’s top and emerging artists, some of it exclusive only to Beatport.
Beatport also offers stem-files. A stem file is an open, multi-channel audio file that contains a track split into four musical elements—bass, drums, vocals, and melody.With each element available independently, a DJ can mix live.This way a DJ can create track edits, mash-ups, a cappellas, etc, in and out of the mix.
– Special features of the Download store:
Charts: Beatport’s sales charts track what DJs choose to buy from week to week, as well as serving as the barometer for what fans are hearing at clubs and events worldwide.
Hype Chart: A discovery platform that showcases independent and boutique labels and is used to spotlight smaller, upcoming artists.
Beatport Sounds: A full selection of sounds, beats, and samples to complement any production needs. Beatport Pro for Mac: Supporting Mac platforms, Beatport’s music management software allows DJs to both organize their massive digital libraries and directly access the Pro store to download new tracks.
Beatport offers two kinds of subscriptions. A download- and a streaming subscription:
The download subscription provides its subscribers with a discount on the bought tracks and for some tiers even provides a set number of downloads without extra costs. Every tier in the download subscription has the Beatport Cloud feature. Beatport Cloud allows subscribers to access their download history and download/stream the previously downloaded tracks unlimited. Beatport Cloud is also available as a separate subscription.
– Beatport +:This tier does not include a set number of downloads but does offer a 10% discount on all downloads bought on the Beatport platform. Lossless files can be acquired for 0,75 USD more.
– Beatport X:This tier includes a set number of 10 MP3 downloads per month.The rest of the functionalities are the same as Beatport +.
– Beatport Pro:This tier includes a set number of 20 Lossless downloads per month. Instead of a discount all lossless downloads are available for the price of a MP3.
Since the beginning of 2019, Beatport also operates a streaming subscription for DJs that allows the entirety of Beatport’s catalogue to be directly streamed into a DJ performance software. Distribution to all beatport services is available on VerseOne Distribution.