Beatport

  1. Warped, Beatport Team Up for Three-Year Deal

    July 07, 2014 11:48 AM EDT Warped founder Kevin Lyman and Beatport executive creative director Clark Warner on their ambitious plans, including potential remixes and helping artists tailor their sound "a little bit for a different audience" It's a Sunday afte ...

  2. Beatport’s First Weeks as an SFX Company: Q&A With Matthew Adell

    April 18, 2013 7:31 PM EDT SFX announced its acquisition of Denver-based dance music hub Beatport – one of dance music’s original grassroots businesses – at the end of February. Since then, CEO Matthew Adell has forged deep relationships with his fellow SFX acquirees, l ...

  3. Backbeat: Robert F.X. Sillerman, Beatport's Matthew Adell, Ultra Records Execs, More at Miami Music Week Parties

    March 22, 2013 10:52 AM EDT It was a full day of networking under the sun as the unofficial Miami Music Week ’s second day got underway, with news of SFX Entertainment acquiring a 75% stake in ID&T , which was valued at $130 million for the deal, making the rounds th ...

  4. Beatport Mixes It Up - And There's More To Come

    November 19, 2012 12:41 PM EST As electronic dance music, or EDM, has exploded in popularity, dance music download site Beatport has transformed into a commercial and community hub far beyond its origins as a place that sold high-quality dance MP3s to DJs. Beatport's gro ...

  5. How Beatport Got 10 Million Monthly Uniques; Chirpify Sold 10K Amanda Palmer Tees With One Tweet @FutureSound

    November 17, 2012 10:59 AM EST Beatport CEO Matthew Adell discussing Context, Convenience and Serving a Community at the Billboard FutureSound Conference (Photo: Arnold Turner) Perfectly positioned for dance music's rise in the U.S., electronic music platform Beatport is b ...

  6. Pete Tong, Longtime BBC DJ, Joining Clear Channel iHeartRadio For EDM-Focused Station

    November 08, 2012 3:54 PM EST Clear Channel's internet radio streaming arm, iHeartRadio, today announced it is bringing long-time BBC radio personality Pete Tong, a dance/electronica DJ and founder of FFRR Records, to the US to host a show called 'All Gone Pete Tong& ...

  7. Legally Monetized Mashups: How New Technology Pays DJs

    July 12, 2012 5:05 PM EDT During the past 10 years, a few small companies have built important tools that helped solve some of the music industry's biggest dilemmas. In that spirit, the new platforms of Thefuture.fm, Beatport and Legitmix may not offer complete soluti ...

  8. Backbeat: Ultra Music Hosts Happy Hour With the Crystal Method, Dim Mak Records, Red Light Execs

    June 25, 2012 3:54 PM EDT Ken Jordan, The Crystal Method hanging with his manager, Richard Bishop of Red Light Management. (Photo: Nicole Pajer) Hollywood was buzzing with EDM chatter Friday night as Ultra Music hosted an official kickstart to summer happy hour. The courty ...

  9. Max Vangeli and AN21 Ready Their First Album on Swedish House Mafia Member's Imprint

    June 21, 2012 4:40 PM EDT Watching them pogo, fist-pump and otherwise wild out in festival booths across the globe, one might not think of Max Vangeli and AN21 as old souls. But when talk turns to classic house music and the dancefloor experience, they sound like old-schoo ...

  10. Why Skrillex, David Guetta, Deadmau5 Aren't Playing This Weekend's Detroit Movement Fest

    May 25, 2012 1:15 PM EDT The mainstage at 2011's Movement Electronic Music Festival during Carl Craig's set. (Photo by Douglas Wojciechowski for Paxahau) Tomorrow, Saturday, May 26, marks the beginning of the 13th annual Movement Electronic Music Festival (forme ...

  11. Exclusive: Kaskade, Swedish House Mafia's Steve Angello, Craig Kallman, Marc Geiger Announced For Insomniac's EDMBiz Conference

    May 02, 2012 10:00 AM EDT (Photo Erik Kabik/Retna) In case anyone on the planet still believes Electronic Dance Music isn't a serious business, a list of speakers for this June's inaugural EDMBiz conference announced today by Insomniac Events should dispel any il ...

  12. Business Matters: What it Means For Spotify's Daniel Ek to be Worth $308 Million

    April 30, 2012 6:01 PM EDT Daniel Ek Is Worth $308 Million Because The Market Values Spotify So Highly It may surprise some people that Spotify CEO and co-founder Daniel Ek is worth $308 million (£190 million), according to a list of richest British people in music at the S ...

  13. One Direction Jump Up Social 50, But Justin Bieber Still Social Media King

    April 20, 2012 3:43 PM EDT The five piece juggernaut that is Britain's One Direction is unwavering in its march up the Billboard Social 50 chart. Striding to two spots to No. 2 this week, the group is now nipping at the heels of the social king himself, Justin Bieber ( ...

  14. Skrillex Urges Fans To Pirate His Album If They Can't Afford

    December 27, 2011 2:32 PM EST For Skrillex, Christmas was a time for giving - even if that meant allowing his fans to illegally download his album for free. On his Facebook page last Friday, Dec. 23, the massively popular dubstepper, who just grabbed five Grammy nominations, p ...

  15. Beatport Launches Baseware, Will Begin Selling Music Through iTunes, Spotify, Rdio, Mobile Apps

    October 19, 2011 12:50 PM EDT Yesterday (Oct. 18), Beatport - a digital music store with one of the largest collections of electronic music - announced the creation of Baseware, a new digital music distribution company that will simplify the process of packaging, distributing ...

  16. Google Music in Negotiations But MP3 Store Not Imminent

    October 14, 2011 12:45 PM EDT Google is continuing its long-running negotiations with record labels for an MP3 store and expanded cloud storage service, according to major label sources with knowledge of the discussions. But these people say no agreements have been reached yet ...

  17. How Skrillex, OWSLA Records Are Helping Porter Robinson Make An EDM Name For Himself

    October 04, 2011 4:30 PM EDT Watership Get-Down: The Owsla label, co-owned by Skrillex, just dropped its first release: Porter Robinson's "Spitfire" E.P. Ever wonder how a 19-year old DJ/producer from North Carolina could reach the top of Beatport's Electr ...

  18. Onesheet Goes Public, Signs Up Over 10,000 Artists

    August 16, 2011 1:50 PM EDT Onesheet, the new service that allows artists to create a web presence in just a few minutes, has exited its private beta mode and is now open to the public. Over 10,000 artists have already signed up to use the service, including major label arti ...

  19. Guest Blogger: Jay Frank on Breaking the Digital Oligopoly

    March 30, 2011 8:27 AM EDT (This was originally posted by Jay Frank ( @repojay ) at his blog, FutureHit.DNA . Jay is SVP of Music Strategy for CMT, author of the book Futurehit.DNA and a member of Billboard's Twitter 140 list of the most influential music industry blog ...

  20. RightsFlow Builds A Business Around Clearing Song Rights

    March 18, 2011 12:00 PM EDT When it launched in the fall of 2007, RightsFlow comprised four people working out of the living room of president/CEO Patrick Sullivan's apartment on Manhattan's Upper East Side.Today, the company has established itself as a disruptive ...

  21. EMI Signs International Licensing Deal With Beatport

    February 09, 2011 9:54 AM EST Dance music download site Beatport has struck an international licensing deal with EMI that covers the label's dance and electronic music and mixes. The deal covers North America, Europe and Australia. The first release through the partnershi ...

  22. Beatport Named In Lawsuit By Denver Nightclub

    December 06, 2010 12:00 AM EST Beatport -- a digital retailer specializing in electronica music -- was named in a lawsuit filed last week by a Denver nightclub owner, alleging anti-competitive practices. Beatport co-founder/chairman Bradley Roulier is also the owner of the Denv ...

  23. Warner U.K. Launches Dance Imprint

    November 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music U.K. has launched a new dance music imprint, One More Tune (OMT). In a statement, Warner said the label will sign and develop talent from the U.K. and around the world and build on the major's dance heritage, which includes reper ...

  24. DJs Unite For Charity Love Parade Track

    September 03, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Paul Oakenfold, Armin van Buuren and Paul van Dyk have collaborated on a new track, "Remember Love," in response to the tragedy at the German dance festival Love Parade in July. Twenty-one people died and more than 500 were injured durin ...

  25. Analysis: A Look Beyond The Album Format

    May 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT In 2007, the Northern Irish rock band Ash announced it was giving up the album format, which it called “contrived” and “outdated,” and instead decided to release only singles. Last year, it started to release a new digital track every two weeks. C ...

  26. Business Matters: WMG, WaTunes, Beatport and More

    April 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- Warner Music Group has signed up to download store WaTunes . This comes just as WaTunes winds down its digital distribution service in order to focus on its Facebook Music Store , a new download store built into a Facebook app. Universal Music ...

  27. Lala Deal Extends Believe’s International Presence

    November 02, 2009 12:00 AM EST European digital distribution service Believe Digital has partnered with music website www.Lala.com to provide its repertoire to Google's recently unveiled music service. The deal will also see Believe Digital provide its repertoire through L ...

  28. Death In Vegas Winds Up ADE

    October 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Highlights of Saturday's publicly-attended sessions on the final day of the 14th annual Amsterdam Dance Event included a session on production by U.K. dance trio Dirty Vegas and a presentation of Activision's new game "DJ Hero." ...

  29. IMS Day One: Evolution On The Dance Agenda

    May 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The opening day of the sophomore edition of the Ibiza International Music Summit (IMS) kicked off with a keynote speech by Marc Marot, a partner at management company SEG International. Marot, who has previously worked at Blue Mountain Music, used ...

  30. The Indies Issue: The Visionaries

    June 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Here, Billboard presents 10 indie innovators who are taking risks and reaping the rewards. Click here to read more information about each innovator. Pennywise Take one venerable punk band, add a pioneering social networking site, throw cash from a ...

  31. BT Digital Awards Return Oct. 2

    August 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Nominations for the annual BT Digital Music Awards, to presented Oct. 2 at the Roundhouse in north London, were unveiled today. Muse won for their official and unofficial sites last year and they are nominated again this time, for best indie/rock ...