Beatport

  1. Shazam Partnering with Juno, Adding Thousands of Vinyl-Only Dance Tracks

    March 25, 2014 3:38 PM EDT Song-tagging service Shazam has partnered with online dance music retailer Juno Records in a deal that will expand Shazam's database by four million tracks, including thousands of previously vinyl-only releases. Shazam Confirms $20M in New Fu ...

  2. John Sykes, Robert Sillerman on New Clear Channel, SFX Partnership: 'We Want to Be the Best'

    January 06, 2014 11:25 AM EST The just-announced SFX-Clear Channel partnership “came together rather quickly,” says John Sykes, Clear Channel’s president of entertainment enterprises, in part to match the speed of EDM’s development. “[EDM] is the fastest-growing music genre ...

  3. SFX and Clear Channel Partner for Digital, Terrestrial Radio Push

    January 06, 2014 8:30 AM EST SFX is partnering with Clear Channel on a marketing and content initiative that will place EDM-related programming on Clear Channel’s terrestrial and digital radio stations, and in its live venues. Announced in a press release this morning, the pa ...

  4. SFX President Tim Crowhurst Talks Beatport Layoffs, Company’s Future (Exclusive)

    December 10, 2013 4:26 PM EST Corporate restructuring is rarely pretty, and the layoffs that often follow, especially when those layoffs hit during the holiday months, can get downright ugly. Tim Crowhurst, president of SFX entertainment, knew that when the company recently ma ...

  5. Beatport CEO Matthew Adell Conducts Reddit AMA, Discusses SFX, Pricing, Sponsored Content

    October 31, 2013 4:41 PM EDT In a “crowdsourced” interview conducted on Reddit yesterday -- called AMAs, or Ask Me Anythings -- Matthew Adell, CEO of dance music retailer and news destination Beatport answered a wide range of questions, many directed at the surprisingly ret ...

  6. SFX IPO: Betting on EDM’s Growth Potential

    June 27, 2013 2:21 PM EDT With SFX filing for an IPO , the promoter is effectively asking investors to bet on the growth potential behind the $4.5 billion EDM market and the company's ability to build a successful business around the culture surrounding EDM. SFX ev ...

  7. Sean Glass' WIN Re-Examines the Role of the Label for Upcoming Electronic Artists

    May 06, 2013 4:27 PM EDT This story -- on Sean Glass and his WIN Records reboot -- is from the May 11 edition of Billboard and featues a cover package on the passing of the late, great country legend George Jones as well as looks at Anheuser-Busch's massive spendin ...

  8. Shazam’s Will Mills on Courting Ads While Staying Faithful to Music (Q&A)

    March 20, 2013 6:06 PM EDT In February, the music recognition app Shazam signed up its 300 millionth user. One of the app revolution’s first success stories, the London-based company has been aggressively expanding its business, broadening its use-case from identifying so ...

  9. Sillerman, Adell Talk SFX-Beatport Deal: ‘A Great Starting Point for Everything We Do’

    February 27, 2013 5:20 PM EST The industry has been buzzing about it for months, but SFX Entertainment formally confirmed its acquisition of Denver-based Beatport last night for an undisclosed price that was reported by the New York Times and Billboard sources as $50 millio ...

  10. SFX Buys Beatport

    February 26, 2013 9:55 PM EST 6 1.845 k 227 0 SFX Entertainment continues its buying spree in the EDM world with the purchase of music-download site Beatport, a source confirmed to Billboard.biz today. The deal was for slightly more than $50 million, the source said, although SFX chie ...

  11. Beatport’s Matthew Adell on Shazam Deal, Why Music Biz Is a ‘Disaster Model’

    February 07, 2013 12:03 PM EST Yesterday morning, two of electronic music-media’s biggest names -- the online dance retailer Beatport and the multi-format name-that-tune app Shazam -- announced a new partnership, allowing Shazam access to the “imprints” of 1.5 million EDM ...

  12. Michael Rapino, Perry Farrell Added to Insomniac's EDMBiz Conference in Las Vegas

    May 23, 2012 5:25 PM EDT Live Nation CEO Michael Rapino and Lollapalooza founder/Jane's Addiction frontman Perry Farrell are among the latest big names to be added to Insomniac's EDMBiz Conference, set for June 5-7 in Las Vegas in the buildup to the city's ...

  13. Mashbox, Beatport's New iPad App, Allows Users To Make Mashups w/ Tiesto, Moby & Diplo

    December 09, 2011 8:45 AM EST Today (Dec.9) Beatport -- a global digital music store with one of the largest collections of electronic music -- announced the launch of Mashbox , an iPad app that allows music fans to create custom mashups by combining tracks from some of the wo ...

  14. Business Matters: Rihanna's 'Unlocked' Facebook App Gets Her 750,000 New Followers

    October 19, 2011 5:27 PM EDT Rihanna's 'Unlocked' Facebook App Gets Her 750,000 New Followers -- A Facebook app created for Rihanna's new album is gaining the singer a horde of new social media followers. The app, titled " Unlocked," is a promoti ...

  15. Beatport's Revamped Website Empowers DJs

    July 19, 2011 3:30 PM EDT Beatport , a global online digital music store catering to DJs and electronic dance music fans based in Denver and Berlin, has just announced the launch of an upgraded version of their site in HTML5. The HTML5 version allows for improved access an ...

  16. 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 ...

  17. Beatport Links With RightsFlow

    March 08, 2010 12:00 AM EST RightsFlow will provide global society reporting services for Beatport, the international dance music digital retailer. Music services that operate internationally are often required to report territorial uses to local performance, mechanical and ...

  18. PRS Wins Legal Battle To Halt Pan-Euro Licence

    August 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT U.K. collecting society the Performing Right Society (PRS) has a won a court case to prevent its Dutch equivalent, Buma, from issuing an unauthorised pan-European licence for online rights. Buma announced on July 19 that it had issued such a licen ...