1. Beatport Head Matthew Adell to Step Down (Exclusive)

    June 24, 2014 5:23 PM EDT Beatport CEO Matthew Adell will be stepping down into an advisory role for Beatport's parent company SFX, a spokesperson has confirmed exclusively to Billboard. "His vision and dedication has helped make Beatport the company it is today, ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Ferry Corsten, Tommy Trash Among Speakers Confirmed for Australia’s 2013 Electronic Music Conference

    September 09, 2013 2:32 AM EDT Ferry Corsten, Tommie Sunshine, Giuseppe Ottaviani, Krewella, Beatport CEO Matthew Adell and Billboard’s Kerri Mason are among the international speakers confirmed for Australia’s second annual Electronic Music Conference , to be held Dec. 2-4 i ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. International Music Summit Announces Inaugural U.S Event With Russell Simmons, Troy Carter, Skrillex, More

    March 28, 2013 12:00 PM EDT After six years spent in Ibiza -- hosting wide-ranging conversations with the likes of David Lynch, Giorgio Morode and others --  the International Music Summit is set to debut to America. IMS Engage, to be held April 17 at the W Hotel in Los An ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. Be Sure Your Mobile App Is Something People Actually Need, SXSW Panel Stresses

    March 17, 2012 1:23 PM EDT The importance and utility of mobile apps was the topic of the day at the "Bringing The Arena To Your Phone" panel at day four of SXSW Music. Moderated by Will Mills (director of music content, Shazam), the panel consisted of Anthony Vol ...

  12. Billboard.biz's 2012 SXSW Blog

    March 14, 2012 2:11 PM EDT March 20, 2012 | BACKBEAT Backbeat: BMI & Billboard Acoustic Brunch at SXSW BMI, Billboard, Suntrust and Austin's Four Seasons Hotel teamed up to host the BMI & Billboard Acoustic Brunch at the South by Southwest Music Festival on Fri ...

  13. 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 ...