Beatport Launches Free Streaming Music App for Mobile
Beatport, the one-stop music store and streaming service for DJs and EDM junkies, has released the company's first-ever mobile app for iOS and Android devices. The app gives users access to Beatport's free streaming service, with its millions of songs, plus charts, playlists and other new features including a souped-up events calendar.
"The evolution of Beatport involves far more than just streaming music," said Greg Consiglio, president and COO of SFX, which acquired Beatport in 2013. "We've built the definitive home of electronic music in all forms and formats, including festivals and events, streaming, music downloads and news and information available on web and mobile."
Beatport has named T-Mobile its charter partner for the app and streaming service. In 2014, the mobile phone carrier launched its Music Freedom program, which removes all data charges from streaming music through popular services.
Outside of mobile, the company also announced the beta version of Beatport Live, a new video streaming platform that will let fans watch live and recorded streams of DJs in HD audio and video. The company's core entities include Beatport Pro, a desktop music manager and media player for DJs, a music download store of the same name, and Beatport.com, the umbrella site where the free streaming service lives.