Dance music veteran and turntablist extraordinaire A-Trak is joining the Board of Managers at Beatsource, a new digital music service for open format DJs. A joint venture between longstanding digital download giant Beatport and subscription-based digital DJ record pool DJCity, Beatsource is set to launch its digital download store next month.
“Genre-specific stores don’t reflect the DJ landscape anymore,"' A-Trak says in a statement. "The open-format DJ community has needed a home where we can find all the music we need, curated by like-minded people we respect. Both Beatport and DJcity have been vital to the health of DJ culture for many years, and I’m honored to work with their teams to bring some great products to market.”
The artist, born Alain Macklovitch, joins Beatsource president and DJcity founder and CEO Brian "DJ Quickie" Wong and Beatsource chief operating officer and DJcity president Edwin "DJ Phenom." They'll work in partnership with Beatport CEO Robb McDaniels and the rest of the Beatport executive team. Beatsource aims to provide DJs access to an expansive catalog of hits and pre-release exclusives typically serviced through the DJ promo pool industry.