The new product by Beatport & DJcity is intended to reach an underserved segment of the worldwide DJ community.
Tuesday will see the official beta launch of Beatsource, a new digital download store built to service open-format DJs.
A collaboration between digital download leader Beatport and open-format community promo pool DJcity, Beatsource is intended to provide open-format DJs with the music they need to play any event. The playlist-driven service features lists for hip-hop, R&B, Latino, electronic, radio hits, Southern hits, cumbia, Afrobeats and many other curated playlist assembled from both new and classic tracks.
The service is launching with playlists from curators including Heisler Euan (aka Kidd Spin), the Music Director at DJcity; Andrew Ortiz (aka DJ Drew) of 102.7 KIIS-FM; Alaric Fuller (aka DJ Majestik) of 97.1 AMP Radio LA & FireLane; James Grey (aka DJames) of Capital XTRA (UK); and Daniel "DC" Calderon, the Head of Latin Music Programming at TuneIn. By targeting open-format artists, Beatsource aims to target an underserved segment of the worldwide DJ community.