LOS ANGELES (Top40 Charts/ MSO PR)
Dear media friends,
MSO has recently joined forces with BEATPORT, the largest music store for DJs in the world, to serve as its press representative.
Launched in 2004, BEATPORT (www.beatport.com) is headquartered in Denver, CO with offices in San Francisco, CA, Berlin, Germany and Tokyo, Japan. It has more than 3,600 licensing deals with suppliers who represent over 20,000 labels. BEATPORT offers music in premium digital formats and provides unique music discovery tools created for and by DJs. In its 8-year existence, it has sold more than 90 million downloads.
Each week, BEATPORT's music collection is refreshed with hundreds of exclusive tracks by the world's top music artists. It caters to all genres of music in DJ culture including breaks, chill out, deep house, drum & bass, dubstep, electro house, electronic, funk/R&B, glitch hop, hard dance, hardcore/hard techno, hip-hop, house, indie dance/nu disco, minimal, pop/rock, progressive house, psy-trance, reggae/dub, tech house, techno, trance and beyond.
What's new/coming up?
**BEATPORT CEO MATTHEW ADELL AT EDMBIZ CONFRENCE LAS VEGAS:
Company CEO Matthew Adell—who has made a career out of connecting people with the music they love—will be serving as a panelist (details TBA) at the first annual EDMBIZ conference in Las Vegas
June 5-7. Starting with his teenage years working in a record store in suburban Chicago, then moving on to start his own label, Organico (the original home to Derrick Carter and Dubtribe Sound System), Adell now has more than 25 years of experience in music having served at the most influential companies in the industry including Napster, MusicNow.com, Amazon and Motorola's Radiowave.com.
**BEATPORT EXECUTIVE CREATIVE DIRECTOR CLARK WARNER AT IMS IN IBIZA:
Clark Warner, Executive Creative Director
at Beatport, will be in attendance at IMS in Ibiza this week (May 23-25) where he will join other artists and executives for the "Burn Studios presents NextGen - How To Make It & Break It" panel as well as be available for interviews and meetings. Warner has specialized in global dance culture for nearly 20 years. Immersed in the second wave of Detroit techno at a young age, he worked with many of the city's most heralded artists, labels, live acts and legendary events. Before joining Beatport, Warner worked closely with Richie Hawtin for over a decade and was instrumental in the early development and transition to digital performance in the DJ booth.
**BEATPORT STAGE AT MOVEMENT ELECTRONIC MUSIC FESTIVAL IN DETROIT: BEATPORT will be hosting a stage at Movement happening at Hart Plaza in Detroit over Memorial Day weekend May 26 - 28. Talent confirmed includes Steve Bug, Nic Fanciulli b2b Joris Voorn, Claude VonStroke, Ian Pooley, The Martinez Brothers, Seth Troxler b2b Guy Gerber and more. Beatport Executive Creative Director
Clark Warner will also be in attendance for a DJ slot and will be available for interviews.
A brand new section within the BEATPORT site that lets DJs claim a free custom URL, create charts, list events and connect to other social networks. Already more than 45,000 profiles—ranging from David
Guetta, Paul van Dyk and Porter Robinson to up-and-coming talents from the far corners of the world—have been created since April 13 when it launched in beta. Log on to http://dj.beatport.com/ to create your DJ profile.
An innovative platform where DJs and producers can download free stems from original hit tracks, remix them, and compete against each other in multiple contests running in parallel; winning remixes are then released officially by the contest's host label. Pepsi's "Kick In The Mix" contest of Calvin Harris' "Let's Go feat. Ne-Yo" is currently in the voting phase; the winner will receive an all-expense paid trip to Ibiza to open for Calvin Harris. Check out all the current contests at http://play.beatport.com/.
The world's largest digital download collection of royalty-free loops, samples, sound effects, patches, and more to be used for music production and live performance. Now it's even easier to make your set unique. Everything
available at Beatport Sounds
is royalty-free, meaning all packs purchased come with the license to use in the creation and performance of music. Check out sample packs from artists including Radio
Slave, John Tejada, PHNTM, and more at http://sounds.beatport.com/.
Keep an eye out for more information from us regarding new DJ initiatives and products coming from BEATPORT in the coming weeks.