Beatport‘s music streaming service Beatport LINK is now available in the public beta of Pioneer DJ’s rekordbox software (currently on Mac only, and available for Windows soon).
Launched in May, Beatport LINK allows DJs to stream Beatport’s catalog of over 6 million tracks directly into DJ performance software.
The service allows subscribers to preview and mix full-length tracks from an extensive catalog, before purchasing the standout tracks for their download collections.
Beatport has also entered into a licensing partnership with Denon DJ and will make that integration available before the end of 2019.
The rekordbox integration introduces a club-ready feature as part of the new Beatport LINK PRO ($39.99 USD/month) and Beatport LINK PRO+ ($59.99 USD/month) subscription tiers.
According to Beatport, ‘laptop DJs’ can take 50 (with Beatport LINK PRO) or 100 (with Beatport LINK PRO+) tracks offline in rekordbox, via Beatport LINK’s proprietary digital locker technology.
These tracks can then be played in a club with no internet connection.
Additionally, the streaming audio quality will be at a higher level than 320kbps MP3 files.
Both Beatport LINK PRO and Beatport LINK PRO+ are available with a 30 day free trial.
“This game changing technology will give DJs a huge selection of new tracks they can confidently take to gigs to combine with their download collections.”
Robb McDaniels, Beatport
Beatport CEO, Robb McDaniels, said: “At present, most DJs can’t easily stream music directly into a club set-up. With our offline locker technology, laptop DJs can now store tracks offline to play without worrying about Wi-Fi.
“This game changing technology will give DJs a huge selection of new tracks they can confidently take to gigs to combine with their download collections.
“We’re excited to work with Pioneer DJ on this next evolution, and you can expect further integrations throughout 2019.”Music Business Worldwide