Music and video content from SFX’s Beatport, including exclusive music releases previously available only on Beatport and programming from SFX festivals and events, will now be available on Spotify.
Beatport, which began in 2004 as an online music store for DJs, has developed into a global platform where fans, DJs, and creators can connect and share music.
The company recently launched its own music streaming service on the web and via mobile app with much of its electronic music exclusive only to Beatport.
Meanwhile, a Beatport Live web broadcasting platform has hosted exclusive content from several of SFX festivals, including Mysteryland USA live from Bethel Woods, NY; Sensation’s 15th anniversary show in Amsterdam; Chicago’s Spring Awakening Music Festival; and the Awakenings Festival, also in Amsterdam.
“We are thrilled to be operating a Beatport presence within Spotify and providing our unique content around all things EMC to the Spotify audience,” said Greg Consiglio, President and CEO of Beatport.
“They will be the first to access the latest need-to-know exclusive electronic music from Beatport and will also be able to watch to a mix of original festival and event video content.”
Consiglio added that Beatport will sign content deals with a variety of distribution partners, but Spotify will be the only partner to gain exclusive access to Beatport’s new music exclusives.
Since the launch of its streaming service and mobile apps earlier this year, Beatport now has more than 5 million registered users.
It adds about 25,000 new tracks a week through relationships with over 43,000 independent and major labels and has paid over $181 million to rights holders and electronic music creators since 2004.
Spotify has more than 20 million paying subscribers and more than 75 million active users.
“Millions of Spotify users are going to love this unique music and video content that only Beatport can bring,” said Ken Parks, Chief Content Officer, Spotify.
“Two billion times every month, our listeners discover an artist they’ve never heard of through a Spotify playlist.
“I’m really pleased that we can include Beatport’s new music exclusives to our deep catalogue of both rising and established artists.”Music Business Worldwide