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Stayin’ Alive: Beatport might just survive after all

Citing "dramatically improved" financial health, SFX decides to keep Beatport under its control.

How to Fix Beatport? Make Money

There have been a couple of relevant pieces published in the last few days about Beatport, by knowledgeable people who have some skin in...

Why Dance Music Streaming Failed

About 18 months ago, as hastily-assembled EDM conglomerate SFX became more and more obvious about transforming its Beatport digital download store into a streaming...

Beatport Streaming Crashes & Burns

Leading dance music digital download and streaming site Beatport announced today a critical shutdown of services as the once independent unit tries to navigate...

The Rumors of SFX’s Death Are Greatly Exaggerated

The schadenfreude is dripping like blueberry vodka from a supersoaker. Seemingly every person alive with a bone to pick with Beatport, with EDM festivals...

The Record Store’s Revenge: Hard Times for MP3 Sellers

Unless you're Amazon and the market takes your lack of interest in making a profit with good-hearted cheer, this is a tough time to...

Beatport Suspends Label Payments

Beatport has notified label owners (in a rather cheeky manner) that it is suspending all payments owed to label owners that sell on the...

Beatport Partners With Spotify

The streaming world continues to shift and warp, this time teaming up two ostensible competitors in the name of taking on Apple's curated playlists. Beatport...

Remix This: SoundCloud to Place Ads On Your Uploads

If you've been frustrated while navigating SoundCloud's draconian takedown process, this news may surprise you. SoundCloud may begin making your upload a streaming advertisement...

Ready or Not, Beatport Turns to Streaming

Beatport has confirmed that it is launching a new Beatport streaming service starting next year. What does this mean for labels that sell on...

Inside the Greenroom Ep #1: The Death of Digital Music?

Welcome to Inside the Greenroom, a new podcast from 5 Magazine. Join our Editor-in-Chief Czarina Mirani with Managing Editor Terry Matthew as they run...

Will Beatport Turn Into The Next SoundCloud?

SFX Entertainment has purchased Listn, a combination streaming/aggregation and social networking app, and will immediately shut the app down by the end of the...

Everyone Is A DJ. And It’s Only Going To Get Worse.

Blame it on Afrojack, dance music's answer to Nickelback. He made it all so easy, and so lucrative for how easy it is -...

Some of Your Friends Are Already This Broke: The Problem With...

"Some of your friends are probably already this fucked." That's how Steve Albini concluded "The Problem with Music", his famous essay breaking down the malevolent...

Relentless EDM Borg Buys Chicago’s React Presents and Clubtix

Planet-devouring EDM borg SFX has agreed to purchase one of the Midwest's largest independent dance music promoters. SFX and its ageless, hairless leader, Robert F.X....

Beatport Amplify Sells Homepage Space to the Highest Bidder

Beatport has announced that they will begin selling "sponsored" banner positions on their homepage for prices starting at $2000. The program, called Beatport Amplify, was...

How to Become a SoundCloud Superstar, One Fake Fan at a...

Fake views, fake plays, fake fans, fake followers and fake friends - the mainstream music industry has long been about "buzz" over achievement, fame...

Beatport Sold to EDM Mogul Robert FX Sillerman

With faceless artists making disposable tracks based on anonymous samples for a dishonest percentage of a pathetic gross, it's somehow appropriate that Beatport has...

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