In an interview with DJ tech tools,Terry Weerasinghe, VP of Marketing, Beatport will be updating their genre classification system. While the store has been around for over 12 years, the genre classification system has remained very similar from it’s launch date. “This is something that the public has been asking for, and hands up, we’ve heard them,” Weerasinghe said.
Beatport has teamed up with powerful players in the music industry to help them add genres to their classification system. Which includes Kompakt, Spinnin, Toolroom, Aus, and multiple DJ’s. “We’ll be conducting an audio survey where we play our new genres to DJs who’ll give us feedback as to whether or not this is the right way forward,” Weerasinghe said.
Weerasinghe also noted Beatport will be launching a pre-order system, one of the most request features on Beatport.
Read the full interview here.