Beatport have released a music streaming app today that allows users access to their vast library of music, and appears to be a move to fill the gap for a track-dedicated streaming service for the dance music industry.
The free app went live earlier today for Android and iOS, and incorporates a ticketing service via listings company Bandsintown and live video streaming service which will allow fans to watch DJ sets live.
“The evolution of Beatport involves far more than just streaming music,” said Greg Consiglio, President and COO of SFX in the official press statement. “We’ve built the definitive home of electronic music in all forms and formats, including festivals and events, streaming, music downloads and news and information available on web and mobile.”
First impressions of the app are very good. It’s straightforward, extremely easy to use and utilises the company’s massive library of music to good effect, allowing users to build a profile and ‘like’ certain tracks, though there doesn’t appear to be the option to buy music. The audio quality is unsurprisingly solid and their catalogue of listings comprehensive.
The app appears to be a attempt to become an efficient Spotify of sorts for dance music, and marks a big step forward for the company that was purchased by event promoters SFX in 2013