Beatport and Denon DJ have entered into a licensing partnership that will result in a full integration of the Beatport LINK subscription service for DJs, including its proprietary locker technology, into Denon DJ’s Prime Series DJ hardware.
The companies plan to make this integration available before the end of 2019.
Beatport LINK launched in beta on May 14 with a 30 day free trial.
Beatport says that the partnership will also introduce the first-ever service that allows DJs to take tracks offline and store them directly on the Denon DJ hardware.
Offline storage will be made available as part of two forthcoming plans: Beatport LINK PRO (allowing DJs to save up to 50 tracks in an offline locker) and Beatport LINK PRO+ (allowing DJs to save up to 100 tracks in an offline locker).
“WE ARE PROUD TO DEVELOP THE FIRST MUSIC SERVICE THAT INTEGRATES OFFLINE STORAGE DIRECTLY INTO DJ HARDWARE. BEATPORT LINK PERFECTLY COMPLEMENTS OUR DOWNLOAD STORE, GIVING CUSTOMERS THE CHANCE TO MIX THEIR OWN COLLECTIONS WITH OUR ENTIRE CATALOG.”
ROBB MCDANIELS, BEATPORT
Beatport and Denon DJ’s rollout will also include the much-anticipated launch of Beatsource LINK.
Beatport and DJcity joined forces in early 2019 to develop Beatsource, a digital music service for open format DJs.
Similar to Beatport, Beatsource offers both a download store and the new Beatsource LINK subscription service, which will be available within the Prime Series units.
Beatport’s CEO, Robb McDaniels, said: “We are proud to develop the first music service that integrates offline storage directly into DJ hardware. Beatport LINK perfectly complements our download store, giving customers the chance to mix their own collections with our entire catalog.”
“The forthcoming offline storage capabilities will set a new precedent, allowing DJs to store a limited set list from our catalog directly within their Denon DJ hardware.
“You can expect additional software and hardware integrations coming every few months throughout 2019.”