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Beatport has today released a mobile app for iOS and Android devices that allows you to enjoy Beatport on the go.

The app marks a change in direction for the digital retailer which since being bought by EDM goliath SFX, has struggled to keep pace with the change in music consumption from downloads to streaming.

The app sees the launch of two new features – Beatport Live and Beatport Shows. Live allow users to watch live and recorded streams of DJs, with the promise of all DJs being able to stream their own shows in the near future. Whilst, Beatport Shows is billed as the most robust EDM-centric calendar and is populated alongside concert tracker Bandsintown.

“The evolution of Beatport involves far more than just streaming music,” said Greg Consiglio, President and COO of SFX.

“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.”

With the first-ever official Beatport mobile app, Beatport users can:

  • Discover millions of new tracks and music from thousands of labels with new music being added daily
  • Access and stream all the charts and playlists available on Beatport.com
  • Stream any track “hearted” on the Beatport service, as well as view any DJ, event, or other profile marked as favorites.
  • Browse events and explore performances near them using their smartphone’s location features, with links out to ticketing options.

“The release of the new Beatport marks the first step towards an aggressive and ambitious roadmap ahead,” said Beatport Chief Product Officer Richard Ziade.

“In the months to follow and on a regular basis, features will be added across the Beatport suite of products. The aim is twofold, to bring more features and functionality to fans of electronic dance music, and to empower both fans and artists to bring their own forms of expression to the platform.”

Andrew Rafter

Andrew Rafter is the editor and founder of Harder Blogger Faster.