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SFX Isn't Selling Beatport After All

The restructuring of the webstore "dramatically improved its profitability" so SFX has decided to hang on to it.
Anna Codrea-Rado
7.25.16
Features

The Rise and Fall—and Resurrection?—of Beatport

Three DJs set out to create the world's best webstore for dance music. Then the EDM boom happened.
Jemayel Khawaja
7.22.16
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Beatport to Shut Down All of Its Services Except the Original Store

This includes the streaming service, mobile app, Beatport News, video livestreaming platform, and their events section.
Alexander Iadarola
5.11.16
Features

Beatport's Former CEO Wants to Help You Not Get Sued for Your Bootleg Remixes

Metapop is a new company making it easier for artists, labels, and publishers to get paid fairly.
Benjamin Boles
4.15.16
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SFX Entertainment to Put Beatport up for Auction

The bankrupt company will also auction off Fame House, a digital marketing agency.
Alexander Iadarola
3.2.16
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TomorrowWorld 2016 Has Officially Been Cancelled

"Unfortunately in the current environment, it is not possible to give you the best and unique experience you deserve."
Alexander Iadarola
3.2.16
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Beatport Lost Millions of Dollars Last Year According to SFX Financial Report

The figures were revealed in the bankruptcy announcement of the digital retailer's parent company.
THUMP Canada Staff
2.18.16
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EDM Conglomerate SFX Entertainment Files for Bankruptcy

The dance music events company will be taken private and gain a new CEO in the process.
Alexander Iadarola
2.1.16
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Spotify Hit With $150 Million Lawsuit Over Unpaid Royalties

Is it too late to say sorry?
THUMP Canada Staff
12.30.15
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The New Payola: Chart-Rigging and Scams in the EDM Bubble

The difference between 100 plays and 100,000 plays is the same as it’s ever been: a briefcase full of bills.
Gigen Mammoser
9.25.15
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Beatport Apologizes to Label Partners And Promises Payment Next Week

Robert Sillerman, Chairman and CEO of SFX, adds that he "deeply embarrassed" by what happened.
Michelle Lhooq
8.10.15
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Beatport's New Embeddable Music Player Emerges During a Volatile Week For Streaming

The dance music megastore promises artists and rightholders will receive compensation for each stream.
David Garber
6.24.15
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