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Beatport buys streaming-for-DJs platform Pulselocker

By | Published on Thursday 5 April 2018


Dance music download platform Beatport has acquired Pulselocker, the DJ-centric streaming service that ceased operations late last year.

Pulselocker allowed DJs to access music to include in their sets. It integrated with various DJ software and hardware systems, worked offline, and reported usage back to rights owners. As a result of the deal, Beatport plans to utilise Pulselocker’s patented technology within its own planned streaming service later this year.

Billboard quotes¬†Beatport CEO Robb McDaniels as saying: “Pulselocker spent years developing an innovative solution that provides DJs with the flexibility to access the content they want when they want it – all through the DJ software they want to use – while providing copyright holders with the security and tracking mechanisms to calculate royalty payments”.

He added: “Beatport is committed to delivering the best tools to create a more seamless and interoperable user experience for our massive ecosystem of DJs, and Pulselocker accelerates our timeline to deliver just that type of product”.

Beatport dabbled with streaming once before, but then cut back its offering to just the original download store. Though that was while parent company SFX was in the process of collapsing. The digital firm is now a subsidiary of LiveStyle, the dance music focused business that emerged out of SFX’s bankruptcy.