EMI signs up to Beatport

By | Published on Thursday 10 February 2011


EMI has done a licensing deal with Beatport, the dance-focused download store, making it the first major to start selling music via the digital platform, which has long been popular in the dance community. The deal means that music from dance labels within the EMI group, including Positiva and DFA, will now be available in the Beatport store.

Other EMI artists with dance leanings or club-orientated remixes will also appear, including The Chemical Brothers, David Guetta, Swedish House Mafia, Kraftwerk, Depeche Mode, Kylie Minogue, Gorillaz, Tinie Tempah, Daft Punk, The Japanese Popstars and LCD Soundsystem.

EMI’s VP Of Digital Business Development, Cosmo Lush, told CMU: “Beatport is one of the top names in dance music online and with their reach and customer base they bring a powerful new channel for dance music fans to discover and enjoy our artists’ music and catalogue”.

Meanwhile Beatport boss Matthew Adell added: “EMI’s catalogue is a significant addition to Beatport’s repertoire of the most influential and groundbreaking artists in the dance music space. We are thrilled to make such a rich and diverse catalogue available to our customers”.