Beatport Play: Beatport’s Remix Contest Website

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Beatport seems set on becoming a hub for DJs with today’s launch of a remix contest platform called Beatport Play. This new dedicated site features songs from top-tier talent like Steve Aoki and enables budding producers to get their work on a major label. We also have a inside look at the new Beatport “artist pages”, a DJ social network of sorts, which is currently in alpha. 

Beatport’s Remix Hub

Beatport’s new site, Beatport Play, ships with five brand new contests from big names like Steve Aoki, Chuckie, and Bingo Players. The remix rules are very similar to Beatport contests in the past – the producer provides the stems, and contestants remix the stems in their DAW and upload them to be voted upon. The grand prize winner is then chosen by the label who will ultimately release and distribute the winning remix.

The prizes include a Novation Twitch, Ableton 8, Pioneer monitors and more,  but getting a remix released on a major label is possibly the best prize. Just ask now-famous producers James Zabiela or Zedd, both of whom had their careers kickstarted in that very way.

We’d love to see some of you guys win these contests, so when you’re done, share your final product on our forums in the Mixes and Productions section to enlist our support!

Who’s Worried

There’s most certainly a cause for concern for two sites in particular who have created excellent remix platforms in the past, Find Remix and Remix Comps.

We’re not convinced that Beatport Play will run these sites off the web, but the draw of running an exclusive contest on Beatport Play is sure to appeal to artists and labels due to the massive amount of exposure. There could be room for everyone, however, with a Beatport focus on contests with major players, while the smaller outfits pick up less known artists.

What’s Next: Beatport’s DJs Pages

We’ve been watching an interesting new development coming from Beatport in the next few months, Beatport DJs. Our initial take is that it’s a super simple social network for DJs, allowing them to create a page showing off their Bio, SoundCloud Tracks, and Beatport Charts. While at the moment it’s easy to say that this is just another listing site for DJs, it is also important to remember that Facebook seemed like just another social network when it first started.

The power of having a profile with “beatport.com” in the URL is certainly worth something.. The image above is an alpha version profile from Morgan Page. The service is in early alpha at the moment, with no word on when the public beta will start – but we’ll get you the inside scoop before anyone else!

Click here to get details about Beatport Play

Our own Powertools remix contest is over February 5th so dont forget to enter that one.  How do you feel about contests in general? Are you excited about Beatport Play, or do remix contest platforms not interest you? 

  • Hi there, Diego Iglesias CEO of Findremix.com here.

    Findremix is not only a remix contest aggregator, but we also run our own remix competitions. Nitrous Oxide (Anjunabeats), Dusky (Anjunadeep), Sébastien Léger (Mistakes Music), Funk D’Void (Outpost)… are just a few artists who run their contests through my site.

    Besides that we list remix contests of electronic music (House, Techno, Progressive House, Dubstep and so on mainly) and post interesting articles about music production (Eelke Kleijn has dropped one), so I after a few thoughts it came to my mind that Beatport’s new site will benefit the “remix contests scene” 🙂

    Cheers

  • David Cummings

    Stems seem to be mp3 only…where’s the lossless?

  • Michael Nelson

    co star here and i welcome it just like we love and welcome remix comps . its hard to get single or ep singed by labels these days , due to most looking for the next david guetta or swedish house mafia hit , this is just another great door opening for us to have a way to get are music heard . there’s alot of great remixes out now thats not signed  at least this way we have a better chance of haven our music out 

  • We’re not worried, I, for one, welcome our new Beatport overlords!

  • Littlegreenmatt

    Matt, CEO of Beatport here. Our goal is to run off all other competition.

    • DonmecZ

      Nice! Are you guys hiring?

    • run off all other competition..ehmmm..what is the point ?

    • Campark43

      Site is great, was about to start soundclouding but might just use beatport. Other than the play/contest area, what makes ur site better?

  • Littlegreenmatt

    Matt, CEO of Beatport here.  I sure hope our platform does not slow down the Find Remix and Remix Comps sites.  They are valuable tools that I use all the time.  They are aggregators of various contests and opportunities for DJ’s and Producers and should continue to grow as more and more people play with music.  Cheers Everyone.

    • Anonymous

      Thanks for redoing your site in HTML, we really appreciate it 🙂

    • SmiTTTen

      Adding these additional dimensions to Beatport is certainly a smart move and caters well to DJs like me who spent 80% of their time on a handful of sites. It’s also an opportunity for Beatport to succeed where Apple did not. 

    • We’re not going anywhere, at Remix Comps we are just interested in collecting and listing the contests which includes Beatport. Considering that there are 5 contests open on Beatport and we’re listing 120 open remix contests at the moment shows that we’ve still got a job to do.

      We’re glad Beatport has gone for the free stems 🙂 When we’ve listed Beatport contests in the past they would usually get a comment on our site or two about not liking that you had to pay.

      Good luck Matt with Beatport Play!

  • Pok

    First!

  • Pok

    First!

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