Beatport Link is a music subscription service that gives you access to view and streams a huge catalogue originally from Beatport straight into your Dj Software. At the moment you are able to stream songs and mixes through Pioneers Dj’s Rekordbox DJ and WeDJ. It is mentioned that soon it will have an integration with Virtual DJ, making for a wider audience. To start enjoying their services you will have to subscribe and make a profile on the Beatport site and add a couple of songs to a playlist. After creating your first playlist you can now head to Beatport Link inside your DJ app where you will have to log in and search for your playlist.
This services would not let you export the music to your hard drive but it will link directly to your Rekordboc Dj in performance mode. This means that it’s important for you to know that you will not be able to export the music to use with CDJs and XDJs. There are three options or tiers to subscribe on Beatport Link, the first and basic will let you stream songs, make playlists for $14.99/month. The second tear is Beatport Link Pro which has all the above mentioned plus the ability to save 50 songs for offline use for $39.99/month, And the last tear Beatport Link Pro+ will get you all of the above mentioned plus 100 songs on the offline locker to let you access when you have no internet. They can all be saved on your DJ software.
There are over six million songs in the Beatport Catalogue, no wonder its the largest dance music provider in the world. With Beatport Link it feels like the future of DJing is the implementation of streaming incorporated into your DJ software, although you will not be able to edit or load these songs to your Daw or play them in performance or public space, which is a major drawback.