SFX files for chapter 11 Bankruptcy, what does this mean for Beatport?

Label Engine News, Updates

The Dance Music universe woke up today to the news that SFX, parent company of Dance Music digital store Beatport, filed for chapter 11 Bankruptcy as part of a Restructuring Support Agreement that will eliminate more than $300 million in debt. Naturally comments and emails started pouring in from concerned record label owners and artists trying to get some clarity …

Soundcloud introduces Stations and Charts

Label Engine News, Updates

Soundcloud has been making progress in turning its site to appeal more to the normal everyday fan, recently adding “Stations” which will allow users of the SoundCloud app for iOS and Android to create radio stations based on what they are listening to, searching for or what is in their collections. Appealing to the masses and not just industry people …

Beatport clarifies the difference between Promotional Activity and Chart Cheating

Label Engine News, Updates

Every distributor and Beatport partner received this morning an email that looks to clarify the guidelines of what is an acceptable Promotional Campaign that encourages fans to buy tracks in exchange for something and what is considered an attempt to “game” the charts to unfairly gain a better ranking in the top 100. This has always been a controversial topic, …

Akazoo and Forj Digital added to our network of stores

Label Engine Updates

We are pleased to announce the addition of Akazoo and Forj Digital to our network of stores. Akazoo is a streaming and digital download platform that integrates music with a social media experience, allowing users to integrate their Facebook accounts with the platform to follow users and share the music they love. With over 20 million available song in the …

New Label Engine Updates: 1001Tracklists Integration, Soundcloud Like & Repost, Social Media Info and More

Label Engine General, Help, News, Updates

November was a busy month for us and as always we’ve been busy working on new features for the Label Engine system: – 1001Tracklists Integration We’ve partnered with 1001Tracklists.com to allow you to keep an eye on which DJs are playing your tracks. 1001Tracklists is a user generated database containing listings of every radio show and major performance by the …

Rdio and Beats Music to shut down

Label Engine Updates

Music streaming service Rdio has filed for bankruptcy protection in the U.S. and will be shutting down its doors for good. Pandora, who has been in the radio streaming service for over 15 years has bought “key” components of the soon-to-die company. There is still some doubts as to what will happen with pending royalties owed but we have stopped …

Spotify introduces “Fan Insights” a free analytics tool for Artists

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Spotify has announced today the introduction of “Spotify Fan Insights”, an analytics tool that will allow Artists better understand how fans interact with their music. Best of all? the tool is available completely for free! Spotify has long been the “king” of streaming music and it has become an important platform for Artists and Labels to continue to showcase their …

Important: Beatport, iTunes and Spotify Holidays deliveries deadlines

Label Engine Updates

Updated November 24, 2015 The Holidays are upon us and like every year, Beatport and iTunes have sent to us deliveries deadlines for content you wish to have available through the holidays. Beatport’s delivery freeze starts December 10th, that means the last day to deliver any content to Beatport you wish to have available in the store before January 12th …

You can now create your own Playlists at Beatport

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Great news for those hoping to get the most our of their Beatport “Streaming” effort. Beatport announced a couple of days ago the official introduction of “Playlists”, which will allow all labels, artists and fans to create their own curated music list for listening or promotion purposes. The news are very much welcome but are of no surprise to anyone, …

Youtube’s new subscription service “Youtube Red” now available

Label Engine News, Updates

Youtube’s new subscription service now known as “Youtube Red” is (finally) available in the United States. The official announcement, which came October 21st was of no surprise to anyone, rumors around the service had been going on for over a year and it is a great option for those that were hoping for options that would allow them to play …