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Beatport Axes Streaming Service and More In Latest Plans

Following SFX Entertainment's bankruptcy, many of you were questioning what exactly would happen to Beatport.

In a statement released yesterday, Beatport said that they will be shutting down the streaming service and mobile app, along with Beatport News, the Events section and Video livestreaming platform as of May 13, 2016. Also, it appears that the auction process is suspended as well.

The statement reads:

When Beatport was acquired three years ago, part of the vision was to create a broad digital platform for DJs to engage fans of electronic music wherever they may be. The original Beatport Store and the Beatport brand became the foundation for this vision, upon which we added a streaming music service, mobile app, a video livestreaming platform, and a relaunched News and media property.

We have learned through this process… that in our effort to be so many different things, we lost focus on bringing the best possible service and capabilities to our most loyal customers: the DJ community. As such, we have determined to invest in what is most important to our business and our customers, rather than adding yet another choice to a sea of streaming services.

Update: In addition to these issues with Beatport, it also seems that Spinnin' Records is no longer available on Beatport.

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