Beatport acquires music discovery portal LabelRadar
Online Dance Music Retailer Beatport acquired music discovery portal LabelRadar.
LabelRadar is a platform that introduces artists and their music to labels, and notifies them when their demo is played.
For record labels, says Beatport, LabelRadar provides “simplified access to a constant stream” of unsigned demos of various genres, submitted by artists around the world.
When an A&R team finds a track, they can view artist data, start a conversation and, after mutual confirmation, sign the track.
LabelRadar will join Hype and LabelBase as part of Beatport’s Music Services division, led by Alex Branson, SVP of Music Services, who has joined the company in February.
In the past, Beatport has worked alongside LabelRadar to run remix competitions featuring Carl Craig, Tiësto and Giolì & Assia through its “Opportunities” feature.
Through this partnership, this opportunities feature will continue to grow to increase collaboration across all levels of the dance music industry, Beatport says.
LabelRadar will allow Beatport to support artists and labels early in their music career, and further connect music services to Beatport’s global ecosystem.
LabelRadar was co-founded by Derek Clark (USA), Ed Brew (UK) and brothers Juan Ferreras (Argentina) and Sebastian Ferreras (Spain).
“LabelRadar has built an accessible product.”
Alex Branson, said, “LabelRadar streamlines the entire demo submission process.
“LabelRadar has created an accessible product that makes it easier for labels and publishers to review incoming demos, while ensuring that artists get their demos heard by the right potential partners who can immediately seize the opportunity to sign new music. .”
“Our mission is to build a division that can help artists and labels extend the reach and value of their music.”
Robb McDaniels, The Beatport Band
Robb McDaniels, CEO of The Beatport Group, added: “Our mission is to build a division that can help artists and labels extend the reach and value of their music by connecting to Beatport’s unique community, and he acquisition of LabelRadar becomes an important part of our suite of services.
“LabelRadar was born out of a shared dream of a more accessible, transparent and efficient music industry.”
Ed Brew and Derek Clark
Ed Brew and Derek Clark, Co-CEOs and Co-Founders, said, “LabelRadar was born out of a shared dream of a more accessible, transparent and efficient music industry for artists and labels of all sizes.
“Our platform makes it easy to submit, discover and sign unreleased music, fostering an ecosystem where great music can be quickly identified and it’s no longer a question of who you know in the industry.
“Having worked with the top-notch team at Beatport on several projects, we quickly recognized a shared vision, not just for what LabelRadar could become, but for the future of the music industry as a whole.
“By partnering with Beatport, we are unlocking the true potential of our ecosystem by intensifying our development efforts, tapping into their vast network of industry relationships and further expanding the value we can deliver to our users.
“We’re excited to embark on the next chapter of our journey and continue to make sure no music goes under the radar again.”The music industry around the world
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