Beatport Launches - Urban Music Download StoreBeatport, the recognized leader in electronic music downloads, announced today the world wide launch of, an urban music download store modeled after Beatport’s success in the electronic music market place, will provide access to high quality, legal music downloads, with a focus on premium urban and hip hop music content.

The online store will utilize all of Beatport’s current technology including:

DRM free downloads in multiple formats, instant download shopping, advanced search, language localization, and unique music browsing features.

“Over the last four years Beatport has helped change how DJs and enthusiasts purchase electronic music around the globe”, said Jonas Tempel, Beatport’s CEO. “Our goal with Beatsource is to provide users with the same easy to use shopping experience and an unprecedented music catalog of urban music and DJ tools”.

The music catalog includes Beatsource digital exclusives with DJ Rectangle and Milkcrate Records, new releases

from Big Dada, KOCH, Nervous, Delicious Vinyl, Stones Throw, and over 800 of the world’s top urban labels. In addition, Beatsource will offer hard to find DJ classics from artists like Madlib, Dizzee Rascal, J DIlla, Jazzy Jeff, KRS-One and more, available for download today. Track prices range from $1.49 to $2.49 based on the music’s exclusivity, file format and release date.

Beatsource is celebrating its launch by awarding over $10,000 in prizes through their ‘Great Launch Giveaway’. Any newly registered user who joins Beatsource before March 15, 2008, will be automatically entered into a giveaway with the chance to win one of three great prize packages from Apple, Pioneer, Native Instruments and

Beatsource’s online music store features:

  • DRM free downloads in multiple file formats: 320kbps MP3s, 192kbps Mp4s, and WAV
  • Supports: Traktor Scratch, Serato, Torq, iPod and all other DJ playback devices
  • Song types: acappellas, instrumentals, clean, dirty, and other hard to find remixes
  • Instant download or shop by crate
  • Top 10 Charts from the industry’s leading artists and labels
  • Music from over 800 urban labels
  • Advanced search
  • Custom Artist/Label pages featuring top downloads
  • Multiple languages: English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, and Japanese

About Beatsource/ Beatport:

Beatsource is the first legal online digital retailer specializing in the global sound of urban music. As a member of the Beatport family, Beatsource is designed to service the evolution of digital music culture - redefining how DJs and enthusiasts acquire their music. allows users to access the world of urban music through secure, legal, hi-speed, high quality downloads in MP3, MP4 and WAV formats on a pay per download basis.

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