The Spotify pact is arguably the biggest yet for Beatport, which is trying to expand beyond its one-stop shop reputation to create a whole distribution network. It's also important for Spotify, which could use Beatport as a counter to Apple Music's discovery features. The Apple service already has both legions of its own electronic music playlists as well as curators like DJ Mag -- this wouldn't be a direct equivalent, but it would give you an incentive to come back and explore music you otherwise wouldn't have heard.
Beatport might be the first place you visit if you want to hear a DJ's latest single or remix, but it's no longer quite as exclusive as it used to be. The service has struck a deal to bring its music and video to Spotify, including tunes that were previously exclusives. Moreover, this isn't just a content dump -- Beatport parent SFX is promising that it'll have a "unique program" on Spotify, and that this represents the first real team-up between Spotify and another streaming music platform.
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