Dal-Tech wrote:I'm going off what I've read researching music aggregators and don't share your taste in the Delsin label.patrick bateman wrote:You are right. All the Delsin labels follow that example, sorry.
and from what I heard, it didn't actually have to do with sales regarding those distributors that got the sack.
RA Forum: Beatport increases quality control, cuts labels
http://wearethemusicindustry.blogspot.c ... tport.html
In order to actually get on Beatport in the first place you'll either need to be:
An Established Artist with provable high volume sales
A Record label with an established roster of Artists
Signed to A record label or
Accessing them via one of the distributors such as Tunecore.
In the case of 4. Even THAT does not guarantee your access to Beatport. Beatport can reject your music if it doesn't live up to their editorial standards. But certainly if you're interested in setting up your own label and want to take on the financial and time burden that comes in tandem then it's the way to go.
Conversely Beatport's "Quality Control" actually works to your advantage. That they are culling labels naturally reduced competition, whilst it reassures the public that they are not getting a situation like on myspace where they could spend hours wading through tracks that simply aren't any good. From a marketing perspective this makes Beatport very attractive - the brand is a seal of "Quality". This also narrows it's marketing reach.
Delsin was just an example of 'quality' music, take some of your own fave labels, and they are probably on Beatport too.
The above you state was put into action because there was a huge demand from the public that Beatport did some kind of quality control, because of the massive amount of music on there. Then after they put this into effect, people start moaning about it and slash them for it.
Why don't you talk bad about the other digital shops that also are picky on who they want to sell in their shop?
Fair enough you don't like Beatport, but it's just annoying to see that the things you moan about is primarily not true...