Today, Beatport and music-ID app developer Shazam announced a deal to add the entire Shazam catalog to the Shazam database, allowing DJs and fans to more easily and quickly identify dance tracks they’re hearing simply by holding up their phones.
Beatport ingests some 20,000 new tracks every week, about a third of which are exclusively available before any other retailer gets them. By providing these songs to Shazam, we’re ensuring that clubgoers can immediately discover new songs the very same weekend they debut in the club. This is especially important for our independent label partners and suppliers. We have deals in place with more than 3,600 suppliers representing over 20,000 labels that Shazam may not ever get around to striking deals with directly.