Support Independent Electronic Music Artists With Beatport's New Weekly Playlist

Discovering talented producers before they headline festivals is one of the most exciting and rewarding experiences for any fans of dance music. Now, finding underground artists is even easier thanks to Beatport.

The company will plug them in their new playlist, “Best New Independent Artists,” which will update weekly to illuminate promising talents without access to the big-budget backing of a major label. The groundbreaking playlist, which Beatport says is the first of its kind, will benefit both fans who want to discover new songs as well as the artists behind them, who will connect with new audiences around the world.

Beatport is collaborating with independent artist distribution partners like TuneCore, DistroKid and Music Hub to curate the playlist, according to a press release. These three partners are now actively accepting music submissions from independent artists who are looking to expand their reach.

Beatport CEO Robb McDaniels and TuneCore CEO Andreea Gleeson.

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It’s no secret that major labels wield their influence to market their artists and blitz the electronic music scene, making it particularly difficult for new artists to find their footing when promoting their music. By spotlighting the craft of emerging talent, Beatport is empowering them to forge connections within their strong DJing community.

“By curating a dedicated space for independent electronic music artists, Beatport is not only providing a platform for discovery but also ensuring that standout self-produced artists receive the recognition and compensation they deserve from the get-go,” said Raphael Pujol, Beatport’s Vice President of Global Curation.

“While other platforms may struggle with the distribution of small payments to artists with fewer streams,” she added, “our focus remains firmly on furthering the voices of independent creators and fostering a more equitable ecosystem for electronic music.

Listen to Beatport’s “Best New Independent Artists” playlist here.

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