|By Business Wire||
|April 11, 2014 01:16 PM EDT||
Beatport, an SFX Entertainment, Inc. company (NASDAQ: SFXE) and the principal online destination for the electronic music community of DJ/Producers and fans, announced it has developed a new, broad API (Application Programming Interface) that will elevate and advance all elements of Electronic Music Culture.
The API provides access to the millions of electronic music tracks, mixes, and more available in the Beatport catalog, plus Beatport’s user-generated database of live dance music events. The API will evolve to include upcoming Beatport consumer features as well as key, select data and analytics which will provide a framework for developers to create new and exciting web, mobile and other apps and services.
Beatport is now seeking a few select partners to explore and collaborate on this open API. The API will extend the next-generation Beatport platform, allowing for collaboration that is consistent with the very essence of electronic music.
“Beatport represents the cutting edge of what’s breaking in the world of electronic music,” said Richard Ziade, Chief Product Officer of SFX Entertainment. “With this API, we’re expanding that platform and opening it up to partners who want to feel the pulse of this exciting space for themselves. The best way to expand the revolution that is electronic music, while maintaining the integrity and authenticity of what makes Beatport the definitive source of that music, is through this open API. We have built a robust API that will roll out over the next months as new ways to access Beatport are developed. We can’t wait to see what open access brings to fans, DJs, and producers worldwide."
“Beatport’s reach and influence in the electronic music space among both DJs and fans is unparalleled,” added Kevin Lee, CEO & Co-founder of headphone and speaker manufacturer SOL REPUBLIC. “The ability to tap into that community and improve the music experience for companies like SOL REPUBLIC is incredibly exciting.”
Developers interested in learning more about the API and creating apps, websites, and mobile experiences around Electronic Music Culture, visit http://developers.beatport.com.
Beatport, an SFX Entertainment Inc. company, is the world’s leading online provider of music, tools and resources customized for the unique needs and demands of DJs. Available in more than 230 countries, our flagship digital music service features high-definition dance tracks—from the latest exclusives to deep catalogue cuts—by the world’s top and emerging artists. As a result, our sales charts serve as the industry barometer for what tracks are currently jumping in the clubs before crossing over into the mainstream. The Beatport platform also offers tools to help DJs manage their careers, promote their productions and performances, and connect with the largest community of qualified fans on the planet. Founded in 2004, Beatport is based in Denver, CO, with offices in Los Angeles, Berlin and Tokyo. In March 2013, Beatport became part of the SFX network of companies focused on Electronic Music Culture.
About SFX Entertainment
SFX Entertainment, Inc. is the largest global producer of live events and digital entertainment content focused exclusively on electronic music culture (EMC) and other world-class festivals. SFX's mission is to provide electronic music fans with the best possible live experiences, music discovery, media and digital connectivity. SFX was borne out of the technology revolution and produces and promotes a growing portfolio of live events that includes leading brands such as Tomorrowland, TomorrowWorld, Mysteryland, Sensation, Stereosonic, Electric Zoo, Disco Donnie Presents, Life in Color, Rock in Rio, Nature One, Mayday, Decibel, Q-Dance and React Presents, as well as the innovative ticketing service Flavorus. SFX also operates Beatport, the principal online resource for EMC DJs and a trusted destination for the growing EMC community to discover and stream music, follow DJs and keep abreast of news, information and events, in addition to offering year-round entertainment to EMC fans around the globe through other digital assets.
Forward Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements regarding our business strategy and plans, which are subject to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are only predictions and may differ materially from actual results due to a variety of factors including: our ability to close the acquisition of our planned acquisition targets; our ability to integrate the companies we have acquired and plan to acquire in the future; our belief that the EMC community will grow; our ability to increase the number of festivals and events we produce and their attendance; our ability to pay our debts and meet our liquidity needs; competition; our ability to manage growth and geographically-dispersed operations; and our ability to grow our online properties. We refer you to the documents we file from time to time with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, specifically the section titled “Item 1A. Risk Factors” of our most recent Annual Report filed on Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and our Current Reports on Form 8-K, which contain and identify other important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in our projections or forward-looking statements. In addition, any forward-looking statements contained herein are based on assumptions that we believe to be reasonable as of this date. We undertake no obligation to update these statements as a result of new information or future events, except as required by law.
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