Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Beatport 4.0

Beatport is a phenomenon of modern dance music. For better or worse, it has been a pioneer and leader in dance music culture's changing dynamic in embracing true digitalism.

"Independent music is the soul of the music industry. These artists and labels are the true believers in the sound and deserve all the credit. Beatport is just a platform to deliver their music to the masses."
Jonas Tempel, founder and CEO

"Beatport 4.0 will launch early 2009. Official release date coming soon."
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Beatport 4.0 : We want to hear your ideas.

"We are at the beginning stages of planning for the next version of As you can imagine, we have tons of great ideas. Things that we’ve been planning for quite some time, and things that are brand new ideas. But we’d really like to hear from you, the user community. What are your ideas?

The task of updating and developing Beatport from initial ideas to public launch is quite a long process. Honestly, they are some of the most intense times around the office. It’s hard to limit the amount of crazy ideas we are capable of creating — there are so many things that can be done on the internet these days. It’s hard to narrow it down to a list of things that will truly add value to each user’s shopping experience.

New technologies, new design techniques, Web 2.0, Web 3.0 — it all comes into play. To help, we’ve assembled a talented team of interface designers, DJs, producers and developers to help make sure the next version of Beatport is amazing. The process is just too big, there is no way we can think of every opportunity to improve the site, which is why we’re reaching out to get our community of loyal users involved from day one.

We are looking for input to help our team map out the future and come up with the next features that will become Beatport 4.0. These features can be track-related, search engine improvements, navigation ideas, new widgets, new desktop applications, etc. Internally, we’ve come up with great ideas on how to make MyBeatport better and help users find the music they love faster. There are even some good ideas on how to make the pre-listening player better. From top to bottom, there are dozens of potential improvements that can be made to the shopping experience.

But that is enough about our ideas. If you have a minute, please give us a few of your ideas and requests. We are all looking forward to hearing your thoughts and contributions towards the future of Beatport"

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