Looking at the Beatport store, most artists and labels think, “I want my release featured in a banner!” Here’s some good news: all Symphonic Distribution clients can be considered for these placements. Releases spotlighted on Beatport are there based on editorial decisions made by Beatport—these are not paid placements.
In order to be considered for featured placement in the sought-after site, you must remember to complete a featured release form in the content portal for us to be able to review all the details.
Timing is KEY! Remember to deliver your release to us at least 4 weeks before the release goes live. In addition to having the details in time, Beatport will be looking at what promotional efforts the label or artist are implementing. So what exactly are they looking for and what do you need to send us or your music distributor?
To be considered for genre and homepage banners your request should include all relevant information:
- Marketing efforts
- Radio support
- DJ support
- Social media support
Also include details on:
- Where do you plan to post about this release?
- Please indicate the reach/fans on Facebook/Twitter/Newsletter/YouTube
- Who will support this release? Please indicate the reach on Facebook/Twitter/Newsletter/YouTube
- Are you planning to link to Beatport directly?
- Are you planning to link to other platforms?
All these items will be crucial and will let Beatport know of the marketing efforts you as a label or artist are doing in order for the release to be successful.
Best of luck and hit us up if you have any questions!