A-Trak joins Beatsource Board of Managers

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Alain Macklovitch (aka A-Trak) has joined the Board of Managers for Beatsource, the new digital music service for open-format DJs.

Beatsource, a joint venture between Beatport and DJcity, is launching its online download store in September.

A-Trak is a Grammy-nominated DJ, turntablist, producer, and record label executive.

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His label Fool’s Gold was founded in 2007 and is credited for developing the careers of artists such as Kid Cudi, Danny Brown, and Flosstradamus.

After the launch of the Beatsource online store in September, the company is planning to release Beatsource LINK by the end of the year, which will allow DJs to stream in online of offline mode.

The company is also planning to integrate the DJcity “promo pool” service into LINK early in 2020.

“Both Beatport and DJcity have been vital to the health of DJ culture for many years, and I’m honored to work with their teams to bring some great products to market.”

 A-Trak

A-Trak said: “Genre-specific stores don’t reflect the DJ landscape anymore.

“The open-format DJ community has needed a home where we can find all the music we need, curated by like-minded people we respect.

“Both Beatport and DJcity have been vital to the health of DJ culture for many years, and I’m honored to work with their teams to bring some great products to market.”

“Alain’s artistic and creative perspective will be hugely valuable to Beatsource as we roll out a series of next generation music products in the coming months.”

Robb McDaniels, Beatport

Beatport CEO Robb McDaniels added: “There aren’t many DJs that can effortlessly and elegantly move between the electronic and open-format DJ communities, but Alain is one of the few, and we are excited for him to join our Board.

“Alain’s artistic and creative perspective will be hugely valuable to Beatsource as we roll out a series of next generation music products in the coming months.