Beatport and Twitch have announced a partnership that will enable Beatport to bring more exclusive music and programming to its Twitch channel.
With over 140,000 followers, Beatport has seen 48 million views on marathon livestream events like ReConnect (to benefit COVID-19 Relief) and a fundraiser for the Beirut explosion, as well as festival partnerships including Glastonbury, Movement Detroit, Junction 2 and Creamfields.
Outside of the bigger festival partnerships and ReConnect events, Beatport will now also produce several weekly show formats showcasing some of the best talent in electronic music.
A centerpiece of the programming will be called “The Residency.” Each month on Thursday evenings, Beatport will be giving the reins to one artist to host their own residency and curate each session fitting their artistic vision. Artists like Maya Jane Coles (pictured above), Eats Everything, Kerri Chandler, Nastia, WhoMadeWho and Sama’ Abdulhadi are slated for residencies over the next few months. According to the announcement, diversity will play a vital role in Beatport’s Twitch and editorial content, offering collaborations with a diverse representation of electronic music creators and performers.