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    Default Beatport releases - new or not so new?

    Apologies if this has been covered before.

    Can someone explain to me how beatport releases work? When I am looking for music on beatport i select the genre I want, select view tracks and listen to everything starting with the newest first. I have however found repeated instances of items that were released today actually came out 6 months or even a year ago. I have also seen the odd case of a track being listed as released today at $2.49, only to run into the same track on beatport released a year back and offered for sale at $1.49.

    Good music is good music but I want to know that if something is advertised as released today that it's not in fact just a re-release.
    Am i missing something here?

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    are you using the old beatport site?

    i use the new beta one and don't have this problem

    i aint used the old one since the beta (non flash) came out so cant really help
    but on the new site its fine.

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    I have been using the next beta for a while now. Purchased a track on "day of release" 2 nights ago. Was looking for a youtube link to share it with friends this morning, only to find it was released in 2010!
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    beatport has a system that not even beatport understands. Same track, different label - different price? 'Exclusive' releases that are available elsewhere? 'New' re-releases? Bizarre genre allocation? Nevermind the PATHETIC copyright restrictions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by smittten View Post
    I have been using the next beta for a while now. Purchased a track on "day of release" 2 nights ago. Was looking for a youtube link to share it with friends this morning, only to find it was released in 2010!
    The new beta site is more buggy than a rainforest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JonathanBlake View Post
    beatport has a system that not even beatport understands. Same track, different label - different price? 'Exclusive' releases that are available elsewhere? 'New' re-releases? Bizarre genre allocation? Nevermind the PATHETIC copyright restrictions.
    Haha, yeah the genre allocation, I just saw one single track on 3 different labels with a different genre description each time
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    Sometimes it goes by when it was released on beatport or when the release it's on this time was released. If it's not the artists original single or album then I wouldn't trust the release date on any site.
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    - Territory restrictions may not come especially from beatport but from the deals labels may do with one or different distributors. It may also come from the deal asked from one or another contractor.
    - different labels may release the same track(s) sometimes at different times, sometimes you have access to the same release from two different labels but selling at a different prices because of their prices policy.
    - some labels specialises in re-releasing 'older' tracks, or even a track can be released by the same label but in remastered version or whatever fancy reason.
    - exclusives may be for a territory, a period of time, a format, whatever really
    - genre allocation is tricky for a lot of tracks unless you're using sub-genres of sub-genres of sub-genres, etc...

    That's not really new, certainly not coming only from Beatport's fault. That was the case before with vinyl too (I used to work for a distributor in France for a short period of time). The main difference here is that we get a more global view on what's going on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yul View Post
    - Territory restrictions may not come especially from beatport but from the deals labels may do with one or different distributors. It may also come from the deal asked from one or another contractor.
    - different labels may release the same track(s) sometimes at different times, sometimes you have access to the same release from two different labels but selling at a different prices because of their prices policy.
    - some labels specialises in re-releasing 'older' tracks, or even a track can be released by the same label but in remastered version or whatever fancy reason.
    - exclusives may be for a territory, a period of time, a format, whatever really
    - genre allocation is tricky for a lot of tracks unless you're using sub-genres of sub-genres of sub-genres, etc...

    That's not really new, certainly not coming only from Beatport's fault. That was the case before with vinyl too (I used to work for a distributor in France for a short period of time). The main difference here is that we get a more global view on what's going on.
    I now feel the need to drop all this drum and bass stuff and start playing classic disco so I can call myself Fancy Reason - best DJ name ever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by smittten View Post
    I now feel the need to drop all this drum and bass stuff and start playing classic disco so I can call myself Fancy
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