Beatport pays indies, insists 'majors did not get preferential treatment'

Tom Pakinkis

Beatport has confirmed that label supplier payments will be processed this week.

The EDM digital retailer said that it “deeply regrets” any hardship caused by delayed payments “especially [for] independent labels and artists, who are the lifeblood of electronic music”.

Beatport also said that majors – which were paid before independents, it was revealed last week – did not get preferential treatment.

“While the majority of payments were delayed, some payments were made before the hold went into effect, and ...

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