New App From Beatport Turns the iPad Into the Ultimate Mobile Mashup Machine

Mashbox Unlocks the Opportunity for You to Play With Music

DENVER--()--Today, Beatport (http://www.beatport.com), the world’s largest music store for DJs, announced the launch of Mashbox, an iPad app that allows music fans to create custom mashups by combining tracks from some of the world’s leading artists including Moby, Tone-Loc, and Tiësto, Diplo and Busta Rhymes.

Mashbox blends old school aesthetic and new beats with a 70’s mixing board look and a variety of music to play with. Got a few minutes? Then you have time to play with the ultimate mobile mashup machine. From electronic dance music to hip-hop, alternative and more, the continually growing Mashbox music library provides instant access to putting a personal spin on top songs from a diverse collection of artists.

“Making music is a powerful form of self-expression and pathway for exploring creativity,” said Matthew Adell, CEO of Beatport. “Mashbox is the opportunity to mashup music that many fans have been waiting for. With Mashbox, all you need is an iPad and the curiosity to discover how elements of different songs fit together.”

Mashbox allows you to:

  • Get Started Right Away: Mashbox is pre-loaded with free music including "C'Mon (Catch 'Em By Surprise)" by Tiësto vs. Diplo featuring Busta Rhymes, "Funky Cold Medina" by Tone-Loc and "Party Of Politics" by EDX.
  • Mashup Real Songs: Put a new spin on well-known songs with pre-cut music packs from the Mashbox music store. Music packs are available from artists including Fedde Le Grand, Armand Van Helden, Claude VonStroke, Booka Shade, and Umek & Beltek. New packs are added to the store every week and cost $1.99.
  • Auto-Sync Track Stems: Mix and match songs without fear. The Mashbox sequencing engine auto-adjusts beats for seamless overlays without distortion.
  • Mix Pre-Cut Loops: Mashup songs by controlling professionally cut loops and original song elements. From basslines to vocals, you’re in control.

Mashbox is available to download from the iTunes App Store, http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mashbox/id431748602. The app is free for a limited time and will be available for $.99 after December 31, 2011.

For more information on Mashbox, visit http://mashbox.beatport.com.

About Beatport

Founded in 2004, Beatport is the biggest music store for DJs in the world. Beatport offers music in premium digital formats and provides unique music discovery tools created for and by DJs. Each week, Beatport’s music library is refreshed with hundreds of exclusive tracks from the world’s top dance music artists. Beatport is privately held and headquartered in Denver, CO, USA.

Beatport has more than 3,500 direct relationships with suppliers who represent over 17,000 labels and artists. In reflection of Beatport's ongoing commitment to independent artists, 95 percent of all sales are from independent labels.

Contacts

Beatport
Tyler Jensen, 303-565-2671
Tyler.Jensen@beatport.com
or
JayRay for Beatport
Jaclyn Ruckle, 253-284-2534
jruckle@jayray.com

Release Summary

Beatport, the world’s largest music store for DJs, is launching Mashbox, an iPad app that allows music fans to create custom mashups by combining tracks from some of the world's leading artists.

Contacts

Beatport
Tyler Jensen, 303-565-2671
Tyler.Jensen@beatport.com
or
JayRay for Beatport
Jaclyn Ruckle, 253-284-2534
jruckle@jayray.com