Beatport, the global leader of music for DJs, producers, and their fans announced today the Beatport Next Class of 2022. Beatport has a proud history of helping grow the careers of up-and-coming dance music artists. In 2021, Beatport took this commitment to supporting new artists to a whole new level with the launch of Beatport Next — an initiative providing emerging artists with a full year of dedicated support.

The Beatport Next program gives a select number of promising artists prime promotional placement on the Beatport store’s homepage and genre pages with dedicated artwork designs, LINK playlists, editorial features on Beatportal, live streams, and extensive social media support that lasts throughout the year.

In 2021, Beatport Next championed six talented acts — Alignment, Logic1000, IMANU, VNSSA, Kevin De Vries, and TSHA — and helped strengthen their connection and visibility to Beatport’s global DJ and fan community through these diverse features and offerings. In total, these six artists saw a 70% increase in Beatport store revenue and a 101% increase in Beatport followers after receiving 12 months of support with Beatport Next.

Following the success of the platform’s debut last year, Beatport put together an open call for artists interested in participating in this year’s Next program. Now, after completing its extensive selection process, Beatport is thrilled to announce the eight artists, all with diverse backgrounds and a broad spectrum of sounds, that will make up the Beatport Next Class of 2022 Risa Taniguchi, 8KAYS, AMÉMÉ, Emily Nash, Jaden Thompson, Marina Trench, Nia Archives & Nikki Nair.

Find out more information on Beatport Next here

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