The new website „Beatport Banned Tracks“ which popped up a few days ago and caused a lot of emotions and reactions on the web by presenting detailed tracks that were (supposedly) banned from Beatport has finally adressed some questions. The most important one is: it’s NOT a Beatport-connected page.

Check the answers for yourself:

Are you affiliated in any way to Beatport?
No, we are not.

Why do Beatport sometimes ban tracks?
Sometimes artists / Record Labels buy their own tracks multiple times in order to make it into the Beatport Top100 chart in order to make a record look popular. Also Beatport users (mostly Dj’s) love to listen to the Top 100 hence being in the top 100 is sure to boost sales.

Does Beatport ban all tracks which have been bought multiple times by the artist / record label?
We are not Beatport but we don’t think so! Its impossible for them to notice each time this is happening (it’s probably happening right now as you read this)!

How do you know when a track has been banned by Beatport?
Our automated system monitors tracks / Top 100 in all genres on the Beatport website. It shows us which tracks have suddenly vanished! Then we check the links ourselves in order to confirm we then post to #BeatportBanned.

Why it says «Restricted for your territory?
Because Beatport like to come across as being politically correct. We have enough friends around the world who can double check as to whether or not a track has been restricted for all territories before we post it.

Some tracks from your ‘banned list’ are available. Why is that?
Usually Beatport will block a track for 2 weeks. After that the label can redeliver a track & it will be available again on different link. Thats why the old link still shows up as a banned track even though it is available again via a new link.

Some labels claim to have taken a track down themselves (for various reasons).
Could be true, but if you are a label & your track is rocking the Top10 chart would you really take it down? We don’t think so!!! Most of the tracks listed here have disappeared from high chart positions (even from the Beatport Main Top 10). Thats why we show the ‘Last chart position’ on our website.

Why can’t I find a track from from various labels on your website? Everybody says they ‘buy in’ chart positions?
If these labels are not on our list then their tracks were never banned. This means they are either in the ‘clear’ or Beatport just haven’t caught them (yet!). We only list tracks which have been blocked by Beatport.

Do you have [intentions to make] a commercial profit?
Of course not! We just want people know the truth

…..remember…..all these ‘charts’, ‘likes’, ‘plays’ etc were invented to make tracks appear to be more popular. This page wasn’t created to ruin profiles of artists & labels – we just want to help the industry. We are really sorry if your track is here in error but we think everyone understands that 99% of tracks which disappear from Beatport are due to the artist /label ‘buying in’ to the chart!

Still waiting for any comment by Beatport!

What do you think abou tthis?

(Source: Beat Banned Tracks)