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Record Labels Have Had Their Beatport Payments Frozen

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Record Labels Have Had Their Beatport Payments Frozen

The privatisation of the online retailer's parent company SFX Entertainment has led to the delay.

 

Beatport's landed itself in hot water as news has surfaced that some payments to labels have temporarily been frozen.

 

Its parent company, SFX Entertainment, is going through the process of privatisation at the moment as its chairman, Robert Sillerman, buys it, and the online music retailer has detailed this as the reason for delayed payments.

 

However, Morgan Geist, aka Storm Queen, isn't happy with the way it's been handled, taking to Facebook to share an email he's received from Beatport.

Beatport Payments

As you can see from the email, Beatport is promising payments to come through in the next few weeks and thanks artists and labels for "patience and continued support".

 

According to Music Business Worldwide, smaller labels are worse off as the frozen income for those covers the last three months (April to June) and was meant to come through on July 30.

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