Dance music downloads store Beatport has opened its Beatport Mixes service up to the public as an open beta, following trials with DJs including Moby, Diplo and Paul Van Dyk. It’s a section of the store where DJs can sell mixes, with an embeddable widget to play them on websites, blogs and Facebook too. The twist here is that every mixtape is fully licensed, because Beatport stipulates that all uploaded mixes must be made up of songs that have been bought from its store. The company is thus taking responsibility for payouts to the original rightsholders on the behalf of participating DJs. Diplo is certainly keen on the idea: “Beatport Mixes gives me an audience of kids that love dance music from all genres. I now have the ability to share that vision in its purest form with all my fans,” he says in a statement.

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