The top-performing track on Beatport this year was…

Marshall Jefferson and Solardo’s rework of the house classic Move Your Body was the top performing track on Beatport this year, new research from analytics platform Viberate has found.

The study found that Tech House was the most represented genre on Beatport during 2020, accounting for 39% of all tracks, followed by House, Melodic House & Techno, and Techno (Peak Time / Driving).

In terms of record label performance, Defected was the fastest-growing label on Beatport this year, followed by Anjunadeep, Club Sweat, 1605, and Ultra.

Lastly, in terms of the top-performing artists by genre, the Viberate study named David Penn the best-performing House artist on Beatport, Umek took the Techno throne, and Break was named the top Drum & Bass artist.

Elsewhere, the study found that he UK is a hotspot for Drum & Bass, with 42 of the 50 fastest-rising artists in that genre.

While clubnights and festivals were at a standstill for most of the year, this didn’t lead to a slowdown in music being released on Beatport this year – in July, Beatport CEO Robb McDaniels confirmed that the platform had already seen a 10% to 20% increase in the number of releases and are expecting this trend to continue well into 2021.

The full report can be found here.

Viberate co-founder Umek is planning a free webinar on Tuesday (22 December), examining how DJs can approach data analytics to improve their Beatport performance. To save your spot, click here.

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