Rumors abound that digital distributors are promising labels (among them even clients of ours) guaranteed features on partners such as Beatport, but also promotion. This is simply not possible and fake news. Unless you pay for it there is no way that any partner will accept music or that anyone has a guarantee regarding a slot on Beatport. Keep an eye out for empty promises made by whomever is so desperate to toll them out.
The numbers are mind boggling: over 30,000+ Record Labels on sites like Beatport, Trackitdown, JunoDownload and others, not to mention non-genre specific sites such as iTunes which hosts more than 100,000 record labels and millions of songs. Hundreds of gazillion songs are added non- stop daily by new artists and record labels. Artists and record labels alike are adding music incessantly, day in and day out, for one thing and one thing alone: to get noticed and featured.
In order to get a Feature on Beatport, there is not any secret at all: make good music, promote it and follow our suggestions.