We recently put our largest verified music database of artists, festivals, tracks and playlists to work and crunched the annual numbers behind every relevant music and social media channel – including Beatport.
We analysed more than a trillion data points, gathered from December 9, 2020, to December 9, 2021. The resulting State of Music address is therefore fueled purely by music data and paints a realistic picture of the music industry today.
Let’s see what 2021 meant for Beatport.
The data shows that Tech House remains the most popular genre on Beatport for the third year in a row. It represented 44% of the top 100 Beatport tracks in 2021 and 4 out of 5 top tracks on Beatport in 2021. Melodic House & Techno, House, Techno (Peak Time / Driving) and Drum & Bass are also among the top five most popular genres.
The winning track was “Set U Free (Extended Mix)” by Guz. As far as best-performing artists go, the results are as follows: ARTBAT were #1 in Tech House, John Summit “won” House, Space92 took the Techno throne, and Break came out on top in Drum & Bass.
The address also pinpoints the top 10 fastest-rising labels releasing on Beatport. Anjunadeep, Sink or Swim and Ministry of Sound Recordings took the top three spots, with Tech House also prominently represented. Seven of the 10 fastest-rising labels mainly focus on Tech House, according to the data.
Check out the full list of insights and trends in the report.