Curate an Official Playlist for Beatsource

Sharing dope music with fellow DJs has always been an important part of the lifestyle. Even though DJs used to disguise their vinyl records so others couldn’t see what they were playing, the culture has changed. Now, sharing music is essential to the growth of the DJ community.

Today, we’re launching Community Crates, a contest exclusively for Beatsource subscribers that gives them the chance to flex their curation skills and share their musical knowledge with DJs worldwide. The winner will have their playlist featured on Beatsource and receive prizes, including limited-edition gear and download credits.

How It Works

Every month, we’ll announce a theme. Beatsource subscribers create and submit a playlist that best represents the theme.

If you’re not a Beatsource subscriber, you can try it free.

We’ll then review the submissions and select a winner based on our judging criteria, including relevance, thoughtfulness, and vibes.

The First Contest

SXSW is coming up so we made the first Community Crates contest all about Texas hip-hop. From UGK to Travis Scott, Texas has had a tremendous impact on hip-hop culture.

So here’s your mission: make a DJ playlist that represents the best of Texas hip-hop.

How To Enter

  1. Make a playlist on Beatsource that best represents the theme of the month.
  2. Go to My Library on Beatsource and select the playlist you want to submit.
  3. Turn the “Public” toggle “On” and click the link icon to copy the URL to your clipboard. (Watch the demo video below.)
  4. Post your playlist link on Twitter, tag @Beatsource, and use the hashtag #CommunityCrates by March 28 at 11:59 p.m. PST.


Beatsource is the music streaming service for DJs who play everything.