Unlicensed mixes and remixes will now be appearing on Spotify.
Spotify and Dubset have reached an agreement allowing unlicensed mixes and remixes to be hosted on the streaming site.
In the wake of SoundCloud’s decision to take down unlicensed material after selling equity to major labels like Sony and UMG, Dubset has attempted to fill the void, making deals with Apple Music and now Spotify. Dubset uses a piece of technology called MixBank to identify rights-holders in a mix who are then paid royalties. Speaking to Music Business Worldwide, Dubset CEO Stephen White said the Spotify deal will “create a brand new revenue stream for the artists whose recordings are sampled and the DJs who create the mixes and remixes. Our technology platform makes it possible for us to identify and pay rights holders in DJ mixes, making this enormously popular music genre available on the world’s most popular streaming service for the very first time.”