Spotify and Dubset have put their heads together in order to reach an agreement that will allow unlicensed mixes and remixes to be available via Spotify’s streaming site.
The idea comes as a result of Soundcloud reportedly taking down certain unlicensed material. What Dubset look to do is offer something different, after agreeing deals with Apple Music prior to the deal with Spotify. Dubset uses something called MixBank to lock in on rights holders in a mix, the right holders are then paid royalties.
The CEO of Dubset, Stephen White, has spoken on the Spotify agreement. He’s believes the 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.”
A spokesman for Soundcloud has issued a statement in response to the Dubset-Spotify collaboration. “The story has no truth to it. At SoundCloud, we’re on a mission to create a place where all creativity can live. SoundCloud’s creator community, including DJs, is incredibly important to us. We have no plans to start proactively removing all mixes.”
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