Apple music has announced that they plan to stream remixes and DJ mixes that users can’t access due to copyright problems.
According to Billboard, Apple has landed a partnership with Dubset Media Holdings who have agreements with 14,000 labels and publishers.
It’s not uncommon to face issues with copyright because remixes feature parts of songs that don’t belong to the individual. Dubset uses Mixbank, software that allows them to identify individual recordings that are used in mixes, that way they can pay the label or publisher for their work. The technology identifies when part of a track begins and stops, and connects it to the appropriate rights holders.
DJ Steve Aoki told Billboard:
“Remixes are a huge part of our culture — they allow DJs and fans to put our own creative spin on music. Apple working with Dubset now is a really simple solution to something traditionally complex, and allows everyone to make money on this content for the first time.”
This comes at a good time as the free streaming service SoundCloud has been facing copyright and licensing issues for this exactly reason.
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