Spotify strikes partnership with Dubset to host DJ mixes and unofficial remixes
Back in March, we reported on a deal between Apple Music and Dubset, the digital content distributor that allows streaming platforms to legally host unlicensed mixes, remixes, and mashups. Now, Spotify has taken the same route, striking a new deal with Dubset to allow the streaming giant that same, legal foundation for DJ mixes and unofficial remixes.
“Our number one job at Spotify is to deliver great music to fans whenever and wherever they want to listen to it,” Spotify’s Stefan Blom said. “This deal with Dubset enables us to serve fans of dance music with the mixes they crave while ensuring that artists, labels and publishers get paid fairly. It’s a great day for music fans all over the world.”
While Spotify has thus far emerged at the top of the streaming race with over 100 million users and reports of substantial revenue increase, the central demographic they’ve been lacking is the homegrown, bedroom artist community. These are the artists pushing their own DJ mixes, edits, and bootlegs — the community that has fueled the explosive growth of streaming competitor SoundCloud. With Dubset on board, however, Spotify now has the means to truly become a one-stop streaming destination.
Stephen White, Dubset CEO, said of the partnership: “This is a major milestone for DJs and music fans all over the world. 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. We couldn’t be more thrilled to be working with the team at Spotify to deliver this content to music fans all over the world.”
Via: Music Week