Sony Music begins licensing stems with industry changing Remix Hits’ technology
Producers and DJs have likely find themselves having to deal with a SoundCloud copyright strike down or a YouTube copyright claim at some point or another due to their use of samples or stems to which they don’t have permission.
One of the big three major labels, Sony Music has penned an industry changing deal with Nashville-based music tech company Remix Hits to allow DJs, producers, and remixers to purchase and download the aforementioned licensed stems (instrumental tracks and vocals) from Sony Music for use in their own creations. Furthermore, the DJs, producers, and remixes will then be able to share their creations on the Remix Hits platform. Remix Hits stated that this licensing model will include a fair revenue share plan that will compensate rights holders.
Remix Hits uses a patent-pending audio identification technology called INSIGHT. The technology was built to detect copyrighted material down to the stem. It can identify audio that has been manipulated to an extreme, including distorted, reversed, chopped, pitch shifted, time stretched, and hyper compressed.
H/T: Digital Music News