Apple Music Announces Landmark Remix Deal With Dubset Media Holdings
March 16, 2016 at 12:25 PM (PT)
APPLE MUSIC has signed a landmark deal with DUBSET MEDIA HOLDINGS, the music licensing business which formerly launched MIXBANK, the first clearance and distribution platform for mix and remix content, according to MUSIC BUSINESS WORLDWIDE.
MIXBANK claims it "enables ‘DJs, labels, publishers, distributors, music services [to] collect on new royalties that are earned as a result of the mix and remix marketplace."
Taking aim at what was once SOUNDCLOUD's domain, APPLE MUSIC users can now expect DJ mixes and unofficial remix content to become available on the platform.
Said noted DJ TIESTO: "This is a huge step forward for DJs and dance music culture."
Added DUBSET CEO STEPHEN WHITE: “Until now, the major music services could not offer DJ mixes and unofficial remix content on their services. Although DJs were able to sample tracks during live performances, they were not allowed to legally distribute the recordings.
“Most of this content has lived in the shadows of unlicensed pirate distribution channels with neither the original artist, composer, nor the DJ getting compensated for their creative work.
“We are thrilled to make this amazing new content available on APPLE MUSIC, as it will only enhance the listener experience on one of the largest music distribution platforms in the world.”