Spotify has struck a deal with Dubset Media Holdings to expand their MixBANK distribution platform to a global scale. That means that DJs can now upload and legally stream original long-form mixes and single remixes. This allows for new revenue to be built for artists whose recordings are sampled online, as well as the DJs who create these mixes and remixes.
It gets better. It is expected that this new agreement will enable Spotify listeners to stream radio shows and other mixes that were previously not legally available.
The announcement was made today at the International Music Summit in Ibiza. Dubset CEO Stephen White had this to say: “”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.”
Pat Shah, head of original content licensing at Spotify, had this to say about the big news: “DJs have long been recognized as the greatest curators of music in the world. We look forward to working with Dubset and the biggest and best DJs in the world to continue to lead the industry by providing our consumers with the best content available in the market.”
Chief strategy officer and chief content officer of Spotify Stefan Blom added “Our number one job at Spotify is to deliver great music to fans whenever and wherever they want to listen to it. 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.”