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Apple Music to Partner With Dubset to Allow DJ Mixes and Mash-Ups

Apple Music is making huge strides in EDM by partnering with Dubset Media Holding. Dubset, a digital distributor, will be using MixBank technology to allow Apple Music to stream remixes and mashups that previously weren’t allowed on the service.

MixBank technology is greatly simplifying the licensing process. The technology analyzes DJ mixes to identify which preexisting tracks were used and automatically pays the appropriate fees to record labels and publishers.

Girl Talk

DJ Greg Gillis, AKA Girl Talk, can now distribute on Apple Music without threat of a lawsuit.

Given the fact that a longer mix can have upwards of 25 tracks, each of which can have several different publishers, MixBank is going to be a huge time and effort saver.

If an artist does not want his or her work to be used in remixes, the remixer will be notified that the given track is not useable. Artists can even allow use of their songs, but limit the length of a sample taken from any given track. An artist can additionally request final approval of a mixed track.

Once a mix has been either approved or disapproved, Dubset will notify the creator. If the track hasn’t been cleared, the creator will receive an explanation that will allow him or her to update the track to reach approval.

DJ Steve Aoki has already expressed his excitement at the possibilities the Apple/Dubset endeavor will allow. “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.”

Not only will this new collaboration allow artists to create new works, it will also ensure the performers on the original tracks are recognized for their contributions.

EDM in Stereo Staff

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