Spotify has agreed a deal with Dubset Media Holdings that will allow DJs to upload and legally stream their own mixes.
Dubset is a music distribution company that strives to enable monetization opportunities for producers and DJs. The Spotify service plans to offer full track lists for user-created mixes in order to allow all rights holders to be paid royalties.
The partnership was announced at the International Music Summit in Ibiza yesterday. Stephen White, Dubset CEO, told Music Week, “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.”
Stefan Blom, chief strategy and content officer at Spotify, added: “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.”
The deal will enable the streaming service to offer a similar level of curated content to Apple Music, who were reportedly halfway towards catching up with Spotify’s paid user base of 20 million in January.
That news came after a report in the same month suggested SoundCloud is also posing a big competitive threat to Spotify.
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