A brand new partnership between Dubset and Spotify allowing streaming of DJ mixes and remixes through the Spotify service has been announced over the last few days.
Earlier this year a similar partnership was announced between Apple Music and Dubset. Considering this announcement was from March and we are still waiting for the first mix or remix to appear, don’t expect to be hearing mixes & remixes on Spotify in the coming days or weeks. Furthermore it’s not clear how to submit mixes or remixes for streaming, so we will simply have to wait for more details.
A few words from the press release:
Stephen White, Dubset CEO, said: “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.”
Stefan Blom, chief strategy Officer and chief content officer at Spotify, 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.”
Added Pat Shah, head of original content licensing at Spotify: “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.”
So this is pretty good news for DJs! The idea that as a DJ you can get exposure on popular platforms such as Spotify and Apple Music and not be restricted to Mixcloud or Soundcloud (or any other platform) is quite exciting. On the downside, as I say above, the process to submit mixes is unclear and it might not be open to everyone to do so.