Fortunately, that problem may be solved with a new partnership between Spotify and a startup called Dubset. The company plans to use its technology to properly identify and compensate copyright holders whose music is used in originally unauthorized ways.
Dubset’s MixBANK platform has technology that is able to “analyze a remix or long-form DJ mix file, identify recordings inside the file, and properly pay both record labels and music publishers.”
The company’s CEO Stephen White explained, “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.”
This follows a similar deal with Apple Music (announced last March) which represents an encouraging forward-thinking shift for two major players in the ever-evolving streaming wars.
“Our number one job at Spotify is to deliver great music to fans whenever and wherever they want to listen to it,” Spotify’s chief strategy officer explained. “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.”