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Apple Music Adds Support for User-Uploaded Unofficial Remixes from Dubset

Apple Music today gained support for user-uploaded unofficial remixes, according to TechCrunch. Unofficial remixes are mixes by DJs typically uploaded by the artists themselves, but major labels choose not to upload them to music services because of rights issues. SoundCloud is one of the few services that can offer support for unofficial remixes.

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In March, Apple struck a deal with Dubset, a music rights management firm that matches snippets in a DJ's mix to a database and pays out royalties to the original rights holders. Spotify also struck a deal with Dubset, but did so in May. Spotify has also gained unofficial remixes.

The first unofficial remix is DJ Jazzy Jeff's remix of Anderson .Paak.'s "Room in Here." Unofficial singles are only the first step of Apple's agreement with Dubset. TechCrunch notes that multi-song mixes that DJs use during their shows are also on the way to the service.



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37 months ago
Why doesn't Apple implement a notification system so we know when an artist we follow uploads new material!?
Rating: 18 Votes
37 months ago
Looks like Tycho album art.

Rating: 17 Votes
37 months ago
I think this will simply result in search results being watered down with countless remixes.
Rating: 7 Votes
37 months ago
That's all it should take, for John Bonham to posthumously become the richest man in the world.

...unwittingly providing percussion to tens of thousands of hit pop & hip hop songs since 1979 without collecting a single cent in royalties, while Zeppelin get hit with lawsuit after lawsuit...
Rating: 4 Votes
37 months ago

Looks like Tycho album art.


my thoughts exactly! Love that album; Tycho is great. The new one (Epoch) is really good too.
Rating: 4 Votes
37 months ago

Why doesn't Apple implement a notification system so we know when an artist we follow uploads new material!?

Good idea. I recommend sending it in: apple.com/feedback/apple-music.html ('http://www.apple.com/feedback/apple-music.html')
Rating: 3 Votes
37 months ago
Great remixes and covers are why I really enjoyed SoundCloud. I haven't used it nearly as much because of Apple Music. I'm ready to see how this plays out however, Apple really needs to find a good way to organize the remixes. Right now that song by Andrew is randomly placed in the albums section not as a new release.
Rating: 2 Votes
37 months ago

Spotify forever the first.


Huh!?!?!? Spotify had this 2nd - 2 months AFTER Apple.
Rating: 2 Votes
36 months ago

Parents just don't understand


They never do and that is their job!

I grew up with my parents thinking the 1962 Beatles had unacceptably long hair. LOL



Rating: 1 Votes
37 months ago

I've always wondered if, and how much, original rights holders get compensated for those 'snippets' of alternate songs in DJ mixes. If I were a songwriter I wouldn't like it if parts of my source material was matter-of-factly inserted into a mix. Kind of cheapens your work.

Similarly, Paul McCartney was reportedly very upset about Michael Jackson's licensing of Lennon/McCartney compositions for commercial purposes, after the latter acquired the rights to the entire Beatles' catalog.

OTOH, others might like the exposure to their creations, and of course the extra revenue that comes with it.


Unless the DJ is paid by the label and the mix is an official mix, typically the artist gets the entire royalty payment.

Example, Shawn Mendez - Stitches (SeeB Remix) .. SeeB gets a flat payment from the label and name attached to the mix as it's an official remix. However the Alex K & Delirious Mix which is a bootleg remix only get Shawn Mendes the payment as it's non official. It's great for everybody because doing bootleg mixes that get popular gets you noticed and hired (like SeeB in the above example) and even signed. (Since that remix, Alex K & Delirious have been hired to do official mixes by Pitbull and even Major Lazer & Justin Bieber'a cold water now has an official remix from them).

It's another avenue into the industry for DJs and I applaude it.
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