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Dubset confirms deal with Spotify

By | Published on Thursday 26 May 2016


Following its recent deal with the National Music Publishers Association in the US, unofficial mix distribution firm Dubset has confirmed an agreement on the other side of the fence with Spotify.

As previously reported, Dubset has a technology that scans unofficial mixes and works out which songs and recordings are contained within. The distribution firm then aims to get licences for all the works featured, supply the mix to streaming services, and divvy up the resulting loot between all the various copyright owners and the remixer. Which sounds like an awful lot of work, let’s hope these mixes get streamed a lot.

Dubset announced a deal to provide its cleared unofficial mixes to Apple Music in March, and is now set to pump its content to Spotify too. And if you think Dubset CEO Stephen White could be more THRILLED about this latest development, then you’re a fool. “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”, said he.

Added Spotify’s Stefan Blom: “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”.

What a great day indeed. And with stats unleashed at the EDM-focused International Music Summit this week claiming that dance music fans are twice as likely to subscribe to streaming services as fans of other genres, let’s fill those streaming platforms with mixed-up bleeps, I say.