Spotify to begin hosting DJ mixes
In a surprising deal which is likely to finally offer a solid alternative to Soundcloud and Mixcloud for posting DJ mixes, gigantic streaming service Spotify have struck a deal with Dubset to host unlicensed mixes on the music platform as well as bootlegs and mashups. For any DJs or producer’s out there, this is of course great news and is very much welcomed at a time when the likes of Soundcloud are being heavily criticised by pretty much everyone in the music industry.
Spotify’s Stefan Blom had this to say: “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.”
With the wealth of music already available on the platform, this could well make Spotify a complete powerhouse for not only music listening, but also for uploading and exploring much in the way Soundcloud had been used.
Stephen White, Dubset CEO, said of the partnership: “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.”