SoundCloud Beware: Apple Music and Spotify Are Now Streaming Unofficial Remixes

The first unofficial remix came from the legendary DJ Jazzy Jeff.

Oct 8 2016, 5:21pm

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As part of a deal made with digital music distributor Dubset, Apple Music and Spotify have begun streaming unofficial remixes. Apple Music signed a deal with Dubset in March and Spotify did the same in May. The new initiative directly targets the popularity of streaming services like SoundCloud and YouTube, which have become popular due to their large numbers of remixes.

The first remix stream is a DJ Jazzy Jeff remix of Anderson .Paak's "Room in Here." Dubset matches samples in a remix to the original music. Therefore, the rights holders to Anderson .Paak's track would receive royalties for streams of DJ Jazzy Jeff's remix.

Dubset CEO Stephen White also confirmed mixes will also eventually appear on streaming platforms, telling Techcruch, "Mixes are coming next!"

Last week, it was reported Spotify was in advanced discussions to acquire Soundcloud. In 2015, SoundCloud began takedown acquisitions as part of an aggressive offensive toward copyright claims.

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