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Here's why you could soon be streaming DJ mixes on Spotify

Spotify could be about to mix things up.
Spotify could be about to mix things up.

DJ mixes look set to arrive on Spotify thanks to a new deal that the company has signed with Dubset Media Holdings.

The deal, reported by Music Week, appears to be similar to the one that Apple struck earlier this year, and will enable rights holders to be paid when mixes and unofficial remixes are uploaded and streamed.

This is thanks to Dubset's proprietary MixBank technology, which is able to analyse (for example) a remix or DJ mix, identify the songs contained within it, and pay royalties to the appropriate copyright holders.

"Our number one job at Spotify is to deliver great music to fans whenever and wherever they want to listen to it," says Stefan Blom, chief strategy Officer and chief content officer at Spotify. "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."

I’m the Group Content Manager for MusicRadar, specialising in all things tech. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 20 of which I’ve also spent writing about music technology.