Remixes will start making money totally legally with a massive new deal between SoundCloud and Dubset clearing licenses.
About the SoundCloud- DubSet Partnership
SoundCloud has made a name as the online home for creators, producers, DJs, remixers, and anyone musically creative. The company has just signed a major deal that will license remixes for monetization on their open-music platform. In other words, payment will go to both the original copyright holders and the remixers.
Dubset has developed a unique technology that is capable of scanning music for copyright. It works similarly to Shazam, but it is more advanced. Even if a music sample is chopped up, returned, and screwed in various ways, the Dubset technology is still able to decipher and recognize samples. This allows for a viable way of finding all music in sample-heavy remixes. Therefore, it enables the distribution of remixed track revenues to all involved parties. Dubset has been partnering with more and more services as their technology expands. They have also been teaming up with publishing rights-holders and labels. This action further helps to compensate artists and songwriters for any use of their music. This also allows remixers and DJs to release their music legally and fairly.
SoundCloud says that their new partnership will commence with testing and developing “next generation approaches to clearing remixes on SoundCloud”.
SoundCloud’s Chief Executive Officer made the following statement:
Music culture is constantly evolving, and what’s next often can’t be found on mass streaming services. We are excited to partner with Dubset to continue developing ways to attribute rights for remixes and other innovative content on SoundCloud.
Dubset Media Holdings’ CEO, Stephen White made the following statement:
SoundCloud is where content creators live. It is the most important platform on the planet for creators and the ultimate partner for Dubset. Mixes and remixes not only establish incremental new revenue for artists and composers, they have proven over and over to be powerful music discovery growth tools, consistently driving growth in plays of the original track as well. We are very excited to bring Dubset’s clearance capabilities to SoundCloud’s users.