Groundbreaking deal licenses remixes on SoundCloud

Remixes will start making money on SoundCloud totally legally with a massive new deal between them and Dubset clearing licenses.

SoundCloud has made a name as the online home for creators, producers, DJs, remixers and anyone musically creative. The land of the remix has just signed a major deal which will license remixes for monetisation on their open-music platform, allowing remixers to get paid as well as the copyright holders of the music they’ve used.

Dubset have developed a unique technology that is capable of scanning music for copyright, like an advanced Shazam. Their tech is capable of deciphering and recognising samples even if they have been chopped up, retuned and screwed in various ways. This allows for a viable way of finding all music in sample-heavy remixes and distributing the revenues made from it to everyone responsible.

SoundCloud’s chief executive officer said: “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 have been partnering with more and more services as their technology expands, as well as teaming up with publishing rightsholders and labels to help artists and songwriters get paid for any uses of their music and allowing remixers and DJs to release their music legally and fairly.

Dubset Media Holdings’ CEO, Stephen White says: “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.”

More information will be coming soon. SoundCloud say that their new partnership will commence with testing and developing “next generation approaches to clearing remixes on SoundCloud”.

Head of Social Media and Marketing, RouteNote

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