Remixes have always been a nightmare for any company that wants to broadcast them. That’s because every song includes clips from multiple artists, and every artist and songwriter has to be credited and compensated.
The rise in popularity of electronic music has resulted in a growing number of remixes, mash-ups that incorporate samples from other songs, making it even more difficult to decide who should be compensated.
Apple Music today announced that it has created a process to properly identify and compensate all creators responsible for mixing music (Djs). Using technology from the Shazam audio recognition application, which Apple acquired in 2018 for $400 million, Apple Music is working with top publishers to create a fair way to split streaming royalties between DJs, publishers and developing artists the musical project. The goal is to help musicians get paid for their work.
With Apple’s new tool, the streaming service will be able to identify and compensate music creators, even if only a small sample appears in the remix.
Currently Apple Music already integrates thousands of remixes , including sets from Tomorrowland’s digital festivals of 2020 and 2021, but is only now officially launching the technology that allows it to credit artists, although the site is already in June. billboard have made a news in this regard.
In this launch phase, Apple Music will provide an archive with songs that have not been heard for over 15 years. Users will be able to watch Tomorrowland performances by Alesso, Charlotte de Witte, David Guetta, Diplo, Major Lazer, Martin Garrix, The Chainsmokers and Tiësto
With this tool, songs mastered by DJs gain a longer useful life as they will be available on Apple Music, whose service has been increasing its number of subscribers year after year.
Djs now have their own music page on Apple Music.