Apple To Identify & Compensate All Creators Featured In A DJ Mix

Apple Music has created a revolutionary new process – in cooperation with major and independent labels- whereby it can properly identify and directly pay the rights holders within a DJ Mix. Now for the first time ever, DJ Mixes will actually have long term monetary value for all creators involved- a seemingly impossible feature. Building upon incredible Shazam technology, Apple has developed a tool that will allow Apple Music to properly identify and compensate all of the individual creators involved in making a particular DJ Mix – including any artists behind the music in the mix. Apple Music is also working with the DJs, and the suppliers of the DJ Mixes including festivals, clubs, promoters, curators and independent labels to ensure that they are compensated fairly.

  • There are already thousands of mixes to enjoy on Apple Music with many more being added regularly.
    • Studio K7!’s DJ Kicks archive of mixes has started coming to the service
    • During Black Music month Apple Music commissioned DJ Mixes from Honey Dijon, Amorphous, DBN Gogo, DJ Clue, Dām Funk, Funk Flex and more.
    • Boiler Room mixes came into the service last August when Apple Music launched Apple Music Radio, with new mixes being added every week.
    • Tommorowland, one of the biggest dance festivals on the planet, organized their first ever digital festivals in 2020 and 2021, Apple Music is the home to those DJ Mixes, and the home to an archive of the biggest moments from Tommorowland’s history
    • Mixmag is bringing in their archive of mixes, along with new mixes weekly
    • French livestream platform, Cercle is renowned for promoting cutting-edge live performances featuring world-famous DJs, in either remote or historically outstanding locations. A selection of Cercle’s most iconic DJ Mixes & Live Sets are available for Apple Music subscribers worldwide on a dedicated page with new mixes added regularly 
    • Charlotte de Witte launched mixes in July, including an exclusive residency series, and a new exclusive fitness specific series.
  • Across Africa, Apple Music hosts over 100 mixes between South Africa, Kenya, Uganda and Ghana as independently produced mixes, Boiler Room mixes, and Apple Music’s One Mix and tentpole mix programs. These mixes can be found on their relevant category pages, and are all prominently featured on Apple Music’s Isgubhu – the service’s unique destination for African Dance and Electronic music.

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