Apple Music launches Shazam-powered DJ Mixes to compensate creators and artists

Apple Music launches Shazam-powered DJ Mixes to compensate creators and artists

Apple Music is spinning off with a new feature for creators and labels.

Acts and artists behind the music will now be able to get compensated directly for the rights to their songs used in Apple Music's all-new DJ Mix. It's built on Shazam technology, making it easier to properly identify and individual creators involved in a particular mix.

Alongside this new feature, Apple Music is working with the DJs and suppliers of DJ Mixes to ensure everyone is paid fairly. Some of the DJs Apple Music have tapped include the likes of Studio K7!'s DJ Kicks, Honey Dijon, Amorphous, DBN, DJ Clue, Dām Funk, Funk Flex, and more.

Even the tunes played at Tomorrowland's digital festivals in 2020 and 2021 (featuring Alesso, David Guetta, Diplo, Major Lazer, Martin Garrix, Tiësto, and many more), Mixmag's archive of mixes, and weekly offerings from French livestream platform Cercle can be found on Apple Music's DJ Mixes. 

"Apple Music is the first platform that offers continuous mixes where there’s a fair fee involved for the artists whose tracks are included in the mixes and for the artist making those mixes," Belgian techo artist and KNTXT head Charlotte De Witte shares in a statement. "It’s a step in the right direction where everyone gets treated fairly. I’m beyond excited to have the chance to provide online mixes again. There’s a different approach to it compared to playing a peak time set in a club or at a festival. It enables me to, without any limits, offer an insight in my music collection."

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