News: Stream DJ Mixes on Spotify

A new partnership between Spotify and Dubset has been announced at the International Music Summit in Ibiza, opening the door for DJ mixes and individual remixes to be uploaded and streamed through the platform. 

Not only does this now give DJs the ability to upload their mixes without licensing headaches, it also now gives regular Spotify users the ability to stream mixes, radio shows and remixes that were not previously available. The partnership with Dubset will allow Spotify to identify and compensate artists where their original works are being used in a mix or being sampled / remixed.

With digital rights, artist revenue and mix takedowns being a hot topic amongst DJs recently, this news adds another option to the growing list of legitimate platforms to host DJ content. 

When choosing a platform to host DJ mixes it's also important to consider the audience you're trying to reach and how suitable the service is to get this content to them. Will the huge user base of Spotify have an impact on how far your sets can go? With smaller DJ / radio oriented platforms such as Mixcloud, there may be an advantage with a more actively engaged group of users who are actively searching for and listening to mixes?

As the tidal (pun alert) wave of content being uploaded continues to grow (almost 300 hours per minute to Youtube...) the art of curation is more important than ever. While technology is being developed to automate this to a degree, there's a huge interest in the human aspect - and DJs are as important as they ever have been.

Pat Shah, head of original content licensing at Spotify: "DJs have long been recognized as the greatest curators of music in the world. We look forward to working with Dubset and the biggest and best DJs in the world to continue to lead the industry by providing our consumers with the best content available in the market."

What do you use currently? Would you consider switching?

Comments (7)

fantasyxfame 8:40 PM - 26 May, 2016
Submitted a mix to then in March and it still hasn't been published... Smh
Garrison (DJ G) 2:02 AM - 30 May, 2016
This is a interesting new way for DJs to get their mixes pushed out to the mass of music listeners in todays world. I currently use mixcloud in order to publish my mixes and I have love this platform! I think I shall be checking out this new website...
LIL-BRI 9:27 AM - 3 July, 2016
I currently use hearths.at and gotta say its pretty awesome . the layout and ease is so stress free with in comparison to soundcloud where your material can go walkies with so many fake likes and inboxes requesting you to sign up to another site to get more likes and this and that when its clearly a scam

L.B
DJ-TN23 3:18 AM - 18 July, 2016
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I currently use hearths.at and gotta say its pretty awesome . the layout and ease is so stress free with in comparison to soundcloud where your material can go walkies with so many fake likes and inboxes requesting you to sign up to another site to get more likes and this and that when its clearly a scam

L.B
Javier Céspedes 3:48 AM - 20 September, 2017
Probé 5 veces subir un mix y no funcionó.
dendeilweik 6:42 AM - 15 June, 2018
Its a great option for spotify users like me. Now you can watch HD movies and TV shows for free on your Android devices using TeaTV application. Download it from teatvappdownloads.com and enjoy all HD movies for free.
Qa Juicer 8:47 AM - 24 March, 2019
You can use khansmm.in to get more facebook, youtube views, subscribers and other social media marketing things!