Dance mixes have always been a nightmare for any company looking to stream or stream them over the network. This is because each mix includes segments of works by several artists, each of whose artists and authors should receive their share of the profits. This means that the company must be able to identify each of the included segments in order to ensure proper designation and compensation to the relevant parties.
The source reports that Apple has finally officially announced the technology it has been using for a while thanks to its acquisition of Shazam in 2018.
Apple Music today announced that it has put in place a process to properly identify and compensate all individual contributors involved in creating a DJ mix.
Using technology from the Shazam audio recognition app, which Apple acquired in 2018 for $ 400 million, Apple Music is working with major and independent labels to develop a fair way to split streaming royalties between DJs, labels, and artists that appear in mixes.
At this time, Apple does not accept user-generated content (UGC), which is usually hosted on platforms such as SoundCloud. This could well be Apple Music’s future aspiration, given that the value of user-generated content in the music industry is estimated at more than $ 6 billion.