Remix Hits platform creates a ‘stem marketplace’ for remixing
The Remix Hits platform enters the biology of music as they create a ‘stem marketplace.’
In previous times, DJs have had to use non-legal stems of popular songs to create remixes.
These stems are not of the highest quality as it loses ‘value’ in the download, but that woe may be over as a new company is bridging the gap between rights holders and remixers.
The Nashville-based company has struck a landmark deal with Sony Music, as they create a ‘stem marketplace’ of popular songs.
In simpler terms: DJs, Producers and remixers will be able to purchase and download ‘stems’ (isolated instrument tracks and vocals) of popular songs from Sony Music.
Creators can then tweak and remix the stems, and release the remix legally on Remix Hits.
What sets this platform apart is its fair revenue share plan, compensating rights holders- everyone wins.
Remix Hits uses a form of audio identification technology called INSIGHT- their patent is still pending on this.
Cleverly named, INSIGHT identifies copyrighted material at the stem level, including material that has been chopped, reversed, pitch shifted, distorted and compressed to extreme levels.
CEO Sam Brooker explains his vision for the company:
“It’s been really tough over the decades watching all the instances of copyright infringement end in takedowns and litigation against remixers, all the while artists and rights holders continue to suffer from lost revenue.
“It was a no-brainer that we needed to create a system that gave remixers access to legal stems and the legal release opportunities they’ve been dreaming of.
“We also provide a brand new revenue opportunity to help reinvigorate the music industry we love so much. I’m excited about being able to legally release major label content, and the chance to do this the right way… we’re about to create some big opportunities for their artists and all aspiring remix artists around the world.”
The Remix Hits Platform is currently in talks with WMG and Universal Music, and is in their second round of funding.