Warner Music signs Dubset deal for legal distribution of DJ mixes
Warner Music signs Dubset deal allowing DJs to monetize mixes using Warner’s catalog.
Dubset is the rights clearance startup that’s helping DJs monetize mixes containing licensed songs, and they have just caught a big fish of record labels: Warner Music.
This means that DJs will be able to legally distribute their mixes to Apple Music and Spotify without copyright restrictions.
“Dubset’s team has worked tirelessly to expand its catalog, giving DJs a broader set of tracks to use in DJ sets that can be distributed to streaming services,” Dubset announced in a newsletter originally reported on by The Verge.
“The licensed songs that DJs can include in their mixes has expanded at a blinding rate due in large part to deals signed with Sony Music Entertainment, Warner Music Group, and Merlin (also known as the fourth major).”
Dubset in motion
Warner isn’t the first major label to get behind Dubset. In August 2017, Sony became the first of the big 4 to team up with Dubset.
The signing was followed by deals with indie distribution label Merlin, Tidal and in 2018 SoundCloud even got in on the action.
Dubset CEO Stephen White previously told The Verge, “For artists, [this deal] means that the music being used in remixes and mixes is now being properly controlled, properly monetized, and they’re getting fairly compensated for the use of their works.”
Universal Music Group is the only major label resisting making a deal with Dubset, but who knows what the future holds.
Warner Music signs Dubset deal growing the catalog DJs can use and monetize in their sets.