Apple Music can now identify and compensate artists in DJ mixes

Apple Music can now identify and compensate artists in DJ mixes

September 10, 2021 0 By [email protected] (AppleInsider Staff)

Apple on Thursday announced that Apple Music uses Shazam audio recognition technology to identify and compensate artists in DJ mixes, allowing the service to pay for and host a wider selection of content.

Apple Music’s clearing process for DJ mixes, which relies on technology acquired through the 2018 purchase of Shazam, involves collaboration with a variety of labels to divvy up streaming royalties between artists, DJs, content owners and other parties, reports TechCrunch.Identifying songs in DJ mixes is a notoriously difficult feat, especially for genres like dance and house that blend and string together snippets of songs in a single set. With Apple’s tech, DJs are able to stream their mixes without fear of being hit with a copyright claim.

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