One of SoundCloud's biggest differentiators was the ability that users could upload unofficial remixes to its platform. SoundCloud managed to steer away from major labels' threats and allowed its millions of users to upload their unofficial remixes to its platform.
Just moments ago, the first unofficial remix went live on Spotify and Apple Music thanks to their partnerships with music rights management service Dubset.
SoundCloud still is one the few major players that allow DJ mixes, but Dubset is also ready to distribute royalties from those mixes. Dubset CEO Stephen White says that “mixes are coming next.”
Without the legal grey area now, Spotify and Apple Music will end up competing with SoundCloud and potentially make them obsolete.
Stream the first unofficial remix by DJ Jazzy Jeff on Apple Music and Spotify today.