It can be fairly difficult to distribute the royalties made from a track, especially when it comes to tracks used in mixes and remixes. Usually, rights holders and artists receive no compensation for any of the remixes and mixes that include their owned content.
What is Dubset?
Claiming monetized mixes and remixes has always been a prevalent issue for artists - but with Dubset, the process of making and claiming this content becomes much easier for all parties involved. Dubset is a mixed-audio distribution platform that “offers DJs, rights holders, and music services a way to easily license, distribute, and generate new royalties for mixes & remixes (dubset.com)”.
How Dubset Works
The MixBANK platform developed by Dubset scans incoming remix and mix uploads from DJs and producers and identifies the original track and respective rights holders for each track. Then, if all rights holders for the content have allowed their content for use, the remix or mix can be distributed to Apple Music, Spotify, and Tidal. When the content is streamed on these services, the the underlying rights holder receives the full royalties from that distributed remix or mix. If given access to your catalog’s metadata, Dubset automatically identifies, claims, and collects royalties on all uses of your music. These royalties are collected by Dubset every month, and are paid back to the original rights holder through their respective distributor.
What do Artists Have to Do in Order to Collect Royalties on Uses of Their Music in Mixes and Remixes?
As a member of Repost Network’s distribution platform, you have the ability to collect royalties on use of your content in mixes and remixes on Apple Music, Spotify and Tidal. The only step you need to take in order to receive royalties for use of your content is to send Repost Network a notice that you would like your content to be identified and paid back to you. Repost Network and Dubset will take care of the rest.
How Dubset Defines Mixes and Remixes
Mix - A mix can be classified as two whole or partial underlying tracks that are mixed, remixed or edited. This would contain content owned by multiple record labels and/or publishers.
Remix - A remix is generally defined as a single master track that has been reproduced.
Where Dubset Receives their Remixes
The MixBANK service within Dubset receives their mixes and remixes from a variety of sources. Some tracks are directly sent from DJs, producers, and other content creators, and the rest are uploaded from third party content creation platforms.
Clearing and Claiming Content on Dubset
Dubset only distributes a remix or mix if the content used in the track has been cleared by the original label and publishing rights holder, and claimed by MixBANK. Regarding the clearance for a mix uploaded onto MixBANK, the process usually takes no longer than 15 minutes.
How do Payments Work?
Dubset regularly receives the total royalties and streaming data from its service agreements with Apple Music, Spotify, and Tidal. Dubset then distributes the royalties based on streaming numbers and royalty allocations of that respective program offer. Then, the data and payments are sent to Repost Network, who then disseminates royalties and reporting info to artists.