Apple Music can now identify and compensate artists in DJ mixes

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 MusicApple 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 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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