Boiler Room brings mixes to Apple Music – and DJs get paid
For a long time, DJ mixes were a no-no on most music-streaming services due to the complexities of licensing such material. That left an opportunity for services like SoundCloud (where mixes could be uploaded but didn’t...
August 20, 2020
Deezer expands DJ offerings with exclusive mixes
Recently we were pondering just how far exclusives with DSPs will go. It’s not quite back to the days of full albums, but the cases of both Coldplay and Justin Bieber with Apple Music in the past few weeks suggests there...
February 28, 2020
New DJ mixes on Deezer promise ‘fair artist revenues’
Deezer is adding a selection of DJ mixes to its streaming service, with Michael Mayer, Modeselektor, Mark Knight, Wil Saul, Sultan + Shepard and Makoto among the DJs taking part, with the first mixes launching on 30 December....
December 18, 2019
Spotify is testing playlists that are auto-mixed – even when on shuffle
Here's something to try on Spotify, if you have a few minutes. Using its desktop client, turn off the 'crossfade' feature in advanced settings, turn shuffle mode on, and play the first track on this Drum & Bass Fix playlist,...
March 8, 2018
Pacemaker wants to create a platform for legal DJ mixes – or ‘metamixes’
You may know Swedish startup Pacemaker best for its excellent DJ app, which launched in early 2014 as a way to use Spotify’s catalogue as a source for your mixes. Since then, it has made some interesting moves into artificial...
April 18, 2017
DJ mixes site Awdio releases its iPhone app
We think this is new, although we're slightly nervous. Streaming DJ-mixes site Awdio was talking about its plans to launch an iPhone app back in 2009 after all...
July 2, 2012