Tuesday, September 21, 2021
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Apple Music using Shazam to help divine streaming royalties

Apple Music has created a process to properly identify and compensate all of the individual creators involved in making a DJ mix, reports TechCrunch

Using technology from Shazam, the streaming music service is working with major and independent labels to devise a fair way to divide streaming royalties among DJs, labels, and artists who appear in the mixes. TechCrunch says this is intended to help DJ mixes retain long-term monetary value for all creators involved, making sure that musicians get paid for their work even when other artists iterate on it. 

Shazam is a music recognition app that Apple acquired in 2018 for US$400. Last year it passed 200 monthly active users worldwide. It’s available as a standalone app and as a built-in feature on the iPhone and iPad, accessible through a Music Recognition toggle in the iOS and iPadOS Control Center. 

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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.