In the Mix
17:00 - 18:00
The Dylan (D2 Panel Room) | Keizersgracht 384, Amsterdam
Mixed music is hot. We all embrace remixes, edits, mash-ups and DJ-mixes, including samples. However, despite the 25th anniversary of electronic music, mixed music is legally still a grey area. It is not a surprise that online platforms like Soundcloud had to face problems in order to clear their business model. And in its slipstream the DJ’s who are willing to upload their brand new mixes with some hidden, but uncleared gems. Recently a legislative initiative in the US to introduce a special license for mixed music failed, despite 25 years of musical tradition and the current online developments.
While lawyers are still fighting, technical entrepreneurs are offering state-of-the-art solutions in order to monetize mixed music in a digital environment, amongst others with the help of metadata. The likes of Dubset, Metapop and Loudr are technically in the forefront of this. How could these disruptive solutions help our industry to embrace mixed music legally?
Gary Adelman (Adelman Matz, US)
Mark Stafford (Lee & Thompson, GB)
Steven White (Dubset, US)
Moderator: Bjorn Schipper (Schipper Legal, NL)