Boiler Room uploads 200 of its best mixes to Apple Music
The move comes in an effort to pay royalties to all artists whose music is played in a set
In a unique partnership, Boiler Room has made 200 of its “most influential mixes” available to Apple Music subscribers worldwide, a statement reads. Each mix is split into individual tracks, with the move set to pay royalties to all artists involved in every mix. The platform will also host a weekly show on the newly announced Apple Music 1 radio station.
Now 10-years-old, the DJ’ing channel has become a household name for electronic music lovers across the globe. With a collection of iconic mixes from the likes of Baauer, Sherelle, Kaytranada, Richie Hawtin, Thom Yorke, Disclosure and Frankie Knuckles, among plenty others, electronic music fans and Apple Music subscribers will no longer have to head to YouTube or SoundCloud to listen to some of the best mixes.
A statement on the Boiler Room website reads: “Listeners can now access Boiler Room’s lockdown series ‘Streaming From Isolation’, classic sets like Honey Dijon at Sugar Mountain and Ben Klock from the first Boiler Room space in Berlin, in addition to a catalogue of over 200 of the most influential recordings from Boiler Room’s ten-year history; all on Apple Music”.
“Every week, Boiler Room Radio on Apple Music 1 will showcase historic Boiler Room DJ Mixes and share in-depth interviews with the DJs, artists and producers”.
“The partnership launches with the common aim to compensate all artists involved in a DJ set. Not only does that mean payment for DJs but crucially also, compensation for the artists, producers and songwriters behind the music in the mix. With 100% of royalties from the streams going to rights holders, this is an initiative we’re immensely proud to be a part of”.
“Boiler Room will continue to bring new recordings and historic archive to Apple Music with a shared belief that artists, songwriters, producers, and DJs should be equitably compensated for their work”.
The news comes on the same day that Apple announced that Beats 1 is rebranding to Apple Music 1, along with two other new stations: Apple Music Hits and Apple Music Country.
Boiler Room’s Apple Music profile reads: “Boiler Room started with a webcam taped to a wall, opening a keyhole into London’s underground. Since 2010, we’ve built a unique archive spanning over 8000 performances by more than 5000 artists across 200 cities. Today, we remain true to that history. We support emerging artists. We tell stories from the fringes. We connect local dance floors to the wider world.”
Listen to the collection of mixes on Apple Music here.
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