In 2021, Spotify launched DJ Mixes, a program that allows DJs to upload their full mixes to the platform for the first time. TuneCore is now licensing its catalog to Spotify so DJs can participate in this program.
According to Spotify’s FAQ, if you’re the main artist or remixer of a song that’s included in a DJ Mix, any streams of that mix will count towards your monthly listeners. You can view your track’s performance on the Playlists tab in your Spotify for Artists account.
How DJs use your music
Each time one of your tracks is used in a DJ’s mix, the mix will use at least 30 seconds of your song. This means that any plays of the mixed version of a track that occur within the Spotify DJ Mix playlist will generate the same royalties as a play of the unmixed version would.
You won’t be able to select which DJs mix your tracks, the other tracks that are contained in the DJ Mix or how your music is altered and combined with the other tracks in the DJ Mix.
When one of your tracks is included in a DJ Mix, the track will link back to your artist profile. Although the mixed track won’t appear in your artist discography, the DJ Mix playlist will appear in the “Discovered On” section of your artist profile.