Although it is not yet available in the United States, Spotify has launched a new DJ mixes section to its library. The mixes will be available in eight territories while it is in beta. UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, the Netherland, the Philippines, and Japan have been will feature the new section. Presumably, this feature is being enabled because new technology is making it easier to identify songs on the fly during a mix. The problem is with making sure the tracks are recognized and the artists compensated for each play.
The launch will feature mixes from Noisia, Shingo Nakamara, and Adam Beyer, among others. However, the monetization and artists input around the mixes chosen remain unclear at this time. Since this is just a soft launch, Spotify will likely be revealing more details as they track the usage and popularity of this new feature.
The news comes in the wake of Apple’s recent decision to expand their Apple Music to include Artist and DJ mixes. EDMTunes will release more details on the US release date as the information comes in.