For those unfamiliar, Shazam is a tool that lets users identify songs and artists by listening to them being played on the radio, over speakers, or on TV. So what Apple has done is take that music recognition tool and work together with various record labels. The end result is a system that can identify the artists in these DJ remixes so that they can be compensated fairly.
It can even figure out which festival this particular mix was played at, and users will be able to see the breakdown of a DJ’s setlist so that if they want, they can actually skip songs within the mix instead of having to figure out the timestamps for it.
In a statement made by DJ Charlotte de Witte, “Apple Music is the first platform that offers continuous mixes where there’s a fair fee involved for the artists whose tracks are included in the mixes and for the artist making those mixes. It’s a step in the right direction where everyone gets treated fairly. I’m beyond excited to have the chance to provide online mixes again.”