In a first-of-its-kind deal, the online DJing platform has uploaded a chunk of its archive to a streaming giant. The selection of 200 spans mixes from the last ten years, and each is split into individual tracks.
“The partnership launches with the common aim to compensate all artists involved in a DJ set,” Boiler Room said in a statement. “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 also launch a new weekly radio show on Apple Music 1 (Apple’s just-renamed flagship radio station FKA Beats 1) where they will host interviews with artists and play select DJ sets. Boiler Room also pledges to upload more DJ sets to Apple Music in due time.