Remixes

‘Content network effect’ makes TikTok tough to copy

Many TikTok videos don’t start from scratch, so neither can its competitors. TikTok is all about remixes where users shoot a new video to recontextualize audio pulled from someone else’s c

To fix SoundCloud, it must become the anti-Spotify

Startups die by suicide, not competition. It wasn't that anyone was stealing SoundCloud's underground rappers, bedroom remixers and garage bands. SoundCloud stumbled because it neglected these hardco

Dubset raises $4M to legalize remixes for Spotify and Apple Music

Record labels refuse to allow streaming of remixes and hour-long DJ sets unless copyright owners get paid for every little sample. Dubset just raised $4 million to handle that legal mess so Spotify an

Spotify and Apple Music get unofficial mixes, the best part of SoundCloud

SoundCloud’s big differentiator is its offering of unofficial, user-uploaded content that the major labels don’t release and that isn’t on Spotify or Apple Music. Or at least they we