The remixing community is a vast one.
There’s the remixer, the remixing guru, the DJ and the remix producer.
But in a world of digital music, the artists behind the music are still the ones who get paid.
Now, Spotify is adding some added value to this ecosystem, offering artists a new way to monetize their work by offering a way to remix their work.
The company said Wednesday that it has launched the new “Rune Remix” option for artists, and they will be able to make one-off remixes of tracks from their own catalog.
The idea is to let artists do something that they would normally be paid for, without having to go through the hassle of getting a remix license.
The Rune Remix option, available in both the United States and the United Kingdom, will allow artists to make a free one-time remix of tracks, and then get paid for it.
There are no plans to offer this to artists in other countries, but Spotify is still working on it.
In the meantime, it’s nice to see Spotify making something of this type of service.
The service is still in beta, but the Rune Remixes feature is expected to launch in the coming weeks.
Spotify is offering artists up to 20 Rune Remixs worth of free music per month for a limited time.
This will be paid out via a “one-time royalty” that will be shared among the artists, as well as the artists’ label.
It’s not clear if this royalty will be for remixes or songs.
Spotify has made it clear that this royalty system will be different from the one Spotify currently offers for its own artists.
“This is a new feature that we’re working on for artists and labels, and we hope to make it available to artists as well,” Spotify music director Joe O’Brien said in a statement.
Spotify plans to add more artists to this royalty scheme, which will be rolled out over time, and it is also working on ways to allow artists who don’t have Spotify accounts to upload tracks and remix them in-app without having Spotify accounts.
There is still a lot of work to do on this system, though, and Spotify is likely to roll it out gradually.
Spotify Music has always offered royalty-free streaming of music from its own catalog, and this new Rune Remix service is likely the first time it will offer artists that kind of access to their music.
Spotify does not have a dedicated artist-specific service like SoundCloud or Apple Music.
It does have artists who are working on other kinds of services for artists like Spotify Connect, which offers free access to artists’ music, and Stream, which allows users to stream music from a large library of artists.
Spotify Connect and Stream were both available on iOS devices last year.
Spotify announced last month that it will launch in-store streaming on its streaming music service in the U.S. in March, and that it plans to launch it in the UK in July.