A flaw discovered on Spotify allowed fan-made remixes to be uploaded to the podcast section using certain words. However, it was closed by Spotify shortly after this was open news.
Nowadays, you can usually find a re-edited version of a song you like on YouTube or SoundCloud. Some parts that have been treated with this process called ‘remix’ can even become much more popular. But Spotify, the most used music platform, does not allow remixes.
This situation was valid only until the last day. Some users on Spotify have managed to find a way to add a remixed version of a track to the platform. This way was to add remix tracks to the podcast section on the platform using words like ‘chopped’ or ‘screwed’.
Remixes were being uploaded to the podcast platform:
In fact, it is not known exactly when this method was added to Spotify with remixes. However, when the incident was discovered and voiced by Variety, Spotify took action against it. The dev company eliminated all remixed tracks uploaded to the podcast section. An official speaking on behalf of Spotify made the following statement:
“We take intellectual property infringement very seriously. Spotify has a number of detection measures that monitor abuse on the service to detect, investigate and deal with such activity. Improve these processes and improve detection and removal methods and legitimate content creators of this unacceptable activity. We continue to invest heavily to reduce the impact on our rightsholders and our users.”
As we can see from the above explanation, Spotify clearly does not want to include remixes that violate copyright. However, the lack of famous remixes made by many people on the platform also upset many users. It seems unlikely that Spotify will allow remixes in the future.