Data Collected From Music’s Top 25 Streamed Mixes

As determined via search on SoundCloud, YouTube, and other streaming sites utilizing the search term “Dance Mix”


From the advent of vinyl, to the meteoric rise of dance festivals, mix music has become an important part of today’s music culture. Mixes and remixes now represent one of music’s most listened-to categories yet due to the challenges associated with licensing, this music has been prevented from being offered by most of the world’s largest music services.

A major shift in music is about to take place. Dubset, a technology-based licensing specialist, has developed an identification and licensing platform enabling the rights holders of the tracks being mixed and sampled to clear it. This allows for legally compliant streaming on all music services unlocking a massive new royalty flow for the underlying artists, labels, publishers, and DJs.

It begs the question though…what’s in those mixes? Each month Dubset will locate the most popular mixed music in the world, thoroughly analyze it, and share its findings. Full transparency to the “who” and “what” is being listened to (often royalty-free) by millions of music fans a day.

 

 

Ten Most Sampled Labels (%)

 

DUBSET'S 25 MOST SAMPLED LABELS
Rank Label Frequency Index
1 Atlantic Records (Warner) 72%
2 Interscope Records (Universal) 68%
3 Ultra Records (Sony) 60%
4 Warner Music Group 56%
5 Universal Music Group 52%
6 Columbia Records (Sony) 48%
7 What A Music 48%
8 Spinnin Records 44%
9 RCA (Sony) 40%
10 Def Jam Recordings (Universal) 40%
11 Island Records (Universal) 40%
12 Sony Music UK 36%
13 Mad Decent 36%
14 Republic Records (Universal) 36%
15 Capitol Records (Universal) 32%
16 Armada Music 32%
17 WEA Music 28%
18 Revealed Recordings 28%
19 Sony Music Entertainment 24%
20 Parlophone (Warner) 24%
21 Virgin Records (Universal) 24%
22 Musical Freedom 24%
23 Cloud 9 Dance 20%
24 Cash Money Records (Universal) 20%
25 Smash The House 20%

The Frequency Index identifies how often a
particular data set appears in the sample analyzed.

 
DUBSET’S 25 MOST STREAMED MIXES
Rank Mix Streams
1 New Electro & House 2015 Best of Party Mashup, Bootleg, Remix Dance Mix, Eric Clapman 67,700,161
2 Hip Hop Urban RnB Club Music Megamix 2015, Best HipHop Music 64,404,997
3 New Best Club Dance Music Megamix 2015, Club Music 19,710,624
4 New Best Dance Music 2014 Electro & House Dance Club Mix, Anthony Gerrard 18,078,132
5 Best Remixes Summer Starter Party Dance Mix 2015, Eric Clapman 17,965,318
6 Electro & House 2015 Best of Party Charts Dance Mix #140, EDM Music Lovers 11,022,447
7 Best Remixes 3 MEGA Dance Mix, Eric Clapman 10,636,511
8 90's Megamix - Dance Hits of the 90s, Alex K 8,959,764
9 Best Remixes Dance Mix 5, Eric Clapman 8,154,914
10 Best Remixes of Popular Songs 2015, Jason Laville 7,699,797
11 Best Gaming Mix, The Beat 108 7,168,540
12 Techno 2015 Hands Up, DJ Dly Beat Music 7,170,639
13 New Best Dance Music 2015, Electro & House Dance Club Mix, Anthony Gerrard 7,035,902
14 New Electro & House 2015 Best of Party Mashup, Bootleg, Remix Dance Mix #2, Eric Clapman 7,016,316
15 Best Remixes Summer Party Dance Mix 2015, Eric Clapman 6,691,781
16 New Best Club Dance Music Megamix 2015 Party Music, Club Music 6,533,169
17 Best Summer Dance Music Remixes Party Hits & Mashups 2015, Club Music 6,500,700
18 New Electro & House 2015 Best of Party Mashup, Bootleg, Remix Dance Mix #3, Eric Clapman 6,214,174
19 New Best Club Dance Music Megamix 2015, Club Music 6,128,685
20 Best Remixes Party Hits Mega Dance Mix 2015, Eric Clapman 5,813,141
21 Summer Adrenaline Mix 2015, Eric Clapman 5,359,432
22 Hip Hop Urban RnB Trap Club Music Megamix 2015 - Best HipHop Music 5,186,403
23 Hip Hop Urban RnB Trap Club Music Megamix 2015 - Best HipHop Music 4,094,507
24 New Best Club Dance Music Summer Megamix 2015, Best Music 4,884,322
25 Hip Hop Urban RnB Trap Club Music Megamix 2015, Best HipHop Music 4,378,877

TOTAL STREAMS      325,509,253

 
Dubset’s 25 Most Sampled Artists
Rank Artist Frequency Index
1 David Guetta 52%
2 Calvin Harris 48%
3 Ellie Goulding 44%
4 Flo Rida 40%
5 Pitbull 36%
6 Zedd 36%
7 Avicii 28%
8 Showtek 28%
9 Major Lazer 28%
10 Clean Bandit 28%
11 DJ Snake 24%
12 Hardwell 24%
13 Sean Paul 24%
14 Tiesto 24%
15 R3hab 20%
16 Tove Lo 20%
17 Alesso 20%
18 Bodybangers 20%
19 Enrique Iglesias 20%
20 Laidback Luke 20%
21 Sigma 20%
22 Katy Perry 16%
23 Maroon 5 16%
24 Jennifer Lopez 16%
25 Carly Rae Jepsen 16%
Dubset’s 25 Most Sampled Tracks
Rank Track Frequency Index
1 Outside, Calvin Harris feat. Ellie Goulding 36%
2 Going Down For Real, Flo Rida 24%
3 Rather Be, Clean Bandit 20%
4 Heroes, Alesso Feat. Tove Lo 16%
5 Bailando, Enrique Iglesias feat. Sean Paul 16%
6 Lovers on the Sun, David Guetta 16%
7 Prayer In C, Lilly Wood & The Prick 16%
8 Scream & Shout, Will.I.Am feat Britney Spears 16%
9 Dangerous, David Guetta Feat. Sam Martin 12%
10 Blame, Calvin Harris feat. John Newman 12%
11 Lean On, Major lazer Feat. Mø & DJ Snake 12%
12 Am I Wrong, David Guetta & Nico & Vinz 12%
13 Burn, Ellie Goulding 12%
14 Don´t Stop The Madness (Original Mix), Hardwell & W&W feat. Fatman Scoop 12%
15 Get Low (Rebirth), Dillon Francis & DJ Snake 12%
16 Ghost, Ella Henderson 12%
17 Heads Will Roll, Yeah Yeah Yeahs feat. A-Track 12%
18 New Thang, Redfoo 12%
19 Nobody To Love, Sigma 12%
20 Nova, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike 12%
21 Runaway, Galantis 12%
22 The Nights, Avicii 12%
23 Watch Out For This, Major Lazer 12%
24 Stay The Night, Zedd feat. Hayley Williams 8%
25 Ah Yeah So What (Extended Mix), Will Sparks feat. Wiley & Elen Levon 8%