Data Collected From Music’s Top 25 Streamed Mixes

As determined via search on SoundCloud, YouTube, and other streaming sites utilizing the search term “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 - December 2015
Rank Label Frequency Index
1 Atlantic Records 40%
2 Columbia Records (Sony) 36%
3 Spinnin' Records 32%
4 Universal Music Group 32%
5 Interscope (Universal) 32%
6 Ultra (Sony) 28%
7 Sony Music Ent. 28%
8 Sony Music (UK) 28%
9 Mad Decent 24%
10 Parlophone (Warner) 24%
11 RCA Records (Sony) 24%
12 Spinnin' Deep 20%
13 Warner Music Group 20%
14 300 Entertainment 16%
15 Def Jam (Universal) 16%
16 Cash Money Records (Universal) 16%
17 Republic Records (Universal) 16%
18 WEA 16%
19 Musical Freedom 12%
20 RGF Productions 12%
21 Big Beat (Warner) 12%
22 Dim Mak 12%
23 Warner Music France 12%
24 What A Music 12%
25 OWSLA 8%

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

 
DUBSET’S 25 MOST STREAMED MIXES
Rank Mix
1 New Year's Eve Party Dance Mix 2015 - 2016 / Best of the Mixes Yearmix by Eric Clapman
2 Reggaeton Mix 2016 Vol 8 HD J. Balvin (Ginza) Daddy Yankee, Farruko, Maluma, Don Omar, Nicky Jam by DJ EDUARDO
3 Spinnin' Records - Best Of 2015 Year Mix by Spinnin' Records
4 Best Remixes Winter Dance Mix (2015 - 2016) by Eric Clapman
5 Vicetone - End of the Year Mix 2015 [EDM] by Proximity
6 Best of Trap 2015 - unknown & Space Race Trap Music Mix by Trap Nation
7 Diplo & Friends BBCR1XTRA: December 19th 2015 (Best Of 2015) by Diplo
8 ♫ Party Dance Mix 2016 - Happy New Year (Mixed by DJ Silviu M) by DJ Silviu M
9 Electro House 2016 Club Mix by ElectroDanceMovement
10 ( Happy New Year 2016 ) Feeling Happy - Best Of Vocal Deep House Music Chill Out - Mix By Regard #13 by DJ Regard
11 Dj Private Ryan - Soca Starter 2016 (SOCA MIX) by Shaun Ramsaroop KSR
12 Best Remixes of Popular Songs [January 2016] [Happy New Year] [200k Mix] by Music Life
13 Dawn' Pt. 3 (An Ambient Mix) by MrSuicideSheep
14 Hip Hop Urban RnB Club Music 2015 Christmas Special Mix - CLUB MUSIC by Best HipHop Music
15 Feeling Happy - Best Of Vocal Deep House Music Chill Out - Mix By Regard #11 by DJ Regard Official
16 ROBIN SCHULZ – CHRISTMAS MIX 2015 by Robin Schulz
17 Best Hip Hop Urban RnB Club Music Hits Mix 2015 - CLUB MUSIC by Best HipHop Music
18 Spinnin' Records - 2016 Future Hits by Spinnin' Records
19 Superheroes Anonymous 8: ROAD TO BIGWEEK NYC by Adventure Club
20 FLY HIGH 001 by Snakehips
21 Feeling Happy - Best Of Vocal Deep House Music Chill Out - Mix By Regard #12 by DJ Regard Official
22 Liquicity Yearmix 2015 (Mixed by Maduk) by Liquicity
23 Diplo & Friends BBCR1XTRA: November 22nd 2015 Miami Bass Mix by Diplo
24 Electro House Music 2015 Dance Mix - Electro House 2015 Club Mix Dance Party #6 by M - Music Nation
25 BEST OF DEEP HOUSE MUSIC CHILL OUT SESSIONS MIX BY REGARD #8 by DJ Regard Official
 
Dubset’s 25 Most Sampled Artists
Rank Artist Frequency Index
1 Calvin Harris 24%
2 Disciples 20%
3 Drake 16%
4 Oliver Heldens 16%
5 Skrillex 16%
6 David Guetta 16%
7 Vicetone 12%
8 Fetty Wap 12%
9 Delaney Jane 12%
10 Diplo 12%
11 Inna 12%
12 Justin Bieber 12%
13 Sam Feldt 12%
14 Kat Nestel 12%
15 Zedd 12%
16 Tiësto 12%
17 Clean Bandit 12%
18 Showtek 12%
19 Ellie Goulding 12%
20 Mike Mago 12%
21 Sia 12%
22 Wiz Khalifa 12%
23 Martin Garrix 8%
24 Martin Solveig 8%
25 Galantis 8%
Dubset’s 25 Most Sampled Tracks
Rank Track Frequency Index
1 How Deep Is Your Love, Calvin Harris & Disciples 24%
2 Hotline Bling, Drake 20%
3 Trap Queen, Fetty Wap 12%
4 Where Are Ü Now (feat. Justin Bieber), Jack Ü 12%
5 Alive, Sia 8%
6 All Night, Tujamo & Jacob Plant 8%
7 Bap U, Party Favor 8%
8 Be Right There, Diplo & Sleepy Tom 8%
9 Bottle Swervice, Herobust 8%
10 Bunny Dance, Oliver Heldens 8%
11 Drive You Home, Sam Feldt & The Him feat. The Donnies The Amys 8%
12 Every Single Piece, Redondo & Bolier feat. She Keeps Bees 8%
13 GDFR, Flo Rida 8%
14 Goodbye feat. Lyse, Feder 8%
15 Hello, Adele 8%
16 Here, Alessia Cara 8%
17 Hold On, Moguai feat. Cheat Codes 8%
18 Hot, INNA 8%
19 Intoxicated, Martin Solveig & GTA 8%
20 Memories, KSHMR & Bassjackers feat. Sirah 8%
21 My Way, Fetty Wap 8%
22 No Way Out feat. Kat Nestel, Vicetone 8%
23 Nothing Stopping Me feat. Kat Nestel, Vicetone 8%
24 Rather Be feat. Jess Glynne, Clean Bandit 8%
25 Runaway (U & I), Galantis 8%