A week ago, DJ media seemed ready to celebrate based on one interview. SoundCloud's founder went on record and promised that all DJ mixes were safe on the platform, and that takedowns would cease. But Soundcloud's official blog has finally responded with a bit of backpedaling.
As originally reported by the German site Groove, Soundcloud founder Eric Wahlforss is claiming that DJ mixes can now be legally uploaded. We decided to test out his claims - and today we're going to start uploading DJ mixes that were previously taken down. Have a mix that you think qualifies? Share a link and we'll add it to our Soundcloud.
Recording and distributing a DJ mix might be easier than ever, but when you're sharing your mix online, how do you reach people? In an era of video-focused content, audio-only DJ mixes are becoming more difficult to easily share on social media. Keep reading for an overview of the state of DJ mix sharing and how you can stand out.
Based on an initial report from the Financial Times, there's a reasonable chance that streaming-music giant Spotify could buy SoundCloud. We've heard numerous times before that SoundCloud was on the market, including famous talks with Twitter. It turned out that Twitter was only investing - but it seems like Spotify buying SoundCloud could be a reality.
Producers can easily spend hours looking for remix projects, samples, e-mastering, and project templates to dissect. Deconstruction and construction are two great practices that hone in one’s skills as a producer, but finding quality project files can be difficult. Kreasound is a website that is making that process easier by offering complete and open-format projects, templates, […]
The ultimate goal for any DJ application is to optimally and efficiently handle audio. Mixvibes, the company behind Cross DJ, knows this and that is why the company is boasting a universal, redesigned update, Cross DJ 3.0, for iOS and Android devices. Cross DJ 3.0 includes a new audio engine for iOS, a fresh interface, and MIDI support for Android compatible controllers.
All good things must come to an end and in the world of music some people believe it is time to part ways with Soundcloud. In a recent site-wide takedown fiasco many DJs and producers began to post on social media about their distaste with Soundcloud. The site is being pinned down by the major three record labels as they threaten the site with copyright laws. This becomes a big problem for DJs who want to post mixes, mashups, and remixes while also being a problem for DJs when it comes to finding new music. For DJs ready to jump ship below is a handful of sites that may be your new home for music.
Soundcloud revealed last week that they were preparing to launch a subscription membership service for their site that would be in place by the end of the year. Now, in advance of that service, users are starting to see advertising injected on their feeds, including short non-music advertising that disables playback and forces users to listen.