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.
From the DJTT mailbox this week comes a tip about a brand new feature on Mixcloud - the ability to directly import your mixes from your Soundcloud uploads.
When you combine the number of new music projects that are being created daily with the fact that SoundCloud has over 12 hours of audio being uploaded to it every minute, getting your music in front of your existing fans is getting harder than ever. ToneDen’s free music sharing app aims to solve this problem by letting you instantly send your SoundCloud tracks to fans who follow you on their service.
One of the single best ways to develop your skills as a DJ and advance to the next level is through consistent gigs in front of a specific crowd. A local residency is one of the most reliable ways to get that experience. In today's article we talk with a number of resident DJs from around the world, along with providing some recommendations on how to land that coveted spot.
The time has finally come, Facebook's "Like to Download" feature is no longer available. If you're unfamiliar with the feature, it allowed page owners to offer free content such as music downloads in exchange for "likes". The announcement was originally made back in August and DJTT weighed in on why it's a good thing for artists. However if this is a feature you want to keep using, then ToneDen has a solution.
Mixvibes announced the 3.3 update which adds better support for 64-bit systems and an improved system for track selection. Read more about the update and what it means for the DJ/VJ.
As any producer may know, getting paid for making music can be a really difficult feat to accomplish. YouTube seemed to hit the nail on the head when it comes to online videos with their advertising program however, vloggers aren’t the only ones who can start making money through ads now. Today marks the launch of On Soundcloud, a new creator partner program that allows artist to get paid whenever their sounds are played. Ads will be a gradual release throughout the next couple of months and inside we’ll break down the three tiers of Soundcloud and how these new ads will work.