Nearly every electronic producer and DJ under the sun has thrown their two or three cents in the direction on SoundCloud in hopes that it will get it together. Several sad stories have come from the service, but today might see a turning point. The Orange cloud icon is going to be tapped into way more often now that the service will be hosting DJ mixes with no hiccups, restrictions, or even ads! The service’s co-founder Eric Wahlforss had this to say in regards to the change(roughly translated from German:
“Previously, because you could only legally upload DJ mixes to SoundCloud if you had the rights to all the tracks in the mix, at the instigation of the owners of the rights we had to take down mixes with copyrighted material . . . During the negotiations for SoundCloud Go, we achieved agreement with collecting societies like GEMA in Germany, making these problems a thing of the past – even for users who do not subscribe . . . This means that DJ mixes are now legal and problem-free on SoundCloud. So this is a very positive news for DJs. Furthermore, mixes should not be interrupted by advertising.”
What are you waiting for? Time to get that mixtape back up and on fire again.