If you use parts of a track in a DJ set, please bear in mind that the original creator owns the copyright for that part in your track and, based on current copyright legislation, you will need their explicit permission to upload your DJ mix on SoundCloud. Some producers and publishers are fine with others using their material in DJ sets, but some are not and do not want their works altered or distributed without their explicit consent. If you are able to provide proof that you do have permission from the original rights holders to publish their material in your DJ mix on SoundCloud, our Copyright Team is happy to manually review these permissions and reinstate the track onto your profile. Please bear in mind that you should have permission to use all tracks that you have included in your DJ mix, and not just the one that has been detected by our content identification system. If you do not clearly specify and prove that all these permissions have been granted by their respective copyright holders usually record labels and publishers , your dispute will be rejected. Please link any available screenshots or images of permissions into the dispute form via a linking service. Creative Commons is a non-profit organization that has drafted a set of copyright licenses that may be used by any creator for any of their content. With Creative Commons licenses, creators have the choice to give up certain exclusive rights normally associated with copyright, while retaining others.
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Follow Billboard. All rights reserved. A new blog post on SoundCloud's site regarding copyright infringement rules seems to be sending mixed messages to users: Despite initial reports stating otherwise, SoundCloud still has the authority to pull DJ mixes containing copyrighted material.
Best practices for creating and uploading a DJ mix
It looks like DJs will soon be able to post their mixes on SoundCloud, thanks to a deal done between SoundCloud and Dubset, a company that helps with the clearing of samples uses in new productions. Dubset analyses content from music creators identifying the use of original recordings within their work, and already performs its services for thousands of label and publishing rights holders. Now it is bringing this technology to SoundCloud, and SoundCloud says that later this year some producers will be able to clear their uploaded remixes — and that full DJ sets will also be included over time. No dates have been put on this yet by either company, so watch this space for more when we have it. This could finally solve a dilemma that has haunted DJs for many years: Upload to much smaller but legal-for-DJ-mixes platforms like Mixcloud, missing out on the huge reach and potential exposure offered by SoundCloud — or put your mixes on SoundCloud, knowing full well that sooner or later, the copyright police may come knocking, and your whole channel may be taken down. Are you looking forward to this? Do you think being able to share your mixes on SoundCloud is a good idea? Let us know your thoughts below…. A DJ since , he ran a successful recording studio for many years, and is a music producer and sound engineer too.
Have a mix that you think qualifies? Translated via Google , he shares that as a result of negotiations for the new Soundcloud Go service, mixes are now totally legal to upload on the site:. During the negotiations for our subscription service as well as an agreement was with collecting societies like GEMA achieved in Germany. This means that DJ mixes can now be legally and problem-free on SoundCloud. So this is a very positive news for DJs.