There is arguably nothing less frustrating for SoundCloud users than seeing their DJ mixes taken down for “copyright infringement,” often running the risk of getting their entire accounts banned and with that entire months and years of hard work go down the drain.
The irony is that it goes against the very principle of DJing, and especially so when artists have see their mixes and tracks taken down when it was their own music in the first place. It has happened to well-established artists like Kaskade, and it resulted in many leaving the music hosting/streaming platform for other options.
That is changing however, as SoundCloud announces a change in the way they view DJ mixes uploaded to their website. Eric Wahlforss, founder of SoundCloud, recently spoke to Groove and revealed the change:
“These problems with the introduction of SoundCloud Go are a thing of the past, and also for users who do not subscribe. 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.”
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