Mixcloud has big news. For the first time, you can now upload original short-form audio to the popular platform, which means more of your music in the right place.
From radio shows, sets, live streams and now tracks. No other platform offers creators and moderators so many ways to express themselves.
The music platform has just launched “Mixcloud Tracks” in Beta, so you can start sharing more of your music.
This addition to the Mixcloud toolkit is an experiment and a highly requested one. Every month, the British platform see an average of over “6000 attempts” to upload tracks to Mixcloud. After surveys, Mixcloud now know that many of you work as producers as well as DJs and curators.
Mixcloud has learned after all its years online that it can be frustrating to spread yourself across so many different platforms. Creators who DJ and produce music are let down by platforms that don’t have the licensing to allow them to host their sets alongside their original music.
The online music streaming platform knows that many artists who start off as DJs reach a point where they want to try making their own music. Mixcloud wants to nurture this with a space for rising artists to try things out and get feedback from their peers and colleagues.
Mixcloud wants to build a hub where you can concentrate all your music in one place.
As a legal and licensed platform, Mixcloud has always been home to an engaged community of music lovers, record diggers and curators. There’s no better place to share your sound.
What Mixcloud Tracks is for:
1.- Original music you own the rights to (e.g self-released or work-in-progress).
What Mixcloud Tracks is “not” for:
1.- Other artists’ music or music where you are not the rights holder.
2.- Mashups, covers or remixes containing copyrighted material.
3.- Tracks longer than 15 minutes.
For licensing reasons, creators cannot upload single tracks that are copyrighted to another artist or rights holder. When you upload short-form audio to the platform, you’ll be prompted to confirm that your track meets the following criteria:
1.- It’s not a remix, re-sample or cover of another track.
2.- It’s not signed to a major record label.
3.- You own both the mechanical & performance rights.
Mixcloud’s fingerprinting system will analyze all tracks to make sure they comply. Any uploaded track that doesn’t meet these requirements will be flagged by Mixcloud system and therefore blocked.
Mixcloud Tracks is open to all users. If you’re on a free plan, you can upload up to 3 tracks to your profile, while Pro Creators have unlimited uploads. However, be sure to visit this space to see what’s new in the upcoming updates.
Share your productions with a community of tastemakers and curators who are always on the lookout for new music.
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