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    Default Soundcloud. You're Dead To Me.

    Do you think it's right for Soundcloud to reject your DJ Mixes because of copyright restrictions?

    We (the DJs) built this site. A DJ mix (aka a mix CD, mixed compilation, mix tape, etc.) is an essential part of DJ culture. I know it's not Soundcloud, it's the labels, but it's ridiculous.

    The last 3 mixes I've tried to upload were rejected because one or two tracks triggered copyright flags.

    Any opinions?

    What's the best alternative option?


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    If you leave at 3+sec gap (no music) at the beginning and end of your mix it will go on fine with no issues.

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    Mixcloud is one alternative, but their website isn't as friendly as Soundcloud is, as far as embedding mixes in Facebook posts and such. I've heard others suggest creating a minute or two original intro before your actual mix, as Soundcloud's copyright check only checks the beginning.
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    Quote Originally Posted by loverocket View Post
    Do you think it's right for Soundcloud to reject your DJ Mixes because of copyright restrictions?
    Do they have a choice ? It's the law (certainly in the UK) so, whether we agree with it or not is moot. If they have their hands legally tied there is nothing we can do apart from try and cheat it.

    Don't (just don't) get me wrong I'm not saying it's right. You say "one or two tracks triggered copyright flags", are any of the tracks in the mix not copyrighted.

    Seems like Soundcloud was a good idea that has suffered from becoming to popular.

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    wow. that intro trick is great. i'll try it out. thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by loverocket View Post
    wow. that intro trick is great. i'll try it out. thanks.
    You don't need to do that.

    A 3 or 4 second gap with nothing playing is all you need. Trust me.
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    +1 with the intro worked for me last month
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    Quote Originally Posted by Karlos
    Seems like Soundcloud was a good idea that has suffered from becoming to popular.
    Bingo. You can't be popular AND profitable in this (DJ/mixes) game.
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    I pretty much just use mixcloud now. Added bonus it adds your play list automatically.
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    limitations are the source of creativity.
    If you don't practice you don't want it.

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    The downside to mixcloud is you can't download...That's where mixcrate comes into play, but I've had numerous issues getting my mixes uploaded. Unfortunately, neither of them gets the traffic that soundcloud does.

    Regarding the intro workaround, sometimes I'll start the first track with some FX (filter/delays) to bypass the check. I haven't had anything flagged...yet.
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