DJ Mixes Are Now Legal on SoundCloud, Says Founder

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SoundCloud founder Eric Wahlforss has said in an interview that DJ mixes are now legal and “problem-free” on the service.

Wahlforss told Germany’s Groove magazine:

“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.”

SoundCloud was once the go-to platform to host DJ mixes, but many DJs have stopped uploading their mixes in recent years because of increased takedowns for copyright infringement. Some have even had their accounts deleted for repeat violations.

As a result, many DJs have been uploading their mixes to less popular services like Mixcloud and Mixcrate. However, those platforms have been subject to increased takedowns over the last year, with Mixcrate closing its doors in October.

While Wahlforss’ comments are encouraging to DJs and fans, it is unclear at this point if all mixes are indeed safe on SoundCloud.

Related: DJs Should Stop Playing SoundCloud and YouTube Rips

  • European agencies have no bearing on US Artists and US Copyright laws. Mixes are generally ALWAYS illegal to post publicly.

  • Dj Strikah

    Now they should take away the strikes against my account if it’s true that DJ mixes are now “legal” and “problem free”.

    • Chase March

      Maybe they can restore my entire account and the hundred or so shows I had up there too.

  • Beatz Smartz

    good news lol

  • Hello

    Dose this mean the music from dj pools are legal to play their as well??
    if so, there goes the exclusivity of dj pools.