Mixcloud

What is Mixcloud? from Mixcloud on Vimeo.

A friend of mine linked to her DJ Set on Twitter and upon clicking I found it hosted on Mixcloud. I’m always making DJ sets with Traktor and Torq but stopped posted them online because there wasn’t a legal way. It seems Mixcloud is paying (or attempting to pay) labels. Being 2010 the site has the usual social features where you can follow friends and connect your profile to Twitter and Facebook. I particularily like that you can embed your DJ sets as you can see below:

6400 Reunion Mix By Dj Leroy Peters In The Hippo Room by Leroypeters on Mixcloud

“Why can’t I download ? Mixcloud is a legal platform for on-demand radio shows, Podcasts and DJ mixes which contain copyrighted music. The only licensing option available at present is a streaming format, and Mixcloud is committed to providing a legal option which supports artists and ensures they receive royalties for the shows and mixes which contain music. In addition, the site can keep track of what you (and your friends) listen to, so we can make better recommendations and provide a more personalised site tuned to exactly what you like to hear.” – mixcloud.com

Follow me on Mixcloud: mixcloud.com/thingstocome/

This entry was written by Oliver Chesler, posted on September 17, 2010 at 3:55 am, filed under music, promotion and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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3 Responses to “Mixcloud”

  1. James Lewin says:

    Mixcloud seems like it could be very interesting – but I’m put off by how ugly the site is and also by the fact that they’re another social network to have to build a profile on.

    I’ll be interested to hear more if you start using it actively.

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