Posts tagged: Soundcloud

Soundcloud’s (new) upload policies

Soundcloud has changed some of it’s policies and is enforcing it’s rules on copyrighted material

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Don’t know what I’m talking about? Check out this post and also this one over at Mixmag. For many DJs it’s not clear what is and what isn’t allowed to be uploaded, so I’ve decided to write up a short post about it. All in all, it’s pretty simple.

Edit: For Spanish readers there’s Spanish version of this post over at DJ Logic.

Upload you own tracks, something you created yourself: Allowed.
Of course.
Upload a DJ mix consisting of your own tracks: Allowed.
You made it, so it’s yours to use as you see fit!
Upload other producer’s tracks: Not allowed.
This should be obvious. But there is an exception if you have the rights to upload it. Usually a recordlabel, indie or not, has these rights.
Upload other producer’s tracks, mixed as a DJ mix: Not allowed.
This has always been popular with deejays, yet it was technically never legal to do so. You don’t own the rights, so you can’t use it as you please.
Upload other producer’s Creative Commons tracks, mixed: Allowed.
But you’ll have to credit all the tracks you used!
Upload a mash-up of two tracks you didn’t make yourself: Not allowed.
That’s right, you can’t. You do own copyright to the creative work you applied, but the tracks you used are still copyrighted.
Upload a remix of another producer’s track: Grey area.
Is it an official remix? If so you’re probably allowed to post it. It could still be possible that a label doesn’t want you to. Make clear agreements on this subject with the artist you’re remixing and/or the artist’s label. Is it an unofficial remix? Then it depends on if you used parts of the original. If you did it could be flagged, if you made every part of the remix yourself it should be the allowed to be posted. (I personally don’t understand this type of remix. If it doesn’t have anything to do with the original, why call it a remix?)

So what to do now? Where do you post your DJ mixes from now on? The solution has been around for a while; Mixcloud. Mixcloud makes sure the rights owners get a share of the (advertising) revenue. Know another website to upload your DJ mixes to? Discuss them in the comments and I’ll add them here!

Disclaimer: This is a simple enumeration of how copyright works and is for informative purposes only. Proceed at your own discretion!



DJ Mix: JordyVision at Megabeat Club 5/4/2012

Live on Oog Radio’s Megabeat Club



This time with a playlist on Mixcloud.

Live at Megabeat Club (5-4-2012, Oog Radio) by Jordyvision on Mixcloud


And a short video of how I roll, courtesy of Megabeat Club:


Release: Sensei Walingh – Nighty (JordyVision’s Nightly Build)

Turning HipHop into House

Artwork by Capse1For Hip Hop producer Sensei Walingh I remixed a title named ‘Nighty’. I made this remix using standard House Music weaponry and went for a modern Deep House sound with a French House twist. Graffiti and design artist Capse1 made the artwork for this track, which fits the mood perfectly!

Preview the track right here via Soundcloud, or download the track via the JordyVision Music Store. Enjoy!



Review: Atomsk – You Shall Not Grow Old

Atmosphere, that’s what this release is about.

Atomsk - You Shall Not Grow OldA sonic journey. The crisp fresh air of a cold winter day. But also the warm sensation of a careless spring holiday. Many different, guitar inspired/sampled tracks float by like clouds in a blue & pink sky. Everything is possible.

Not all tracks on this album are about “dance” as my Minimal-Techno tag would have you believe. ‘Only this’, for example, gives us some air and does so for a very long time. It’s a massive progressive track spanning almost fourteen minutes. (Spoiler; It does have some venom in it’s tail.) The tempo is tuned down even further in the following track. Giving time to wonder what more this album has in store, with ‘The Jaws Of Life’ delivering the payload.

All in all it’s a beautiful progressive tech inspired album. And it reminds me of ‘The Field’, which I have fond memories of. Great job, Nick!


Beastie Boys – Hot Sauce Committee 2

A little earlier than expected cause the clean version was leaked.. But here it is!

Hot Sauce Committee Part Two by Beastie Boys

The classic albums always included a variety of genres and this one’s got all the classic Beastingredients: Funky hiphop, soulfull jazz, punkrock’y tunes and yes, funny pointless skits too! I really love the well rounded sounds used in the Hiphop tracks, where Hot Sauce Committee was a bit rough around the edges, part 2 was made with the listener in mind. Making you want to come back to listen again like their previous albums were always so good at doing…

Yeah, this is not a full-blown review. But as a longtime Beastie Boys fan I love this album cause it delivers more of what I want: Beastie Boys.