In the wake of Soundcloud‘s continuing controversies regarding copyright material and channel strikes, some good news for DJs has finally come. In an interview held with Soundcloud CTO and co-founder Eric Wahlforss, German publication Groove discovered that new negotiations have allowed the streaming site to now host complete DJ mixes without restriction.
Read Wahlforss’ statements below, translated from their original German wording, and watch his interview on TechCrunch.
“Previously, because you could only legally upload DJ mixes to SoundCloud if you had the rights to all the tracks in the mix, at the instigation of the owners of the rights we had to take down mixes with copyrighted material . . . 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. Furthermore, mixes should not be interrupted by advertising.”