Soundcloud DJ mixes are still being taken down
Soundcloud DJ mixes are still be taking down despite the recent claims that they wouldn’t be.
Just a week ago we reported that Eric Wahlforss, co-founder of Soundcloud, confirmed that DJ mixes wouldn’t be removed for copyright infringement.
It seemed like a triumph for all the DJs who use Souncdloud to promote their mixes. Only, it’s not quite so cut and dry…
“It’s important to note takedowns are at the request of creators. While the agreements we have in place across the industry have greatly lessened the likelihood of takedowns, as a creator driven platform, we respect all creators, and therefore we respect the rights of all creators who request to have their content removed.”
While there are fewer take downs of Soundcloud DJ mixes than ever before, they are still being taken down. The take down comes down to the copyright holder. If they request that the mix be taken down for infringing on their own copyright, then your mix will be taken down.
Get the full scope of Soundcloud’s official statement on the issue below…
“There have been a number of incoming questions this week from our community around creativity and content on SoundCloud. Today, through a number of agreements with labels, publishers and other partners, there are far fewer takedowns of various forms of content – including DJ sets – shared on SoundCloud. It’s clear from our conversations and agreements with the industry and creative community as a whole, that enabling a place for all forms of creativity to live is important, and that SoundCloud can be that place.
With that, it’s important to note takedowns are at the request of creators. While the agreements we have in place across the industry have greatly lessened the likelihood of takedowns, as a creator driven platform, we respect all creators, and therefore we respect the rights of all creators who request to have their content removed.
As always, SoundCloud’s aim is to continue building a unique ecosystem where all forms of expression can live and thrive. The community of creators who gather, share their work and collaborate on SoundCloud is hugely important to us. Creators on SoundCloud continue to be a driving force in pushing culture forward in the world, and we are honored to be the place to help amplify the millions of creative voices who call SoundCloud home.”
Soundcloud DJ mixes are being treated with a little more consideration now, but the founders of the site have to play along with copyright laws in order to remain legitimate. Posting up your mix is still pretty much at your own risk.