February 3, 2013
DJs are beginning to realize how hard it is to upload their mixes on to the internet. There is an essential problem you face when you are creating a mix. No matter creative your mix might be, there is still the fundamental issue that you must overcome; the fact that you are using other people’s songs. People who upload videos to YouTube know this all too well. Even using a snippet of a video or a piece of music that is not your property can cause your video to be taken down at the request of the copyright company. YouTube would host one less video than to face legal issues with the music in court.
Those who are using Sound Cloud may have noticed this trend recently – if you upload a mix that uses parts of other songs, a robot will automatically send you an email warning you that …
December 19, 2012
Whether you like it or not, sampling or finding beats and tracks to create with is getting easier and easier, thanks to cloud-type information banks and social media outlets that let you share and receive new bits of audio. At the highest level of sharing there are already many outlets established that will let you pass on your own mixer to another. Soundcloud and Mixcloud do this well by keeping posted tracks inclusive to all but also by adding elements of friends and acquaintances to keep a closer watch on. If you travel down deeper you’ll find that it can be broken down into more basic elements.
Song pools like Beatport have been around since records pools were there doing the same thing for DJs who wanted vinyl records. The ability to instantly choose from a selected group of songs made it easier to “shop”. Now, remix artists and controllerists …