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Mixcloud & Mix Availability

Posted by Cameron Vanderzanden on in notes. Tags: , , , , .

Earlier this month Mixcloud announced a major change to its platform. I can't afford a "Pro" subscription so, if I'm reading that linked post right, I'm faced with a choice: continue to upload after November 2022 and choose a maximum of 10 mixes that will be available or stop uploading after that same deadline and all my mixes currently on Mixcloud will remain accessible. I choose the latter. The shows there now will remain streamable for as long as Mixcloud will host them and I will no longer be publishing new sets to the service after this month.

I've been using Mixcloud because 1. it was free and unlimited and 2. they are licensed to play copyrighted music. I think DJing on the internet is often in a kind of grey area between advocacy and piracy, a problem Mixcloud solved by paying the appropriate fees and royalties. I'm much more interested in advocacy than piracy so I'm grateful for and will miss using Mixcloud. I bear them no ill will, I wish them well, and I hope to see them succeed.

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