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DJ mixes now legal on soundCloud!

DJ mixes are now legal on SoundCloud, ad-free and without fear of being removed for copyright claims, one of the popular streaming service's founders has just said in an interview. If this is true, it will remove a huge obstacle and a massive bugbear the DJ community has had with SoundCloud for many years. 

Eric Wahlforss, the streaming service's co-founder and CTO, has been speaking with German website Groove about the introduction of the premium subscription service SoundCloud Go, as it rolls out to more and more countries. In one particular section, he speaks about what it means for DJs*: 

"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." he said. 

"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."