Rumours that have been circulating are reporting that Soundcloud are set to crackdown on mixes and remixes which contain uncleared music.
Digital Music News claim that a source close to Soundcloud told the site that restrictions are about to be put in place with the company planning to block all DJ mixes that aren’t fully cleared, with a Soundcloud representative stating, “I don’t think DJ’s are going to be happy.”
Soundcloud has since reported to the speculation, telling Billboard “there’s no truth in the story.” A representative for the company stated, “At SoundCloud, we’re on a mission to create a place where all creativity can live. SoundCloud’s creator community, including DJs, is incredibly important to us.”
Earlier this year, Soundcloud introduced a new paid service called SoundCloud Go, which looked to be an attempt to keep up with Apple Music and Spotify’s algorithm-based radio features. Shortly after, a series of deals with Sony, Universal and Warner happened, alongside a site-wide removal of content that were flagged over copyright claims.