SoundCloud Will Now Pay For Your DJ Mixes!

In yet another bizarre twist in the old “should I / shouldn’t I upload my mixes to SoundCloud?” conundrum, news comes this week of a way DJs can get paid for uploading their mixes to the service. It’s the first of our stories from around the web.

Mixes and remixes to the music-streaming service will now be able to monetize them for the first time, THUMP can exclusively reveal. As of today, SoundCloud is expanding its invite-only revenue-sharing program to include artists who create “recorded and live sets, remixes, and other user-generated content.”

SoundCloud’s Chief Content Officer Stephen Bryan told THUMP: “This will be the first time we’ve invited DJs and producers who create remixes and sets on SoundCloud to start to be able to monetize and participate in the revenue that we’re generating through ads and subscriptions.”

SoundCloud’s Premier program was launched in 2014 as a way for users to earn money off the work they upload to the platform. Like other revenue-share models, users who upload content to the platform are able to share in the income made through advertising and its two subscription services. SoundCloud’s competitors Apple Music and Spotify both have similar revenue models in place; the way these schemes work is directly tied to both the performance of the artist (how many plays they get) and the service overall.

“Revenue that’s generated through ads and subscription payments by consumers is divided up and paid out based on how content is consumed,” Bryan said. Although he did not specify the exact metrics used to determine how much artists will get paid, he said that payments are based on “share of engagement” and “listening time.”

While SoundCloud did not say exactly what criteria is used when determining if an artist will be invited into the program, a spokesperson said that current artists include Chance the Rapper, Little Simz, Metro Boomin, 21 Savage, StarRo, and Toni Romiti.

Last month SoundCloud launched a $4.99 a month subscription option, in addition to its existing $9.99 a month service. The platform currently has around 150 million tracks, including back-catalogs acquired via the deals it struck over the last few years with the three major labels—Sony, Universal, and Warner—as well as the digital rights agency Merlin that represents over 20,000 independent labels.

Since the deals were made, the takedown rate—something that has long plagued the site—has dropped by 40 percent in the last 12 months, a historic low for the company, according to a spokesperson. SoundCloud’s most recently available financial data revealed that the company is still loss-making, but that its revenue was up 20 percent from the previous year.

“This is the natural evolution of our mission, Bryan said. “The ability to make money on our platform from the creativity [the users] are contributing to the community.”

The Premier program is currently invite-only, however Bryan said the company is increasing the number of people invited daily. Those interested in signing up can register their interest on the SoundCloud website.

Anna Codrea-Rado is THUMP’s News Editor. Follow her on Twitter.

SOURCE: DIGITAL DJ TIPS

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FRIDAY FEEL GOOD QUICK MIX ~ 80’S I WANT MY MTV

FRIDAY FEEL GOOD QUICK MIX ~ 80’S I WANT MY MTV BACK

This Month we got inspired to Make an 80’s Mix in celebration of the New Club 80’s Bar in Grill. Club 80’s Bar and Grill will be opening it’s doors on April 7, 2017  in the city of Corona and it is going to be the biggest 80’s Themed club in Southern California.  Check out there website below for more information.

Fry Weezie jumped in his DeLorea and took us  back to the 80’s with some feel good music. The Mix is Featuring Duran Duran, Blondie, FYC, Culture Club, Pet Shop Boys, Howard Jones, Oingo Boingo, Thomas Dolby and Many More….

Enjoy the mix.

Club 80s – Bar & Grill *Grand Opening* Friday April 7th
80s Dance Party!!! 2 Fully Stocked Bars – Live 80s Show
Free Parking – 80s Themed Food Menu – Open 7pm till 2am
@Club 80s – Bar & Grill – 9022 Pulsar Ct., Corona, CA
www.Club80sBar.com

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Friday Round Up: DJ Tips and News

In this week’s Friday Roundup from our friends at Digital DJ Tips: 

The most expensive vinyl ever sold (on Discogs, anyway), news of this year’s BURN Residency, and the AirBnB rental that turned into a rave!

  1. The Most Expensive Dance Records Ever Sold …on dance music specialist site Discogs, anyway. Thump has the story Read more
  2. Study Shows Why We’re Totally Addicted To Bass – Did you need a reason? Yes? Then check out this DJ Mag article that has the answer Read more
  3. Multi-Channel Silent Discos: The Echo Chambers Of Clubbing – And you thought silent discos were just a laugh. Think on… Magnetic Mag gets serious on us Read more
  4. Is It Ever Acceptable To Remix A Classic? – Well of course the answer is “yes”, but Mixmag dives a bit deeper than that in this long read Read more
  5. Airbnb Renters Turned A Flat Into A Nightclub With Tickets And A Bouncer – I suppose you can marvel at the sheer audacity of it! Fact has the story Read more
  6. Win a €100,000 Prize In The Burn Residency 2017 – Mixcloud announces the competition for 2017, with an amazing chance to win a huge investment in your DJ career Read more

Have a great weekend, wherever you are and whatever you’re up to…

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NEW VIDEO: BRUNO MARS – THAT’S WHAT I LIKE

Bruno Mars unleashed the video for “That’s What I Like.” The track, which is currently in the top five of Billboard’s Hot 100, is the second single off of the singer’s platinum album 24K Magic.

The singer had been teasing the video throughout the day, even tweeting only two hours before its release, that he had just finished shooting it.

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