Soundcloud has been the YouTube for audio content for a number of years now - the giant that everyone in the DJ and producer worlds use to share and discover new music, mixes, remixes, mashups, etc. But in the last few years, Soundcloud's popularity has begun to cause headaches for content creators. Today we've rounded up a selection of alternatives for DJs and music producers looking to share their work with the world.
Native Instruments have pushed a new update to Traktor DJ, bringing it to version 1.4, and adding a few commonly-requested features to the iOS app.
At the end of a long night behind the decks, it's tough to remember all the tracks you've played over the course of a few hours. Thankfully, both Serato and Traktor have a few very useful built-in features for sharing your sets. Read on to learn some of the lesser-known playlist secrets in both softwares.
London-based Mixcloud has announced a brand new version of their DJ mix sharing platform that’s launching into public beta today. On the design front, Mixcloud has refreshed the site’s structure, including a persistent audio player that follows the user around the site (like those found on HypeM and Soundcloud). There’s now a visually customizable user profile […]
Signing to a label can make an artist’s career; labels like Desolat, Defected, Toolroom, Mad Decent and Fool’s Gold all have a proven track record of “breaking” a producer. The secret to signing with any of these musical minds is, of course, to spend time making good music, knowing that eventually someone will hear it […]
Whether you’re a DJ, producer, or something in between, one of the best ways to get better and get noticed is by entering competitions. Not only can you win a bunch of awesome DJ gear, but you often get the chance at a release on a notable label, or a new gig that could mean big […]
One of the fastest ways to get really good at DJing is to put yourself in situations where you’re expected to perform, and while playing gigs is the best way to get this type of practice in, streaming your sets is a great alternative. You can stream whenever you want, invite your friends and fans […]
We’ve got all the details and an exclusive interview with the Beatport CTO on the launch of a brand new service they call Mixes. Mixes allows DJs to upload and sell their mixes legitimately and legally, with Beatport handling all of the payment to labels and performance rights organizations. What’s in it for you, the DJ? […]