Recently I decided to contact SoundCloud support and ask about the 3 strikes I had gotten for uploading all my mashups years ago. The answer was a slightly surprising but much appreciated: “Your account is strike free”
This is awesome news. I always liked my SoundCloud account better when it represented everything I did music production-wise. It was one of the two most motivating pieces of news I’ve gotten in the last two weeks.
So with soundcloud on a punishment reset I decided to slowly and carefully start uploading the mashups had posted back then. This time without a direct download option. The download would have to be done through the DemoDrop link in the description of the track. The first track I’m testing this out with is the Daft Punk vs. Feed Me mashup called Aerodynamic GTE and it’s been getting a really good amount of plays:
In a week or so I will upload another one. I just want to see if these are going to get flagged or not. There are a million mashups and remixes on SoundCloud so I hope they finally relaxed on this whole issue. YouTube for example is handling the entire thing much better, giving streaming revenue to the owners of used samples, etc.. but that’s a whole other story.
The second thing…
…that made my week was the upload of an opening DJ set edit/remix I had made for my own sets back in the day of Michael Jackson’s Dirty Diana to the DemoDrop platform.
Here anyone (who has a DemoDrop account) can download and use it in their own sets. Actually I moved all of my remixes, mashups, etc. to this platform after SoundCloud went haywire a few years ago, but the special news about this remix is that it charted in the Electro House charts of DemoDrop.. first 700-something, then 600, and now at the end of last week: #536 🙂
I recently started taking care of my music, my outlets and my channels again in a consistent way and I feel that it’s showing. I just want to keep going. I want to shift some of the unnecessary time-leeches away from my routine and make room for this again.
I really enjoy all of this 🙂