The Universal deal, in addition to SoundCloud’s latest round of funding, is a strong indicator that the Berlin-based music-content platform is a serious competitive threat to Spotify.Read More
SoundCloud recently announced it struck a long-awaited licensing deal with Universal Music, whose hit roster includes Kanye West, Adele and Taylor Swift. This latest deal provides SoundCloud with 50 percent coverage among the “Big Four” — Warner Brothers also has a deal with SoundCloud; Sony BMG and Sony/ATV are still holding out.
The social networks often have debates about how you aren’t a “real” DJ unless you have spun on vinyl and never use the “SYNC” button. I for one don’t agree with this. I believe we should embrace the technology. I don’t think it is fair to tell a 19 year old new jock, who can’t purchase vinyl or turntables, that he isn’t a DJ unless he does. That being said, if you can learn to mix without syncing, it would be to your benefit.Read More
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