MY CORRESPONDENCE WITH SOUNDCLOUD OVER COPYRIGHT ISSUES

Some Record Labels Insist Upon Payment Everytime a Song They Own Is Played

Some Record Labels Insist Upon Payment Every Time a Song They Own Is Played

I recently experienced copyright issues with SoundCloud. I produce music, but then I also DJ other peoples’ music. Was removed from SoundCloud because I did not own the track or have permission from the record company to play their artist’s song.

https://soundcloud.com/rawbeeeternal/onelove-n-everythinglbealright

On Apr 08, 2015 at 05:24AM CEST <eternalrawbe@gmail.com> wrote:

Username: RAWBEeeternal

Email: eternalrawbe@gmail.com

URL: https://soundcloud.com/rawbeeeternal

Subject: Copyright
—–
I received this message from SoundCloud: “Your upload OneLove-n-everything’lbealright has been removed from your profile
Hi RAWBEeeternal,
Our automatic content protection system has detected that your track:
“OneLove-n-everything’lbealright”
may contain the following copyrighted content:
“Detrimentally Stable” by Monie Love, owned by Parlophone UK

May I put up a set list and then re-post the mix? I am not making any money off the mix/post.

Kind regards,
Robert F. Luepker, Jr.
eternalrawbe@gmail.com

Here is the same recording on MixCloud: http://bit.ly/1bDFwqi

SoundCloud Copyright <copyrights@soundcloud.com>

Apr 8 (6 days ago)

Hello there,

Thanks for taking the time to write in to us about this. At SoundCloud, we strive to ensure that everybody’s rights are respected, and mixes are blocked when they are detected as containing copyrighted material.

If you use parts of a track in a modified way, such as in DJ sets, remixes, or mashups, please bear in mind that the original creator owns the copyright for that part in your track and, based on current copyright legislation, you will need their explicit permission to publish your track on SoundCloud. Some producers and publishers are fine with others using their material, but some are not and do not want their works altered or distributed without their explicit consent.

Giving credit to the original artist or including a setlist with your upload is unfortunately not sufficient to allow you to post other people’s tracks on SoundCloud, you’ll always need explicit permission.

If you are able to provide proof that you do have permission from the original rights holders to publish their material in your upload on SoundCloud, we’re happy to manually review your permissions. Please log into your account and fill out the form here: http://soundcloud.com/settings/disputes.

You can find more information on copyrights here: http://soundcloud.com/pages/copyright

Thanks for your understanding, and please let us know if you have any additional questions.

Best regards,

SoundCloud Copyright Team

For your reference this is Case #: 1324153

I have come to find out that MixCloud is for uploading dj mixes and other artists’ music. SoundCloud it meant for original recordings.

It all has to do with licensing.

Most clubs and music venues pay the record companies for licensing to play artists’ music for a profit.

MORE INFORMATION ON LICENSING FROM BMI,  ASCAP & SESAC:

https://www.royaltyexchange.com/learn/music-royalties/

http://www.ascap.com/licensing/licensingfaq.aspx#general

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