Many rumors are currently circulating regarding Soundcloud and new restrictions on uploads, specifically DJ mixes. It was first reported that the streaming platform was planning to implement new guidelines for mixes - that all tracks needed to be fully cleared - but many are unsure of how these restrictions will affect the majority of Soundcloud users.
According to an anonymous source who spoke with Digital Music News, "significant and serious limitations" are going to be put in place for DJ mixes. There was even a suggestion that there could be a "complete block" on those types of uploads altogether.
"I don't think the DJs are going to be happy," the anonymous source stated. "Probably piss off a lot of subscribers too."
Now according to THUMP, Soundcloud has reached out with a comment on the rumors, saying they are in fact false. "The DMN story has no truth to it," said the statement. "At SoundCloud, we're on a mission to create a place where all creativity can live. SoundCloud's creator community, including DJs, is incredibly important to us."
Digital Music News is sticking by their anonymous source as they have received solid information from them in the past. The source accurately provided information regarding the Sony Music deal and the launch of Soundcloud's subscription service.
We will have more information on this developing story as it surfaces.