The ability to archive audio in these live streams is coming very soon. The new live streaming tier has been integrated with Mixcloud’s SELECT program. Mixcloud Live offers a stream key and stream URL meaning it can be used in conjunction with streaming software such as OBS, Wirecast etc.
“We hope that Mixcloud LIVE brings a little more fun - and maybe some dancing - into your home. Particularly at this time when the world is socially distant, and we all need to feel a bit closer. In addition, we are very focused on helping creators generate more income directly from their fans via their live streams” said Cofounder Nico Perez.
This should be a big help for DJs who are getting takedown notices on their live streams because the streams will be done on a licensed platform and pay out royalties to the proper rights holders. We have had quite a few live streams taken down or muted, having someone handle the rights instead of navigating the minefield of Facebook and YouTube is a big help. Also this will deliver payouts to artists whose music is being streamed, which may not be much, but it is better than no income.