Is SoundCloud slowly deleting all uncleared DJ mixes? It appears that may be the case.
According to Digital Music News, SoundCloud has made plans to delete all DJ mixes that haven’t been fully cleared yet, a move that is bound to affect a large portion of the files uploaded to the platform by its 185 million active users.
Users have now begun to notice massive amounts of DJ mixes disappearing from their playlists. Several high-profile users such as Morgan Page and L’Affaire Musicale have already had their entire accounts or uploads deleted, with SoundCloud making it clear that DJ mix or live sets contains popular tracks that belong to another artist will be deleted. If a music file is deleted, the user sees all the statistics racked up through that upload also disappear.
UPDATE: SoundCloud issued a statement today replying and denying that any measures have been taken to delete DJ sets off the platform. The statement reads:
“The story has no truth to it. 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.”