Mixcloud launches “Tracks” feature, allowing artists to upload original audio

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Mixcloud has introduced an all-new feature titled ‘Tracks’ allowing artists to upload original snippets of audio.

Since launching in 2008, Mixcloud has concentrated on long-formed audio including DJ sets, podcasts and radio shows — though this is the first time the platform has explored shorter-form uploads.

Audio uploaded via Tracks can be original and be between 30 seconds and 15 minutes long — and no shorter than 30 seconds.

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Tracks will be alongside any long-form shows in a separate tab on a creator’s channel.

Users with a basic Mixcloud account can upload three tracks yet those with a pro subscription can upload as many as they wish.

With an emphasis on uploading original content, Mixcloud has urged users not to upload remixes or bootlegs to its platform.

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“This makes Mixcloud the only platform that offers both livestreaming, long-form audio, and short-form tracks as well,” said CEO Nico Perez.

There currently is no information on how royalties work for the artist’s original content.

Check out the step-by-step guide to upload here and watch Mixcloud’s tutorial on ‘Tracks’ below.

Becky Buckle is Mixmag’s Video and Editorial Assistant, follow her on Twitter

Written by: Tim Hopkins

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