For some this question might seem a little too easy to answer, that said in reality it is not so easy to answer if we take into consideration the law, because NO at the base you do not have the right to broadcast your dj mix on the web if you have not previously requested authorization from all rights holders. That is to say, that to broadcast a DJ mix on the internet, you are first required to request permission from all the artists or producers of the music you mix in your set.
Why will you tell me?
First, because by modifying one piece of music to adapt it to another, you violate the adaptation rights of the original songwriter.
Second, because by recording your mix you are violating the reproduction rights of the songwriter and performer.
Third, because by broadcasting your mix, you are violating the performer’s right of performance and the performer’s right of communicate to the public.
In other words, you are violating almost all the economic rights of songwriters and performers. And this is the reason why it is almost impossible to send a mix on youtube if we use music that is recognized by the Content ID system, it is
HOW TO BROADCAST YOUR DJ MIX ON THE INTERNET?
To be in accordance with the law there are actually only two possibilities, either you ask the authorization of all the rights holders of the music that you want to mix in your set, which is practically impossible if you are not reputable (and this does not guarantee you anything either). Either you do or participate in a Webradio.
It may sound incredible to you, but it is so. Although there are thousands of DJ mixes on youtube or SoundCloud, almost all of these mixes are illegal. If you take the risk of uploading one of your mixes without having the necessary permissions:
- you can at best be authorized by the rights holders to broadcast your mix in exchange for recovering all the sums collected by the advertisements that can be displayed on it if you upload it to youtube or end up with the sound of your mix cut to the passage of unauthorized music.
- Or at worst you end up with your youtube or other account deleted and the possibility of being sued as a bonus if you made a profit by posting advertising (which is still extremely rare).
In short, the only way not to put your youtube or Soundcloud account into play and to either create a WebRadio or use an upload service on web radio and that’s good, The trick of its sites is to offer your mix in the form of radio streaming. Thus, these sites are considered web radios and save you the trouble of setting up one. The only problem is that to date, none offer video, which makes sense for a radio lol
MIXCLOUD THE SITE TO POST YOUR MIXES LEGALLY
While not the only one, Mixcloud is my favorite site for posting and listening to mixes on the web. Be careful not to confuse Mixcloud with Soundcloud which does not allow it to upload sessions or remixes of music for which you do not have the rights. Although many people use SoundCloud to post anything without permission, SoundCloud is now on the verge of going out of business due to the incredible number of copyright infringements. In short, I will not go into detail on the SoundCloud controversy, but still, it is that here I am talking about Mixcloud and not of Soundcloud, that we will also have the opportunity to talk about it in another article.
Mixcloud is free, easy to use, offers simple playlist management with a direct link for purchase, it also offers a very complete sharing function like the one found on youtube and offers an embed player (embedded) for broadcasting it easily mixed on any site that allows HTML code, not to mention that Mixcloud is quite simply the most popular website when it comes to dj mixing.