Mixcloud apologises to users affected by hacking attack
In 2019, every digital service with a significant profile is a target for hackers. The latest music service dealing with the after-effects of a security breach is Mixcloud. According to both Motherboard and TechCrunch,...
December 2, 2019
Mixcloud posted revenues of £2.4m in 2018 – and a £3m loss
Audio-streaming service Mixcloud has published its financial results for 2018 through Companies House in the UK: and unlike in previous years, the accounts have been published without a small-company exemption, thus giving...
October 16, 2019
Mixcloud launches ‘Premium’ subscription and limits free listening
Audio-streaming platform Mixcloud is introducing a new service-wide ‘Premium’ subscription, which will cost $7.99 a month and enable listeners to “access all public shows across the platform without limits”. Wait,...
July 31, 2019
Mixcloud breaks down its revenue-sharing model for curators
Streaming service Mixcloud launched its Mixcloud Select program in December 2018, enabling listeners to subscribe to individual curators (or channels) for a monthly fee of $2.99 or above. Now the company has been explaining...
June 14, 2019
Mixcloud launches subscriptions option for individual creators
Just over a year ago, Nico Perez of streaming service Mixcloud told Music Ally about plans to let DJs, labels, podcasters and other creators charge subscriptions for their channels. Today, the feature is launching. It's...
December 4, 2018
Mixcloud signs direct-licensing deal with Merlin for indies
When Mixcloud first launched its streaming service for DJ sets and radio-style shows back in the day, it also used radio-style licensing: blanket agreements that enabled it to operate, but which also imposed restrictions...
November 28, 2018
Mixcloud’s subs service edges ever closer with UMG deal
Yesterday, Mixcloud announced that it had signed a multi-year direct licensing deal with Universal Music Group. This is not quite a global deal as both China and Japan are currently excluded from the agreement, but the UMG...
October 16, 2018
Deadmau5 takes his global mau5trap Radio show to Mixcloud
Dance star Deadmau5 – or as we’ll always think of him, thanks to Kanye West: Dead-Mow-Five – is launching a new, global radio show called mau5trap Radio. In the US, it’ll air every Friday on SiriusXM, as well as...
October 3, 2018
Ice says it has paid out €340m as it signs latest deal
Ice is the pan-European licensing hub set up by collecting societies PRS for Music, Stim and Gema, which claims a database of more than 32m songs, and representation for more than 290,000 rightsholders. The body announced...
May 24, 2018
Sandbox Issue 197: FAN BASIS subcontracting marketing to your audience
Lead: Since the 1950s, fans were there to buy records, tickets and whatever bits of merchandise acts could pump out into the market. Three decades ago, they were turned into evangelists as street teams came to the fore. Today...
February 17, 2018
Mixcloud will use Gracenote’s MusicID to identify tracks
Gracenote has a new customer for its MusicID music-recognition technology: streaming service Mixcloud. The latter is going to start using MusicID to fingerprint music in the 1,000 hours-plus of DJ sets, radio shows and...
December 21, 2017
Mixcloud premium plans include individual creator subscriptions
Mixcloud’s plans for premium subscriptions will include the ability for individual DJs, curators and podcasters on its platform to launch subscriptions for their mixes and shows. The streaming service’s ambitions to...
October 31, 2017