PBS of the Mixtape Game
Did you post a tracklist? That could be why. Or they are going through mixes one-at-a-time, and you came up early. Or both! ;-)
Though I'm not 100% sure, I think I did put a tracklist in the description of the Gangstarr mix. I'm still not convinced that makes a difference with soundcloud mixes, though. What do you think? I wish I could figure out why the take downs are so inconsistent. Perhaps your tracklist theory is the reason why, or perhaps mixes like the one above just haven't been scanned yet by the spybots and the above mix's days are numbered. I wish I new the "rules" so I could begin to work around them.If you think about it, I think the spybots just haven't scanned a very high percentage of the uploads on SC yet. If they had, I venture to say 90% of the content on SC would have been taken down considering most of the uploads consist mixes, remixes, heavily sampled beats, etc...
I 100% guarantee that text is the first thing that gets checked. Whatever gets snagged in a text search goes to the top of the audio scanning list. And then after that (or parallel with that process), they scan everything else. It is also possible that the RIAA and individual labels are providing bulk take-down notices as well. The bottom line is that SoundCloud is taking down copyrighted material. RIP.Considering how popular your site is, and how high your Google results are, everything you post is going to draw attention (as long as it contains the names of copyrighted artists). The only long-term way to mitigate that problem is to play cat-and-mouse with names and use self-hosting, or use torrents. Both of those methods require extra work.Of course, you can certainly continue to rely on short-term solutions. There are still plenty of anonymous hosting sites around. You can do a combo of posting links and using short-term hosting solutions. Personally, I wasn't satisfied with short-term solutions and so I made a big trade-off and went underground. But in your case, it probably doesn't make sense to turn your back on such a large audience. I just wish the torrent scene were a little stronger amongst mix aficionados, because that would be the ideal solution. But it requires participation from the audience, and that would be like trying to raise up a little army.
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