Uploads on Mixcloud are split into two categories: tracks and shows
When uploading a Mixcloud show, we accept almost all types of audio content over 15 minutes in length, including: talk and music radio shows; DJ sets and podcasts. The exception being full albums, which we are unable to host on Mixcloud. Please make sure that your upload is formatted as a WAV, AIFF, FLAC or AAC, OGG, M4A, MP2, MP3 or WMA.
As a user-generated internet music platform, Mixcloud has a comprehensive licensing framework with rightsholders globally, including licenses with record labels, publishers, collecting societies and more. This allows creators to upload shows with licensed music and we will pay royalties to those rightsholders, who in turn distribute them to artists.
Please note that some shows may have their playback experience limited because of this. For more information on how to make sure free-to-use listeners can hear your shows, read more here.
We accept tracks that are over 30 seconds long and under 15 minutes long. To upload a track you must agree to Mixcloud’s terms and conditions, and warrant that you are the sound recording copyright holder or have permission from them.
The songwriter(s) of the track must either be a member of ASCAP, BMI, or no other performance rights organization or publisher.
If you/they are a member of ASCAP you/they must submit the form titled "Notice of Direct/Source Licensing." This form is available for download and submission through the Member Access section of the ASCAP website.
If you/they are a member of BMI you/they must send a letter detailing the relevant works. A template can be found here
Please note all tracks uploaded to Mixcloud are scanned to ensure that they are not copyrighted. Any tracks that are not the sole property of the uploader will not be able to be published. If you have a track that you believe has been incorrectly labelled as copyrighted, please get in touch with our Copyright Team at firstname.lastname@example.org