Colour Coded by Soup

Here’s the first track of the album I mentioned in a recent post. It’s called Colour Coded, from the album called “Album” by Soup. Soup are, amongst others, Andy Whitaker and Oz Cooper, from Manchester in the UK.

There’s also a review of the album in SIC Magazine here…..

Soup Abum Review

 

 

 

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Soundcloud Copyright Disputes Part 1

The following conversation recently took place between myself and the Soundcloud Copyright team, after I received the third copyright dispute about official remixes I had uploaded to their website. I’d just become a little bit annoyed that they were questioning my rights over the remixes at the same time my notifications were full of “unofficial” Brittany Spears and Justin Bieber remixes. Part 2 follows later.

soundcloudHi there, I’ve received messages from Soundcloud disputing 3 of my remixes and I’ve sent information to you about them, confirming that they are officially-approved tracks and given you the name of someone to contact at the label which commissioned me. I’m happy that you are checking up on “unofficial” tracks, but unless some other artist or listener is deliberately picking on my tracks, I’m concerned that you seem to be picking on small-timers like me with not many plays and followers, whilst continuing to allow thousands of other seemingly unofficial cover versions and remixes that rack up 1000’s of plays. Unless you are checking on every file that is uploaded, I fear that Soundcloud is heading for the wrath of the major labels in the same way that happened to Youtube, and we’ll all have ads splashed across our pages. Sorry if it sounds like a rant, but can you please explain your policy about uploading tracks and how many more times I may have to settle disputes on my official remixes.

The reply came a few hours later:

Hi Tim,

Thanks for writing in and for submitting this dispute. I can see that it has already been processed, and that the track is back on your profile.

Really sorry about this temporary inconvenience, and thanks for hanging in there while we fixed this problem.

At SoundCloud, we strive to ensure that everybody’s rights are respected. To help achieve this goal at scale, we work with a third-party content ID system that is the best in the market. What happened is that your track was flagged by our system as containing copyrighted content.

We understand that you have to take an additional step and fill out our dispute form to clear your sounds for uploading, and we’re sorry if this is an inconvenience, but we hope you’ll understand that it will help to keep your sounds safeguarded.

Thanks again for your patience,

SoundCloud Copyright Team

I didn’t leave it there, and decided to write back to them, which you can read here….

Continued….

 

I’m on iTunes at last

The remix I did for New Zealand dub/dance band Pitch Black is out today on iTunes and all the usual download sites (Amazon.com, Beatport etc). It’s one of the tunes on the band’s 6-track EP “Rude Mechanicals” and is my very first release on iTunes – in fact my very first “official” remix – so I’m feeling quite chuffed! The track has been on my music player for a while, so hopefully someone might like it on here!

Rude Mechanicals (mistrust remix) on iTunes
Rude Mechanicals (mistrust remix) on Amazon.com

Rude Mechanicals official release date

My remix of Pitch Black’s Rude Mechanicals gets its official release worldwide on 27th October 2008. The band’s latest newsletter says:

The second single from Rude Mechanicals – the title track itself – featuring Queenstown’s KP, is due out digitally on October 27th with remixes from PZ, Sound Guise, Mistrust, and our very own Mike Hodgson in his nefarious Misled Convoy alter-ego. We’ll be posting the tracks up here for your musical delectation.

Don’t forget, you can listen to the track on my myspace music player right now and (hopefully!) download it on iTunes etc when it’s released. If you’re a DJ and want to play the track in your set, let me know and I’ll send you download link for a CD quality file.

So, it’s official – my first proper release!!! I know it’s only a remix, but I’m very proud to be part of this project, and thanks go to Mike and Paddy, and of course Jasper at Crazy BaldHead.