It’s been one month since I left SoundCloud. I don’t regret doing that; it’s nice to release mashups without worrying about possible takedowns. That said, YouTube sometimes blocks my work, but their blocks aren’t usually worldwide.
Even with that benefit, there are still consequences to deal with – specifically, lost opportunities for exposure. I’m grateful that sites like MashupCiti are willing to take submissions from HearThis, where I feature my mashups. However, if any given site exclusively accepts SoundCloud submissions, I’m out of the race before it starts.
I recently found out that Nerdist started a Mashup Mondays feature. I should be happy about another opportunity for people to hear my mashups, but all of the selections have been sourced from SoundCloud thus far, so forgive me for not leaping for joy. Unfortunately, MOARRR does the same thing for Illegal Sunday.
By the way, Nerdist, here’s a side note. Mashing Mark Ronson’s “Uptown Funk” and Duran Duran’s “Notorious” is not “jarring and strange.” I can think of a better word: lukewarm.