What are some ways to legally listen to mixtapes online?


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Some websites to enjoy free, legal mixtapes online, as of November 2015, are MixCloud, 8tracks and Grooveshark. All of these websites stream user-created mixes and other content such as podcasts and DJ shows.

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Mixcloud, 8tracks, and Grooveshark all allow users to upload files from their computers for streaming on the websites. 8tracks and Grooveshark use the playlist model, while Mixcloud is ideal for uploading unique mixes such as DJ shows, since all of the songs in a single mixcloud are streamed as one cohesive file.

Mixtape creators must also be careful to follow RIAA and DCM copyright rules and regulations. Mixtape websites only operate under pre-approved conditions and licensing rules; for example, none of the aforementioned websites have music available for download, only for streaming.

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