Copyright dispute - How long does it take?

  • 27 July 2018
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Hi, we are sharing a set of songs from labels that have given us the rights to do so.

Some of the songs have been taken down by SoundCloud upon uploading them and we disputed them a week ago using information from the contracts as proof.

We are yet to hear back from SoundCloud on this, and we need to have the songs shared urgently. Any help on this would be much appreciated. Unsure of what the next steps are if SoundCloud hasn't responded.


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Unfortunately it is not enough simply for the labels to give you permission. You need to ask them to make sure their digital distributors whitelist you SoundCloud account.
It is the digital distributors who manage the rights of whatever music the labels send to them for distribution, not the labels themselves. This is why artists have found their own music being taken down from their SoundCloud pages. However, this whitelisting is something a lot of labels still don't know about.