In April 2020, we fast-tracked our plans and launched Mixcloud LIVE in beta. Our mission was and continues to be simple: build the world’s best music live-streaming platform. We know that nothing will ever beat experiencing music in a real venue with friends, but while clubs and concert halls are locked down we’re trying to build the next best thing.
A short nine months later, we are happy that Mixcloud LIVE is robust and reliable enough to graduate from beta. We have built out many core features like the ability to legally save recordings of your streams, high fidelity 320kbps audio, improved stability, and negotiated the music licences that ensure the artists who are played, get paid.
Since April, Mixcloud LIVE has hosted hundreds of thousands of streams connecting millions of creators and fans from all over the world from London to New Delhi, Los Angeles to Hanoi and beyond. Countless creators both big and small have been part of the journey so far. Too many to all mention here, but some of the regulars include John Digweed, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Club Quarantine, CARISTA, Benji B, Carl Cox, GHB2B, Questlove, Little Pink Book and many more.
Most importantly, we want to give a big thank you to EVERYONE who used Mixcloud LIVE while it was in beta. Your feedback, creativity and positivity while we ironed out the bugs has been incredible.
Building a global live-streaming product at speed and in public is pretty hard. It’s a bit like building an airplane from scratch while it’s taking off. New Year’s Eve was a real milestone in this journey. We smashed (and we do mean smashed) our records of concurrent streamers and viewers without any stability issues, giving us confidence to take Mixcloud LIVE to the next level in 2021.
Coming out of beta doesn’t mean that we’re done building it. Quite the opposite — we’re just getting started. This year we will expand Mixcloud LIVE’s features, continuing our mission to build the world’s best music live-streaming platform. We’ve been gathering your feedback over the past year and have so much in the roadmap we can’t wait to share.
Thank you once again.
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