Disclaimer info

1. If you use someone else's material in a DJ mix that you distribute, you should gain legal permission to use that material. This means that you may be required to simply gain permission, or you may be looking at paying royalties for the use of the content. DJ mixes fall into a grey area because they are most often used for promotion, rarely sold, and normally modify the content contained within the mix.

2. These legal obligations can filter down to the locations that DJs play their music. Clubs can pay annual fees to the two artist organizations that cover public performance rights. These rights give the clubs the rights to cover their DJs that spin at their venues.

3. If you read this and think 'Well this seems like a guideline that is rarely, if ever followed by DJs' then you are correct. Likely this doesn't mean the next mix that you record and upload online needs to be legally cleared.