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Some of the DJ's have the old habbit of keeping the tracklist private. While i respect this approach, i think if a DJ decide to put a mix online for a "free listen" they shall put full tracklist, this is the simplest and the most effective way to thank to the artist. Having no time is no excuse, Having 1-2 unreleased tracks is also no excuse, as partial playlist is better then nothing.

 

 

what is your opinion ?

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I agree that putting a tracklist with a mix is the best option, but sometimes it is hard to describe the actual mix in a linear tracklist.
For instance when mixing more than 2 decks, and fading in and out certain tracks or repeating (parts of) them more then once makes it rather impossible to determine a classic linear tracklist as used by Mixcloud i.e.

(And no way to time-stamp it properly..)
So my opinion is: ''Yes, but...''
 

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Tracklists are indeed very important for the support of producers.

But i agree with the fact that it isn't always easy to do it in a propper way, like Trala Lama says.

Also a tracklist will make the set more atractive for the people who are looking for a set they like.

Personally I often check out the tracklist first before I listen to a set.

And time-stamping is a must, but i don't do it every time, mainly i'm a bit lazy sometimes :)

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Agree Floyd.  

 

I would go further and say that I virtually never listen to a DJ mix that does not have a track listing.

 

I'm always on the hunt for new music and so the tracklist is a must.  Plus, as others have said, it allows the punter to support the artists if they wish to.

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© Ektoplazm facebook page

 

Dear DJs, let's have a chat about track listings. To be clear, you are obligated to provide attribution (credit) to the original artists when posting a mix online that features content from Ektoplazm. This is one of the fundamental principles of the Creative Commons licenses that most content on the site is released under: you get free music, labels and artists get a little exposure when you re-use it. I always read DJs giving excuses like "I don't remember what I played" (then take notes or listen to your mix and figure it out), "you can't expect me to post a track list after every set" (we don't; only when you post it online does it really matter), "then other people will know what I played" (that's the point, silly), or "I have unreleased tunes in my set that I don't want to give away" (which doesn't sound like what we're talking about, does it now). Plus you look way more professional when you post a neatly formatted track list. Point being: track lists aren't just nice to have, they're the law :P

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For Creative Commons Licensed music I fully agree with the Ektoplazm post, it's part of the deal to get the music for free.

well, for non "creative commons" is even "harder". We can't publish the mixes with copyrighted tracks without written permission. Those guys want "money", so giving the tracklist allows them to get the money not only from you but from your mix listeners.

 

No artist will be happy to know that his tracks was used in mix and no chance was given to listeners to discover more of his track and make his name known.

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I absolutely agree with the idea that DJs must provide track lists when they use other artists music. Give credit where it's due, it's much more laborious to produce that track rather than just mixing it. It's the least the producers deserve. Besides being selfish to have those great tracks for yourself as much as possible is just a shitty way to go about it. If it's your own music you're mixing I don't care what you do, though ideally I'd still like to be able to check them out.

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