CMU contributes to Mixcloud’s Celebration Of Curation

By | Published on Friday 5 August 2011


CMU is one of a whole host of people and companies from across the industry to take part in this year’s Mixcloud Celebration Of Curation, contributing mixes and spoken word content to the site. Amongst the other contributors are Mary Anne Hobbs, The Guardian, Channel 4, Xfm,, Beatport, and Domino Records.

For our contribution, CMU Editor Andy Malt put together a mix of fifteen of his favourite tracks that have appeared in the CMU Approved column so far this year. This includes artists such as Three Trapped Tigers, Bastille, The Agitator, Bleeding Heart Narrative, Team Me, LA2019. Listen to the mix below.

And check out the full range of content on offer here. New additions will continue to be added until next Friday.

Also in Mixcloud news, the user-generated online radio service has launched a new rock category, in an attempt to boost the number of rock podcasters out there – an area apparently not so well represented as others in the podcasting community. Amongst those signed up to post content on the site are Rock Sound, Classic Rock and Thrash Hits. But the site’s PRS and PPL licenses, and free to use status, mean that anyone can upload their own online radio shows and mixes legally.

Mixcloud told CMU: “The excitement of discovery and sharing is what got Mixcloud started, and whether you’re the biggest magazine in the world, the presenter of a local radio show or a teenager making mixtapes in your bedroom, we want to create a community where you can create and share the music that gets you up in the morning. The rock scene’s the most vibrant it’s been for a decade, but hasn’t really gotten its head around podcasting, and we want to create a space where not only can normal fans interact with one another, but also learn how simple and easy it is to make and share content legally”.

Check out some rock audio here.