Digital DJ Tips reader Germain writes: “Question: I want to record a mix using music from a Spotify playlist in Algoriddim’s djay Pro software. There is no record button when you use the Spotify library in djay Pro. I am wondering if anyone can help? I have a MacBook Pro and I have a WeGO Controller.”
Digital DJ Tips says:
This often baffles DJs when trying to record a mix they’re performing using music from Spotify in djay Pro (or other streaming services in other software, the other big one being Pulselocker in Serato DJ or the same service in Rekordbox DJ).
While DJ software nowadays is starting to incorporate streaming services, the issue is that the licences under which they are permitted to use music from streaming services forbid the recording of those performances.
It’s something that we can see not being a restriction at some point in the future when streaming services become the mainstream and owning music becomes an oddity, but for now, it’s there in the small print – which is why the buttons aren’t enabled. And while there are convoluted ways around it, it is currently illegal to do so.
Have you encountered this problem? What are your views on it? A bit silly nowadays, or do you understand why it happens? Share your thoughts below…