For those into song and dance, this bit will be music to ears. Mixcloud, co-founded by a north-west London lad Nikhil Shah, is making waves in the world of music and dance.
It is world's leading platform for radio and DJs and is one of the few music sites which have obtained the necessary licences from copyright holders to allow anyone to upload legally a DJ mix, podcast or radio show containing songs. With not much capital in hand, against all odds Shah pulled himself up by his bootstraps – from a warehouse in London to a global platform with 14m users a month today. More than the straitened conditions, his biggest challenge was figuring out how to win licences from copyright holders to stream music legally. Mixcloud, headquartered in Shoreditch, east London, offers more than 9m programmes and DJ sets uploaded by users, including famous DJs like Carl Cox and Rob Da Bank. Just like radio, Mixcloud is free for listeners and makes money from advertising.