Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Why should I upload my mixtape to Mixconnect?
Mixconnect is a great place to upload your mixtape. You can get your music exposed to hundreds of thousands of music fans and possibly record label A&R's as well. When your mixtape is uploaded you can get a embed code to have your own music player on any site or blog you like. Any visitor can either listen/stream your mixtape online or download the MP3 files to their computer. They can also save your mixtape to their favorites and share them on Twitter and Facebook with their friends.
Q: What are the benifits of adding my mixtape to Mixconnect instead of the other sites?
When your mixtape is uploaded it is displayed on the home page for anyone to see. If your mixtape has a lot of listens in one day, it will be displayed in the most popular section and you will receive even more exposure. Another advantage is anyone can listen to you mixtape with a mobile device, like a Blackberry or IPhone, without downloading any app first. Our site is clean and loads quickly, so more listeners can listen to your mixtape without waiting. We are also search engine friendly, so if someone googles your name, they will see your mixtape.
Q: How do I upload my mixtape?
A: Uploading music is fast and easy. All you need to do is create an account and then login You will see a link at the top of the page to upload your mixtape. Just add your MP3s, a CD cover, and your mixtape will be online within minutes.
Q: How do I upgrade my mixtape?
After signing up for Mixconnect you will be able to upload your mixtape. During the upload process you will also be able to upgrade your mixtape listing.
Q: Are these files illegal to download?
A: No, All the music on mixconnect is promotional material distributed freely by artists and DJ's. They are used to help promote the artists and musicians albums.
Q: Are these files virus free?
A: We have scanned these files prior to sharing with you. All files are 100% virus and spyware free and safe to download.
Q: What format are the downloaded files?
A: Mixconnect.com allows you to download MP3, in high quality format encoded with ID tags for display purposes. it is possible for them to be burned to a CD or easily transfered to an MP3 player such an an IPod.
Q: What is a zip file?
A: Each mixtape is compressed into a .zip file. In order to download and play digital mixtapes you will need to extract the .zip file to your computer's hard drive once the file has been downloaded. Most current computer running systems already have a file extraction program installed. All you need to do is click on the file and it will be extracted. If do you not have a file extraction program installed, We recommend using Winzip to extract the file.
Q: What Are mp3s?
MP3 stands for MPEG Audio Layer-3. It is basically the common format for music online because of its small size and good quality. When you download the MP3 file and play it, it sounds almost as good as the original file. If you wanted to, you could download an MP3 file, expand it back to its original size and then record it on a writable CD so you can play it in a CD player. All that you are doing is converting back and forth between different formats.
Q: Can I play my mp3s on itunes?
A: Yes, Importing songs into iTunes can be done through the drag-and-drop method, which allows you to add individual songs or a full mixtape simply by dragging the mp3 files you want to listen to into your itunes program. You can download itunes from www.itunes.com.
Q: How do I add music to my ipod?
A: It is very easy if you have itunes installed, and your music added by using the drag and drop method. For information on adding your mp3s to your ipod please visit apple: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1351
Q: How do I burn my cd on itunes so I can listen to it on a stereo or compact disk player?
A: First, open iTunes, and a main window will open. Click on the "File" drop down menu and click on "New Playlist." A new folder will open in the left hand pane. Click inside the highlighted box to name the playlist. Then open your music folder and drag the songs into the large right hand pane so iTunes will recognize the songs you would like to burn. After that, Right click on the playlist and chose "Burn Playlist To Disk." Now, iTunes will automatically convert your files into a format that can be played on a stereo or compact disk player.
Q: Why can't I upload my mixtape?
A: First, try refreshing the page, if that does not work, make sure your javascript and flash is turned on. Also, make sure you have a new web browser and a fast internet connection.


If you are a member and you have any questions at all, we would be happy to help. Just email us at: admin@mixconnect.com