I enjoy electronic music and making mixes / compositions of my favourite songs. I'm not a producer, I just download and put together good songs for others such as my friends and work colleagues to listen to and maybe discover new artists from.
I have almost 30, 1-hour mixes from almost 700 different songs from many different professional, electronic artists from around the world.
If I wanted to upload my mixes for others to listen to on say YouTube or SoundCloud, would that be legal? I don't want to make any money from this and I would include a tracklist containing every song and artist on all the mixes.
I have heard that you need permission from an artist to include their song(s), but I'm not 100% sure. If it was illegal and someone posted a mix of songs including music under copyright, what would happen? (I'm not going to do that if I'm not allowed, but I would still like to know).
Also: I have been redirected here from music.stackexchange after hearing hearing about "mechanical rights" and "re-broadcasting" without permission.