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 to listen to, such as my friends and work colleagues.
I have 30, 1-hour mixes from almost 700 different songs from many different professional electronic artists around the world including Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Will Sparks, Headhunterz etc.
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 if I'm not allowed, but I would still like to know)