SoundCloud is an online audio distribution platform based in Berlin, Germany, that enables its users to upload, record, promote, and share their originally-created sounds. SoundCloud's content is evenly split between music and other audio. Founders Alexander Ljung and Eric Wahlforss are the chief executive officer (CEO) and chief technical officer (CTO), respectively.

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  • Today, SoundCloud is launching a brand new home experience that makes it easier than ever to discover the latest content from our incredible community of creators. With over 170 million tracks, there’s always something new to stream, share, or get stuck in your head on SoundCloud. For listeners who want to discover music first, the […] The post Introducing the new SoundCloud home experience appear...

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  • Deep inside Berlin’s all-night club scene, the queer-forward Room 4 Resistance collective is transforming the dance floor into a space for community and solidarity. Credits: Director: Frances Capell Producer: Frances Capell Produced By: The FADER Executive Producers: Rob Stone, Jon Cohen, Andy Cohn, Anthony Holland Creative Director: Robert Semmer Director of Photography: Mikey van Beuren Assista...

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  • “I think Berlin – why it’s such an amazing place – is the freedom, and so many people doing creative things, they come here to be creative, to meet other creative people, to bounce ideas off of people, to collaborate.” — Doc Sleep The final SoundCloud Next Wave installment,“Room 4 Resistance,” premieres today – check […] The post SoundCloud Next Wave: An Inside Look at Berlin’s Diverse Techno Scen...

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  • Today, we’re making it faster and easier for SoundCloud creators to celebrate their success with new shareable stats cards. Creators can now download stats cards from the SoundCloud Pulse app, and quickly share a snapshot of plays, likes, reposts, and comments to any social media platform in a stylized package. Emerging and established creators on […] The post Easily Share Your Stats with the Worl...

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  • A little under two years ago, SoundCloud began the journey of replacing our home-grown deployment platform, Bazooka, with Kubernetes. Kubernetes automates deployment, scaling, and management of containerized applications. The Problem An ongoing challenge with such dynamic platforms is routing user traffic: routing API requests and website visits from our users to the individual pods running in...

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  • It’s that time of year when we take a look back at what’s happened in the world of creativity on SoundCloud over the last 12 months. From Grammy wins and Grammy nominations, to topping the charts, 2017 has been a big year for artists on SoundCloud. We’ve amped up this year’s list for a total […] The post The 2017 SoundCloud Playback appeared first on SoundCloud.

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  • “Different Settings,” the latest installment of SoundCloud Next Wave, premieres today – watch below! This episode spotlights the UK’s rising Afrobeats scene, diving headfirst into the genre’s unpredictable fusion of sounds and its many substyles, from the percussive blast of Afro Trap and Afro Swing to the trippy Afro Wave and beyond. Viewers are taken […] The post SoundCloud Next Wave: Exploring ...

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  • A new diasporic sound is dominating London. Meet the artists bringing the genre forward. Credits: Director: Scott Perry Producer: Frances Capell Produced By: The FADER Executive Producers: Rob Stone, Jon Cohen, Andy Cohn, Anthony Holland Creative Director: Robert Semmer Director of Photography: Mikey van Beuren Assistant Camera: Jake Walker Sound: George McMillan Production Manager: Madison LaCl...

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  • Today we’re giving creators even more flexibility on how they share their music on SoundCloud, adding seamless mobile playback of private tracks via the SoundCloud app. Private sharing is used by millions of SoundCloud creators everyday to collaborate with other creators, share brand new music with a label or publicist, or offer fans an invite-only […] The post Now play private tracks seamlessly o...

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  • It’s no question that 2017 has been an exciting year in music, especially for the huge crop of artists who kickstarted their careers by uploading their first tracks to SoundCloud. Today, six artists you’ve known for years on SoundCloud — 6lack, Kehlani, Khalid, Lil Uzi Vert, Mura Masa and Odesza — all received their first […] The post From SoundCloud to the Grammys — Congrats to Lil Uzi Vert, Khal...

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  • We’re thrilled to roll out a new stat for creators, which shows where and how often a creator’s tracks are receiving plays from SoundCloud’s recommendation features, Related Tracks, Stations and The Upload – SoundCloud’s discovery feature bringing users a daily, personalized list of the freshest new music uploaded to the platform. These algorithmically-driven recommendation features […] The post P...

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  • SoundCloud heads to South America in its fourth ‘SoundCloud Next Wave’ episode, spotlighting the cities of Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, Brazil. ‘Visão,’ follows the rising stars of the funk music genre, MC Bin Laden, DJ Yuri Martins, MC 2K, MC WM, DJ Polyvox and Kondzilla, as they take the funk scene beyond just a […] The post ‘SoundCloud Next Wave’: Ever-Evolving Funk in Rio & São Paulo appeared...

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  • “My dream is that the beat from the Favela may reach the world.” In Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, MC Bin Laden and his comrades are reshaping funk for a new generation of Brazilians - and the world. Credits: Director: Robert Semmer Producers: Frances Capell, Gustavo Elsas, Will Guimarães Produced By: The FADER Executive Producers: Rob Stone, Jon Cohen, Andy Cohn, Anthony Holland Creative Directo...

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  • Growth in code bases come with exciting scalability challenges. As the size of the iOS codebase and team at SoundCloud grew, we faced challenges: long compile times and conflicts. Our productivity started to suffer as a result. We took inspiration from the work done in the backend (Building Products at SoundCloud) and applied it to mobile development. The main goal was to get back to a state where...

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  • This weekend, SoundCloud was out in full force at the first annual BBC Music Introducing Hosts Amplify event at London’s ExCel center. The conference brought together the UK’s largest gathering of creators in the UK with more than 15,000 tickets sold, and gave up and coming singer/songwriters, bands, DJs, producers and industry experts the opportunity to […] The post ICYMI: SoundCloud x BBC Music ...

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  • Here at SoundCloud, we’ve been working on helping our Data Scientists be more effective, happy, and productive. We revamped our organizational structure, clearly defined the role of a Data Scientist and a Data Engineer, introduced working groups to solve common problems (like this), and positioned ourselves to do incredible work! Most recently, we started thinking about the work that a Data Scient...

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  • We know stats are an essential tool for creators, and that’s why SoundCloud’s excited to introduce a new playlist stat, which offers all creators even more ways to understand where their plays are coming from and the people behind them. The new playlist stat, available on the web and on SoundCloud Pulse, SoundCloud’s creator-focused companion […] The post New Playlist Stat Connects Creators and Cu...

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  • “I think a sense of community is so affirming. If you feel alone in your endeavors, it’s a lot harder to progress. Whereas if you have a few peers supporting what you’re doing, it’s a lot easier to navigate in that world.” ‘Extended Mix,’ the newest episode from SoundCloud Next Wave, premieres today, featuring the New York-based […] The post Discwoman Driving Diversity in NY Electronic Music Scene...

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  • In New York City, a self-made collective of next level electronic artists is changing the face of club culture. Meet the minds behind Discwoman. Credits: Director: Scott Perry Producer: Frances Capell Produced By: The FADER Executive Producers: Rob Stone, Jon Cohen, Andy Cohn, Anthony Holland Creative Director: Robert Semmer Director of Photography: Mikey Van Bueren Assistant Camera: Robert Agu...

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  • Product development flow (flow) is the rate at which our products are developed, from idea to deployment. Good flow means that products should pass through the development cycle quickly and continuously. Problem Statement SoundCloud faces challenges with its product development flow. SoundCloud’s CTO, Artem Fishman, summed up these challenges succinctly during the May 2017 Engineering Town Hall....

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  • The latest episode of SoundCloud Next Wave, SoundCloud’s mini-docuseries spotlighting emerging music scenes around the globe, is now available. The latest episode, ‘Northern Stars,’ features Toronto-based, budding local artists Harrison, a l l i e, Birthday Boy and M.I. Blue, whose music is characterized by a futuristic and playful blend of r&b, electronic and pop. The episode captures […] The pos...

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  • Explore the other side of Toronto’s sound with Harrison, a l l i e, Birthday Boy, and M.I. Blue, a new wave of local artists making music that’s just “a little more jiggy”. Credits: Directed by: Scott Perry, Frances Capell Producer: Frances Capell Produced By: The FADER Executive Producers: Rob Stone, Jon Cohen, Andy Cohn, Anthony Holland Creative Director: Robert Semmer Director of Photography:...

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  • SoundCloud Pulse, SoundCloud’s creator-focused companion app, enables creators to manage their accounts and keep their communities humming anytime, anywhere. The app brings the insights available on desktop to the hands of on-the-go creators. This includes the latest stats on track performance, the ability to comment back to fans, edit tracks, and manage your profile directly […] The post Even mor...

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