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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  • Not gonna lie. SoundCloud can get mighty crowded. How can you make your humble tracks stand out and get the attention they deserve? It just so happens we have some excellent suggestions. Make sure your profile is up to date Keep your profile pic current – unless your seventh grade school photo is the kind […] The post How to stand out from the SoundCloud crowd and win fans appeared first on SoundC...

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  • If you want your tracks to be heard by the widest possible audience it’s important to make them easy to find on SoundCloud as well as the wider web. Read on for pro tips on how to get your tracks in front of the right people.   Keep your track, album, and playlist titles clean […] The post How to optimize your SoundCloud tracks appeared first on SoundCloud.

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  • Testing mobile applications is not always an easy feat. In addition to defining what to test and determining how to write those tests, actually running tests can also be problematic — in particular, UI test suites running on real mobile devices or emulators sometimes run for an extensive amount of time. This post talks about both how we at SoundCloud initially handled our Android UI tests with in...

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  • Use your bio to get the attention of SoundCloud users Consider your bio as your five-second chance to convince SoundCloud users why they should care about your tracks and listen to them. Tell them something about you in two (or three) short sentences. Seriously. That’s all the space and time you have got. Don’t mess […] The post How can I get more followers on SoundCloud? appeared first on SoundCl...

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  • From day one, Galimatias was on SoundCloud. The Danish producer joined SoundCloud as a teenager and uploaded his first track within a month. He used the platform as a sounding board, tapping into the unique, ever-present community of creators for inspiration and motivation. “I met guys from all over the world,” Galimatias says. “We were […] The post First beat to first break: Galimatias’ First on ...

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  • Your SoundCloud profile is often the first thing other users see about you (even before they like your track) so it’s important to create a profile that truly represents what you are about. It’s simple to set up your profile but details are important to make sure you get noticed. How to edit your SoundCloud […] The post How do I set up my profile on SoundCloud? appeared first on SoundCloud.

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  • Before Kehlani was R&B’s hottest emerging star, she was Oakland’s Kehlani Parrish, the fourteen-year-old lead vocalist for a local pop cover band, PopLyfe. The band auditioned for the sixth season of America’s Got Talent and eventually finished fourth, thanks in large part to Kehlani’s undeniable talent, but the group’s momentum stalled shortly thereafter. From 2012 […] The post First stream to fi...

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  • Witt Lowry has always been a writer. Growing up, the Connecticut artist spent his time compiling original poems or memorable snippets of conversation in a notebook and taking as many writing courses as his high school offered. His name even has literary origins — the rapper, born Mark Richard. Jr, dubbed himself Witt Lowry after […] The post First message to first mixtape: Witt Lowry’s First on So...

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  • Since the upload of their first track in 2016, Party Pupils have quickly established themselves as ones to watch in the next generation of future funk. Having amassed more than 32.5K followers on SoundCloud since the upload of their first track, the high energy DJ duo, comprised of MAX and RyanEXOE, don’t appear to be […] The post First repost to first remix: Party Pupils’ First on SoundCloud stor...

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  • Stop pausing your party – you can now seamlessly browse, control and “like” music & audio on your mobile device thanks to the SoundCloud app’s new mini player feature. The mini player offers you the same full-screen player experience you use to discover, share, and stream on SoundCloud everyday, but in a “fun-size” package to […] The post New mini player makes browsing during playback a breeze app...

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  • Having joined SoundCloud back in 2014, Melo Makes Music (born Carmelo Cianflone) doesn’t appear to be going anywhere but up. Hailing from Chicago’s South Side, Melo Makes Music is part of a new wave of talent emerging from the city’s indie hip-hop scene alongside artists like Towkio, Knox Fortune, Chance the Rapper and Taylor Bennett. […] The post First take to first tour: Melo Makes Music’s First...

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  •   It is fairly miraculous that Cathedrals’ Brodie Jenkins and Johnny Hwin found each other. While Jenkins toured with her mother and sister in a folk-country family band, Hwin cut his teeth crafting beats alongside electronic artists like Blackbird Blackbird. And yet, when their disparate worlds collided at the famed San Francisco arts space The […] The post First post to first production: Cathedr...

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  • Introducing scheduled releases, the latest update from SoundCloud – and one of our most-requested features – offering you more control and convenience with the ability to set a specific date and time in advance to publicly release your newest track. Once scheduled, you can set it and forget it. Watch your track as it releases […] The post Start Scheduling Your Releases & Never Change Your Plans Ag...

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  • One challenge engineering teams often face is dealing with work that doesn’t revolve around developing new features but that still requires the team’s attention and time. The Content Engineering Team here at SoundCloud is no exception, so we iterated on a process to deal with unplanned and support tasks to end up with fewer interruptions and more time to spend on implementing planned features. W...

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  • Since joining SoundCloud back in 2009, 24-year-old Jay Prince has quickly become one of the UK’s hip-hop scene’s fastest rising stars. The East London rapper, who released his first full EP  “BeFor Our Time” on SoundCloud in 2015, has worked with a number of well-known collaborators including Mura Masa, Avelino and Aminé in addition to […] The post First follow to first feature: Jay Prince’s First...

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  • In 2016, Los Angeles-based artist starRo made history by becoming the first Asian electronic producer to ever be nominated for a Grammy. But before he was blazing trails, before the Recording Academy took notice of his heady, imaginative grooves known as “future R&B”, before he was starring in commercials for Beats by Dre and appearing […] The post First comment to first collab: starRo’s First on ...

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  • Chicago’s Taylor Bennett is proof that SoundCloud is where music emerges, where new artists take shape, as his music journey and SoundCloud are inextricable. The younger brother of Chance the Rapper, Bennett wasted no time in forging his own path, uploading his first tracks on SoundCloud at the age of fourteen. In the span of […] The post First upload to first album: Taylor Bennett’s First on Soun...

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  •                               R&B triple threat Lorine Chia wrote her first song in sixth grade. Born in Cameroon and raised throughout the United States, twelve-year-old Chia was preparing for yet another move, this time from Maryland to Ohio, and couldn’t face the prospect […] The post First fan to first festival: Lorine Chia’s First on SoundCloud story appeared first on SoundCloud.

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  • Today, we’re excited to launch “First On SoundCloud,” to celebrate the inspiring stories and raw energy of creators who start on SoundCloud first. As the world’s largest open audio platform, SoundCloud is the first place creators share what’s new, now and next in music culture. “First on SoundCloud” will promote emerging talent on the platform […] The post Introducing “First On SoundCloud,” Celebr...

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  • SoundCloud returned to SXSW for a second year, this time taking over an Austin hostel for SoundCloud x Zelle Present Room 512, a two-night showcase highlighting what’s new, now, and next in music. Celebrating the power of appearing “First on SoundCloud,” Room 512 spotlighted some of 2018’s most exciting artists, all of whom got their […] The post SXSW Recap: SoundCloud Showcase Celebrated “First o...

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  • Since its inception, the SoundCloud Premier program has empowered creators to control their careers by offering a leading revenue sharing rate, and direct access to their audience to promote tracks and connect with fans around the globe in real-time. Alongside the industry-leading tools that help creators connect directly with their fans, SoundCloud is adding new […] The post SoundCloud Premier he...

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