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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  • We get it: you want a better way to get your mixes out into the world and heard by millions. Starting today, we’ve made it easier than ever to record, upload and share your content directly to SoundCloud using Pioneer DJ’s DJM-REC app on iOS. In addition to fast, effortless sharing directly to SoundCloud, the […] The post We’re partnering with Pioneer DJ’s DJM-REC app to make your life easier appe...

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  • Track play counts are essential for providing a good creator experience on the SoundCloud platform. They not only help creators keep track of their most popular songs, but they also give creators a better understanding of their fanbase and global impact. This post is a continuation of an earlier post that discussed what we do at SoundCloud to ensure creators get their play stats (along with their ...

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  •   When you hear Jae Stephens’ bluesy bass-backed tracks, it’s clear the LA singer and beat-maker is a natural born talent. If you look (click through the internet) a little bit closer, you find out that her success isn’t an overnight gift per se, but rather the byproduct of an artist working tirelessly, seizing every […] The post SoundCloud & Noisey Singles – Jae Stephens “Headlights” appeared fir...

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  •   Once in awhile, an artist’s sound completely captures the zeitgeist and informs musical trends for years to come. In the somewhat complex coexistence between house and pop, that person is Jan Blomqvist. Heralded as one of the world’s top live DJs by Resident Advisor, his presence in Germany’s dance scene is by far one […] The post Jan Blomqvist’s First On SoundCloud story appeared first on Sound...

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  • Agile retrospectives are a widely used practice within engineering teams. They provide teams with a way to reflect on how they work and become better at what they do. One of the main benefits of retrospectives is that they empower teams to define and make changes by analyzing what happened in an iteration and by determining what can be improved moving forward. Here at SoundCloud, we hold retrospec...

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  •   For Little Simz, it’s always been about raw passion — which made her and SoundCloud a natural fit. She joined the platform back in 2012 with the goal of getting her music out there and exploring the space. “I didn’t have to overthink it – it was really fluid and I love the spontaneity […] The post Little Simz’s First On SoundCloud story appeared first on SoundCloud.

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  •   Since Claptone burst onto the scene, SoundCloud has been a consistent part of the journey. “My first upload was in 2011 and was one of the original Claptone DJ sets that was live recorded. It’s amazing to see how many people have commented on it over the years,” he told us. Always decked out […] The post Claptone’s First On SoundCloud story appeared first on SoundCloud.

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  •   Few know the power of creating their own opportunities quite like Lotic. Growing up in Houston, they focused on developing a sound that married the experimental and the accessible, all while sharing abstract vocal arrangements and early beats on SoundCloud. After graduating from college in the midst of a recession and an uncertain political […] The post Lotic’s First On SoundCloud story appeared...

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  •     We all start somewhere — and for Peggy Gou, that place was SoundCloud. “The first track I ever uploaded was an hour-and-twenty-minute long mix,” the Korean-born, Berlin-based DJ said. “I hide it now because it’s quite embarrassing. I listened back and it’s not bad, but still!” Before Gou’s latest EP Once dropped in […] The post Peggy Gou’s First On SoundCloud story appeared first on SoundCloud...

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  • Or, how to raise a project from the dead with tools you probably have lying around at home. Background In a perfect world, every project would flow smoothly — from requirement gathering, to implementation, to acceptance by stakeholders, to launch. Sadly, we don’t live in a perfect world. Sometimes projects hit bumps in the road due to changing business requirements, market conditions, or a host ...

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  • Today, we’re excited to announce the European expansion of “First On SoundCloud,” our campaign to celebrate the inspiring stories and raw energy of creators who got their start on SoundCloud. The expanded campaign spotlights emerging artists within the dance/electronic and hip hop communities and features Claptone, Jan Blomqvist, Jay Prince, Little Simz, Lotic and Peggy […] The post “First On Soun...

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  • Host your podcast on SoundCloud to reach your target audience, make new fans, interact with listeners, and keep the overheads low. A few simple steps can get you started and launch your podcast into the world. Create a SoundCloud account for your podcast If you haven’t yet created a SoundCloud account, go to SoundCloud: Use […] The post How to host your podcast with SoundCloud appeared first on So...

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  • An absolutely crucial part of the experience of being an engineer at SoundCloud is learning and growing as a person. Pretty much everyone we hire mentions this aspect as one of their main motivations for joining the company. And while retaining highly talented and motivated people and helping them develop is naturally valuable for SoundCloud as a company, it's also profoundly beneficial for the em...

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  • Once you have uploaded some tracks you can use SoundCloud Stats to understand who your audience is, where they are located, how they listen, and what tracks they like. You can download the Pulse app to your mobile device to monitor your numbers or alternatively access Stats through the SoundCloud website. You can also upgrade […] The post Learn about your audience with Stats appeared first on Soun...

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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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