Our hometown of Berlin, Germany, is marking a momentous anniversary on the 9th of November: it’s the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.
With our Berlin HQ situated right next to remains of the wall and the Berlin Wall Memorial, it’s a special honor for us to join the celebration. Today we’re excited to be sharing a very special piece of audio on our homepage that was created by Grey Advertising Berlin: it’s a track that last 7 minutes and 32 seconds — the amount of time it takes for sound to travel the length of the wall from start to finish.
Get ready to play some fresh SoundCloud tracks in your Twitter timeline on your mobile. Starting today, some SoundCloud creators can use Twitter’s new audio cards to share music & audio right in their followers’ Twitter timelines on both iOS and Android devices. Just hit the big play button to hear them. Even bigger news: soon, we’re making this new feature open to everyone.
SoundCloud Partners with Twitter on new Audio Cards
We’re launching Twitter audio cards with a small group of music & audio creators to begin with, including This American Life (@thisamerlife), NASA (@nasa) and The White House (@whitehouse), as well as David Guetta (@davidguetta), Steve Aoki (@steveaoki) and Zeds Dead (@whoszed). And in the coming weeks, we’ll be making the cards available to anyone who posts on SoundCloud. Everyone using Twitter on mobile will be able to hear what you’ve shared right there in their timeline. It’s a beautiful, integrated playing experience — you can even dock the audio card if you want to continue browsing in the Twitter app.
We’re excited to be working with Twitter to be the platform that’s making audio cards available to everyone, from global superstars to bedroom beatmakers. It’s just one more way that we’re collaborating with all kinds of partners to build the best creator tools for you.
Every day at SoundCloud we’re working to make our platform the best place to hear music & audio on the web. And today we’re excited to tell you that we’ve amped up the way that things look, too.
Visuals are a crucial component of how you choose to share your music & audio, and now they’ll be backing every track on the web as they do on our iOS and Android apps and embedded players.
That’s not all — browsing a playlist is easier now that you can scroll through all of the tracks in your stream — no need to click over to the playlist’s page. Reading the comments on a waveform is faster, and when you go to add yours, the rest will fade into the background, making it easier for you to focus. All of the comments and full replies are now available on the main track pages.
And for those who want to dig deeper into the details of what they’re hearing, we’ve moved all the essential info into one overlay: click ‘Read More’ on any track page to see it all in one place.