David Yo Taylor, imma let you finish, but…

Kanylicious

… we just want to say that SoundCloud just pushed the best release of all time. The best release of all time!

Friends of the Cloud, we’re happy to announce the release of Taylor, named after Taylor Swift, who had a fun encounter with *the* Kanye. This was big news for both Taylor and Kanye and it’s major news for SoundCloud as it’s our biggest update ever.

We’ll be posting an ongoing series of blog posts with details about each new feature in the next few days and here’s a quick overview of what’s happening today. Click the links below to discover more on our fresh new product pages.

Two new player widgets: the Artwork and Mini player. Here’s the Artwork player with the Crooked Vultures song New Fang. Sexy, isn’t it – perfect for your album pre-releases.

Easier private sharing with the Secret Link: share a private url via email and IM

Stats-o-rama: completely revamped stats. Be in the know about the who, what, when, which and wheres around your tracks.

Bringing back the original metric of music: total minutes. SoundCloud becomes your tape in the cloud. Erase & rewind, upload & remove as many tracks as you want within your total amount of minutes. Click here to learn about the different minute packs.

Extended privacy options: disable comments, hide stats and make comments private.

Housekeeping: all PRO accounts are now known as Premium accounts. Check out the full lowdown.

Introducing the new Premium account called ‘Lite’, the perfect entry-level account that lets you dive straight into the premium features for only €29.

Cheaper Premium accounts: we just lowered the price of the yearly Solo, Pro and Pro Plus accounts (€79, €250, €500).

Scup and Cloudpost: two new little apps that let you upload straight from your desktop (note: both are beta).

Oh. One more thing: the iPhone app, it’s finally here. Get it in the app store for €0,79 or $0,99.

Cool? We think so too. Pretty much every new feature was developed based on the awesome feedback you have given us in the past months. We hope you like the new stuff we’ve been working on and please don’t hesitate to leave your thoughts in the comments.

  • http://nckn.de Nicken

    yesyes! agreed. the best update ever. really been waiting for better stats, and what can i say? they are amazing! really well done.
    i also like the new pricing model, it seems a lot more fair and transparent.
    love the fact, that you implicitely fight spamming (group limitations, share to 100 people max etc). this is something you can continue letting myspace do the better job :)
    i will continue to be a enthused user.
    cheers,
    nicken

  • http://nckn.de/ Niklas

    yesyes! agreed. the best update ever. really been waiting for better stats, and what can i say? they are amazing! really well done.
    i also like the new pricing model, it seems a lot more fair and transparent.
    love the fact, that you implicitely fight spamming (group limitations, share to 100 people max etc). this is something you can continue letting myspace do the better job :)
    i will continue to be a enthused user.
    cheers,
    nicken

  • http://david-noel.com David Noël

    Thank you so much, Nicken! Really glad you like the new stuff. Really glad.

  • http://david-noel.com David Noël

    Thank you so much, Nicken! Really glad you like the new stuff. Really glad.

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  • smittydc

    I can't seem to find how many minutes I already have uploaded? Where is that info?

  • smittydc

    I can't seem to find how many minutes I already have uploaded? Where is that info?

  • http://david-noel.com David Noël

    Check the upload page

  • http://david-noel.com David Noël

    Check the upload page

  • http://buzzworkers.blogspot.com/ Ben Borges

    Nice new widget ! i think i might go to a premium for the first time :)

  • http://buzzworkers.blogspot.com/ Ben Borges

    Nice new widget ! i think i might go to a premium for the first time :)

  • http://david-noel.com David Noël

    Well that is good news, Ben :)

  • http://david-noel.com David Noël

    Well that is good news, Ben :)

  • http://buzzworkers.blogspot.com/ Ben Borges

    My most beloved feature would be to have a way to allow musician that already have a wbesite to sync a RSS feed where they upload all their music already to sync with a soundcloud account, ID3 would be used to fill the necessary info for the soundcloud upload. that would be so perfect since i'm tired of uploading in so many places i can't even take care of all this “work” :)

  • http://buzzworkers.blogspot.com/ Ben Borges

    My most beloved feature would be to have a way to allow musician that already have a wbesite to sync a RSS feed where they upload all their music already to sync with a soundcloud account, ID3 would be used to fill the necessary info for the soundcloud upload. that would be so perfect since i'm tired of uploading in so many places i can't even take care of all this “work” :)

  • barbnerdy

    l.o.v.e. to play around with the stats. also a great new feature: the stats of the sources, which shows me the plays on the embedded player in myspace, facebook, blog etc..
    next on my personal wishlist: (as a digger not a producer):
    more and better search options, multisearches. e.g. search for a style AND a city AND a name…etc…
    rock on soundcloud!

  • barbnerdy

    l.o.v.e. to play around with the stats. also a great new feature: the stats of the sources, which shows me the plays on the embedded player in myspace, facebook, blog etc..
    next on my personal wishlist: (as a digger not a producer):
    more and better search options, multisearches. e.g. search for a style AND a city AND a name…etc…
    rock on soundcloud!

  • http://david-noel.com David Noël

    Thanks! Yeah, on the list for the next steps is search

  • http://david-noel.com David Noël

    Thanks! Yeah, on the list for the next steps is search

  • http://www.choicecuts.ie/ Loughlin

    This is incredible guys, well done!

  • http://www.choicecuts.ie/ Loughlin

    This is incredible guys, well done!

  • http://david-noel.com David Noël

    Thanks so much Loughlin :)

  • http://david-noel.com David Noël

    Thanks so much Loughlin :)

  • http://twitter.com/panoramica_nz Dan Smith

    Wow, good effort!!! I'm really looking forward to using those 720 minutes (and the gift topup!) =D

    The stats are also way better for me in this format, given the way that I deal with mixes as playlists of single tracks. Be great if you could offer Solo users the source stats though – I'd pay a little extra for that but the 20 euro/month step up to the next type of account is a bridge to far.

    Also great to see the uploader tools – CloudPost is reminiscent of Uploadr used by Flickr, which is also a great service. As I won't sell my soul to Apple I'll have to go with Scup though.

    Haven't checked out the customisation on the new players yet – am looking forward to a blog post about this.

    Thanks again for making my SoundCloud subscription worthwhile. Hope you and your developers can catch up on some well-earned sleep now!

    Cheers
    Dan

    P.S. Also liking the Twitter login on this comments box – redirected me back here after logging in without losing what I'd typed. :)

  • http://twitter.com/panoramica_nz Dan Smith

    Wow, good effort!!! I'm really looking forward to using those 720 minutes (and the gift topup!) =D

    The stats are also way better for me in this format, given the way that I deal with mixes as playlists of single tracks. Be great if you could offer Solo users the source stats though – I'd pay a little extra for that but the 20 euro/month step up to the next type of account is a bridge to far.

    Also great to see the uploader tools – CloudPost is reminiscent of Uploadr used by Flickr, which is also a great service. As I won't sell my soul to Apple I'll have to go with Scup though.

    Haven't checked out the customisation on the new players yet – am looking forward to a blog post about this.

    Thanks again for making my SoundCloud subscription worthwhile. Hope you and your developers can catch up on some well-earned sleep now!

    Cheers
    Dan

    P.S. Also liking the Twitter login on this comments box – redirected me back here after logging in without losing what I'd typed. :)

  • http://david-noel.com David Noël

    Thanks so much, Dan! Really appreciated.

  • http://david-noel.com David Noël

    Thanks so much, Dan! Really appreciated.

  • SupermegamanX

    WOW.. Major update. Very smart move changin “pro” to “premium”. Funny thing – I was lookin “Disable Comments” feature just yesterday and now it right here in the edit song menu! ) THX

  • SupermegamanX

    WOW.. Major update. Very smart move changin “pro” to “premium”. Funny thing – I was lookin “Disable Comments” feature just yesterday and now it right here in the edit song menu! ) THX

  • http://soundclould.com/sibilant-tape Sibilant tape

    1. Most of the things in this update seems very nice, but one i don't is all the things free user loose (Add track to > 1 group, Replaceing original tracks and “Download your originals”). This update isn't very good for free users, but it's still the best music site in the world.

    2. The iPhone app is really cool. Downloaded it yesterday and haven't had any problems with it yet. It would be nice if the app got the ability to write timed comments and the ability to go to the dashboard.

    Keep it up guys!

  • http://soundclould.com/sibilant-tape Sibilant tape

    1. Most of the things in this update seems very nice, but one i don't is all the things free user loose (Add track to > 1 group, Replaceing original tracks and “Download your originals”). This update isn't very good for free users, but it's still the best music site in the world.

    2. The iPhone app is really cool. Downloaded it yesterday and haven't had any problems with it yet. It would be nice if the app got the ability to write timed comments and the ability to go to the dashboard.

    Keep it up guys!

  • http://david-noel.com David Noël

    Thanks, Sibilant for your feedback.

  • http://david-noel.com David Noël

    Thanks, Sibilant for your feedback.

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  • thedi

    there seems to be a problem with download links in soundfiles. if i provide a download option and people are on soundcloud – perfect, the download starts automaticall if you click on it (osx, safari). if you embed the same file in a webpage and chose the download link through the small pointer on the right side it will not start the download automatically but just open a new window which is then – if use osx and safari – just streamed in the window and you have no option to download the file as it is directly streamed in the window and not downloaded.

  • thedi

    there seems to be a problem with download links in soundfiles. if i provide a download option and people are on soundcloud – perfect, the download starts automaticall if you click on it (osx, safari). if you embed the same file in a webpage and chose the download link through the small pointer on the right side it will not start the download automatically but just open a new window which is then – if use osx and safari – just streamed in the window and you have no option to download the file as it is directly streamed in the window and not downloaded.

  • buneech

    I don't know if this has been mentioned already, but Taylor doesn't work with Chrome anymore (Stats page, Upload page…), the browser crashes.

  • buneech

    I don't know if this has been mentioned already, but Taylor doesn't work with Chrome anymore (Stats page, Upload page…), the browser crashes.

  • http://www.covertpr.com/ Covert PR

    Good to see he improvement that have been made.
    Particularly like the new pricing structure, with the extra budget options. Well done there.
    A couple of things that still need attention.
    1. Sorting of tracks or grouping into folders for easier search / access
    2. Real time transcoding when downloading, so that you can upload hi def and allow any compressed format (mp3) to be downloaded by a recipient.
    3. EC VAT compatible. I have not tried, but would hope that when an account holder has a UK VAT number, they will not be charge the VAT inclusive part in the price of the premium accounts.
    Well done and thanks for the progress so far though. Brilliant!

  • http://www.covertpr.com/ Covert PR

    Good to see he improvement that have been made.
    Particularly like the new pricing structure, with the extra budget options. Well done there.
    A couple of things that still need attention.
    1. Sorting of tracks or grouping into folders for easier search / access
    2. Real time transcoding when downloading, so that you can upload hi def and allow any compressed format (mp3) to be downloaded by a recipient.
    3. EC VAT compatible. I have not tried, but would hope that when an account holder has a UK VAT number, they will not be charge the VAT inclusive part in the price of the premium accounts.
    Well done and thanks for the progress so far though. Brilliant!

  • http://david-noel.com David Noël

    Yes, we are are aware of that, it's a Chrome and not Taylor issue.

  • http://david-noel.com David Noël

    Yes, we are are aware of that, it's a Chrome and not Taylor issue.

  • http://david-noel.com David Noël

    Thanks guys! Appreciate it.

    1) We're considering this and have already discussed possible implementations
    2) You mean when uploading, right? This too is part of the next steps: improving the entire upload/transcoding process
    3) This is supported with the new release. You'll be able to add your business' billing address and VAT number when subscribing to a Premium account.

  • http://david-noel.com David Noël

    Thanks guys! Appreciate it.

    1) We're considering this and have already discussed possible implementations
    2) You mean when uploading, right? This too is part of the next steps: improving the entire upload/transcoding process
    3) This is supported with the new release. You'll be able to add your business' billing address and VAT number when subscribing to a Premium account.

  • http://david-noel.com David Noël

    Do you have a link I could test

  • http://david-noel.com David Noël

    Do you have a link I could test

  • http://david-noel.com David Noël

    Thanks a bunch for the feedback!

  • http://david-noel.com David Noël

    Thanks a bunch for the feedback!

  • Suck my teet

    You've just started charging people for accounts with download ability, FAIL, EPIC FAIL!!!!!

    Let the mass exodus begin.dj-mixes.com, mixcloud.com anyonee?

  • Suck my teet

    You've just started charging people for accounts with download ability, FAIL, EPIC FAIL!!!!!

    Let the mass exodus begin.dj-mixes.com, mixcloud.com anyonee?

  • http://evermuse.wordpress.com/ Grover

    I just starting using soundcloud. I think it might be the best thing the web had had to offer in a long time. Thank you for all of your work.

  • http://evermuse.wordpress.com/ Grover

    I just starting using soundcloud. I think it might be the best thing the web had had to offer in a long time. Thank you for all of your work.

  • http://evermuse.wordpress.com/ Grover

    On point #2
    Encoding on downloading is the idea here. Being able to upload wav files so that you do not have a transcoded playback stream, but simply a one time encoded playback stream is fantastic. I think what Convert PR might be trying to say is that it would be nice to be able to upload wavs that only go through the one encode process, but then when a user downloads your track, they have the option of downloading an encoded track if they don't want full wav or flac files.
    lets get our terminology strait here. Transcoding is when you have an encoded file then gets re encoded. This is why myspace music sounds so hideous. They require you upload an mp3, then that uploaded mp3 is re-encoded (now transcoded) to an mp3 again. It isn't simply that the encoded file is only 96kbps but that it was encoded from an mp3 file into another mp3 file. Transcoding should always be avoided.

  • http://evermuse.wordpress.com/ Grover

    On point #2
    Encoding on downloading is the idea here. Being able to upload wav files so that you do not have a transcoded playback stream, but simply a one time encoded playback stream is fantastic. I think what Convert PR might be trying to say is that it would be nice to be able to upload wavs that only go through the one encode process, but then when a user downloads your track, they have the option of downloading an encoded track if they don't want full wav or flac files.
    lets get our terminology strait here. Transcoding is when you have an encoded file then gets re encoded. This is why myspace music sounds so hideous. They require you upload an mp3, then that uploaded mp3 is re-encoded (now transcoded) to an mp3 again. It isn't simply that the encoded file is only 96kbps but that it was encoded from an mp3 file into another mp3 file. Transcoding should always be avoided.

  • AVDM

    Soundcloud is great, but it's pretty weak that you guys are charging for the iphone app, even when people are paying for accounts. Also, you guys need to figure out how to let people upgrade their premium account to a higher level of premium account without losing the money they've already paid toward a “premium” account.

  • AVDM

    Soundcloud is great, but it's pretty weak that you guys are charging for the iphone app, even when people are paying for accounts. Also, you guys need to figure out how to let people upgrade their premium account to a higher level of premium account without losing the money they've already paid toward a “premium” account.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Gabriele-Paolella/1610740653 Gabriele Paolella

    grandioso !! I <3 MUSIC MOVEMENT

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Gabriele-Paolella/1610740653 Gabriele Paolella

    grandioso !! I <3 MUSIC MOVEMENT

  • http://evermuse.wordpress.com/ Grover

    Chrome has been working fine on my end under Linux. Running development debs in both Debian and Ubuntu. I've had no problems, at least nothing worth mention. It is dev/beta soft after all.

  • http://evermuse.wordpress.com/ Grover

    Chrome has been working fine on my end under Linux. Running development debs in both Debian and Ubuntu. I've had no problems, at least nothing worth mention. It is dev/beta soft after all.

  • http://frozenhen.com/ Bert Trotman

    Cool! Love me some SoundCloud!! Keep it coming!!

  • http://frozenhen.com/ Bert Trotman

    Cool! Love me some SoundCloud!! Keep it coming!!

  • http://www.pro-stock.com.ua/ Prosti

    Yeah it's great! I like that style of music, not as hard but amazingly cool!

  • http://www.pro-stock.com.ua/ Prosti

    Yeah it's great! I like that style of music, not as hard but amazingly cool!

  • http://www.linguaforum.com.ua/ Ben James

    Nice song ,PeRfecto! Hot single!

  • http://www.linguaforum.com.ua/ Ben James

    Nice song ,PeRfecto! Hot single!

  • http://www.suecae.com/ Suecae

    I got the lite account. Must say it is a terrific service!

  • http://www.suecae.com/ Suecae

    I got the lite account. Must say it is a terrific service!

  • http://david-noel.com David Noël

    Thanks for the support and nice words! Much appreciated.

  • http://david-noel.com David Noël

    Thanks for the support and nice words! Much appreciated.

  • http://lilystars-records.com/ clementine

    In less than 24 hours as a new member, I have to say you have the best platform that is just what I need for my growing indie label. Still feeling my way around but I'm already impress with the wealth of features. Will be upgrading to premium ASAP to enjoy the new updates and more Stats features for better insight. Kudos!

  • http://lilystars-records.com/ clementine

    In less than 24 hours as a new member, I have to say you have the best platform that is just what I need for my growing indie label. Still feeling my way around but I'm already impress with the wealth of features. Will be upgrading to premium ASAP to enjoy the new updates and more Stats features for better insight. Kudos!

  • http://david-noel.com David Noël

    Thanks, Clementine! That's much appreciated.

  • http://david-noel.com David Noël

    Thanks, Clementine! That's much appreciated.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Stefan-Cosmas/1004217805 Stefan Cosmas

    good

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Stefan-Cosmas/1004217805 Stefan Cosmas

    good

  • Ex-iF

    i use the free account.. i uploaded 1 mix twice.. it just does not show up.. Why is that?
    How can i like something that does not work propperly??

  • Ex-iF

    i use the free account.. i uploaded 1 mix twice.. it just does not show up.. Why is that?
    How can i like something that does not work propperly??

  • http://www.soundcloud.com/romanshark RomanShark

    Awesome work, dudes! Finally the upload proccess has been fixed and now we can see the upload bar and time left in any browser…(without need to go to the oldskool uploader). All the other fixes/new additions are awesome too, so I will continue being a happy SoundCloud user for some more time :D

  • http://www.soundcloud.com/romanshark RomanShark

    Awesome work, dudes! Finally the upload proccess has been fixed and now we can see the upload bar and time left in any browser…(without need to go to the oldskool uploader). All the other fixes/new additions are awesome too, so I will continue being a happy SoundCloud user for some more time :D

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    Thank you so much, Nicken! Really glad you like the new stuff.

  • http://www.easyclickbooking.com/ bookinghotel

    Thanks! , on the list for the next steps is search

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  • svenclavos

    really enjoying the app. i only had wish for search support for a day or two before you delivered. thanks!

  • ieltsthai

    Very interesting! Thanks for doing all the research for this.

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    Thanks for good work. It would be incredible If picture is changed sometimes.
    Uploading ;)

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  • museic07

    Make an android app please!!!!

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    I love both of them. I love listening to their music. Congratulations for the both of them for releasing new album. Have fun guys!

  • http://www.transferpod.com/ ipod transfer to pc

    This article will surely make the fans of Taylor and Kanye to update their music lists. I will surely have the updated music of them and have those music on my ipod to be able to transfer it to my pc.

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    I am an avid fan of Taylor Swift and I surely loved what I had read in this article of yours while leaning on my pressure wall.. :)

  • Tyler

    I absolutely love this site, and am a paying member.

    Please let us re-arrange the order of our tracks on our main page in the next update. I don't want to use the lists, I want all my tracks laid out in their full waveforms. I wan't to be able to choose the order that I have my songs on my main page.

    Please do this for us, lots of us want it. It cannot be that hard for you guys to give the option.

    Thank you,

  • http://twitter.com/techno320 Techno 320 (music)

    Soundcloud hits the beat, yet again, with another feature rich release. Promoting so many great features it is difficult not to become a member and so here I am! Then they go and drop an outstanding iphone app for added effect and my hands are up! If this was a DJ set it would be the perfect mix. Result £0.59 for Soundcloud and a lifetime of enjoyment for me. Thank you Soundcloud team — you guys are amazing!

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    BEST SITE FOR SOUND SHARING

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    This was big news for both Taylor and Kanye and it’s major news for SoundCloud as it’s our biggest update ever.

  • willdayble

    +1 on track re-ordering, in some fashion… :)

  • lacidus

    lav it

  • koo

    I am Missing an Option: “Remove Track from Group” without having to enter in the Group and look for the track i´ve been adding to the Group a few months ago in 100 of pages.
    In the detailed View for a Track it shows me the Group the Track is in, but i can only “leave Group” though the Track remains there.
    Please add this option if possible.
    THX

  • Jamie Walker

    i agree with the track re ordering too!

    http://www.soundcloud.com/severn

    http://www.myspace.com/severn08

  • http://djtheatom.info DJ TheATOM

    Track re-ordering is a must!!!

    http://soundcloud.com/djtheatom

  • http://djtheatom.info DJ TheATOM

    Word.

  • Brainstrain

    Nice, I'm going to be here for a long time ;)

  • Mati

    yeah track re-ordering would be really good!

  • Dynamix

    Track re-ordering has gotta be done!

    http://soundcloud.com/dynamix_dubstep/tracks

  • Trublklef

    Track re-ordering!

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