Monthly Archives: December 2009

David Happy Holidays! The SoundCloud Christmas Song

Merry Christmas to all of you from team SoundCloud! We hope you’re enjoying this time of the year with your loved ones and we would like to say Thank You for making 2009 such a fantastic year for SoundCloud. From all of us at SoundCloud, we wish you happy holidays and a great new year! Here is the ‘official’ SoundCloud Christmas Song by Melissa Axel from Denver, USA:

Melissa wins a yearly Premium Lite account! Congrats, consider yourself upgraded!

Again – thank you so much for being with us! See you all again in 2010!

David Sharing is Caring

We’ve teamed up with some of our friends to offer all Premium users some sweet special offers and discounts. If you have a Premium account, log in and have a look at the new Premium Goodies page! Companies such as Native Instruments, Ableton, MOO.com, Juno Download, and PowerFX are already on board.abbey road

Want to have your tracks mastered by the same studio that has worked with big names such as Pink Floyd, the Beatles, or Radiohead? You can do that now, 20% discount included, with Abbey Road’s Online Mastering service.

abletonNeed an upgrade Ableton Live or Live Suite? Is garage band not satisfying your needs? Thanks to Ableton’s generous holiday spirits, they are offereing all SoundCloud premium users a 40€/$ discount when you buy Ableton Live or Live Suite (including upgrades). Remember to say “thanks”.

Or maybe try to get more airtime with Jango Airplay, they are offering premium users 100 free plays on their 7 million strong listener base. YouLicense, a leading online musicyoulicense licensing platform, is also offering a free 3 month trial. Let the snowball effect begin and connect with artists, labels, and publishers directly.

With one of the biggest digital catalogs of dance and electronic music, Juno junoDownload–part of Juno Records–has generously offered a 5€ voucher for their online store. Clickclickclicklick. Give TheBizmo a try, while you are at it, and put your tracks on online stores such as iTunes, Spotify, Napster, Amazon, and many more!

Are you stats crazy (I know there are many of you out there, whether you want to admit to it or not)? Try SoundOut–giving you an accurate and objective instight into your tracks. Give these pros a try.

As one of the coolest online printing company, MOO is offering 25% discounts on business cards or MiniCards you’ve designed and uploaded–or designs from their designer galleries.

The creators of Kontakt, Reaktor, Traktor and other awesome creative tools, Native niInstruments, have also teamed up with SoundCloud to offer special discounts for SoundCloud premium users. NI is offering the Maschine for 399€ (instead of the original 599€) and the Traktor Duo (download version) for 69€ (instead of the original 99€) at the Native Instruments Online store. Check it out.

The pioneers of digital music samples, loops, and sound effect for download, Power FX is offering SoundCloud premium users a special offers of spending $10 on $20 worth of samples.

Remember, sharing is caring! Now, go get’em at Premium Goodies!!

A big Happy Holidays from the SoundCloud team: kthnxbai.

David Developers, win a trip to Stockholm for Music Hack Day!

Music Hack Day really is turning into a global phenomenon. Only a month after the last hack day in Boston, we’re gearing up for the next pan-European hop. This time we’re going to Stockholm, home of the next Music Hack Day on January 29-31.

The first Swedish Hack Day is organized by our good friend Henrik Berggren and the fine folks at Doberman.se who are kindly providing the location for the hacking.

Since about half of the SoundCloud team is Swedish, we will be present with full force and join a list of great companies that have already confirmed their participation. So if you’re a hacker who loves music, come and spend a winter weekend with us in lovely Stockholm and hack the night away and get to meet the developers behind Last.fm, Spotify, The Echo Nest, Playdar, Bambuser, Sonos, RjDj or Songkick.

Here’s the coolest: we want to fly you to Stockholm to hack with us. Submit your idea below and we will select the one that rocks most.

Registration is free and read all the details about schedule & location here.

By the way, if you can’t make it to Stockholm but have a great idea too, check out our new developer pages we just launched.

Hope to see you all in Stockholm next year!

Photo of Henrik courtesy by David Kjelkerud.