Ben Calling All Podcasters!

Are you a budding podcaster, or already have a podcast, and are interested in using SoundCloud as your podcasting service?  Well we want to hear from you!

We’ll soon be able to offer RSS feed capability for your tracks and will be rolling this out slowly with selected users. If you’d like to apply to be included in this program and possibly have the chance to become a featured podcaster, just fill in the form below. Whether you have a podcast you want to move to SoundCloud or have one in mind and have been waiting for the opportunity to get it out there, then sign up! The best and most interesting applications will get a special beta account too so you can really test drive SoundCloud.

So how do you get involved in this programs?  Well follow the link below and fill out the form. We’ll take a look at the application and get in touch!

SIGN UP FOR BETA ACCOUNT!

Check out our SoundCloud for Podcasts 101 and Podcasting 101 for further details on the features and technical side of podcasting.

AND if you like listening to podcasts, why don’t you check out some of these to start!

Sports

Playback Media – a network of dedicated football team podcasts each with great hosts and guests. http://soundcloud.com/playbackmedia

A Football Report – these guys have a great blog on football and have recently started a podcast. http://soundcloud.com/afootballreport

Hand of Pod – in their own words “literally the only English language Argentine football podcast on the web”. http://soundcloud.com/hand-of-pod

Unnamed Sports Podcast – a nice little sports podcast by a chap named Mark. http://soundcloud.com/mark-dorey

Air Blais – Ryan Blais is a member of the Canadian aerial freestyle ski team and is using SoundCloud to keep up to date on his progress, interviews with his colleagues, injuries etc! http://soundcloud.com/airblais


Tech

Tech Zing – all about entrepreneurship and hacking. They do two shows a week, one informal chat, one interview. http://soundcloud.com/techzing

The Next Web – I think we all know about this one by now. The next web guys have been using SoundCloud for a fair old while and are always up to speed on the latest in the tech world. http://soundcloud.com/thenextweb

Business of Tech – a show put together by a chap named Kyle about, yep, business and tech. http://soundcloud.com/kwegner

Student/University

Edge Hill Students Union – based in Lancashire this is the Student Union’s monthly pod on student related news and other chit chat. http://soundcloud.com/edgehill-students-union

Leeds Metropolitan – using SoundCloud to keep everyone up to date on their sport’s teams. http://soundcloud.com/leedsmet

Lincoln University Student Newspaper – a summary of the top stories from the last seven days in news, culture, lifestyle and style. http://soundcloud.com/thelinc

Film

Critical Mass – A podcast running along side the development of a documentary on population growth. http://soundcloud.com/criticalmasspodcasts

Picture House Cinema – a collection of film podcasts by an independent cinema operator from the UK. http://soundcloud.com/picturehouses

Culture

Culture Northern Ireland – site all about culture in Northern Ireland. Great use of the player on their site and a really varied collection of audio, from audio essays to interviews. http://soundcloud.com/cultureni

Thrilling Adventure Hour – a monthly staged production performed at the Largo in Hollywood, in the style of old time radio, very entertaining! http://soundcloud.com/thrillingadventure

Museums Association – membership organisation for people working in museums, galleries and heritages. http://soundcloud.com/museumsassociation

King’s Place Podcast – Music and visual arts venue who do podcasts based around their events. http://soundcloud.com/kings-place

Sherman Theatre – a collection of short plays by the Sherman Theatre in Cardiff, Wales. http://soundcloud.com/shermancymru

Music Discussion

Digital Music Trends – a weekly podcast geared at providing you with the hottest news and the trendiest startups in the business. http://soundcloud.com/digitalmusictrends

Create Digital Music – a fantastic blog on the tech, kit, hardware, software etc of the music world and have now started a podcast. http://soundcloud.com/cdm

Pro Tone Pedals – Pro Tone Pedals is a guitar pedal company. Their podcast is used to demo their pedals but also talk to guitarists and what kit they use among other things. http://soundcloud.com/protonepedals

Hate Your Answering Machine – Every Tuesday this chap leaves a “message” on SoundCloud , responding to the latest in pop music, marginal or otherwise. He has also just set up a answer machine so you can do the same using our hack chatter.fm – check out our tumblr post from last week for more http://soundcloud.com/hateyouransweringmachine

Language

Weekly Korean – Learn Korean with Suna and Joop! Joop wants to learn and Suna is helping. They are on hiatus at the moment but are planning a new season – there’s plenty of lessons to get started with! http://soundcloud.com/weeklykorean

Debate/Discussion

Intelligence Squared – very good site which deals with very topical issues from North Korea to Harry Potter. Also host big lectures and interviews in London. http://soundcloud.com/intelligence2

Between the Sheets – a podcast for a social network only for women, often dealing with some serious issues. http://soundcloud.com/anil-srivatsa

Wannabe Hacks – a discussion platform for aspiring journalists. http://soundcloud.com/wannabe-hacks.

Charity

Medecins Sans Frontieres – incredible, brilliant charity using SoundCloud to simply and easily get the latest news on their findings, discoveries, issues when providing emergency medical aid! http://soundcloud.com/accesscampaign

Royal Society of Literature – The Royal Society of Literature is a cultural charity based in London. The aim of the RSL is to nurture, celebrate and defend Britain’s outstanding tradition of writing. http://soundcloud.com/rsl

Comedy

Low Budget FM – great little comedy chat podcast. They just implemented the drop box to receive jokes and various weird audio from listeners so get using the record button via the site, iphone or android app and help them out! http://soundcloud.com/lowbudgetfm

Have I missed something? Do you do a spoken word podcast? Let us know in the comments!

  • http://www.promoteyourmusic.net Chris Rockett

    This is going to be a great tool.

    I’ve found that podcasting is nearly as good as blogging for getting your name out there and building a fanbase.

    I use Audio boo at the moment but will probably move over to you guys.

    – Chris

  • Anonymous

    I’m thrilled at the potential of this development!

  • Kinjomusic

    this is just a whole bunch more excellent .
    keep up the great work.

  • http://twitter.com/Masao_S Masao.S

    SoundCloud がポッドキャストに対応したのね。

  • http://twitter.com/Raaphorst Marco Raaphorst

    GREAT NEWS!!!

  • http://www.gatinorama.com Gatinorama

    Could you give a bit more info about the beta account ?

    I’m saying this because I just read your ‘Podcasting 101′ page, and it seems you already offer a RSS feed option with all accounts (I did not know that).
    I’m really curious about what you have in mind for podcasters !!
    Cheers,
    s.
    http://www.gatinorama.com

  • http://twitter.com/Pursehouse Pursehouse

    Don’t forget sP’s Sentric Music Podcast! http://soundcloud.com/sentricmusic

  • http://possumpalace.org howthebodyworks

    Missed something? The major missed thing is, as far as i can see, that your beta form does not cater to the simplest possible use case – sharing your own tracks with a simple RSS feed. here’s what i said on the application form:

    >Wow.I think you are overcomplicating this as regards my humble usecase.
    >
    >I don’t want to run a radio show or speech or mixes. The world is crowded with excellent radio shows. i do not want to add another. (Moreover, podcasting radio mixes is legally fraught in Australia’s antique music royalties system.)
    >
    >Rather, when i think “soundcloud+podcast”, I simply want to use the enclosure feature of RSS 2.0 plus the itunes store extensions to conveniently create a syndicatable list of all my tracks with metadata and album artwork.
    >
    >The primary purpose for this is that I want to make it convenient for actual radio DJs to subscribe to my tunes, and get radio-ready versions of my tracks waiting in their iTunes playlist when they wake up in the morning. No speech. No chit chat. No curation of other folk’s IP. no commentary. Just tunes.
    >
    > Heaps of my favourite podcast feeds are of this ilk – Dutty Artz (sometimes), Kubass, wayneandwax and some others now defunct.
    >
    > Moreover, I’d like to be able to subscribe to other soundcloud artists feeds of downloadable tracks in this way without having to log in and download things manually then wait for gratification over our tedious local network connections.

  • http://www.gatinorama.com Gatinorama

    hi,
    i may be wrong, but the RSS capacity seems to already exist. see my post below
    here’s an example: http://soundcloud.com/cdm

    is that what you are looking for ?

  • http://possumpalace.org howthebodyworks

    Hmm – http://soundcloud.com/cdm – seems to be a raw HTML page to me, but there is a link to an RSS feed in it – http://feeds.soundcloud.com/users/520999-cdm/tracks
    However, I have no such feed nor any of my peers, nor do i have the option in my account settings to enable one. I think Peter Kirn might have been given a podcaster account, or such?