Monthly Archives: June 2012

Ben SoundCloud Voices

SoundCloud Voices is a weekly Community feature focusing on new spoken word creators found on SoundCloud. It might be a podcast, radio show, audio book, interview, audio messages, a poem, anything! Keep an eye out every Thursday for a new post. 

It’s football fever in Europe at the moment with the quarter finals of the Euro 2012 Football Championships starting today. For football fans it means 3 and a bit weeks of glorious football over the summer, for football haters, frustratingly even more of the same rubbish that is running all year! With so much to talk about during the tournament, we’ve seen plenty of radio stations, podcasts and even Adidas Football using SoundCloud to keep you up to speed with the latest views, news, theories and interviews. Take a listen to this selection of SoundClouders talking football.

First up Deutsche Welle in English, the Bonn based radio station. Have you ever thought about the statistics behind penalty shoot outs? Listen hear to find out more about binomial probability, taken from their show Spectrum.

Even Adidas Football have been using SoundCloud to podcast their latest interviews and coverage of the Euros, which they have then been sharing on their fancy looking Tumblr page. Take a listen to their interview with the legendary Pierluigi Collina, now the head of referees for UEFA.

Aside from the Olympics this is the other major sporting event of the summer, and this hasn’t gone amiss by American radio show Only a Game from NPR station WBUR out in Boston. Only a Game is an award-winning weekly sports magazine hosted by veteran NPR commentator Bill Littlefield, Only A Game is radio for the serious sports fan and the steadfast sports avoider. Take a listen to some of their recent coverage.

Same for goes for American radio show The World from Public Radio International.  They’ve take a more intellectual approach to their coverage by associating the games with the Euro Zone Crisis.  For example the quarter final between Germany and Greece on Friday is a theme of fiscal discussion, and of course they chat about who will the game too!

There are some fantastic football podcasters on SoundCloud, who have been discussing, dissecting and deliberating throughout the tournament so far. Take a listen to Never Write of the Germans from the football podcast network Playback Media if you want a further insight into the tournament.

If you are interested in trying out SoundCloud as a spoken word podcast platform, you can sign up for via this form. Successful candidates will be emailed with further details.

Jami SoundCloud Unmutes Pinterest

At SoundCloud we love to help you share your sounds, and be heard everywhere. The ability for your sounds to be integrated into other platforms and services plays a large part of this, which is why we’re excited to announce that your sounds can now be ‘pinned’ on Pinterest!

Pinterest enables users to create virtual pinboards of their favourite things; photos, sketches, websites, and now sounds! Other users’ pinboards can then be explored, and followed, great for discovering new content online.

When you pin a sound on Pinterest, it’s artwork will be displayed alongside your other pins, and the SoundCloud HTML5 widget will launch when the pin is clicked, perfect for listening whilst you browse. Shared sounds are fully attributed, and link back to their page on SoundCloud, so creators will always be credited.

 

To pin a sound you can either use Pinterest’s ‘Pin It’ bookmarklet, or copy the URL of the sound you want to share onto the site.

(As a bonus, if you’re using our Next SoundCloud private beta, you can even pin a sound directly from its share button on SoundCloud!)

We hope you have fun with SoundCloud and Pinterest. Happy pinning!

Emma Found Sounds: Celebration

Found Sounds is a SoundCloud community feature focusing on some of the most weird and wonderful sounds that can be found on SoundCloud.

With summer shining over half the earth and the Olympics just around the corner, Celebration is upon us. So, this week we’ve rounded up a collection of celebratory sounds to help get you feeling festive.

Nothing says party like the pop of a champagne bottle:

The excitement of a group of people can be infectious. Get amongst it with Jaciotelo:

Audiopimps steps outside the box and takes the cheer out of a cheering crowd, in this powerfully moody track:

But while it’s great to listen to other peoples’ celebrations, it’s even better to get out there and capture the moment yourself!