Yearly Archives: 2013

Brendan The Most Beautiful Sound In The World Competition

Beautiful Now + SoundCloudCalling everyone capturing the beautiful sounds that exist throughout the world. Beautiful Now and The Sound Agency have launched a competition to find The Most Beautiful Sound In The World.

Competition entries can be up to three minutes of sound that you’ve captured. Entries will be curated into a group of finalists by BeautifulNow and The Sound Agency, and then a communal vote will determine the winner.

“Sound affects us all every day, but most people are unconscious of its power,” said Julian Treasure, chairman of The Sound Agency. “My vision is to make the world of sound beautiful so I’m delighted to be judging this competition for the world’s most beautiful sounds – it will raise people’s awareness of sound and help us all to explore the aural beauty that so often goes unnoticed around us.”

Your entry must be a recording of captured sound. Composed and mixed sounds are not eligible. Please upload any of the following file formats: AIFF, WAVE (WAV), FLAC, ALAC, OGG, MP2, MP3, AAC, AMR or WMA. Attach a file name and a description of no more than 100 words.

Important dates:

  • Deadline for entries is December 16, 2013

  • Judging begins on December 16, 2013

  • Finalists will be announced on January 2, 2014

  • Voting will take places between January 2 and 12, 2014

  • Winner will be announced on January 13, 2014

Good luck, we’re already looking forward to hearing the beautiful sounds you capture. Entries can be submitted at http://beautifulnow.is/competitions/46-the-most-beautiful-sound-in-the-world.

Jami Hear what’s happening: SoundCloud and Instagram

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We love helping you make your music & audio sound great. But we know you want them to look great, too. Which is why we’re launching a new integration with Instagram to make it easier than ever to add your favorite photos to your SoundCloud posts and profile.

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It’s easy. Connect your Instagram feed to your SoundCloud account.  Then you’ll be free to choose your best photos to add to your tracks, playlists, groups, or profile. You can do it straight away when you post on SoundCloud, or add Instagram images later on the sound or track’s page. Looking for inspiration? Kaskade and Krewella have already hooked it up.

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Your Instagrams: the next generation of iconic album covers? We can’t wait to see what you have to share.

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Brendan Make A Playlist During Upload

We’re always hard at work making SoundCloud easier and more intuitive to use. Today, we’re happy to announce an update to the SoundCloud upload experience. When uploading several tracks at once, you now have the ability to group them into a playlist.

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Edit all the pertinent details of the playlist on one page during upload. Information that applies to all the tracks in your playlist – such as the artwork, description, tags, and settings – now only needs to be filled out once. Super simple.

If you’d like to upload a group of sounds but don’t want to turn them into a playlist, we’ve got you covered – simply uncheck the “Make a playlist when uploading multiple sounds” box before uploading and your sounds will upload as individual tracks.

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Happy uploading!