Five years ago, Eric and I and the rest of our founding team introduced SoundCloud to the world (here’s the first track ever posted, by Eric himself).
Today, we want to thank you, the incredible SoundCloud community, for half a decade of sharing music & audio. These days you’re posting 12 hours of it every minute. It’s amazing. 90% of tracks get played, most on the day that they’re posted. More than half within the hour that they’re posted.
We love to hear your SoundCloud stories. Hear an introduction by Eric to five creators from around the world. Click again at the end of the introduction to hear their stories.
Share your story too: leave a comment below or on the waveform, or get in touch on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Google Plus.
Thank you all so much for joining us on this journey. Here’s to the next five years!
Start spreading the news: in the upcoming months, we’ll be setting up an office in the Big Apple. And we couldn’t be more excited about joining the thriving creative and tech scenes in New York.
The global creative community has always been at the heart of SoundCloud. Starting from the earliest days of our first Berlin HQ, we’ve built a truly international team, now representing 30 different nationalities. We’ve always wanted to be as close as possible to where the action is. Over the years, this meant adding offices in San Francisco in the US, London in the UK, and Sofia in Bulgaria.
And that’s why NYC is next on the schedule. We’re looking forward to working alongside the city’s hundreds of other ambitious companies: being closer to our friends at startups like Tumblr, and continuing to strengthen our relationships with New York’s major media players. We’re also excited about getting up close and personal with the rest of the city’s creatives from the worlds of media, fashion, publishing, the arts…and, of course, music & audio.
We’ll be looking out for remarkable people to be part of our first NYC team, so keep an eye on soundcloud.com/jobs for opportunities. Already in town? Drop us a line. We can’t wait to get started on unmuting New York.
Photo: Chris Brown / zoonabar, Creative Commons 2.0