Last week we shared the news of our new home in New York City. Today, we’re thrilled to be moving into our brand-new global headquarters in the heart of the city where SoundCloud got its start: Berlin.
Our new HQ will be home to over 200 employees working in all kinds of functions: product, engineering, design, community, finance, brand, legal, people, and more. That’s a lot of folks to cater for, so the state-of-the-art interior in our space in this former brewery has been designed from scratch in line with the company’s needs and values. The result: an environment where we can all learn, collaborate and share knowledge.
Home is where our music’s playing, so we made sure to include top-class AV equipment as well as a dedicated recording studio for employees and community members to use. Staying connected with our other offices is super important, so there’s plenty of space for visiting team members coming in from NYC, London and San Francisco — plus meeting rooms named after neighborhoods in their cities like Tribeca, Shoreditch and Mission to keep us all close.
And we’re not just keeping it to ourselves: we’ve designated plenty of space for a crowd and we want there to always be something happening. We can’t wait to host local organizations for hackathons, talks, conferences and more in order to foster great collaborations within the surrounding Berlin tech community.
It’s been just over a year since we let you know that SoundCloud was setting up shop in New York City. Now, we’re thrilled to share that we’re setting down real roots in the concrete jungle where dreams are made. This week we’re opening our very own first official space on 5th Avenue by 18th Street, right in the heart of New York’s media and content industries.
Welcome to SoundCloud New York City!
Creativity has always been at SoundCloud’s heart, so it’s been clear to us for a while that our biggest home in the US needed to be at the center of the creative industries: music, publishing, arts and audio. Between our music partners in Los Angeles and London, and our tech colleagues in San Francisco and Berlin, New York City is a perfect home for growing the US SoundCloud team.
Here’s where the lunch magic happens.
Want to be part of it? Great! A year ago, our NYC team was just two people in a tiny temporary office; since then, we’ve grown to 20, with plans to double our numbers by the end of 2014, led by our CBO Jeff Toig. If you’re in sales, marketing, music & audio content, product, or engineering, keep a close eye on our jobs page for opportunities. Ready to level up? Get in touch: we’re looking for the cream of the crop.
Could one of these desks be for you?
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!