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Dave Come and say hello!

It’s that time of year, conference season (when isn’t it?). For us, that means a few of the SoundCloud team get to escape the icy streets of Berlin and pack ourselves into various exhibition halls (and bars) meeting new people and thrusting business cards into their hands. For you, it’s a chance to come and say hello. That’s the best part, so don’t be shy!

Whether you’re press, companies, partners, creators – or you just want to meet – then here’s where we’ll be at.

CES (6 to 9th January) – Tablets, 3D TVs, robots? I wonder what new gadgets you’ll be able to use SoundCloud on in 2011! Meet with Alex as he takes in all the wonders that Vegas has to offer.

NAMM (13 to 16th January) – NAMM is the mecca for all the companies that sell the gear that help you make the music. Henrik & David Adams will be hanging out with our friends at the PreSonus booth (Hall A – 6800), giving demos.

Eurosonic (14 to 15th January) – Want to hang out with the European music industry and check out hottest up and coming bands at the same time. Then the lovely Dutch town of Groningen is where you need to be at. Meet with David Noel, he’ll be taking part in a panel on the Saturday too (more details coming).

Midem (22 to 25th January) – We’ll be there, along with a growing contingent of digital music companies at what is still the definitive international conference for the music industry. We’re extra pleased this year to be playing a big part in the Midem Hack Day. More hacking, less talking! Meet with Dave, Eric and Alex.

DLD (24 to 25th January) Digital – Life – Design. Alex will be hopping from Cannes to Munich to meet up with the movers and shakers of the digital world.

SXSW Interactive & Music (11 to 18th March) For better or worse, SXSW looks set to be even bigger this year. Whether you’re going for the insight of Interactive or the hot new bands at Music, we hope you’ll be there to say hello. Dave will be giving a dual presentation during Interactive entitled ‘Love, Music & APIs’ and Alex should be there too.

Dave SoundCloud + TuneCore: Getting your music sold just got easier

Some music partnerships were always meant to happen. Lennon and McCartney, Simon and Garfunkel, Sonny and err… Cher? Which is why a partnership between SoundCloud and TuneCore was always an inevitably. But what does that mean for you? Well it means that getting your music sold just got easier.

Here’s how you get started:

  • To enable the import feature, you need to sign up via the special landing page
  • Once you’re logged into TuneCore, create a new album or single via the Distribution menu
  • Connect your SoundCloud account by clicking the “Connect” button on the song adding page
  • When your account is connected, you can use the “Get Song from SoundCloud” button to import each track
  • We’ll do all the hard work getting your music from SoundCloud to TuneCore. And TuneCore will do all the hard work getting your music to commercial services like iTunes, Spotify, Amazon MP3 and eMusic. You keep all your rights and 100% of your royalties. Simple.

    Click here to get started

    Dave Music Hack Day needs your music!

    As you might know from reading this blog, SoundCloud have been big supporters and instigators of Music Hack Day, since the first ever event in London just over a year ago.

    The goal of Music Hack Day is to bring developers, designers, hackers and music geeks together to build the next generation of music applications in just 24hrs. Web apps, mobile, software, hardware, art… anything goes as long as it’s music related. After a tour of the world, Music Hack Day is back in London, this time at The O2 Bubble, on September 4/5th.

    But even if you’re not a developer or hacker you can still get involved. At a previous Music Hack Day event in Amsterdam Edial and Kamiel from YourNeighbours decided to spend their time putting together an animation to sum up what the event was all about. But there’s just one thing missing… music! And that’s where you come in.

    Music Hack Day from Your Neighbours on Vimeo.

    We’re looking for a track to be the official theme for Music Hack Day. Here’s how:

    1) Make (or edit) your track to be 60 seconds long
    2) Any style goes, as long it fits with the video nicely
    3) Make your sure your track is under a non-commercial Creative Commons license when you upload
    4) Submit your track to the Music Hack Day dropbox on SoundCloud
    5) Deadline is next Friday (6th August)

    Send me your track