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David Sounds, Safety and the Community: An Update

As sound creators, we encourage you to share your sounds with your fans, friends and fellow collaborators. For this to work well we’ve learnt that it’s best for the community to all agree on a set of guidelines which will encourage healthy sharing.

Thanks for your feedback and input over the past months. We’ve listened to your thoughts and have worked hard on building systems that will ensure that SoundCloud remains an environment where you can engage in meaningful, relevant and sustainable interactions with other members.

We recently rolled out an update to our community safety features:

1. We implemented a series of measures to prevent spam in comments and messaging.

We heard that you don’t want to see comments or messages like this anymore!

2. You can now easily report suspicious comments and messages.

3. We updated privacy settings to give you more control over your messaging settings.

4. We implemented measures to encourage genuine followings.

Get inspired by some of the best practices we’ve seen applied by community members who were able to build meaningful connections whilst growing their community:

We want to make sure that the SoundCloud community remains a safe, fun and creative place for sound creators, enthusiasts and fans alike. We know that getting the word out and sharing sounds is an important part of your creative process and we hope these updated measures help everyone in our community. Tell us your thoughts on the updates in the comments, and if you face any problems get in touch with us on our help center.

Thank you!

David Tea(m) Time with Vitor

It’s Friday again, that means it is time for our weekly employee interview series that we have dubbed “Tea(m) Time”! Today, help us welcome Vitor to our team in Berlin!

Specifics: Vitor, from Brasil, Engineer

Why Berlin?: International, fantastic and SoundCloud is located here!

How was relocation?: Easy! The HR team is on top of everything

Vitor likes…: So many things! Learning German, sports, soccer, hanging out

Passionate about: People!

If you want to join Vitor in Berlin or SF and get your own Tea(m) Time, check out our job openings here!

David SoundCloud Speaks #5 – Storycorps

Earlier this year, we introduced our new audio series ‘SoundCloud Speaks‘, where we take an in-depth look into stories from the ‘cloud, and the users behind them. Today, we’re happy to present our fifth installment. The producer for this episode was Jayme Catsouphes.

When StoryCorps began back in 2003, it started with the basic idea that everybody has a story. And it matters. And all those great stories out there need to be told, recorded and archived. To date, StoryCorps has visited all 48 contiguous states and collected over 40,000 interviews.

In this episode of SoundCloud Speaks, the senior producer for StoryCorps, Michael Garofalo talks about the importance of listening and storytelling.

The interviews that StoryCorps collects are unlike anything else you’ll hear on the radio. They’re essentially personal, emotional conversations between family members and close friends. But they also reveal what we all have in common.

To listen to more StoryCorps interviews, check out their archive . You can also listen to their podcast on SoundCloud.

And StoryCorps wants you to get involved! On November 23rd, celebrate the National Day of Listening by recording your own interview with someone special.

SoundCloud Speaks‘ is your show, so let us know what you’d like to hear. If you have a story you’d like to tell, a question you’d like answered, or want to recommend a friend’s sounds for us to share, get in touch by either leaving a comment.

You can hear all previous episodes here.

Thanks again for listening, hope you enjoy!