Eric Big news: today, our all-new iPhone app is ready for you.

When we say all-new, we mean all-new. Designed and built from scratch. Easy and natural to use while you are out and about. Something that lets you hear more of what you want to hear.

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So what makes the app special? It’s beautifully simple. You can control everything with your thumb. Tap anywhere to play and pause. Swipe to skip tracks. Slide along the waveform to explore a track and its artwork. Easy.

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Tracks and playlists you’ve liked, and the playlists you’ve created, can all be found under the ‘You’ tab. The new home screen makes it easier to find new things you’ll love — your stream, trending artists, tracks and genres are all there. Use the new Search to play tracks directly from the Search page, or to follow a user you’ve discovered. And see the likes, playlists and posts of any user right up front on their profile — nothing is hidden behind tabs.

As we focused on making the best possible listening experience, we decided to remove the Record button. For those of you who want to record and post audio to SoundCloud from your phones, Retronym’s new AudioCopy app is a great solution. (If you have recorded sounds stored on your iPhone, please read this before installing the new app.)

Collaboration is at the heart of SoundCloud, so we invited users like you to give feedback along every step of the process, speaking to all kinds of people about what would make the best SoundCloud app. Keep the feedback coming: we’d love to hear from you as we continue the ongoing process of developing the app.

Learn more about what you can do with the app.

Or you can dive straight in and download it from the App Store. 

Alex Our house, in the middle of our street

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.

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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.SoundCloud

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.SoundCloud

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.

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Alex Open On 5th Ave: SoundCloud’s New York City Office

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.

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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.

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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.

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Could one of these desks be for you?