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Brendan SoundCloud Clubhouse at SXSW 2014 Wrap Up

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Whew! We’re just back at SoundCloud HQ after three amazing days at the SoundCloud Clubhouse, all thanks to the artists and music & comedy fans who converged at South By Southwest to join us in a celebration of the SoundCloud community.

This was our first year as an official venue: with the help of some incredible designers and a lot of orange (our favorite color) we transformed the Lustre Pearl on Rainey Street into the SoundCloud Clubhouse for three days and nights of performances from major artists and emerging talents across all kinds of genres.

Wednesday night, headlined by Zed’s Dead, was bass and drop heavy, with supporting sets from Ryan Hemsworth, Tourist, RAC, RÜFÜS DU SOL and the comedy variety show of Imaginary Radio.

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Daytime sets on Thursday and Friday featuring emerging musicians from the SoundCloud community included Starlight Girls, AGO (Waldo, Sango, Joose, The SEVENth, Famous Ame), Hefna Gwap, Heidi Harris, Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes, Kris OrlowskiCyra Morgan, Black & White YearsYalls, and Spazzkid.

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Thursday night was our hip hop showcase, headlined by SchoolBoyQ and packed from the moment it kicked off. Earlier sets featured Chuck Inglish, Ab-Soul, Isaiah Rashad, Two-9, and London-based rapper Little Simz. Comedian TJ Miller opened the night with an act that included The Hot 8 Brass Band playing New Orleans funk, fake cops, an auction for an inflatable astronaut, and a “spontaneous” Korean dance crew break.

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We closed things out on Friday with a long set from Classixx that lasted until 2 am. Supporting were a fantastic mix of indie and electronic influenced acts including Lemaitre, Panama, The InternetKaytranada, and Touch Sensitive.

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We also had a chance to connect with many of our featured artists during sound checks and interviews in the green room. The one thing they all had in common? How hard they are all working on their careers, with the SoundCloud community as a major part of the process, helping them grow professionally and creatively. Keep an ear out on our social channels — we’ll be sharing interviews we taped at the Clubhouse in the coming weeks. You can see more pictures from throughout the week on our Instagram or on Facebook and Google +.

The SoundCloud Clubhouse could never have happened without many, many amazing people who made it a success. Our thanks go out to everyone: SXSW, the Austin Police Department, and the Lustre Pearl staff, Anthony Georgis, Houndstooth Studios, Transmission Events, all of the incredible musicians and comedians, everyone in the energetic crowds each night, and anyone that stopped by the Clubhouse. Thanks for being a part of the SoundCloud community. We’ll see you next year.

Jami Creator Clubhouse, Signing Off

Wow, Austin, thank you! We’re still catching our breath after two jam-packed days celebrating with the community at the SoundCloud Creator Clubhouse.

We kicked off by welcoming Tumblr and SoundCloud community members to a joint meetup. We hosted performances by established and emerging SoundCloud artists and podcasters.

And Snoop Lion even dropped by to premiere his new film, Birds of a Feather, about his collaboration with Polish pop star Iza Lach. Snoop and Iza started making music together after he came across her tunes on SoundCloud; less than a year later, they’d co-produced 160 songs.

SoundCloud Pro user singer-songwriter Luke Sital-Singh took to the mic at the SoundCloud/Tumblr community meetup.

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Mitzi’s smooth electro disco was a perfect accompaniment to the lakeside sunset.

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While violin riffs by Barnaby Saints added unique flavour to the Grammy Amplifier Showcase.

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We had a packed house at 4 PM for Red Bull Sound Select pick Cherub, with a unique, stripped-back take on their usual electro-pop sound.

There were live comedy performances, featuring Chris Hardwick of The Nerdist who spoke with Rooster Teeth as well as Earwolf, creators and producers of hilarious comedy shows.

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The line was around the block to catch Island Def Jam’s The-Dream, while Usher and Snoop Lion watched from the decks.

SoundCloud’s CTO Eric Wahlforss announced the launch of our new Pro accounts. Afterwards, he talked all about it with SoundCloud Chicago Hero Jaime Black.

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Thanks to Feedmagnet, we were able to keep up with all the #creatorclubhouse buzz.

We were also excited for everyone to experience our collaborations with local artists, who experimented with sound as a design tool.

Creator Clubhouse art directors Public School created a living waveform from 5000 feet of paracord.

And Houndstooth Studio built a lighting installation that responded to the sound system and a midi controller in the crowd.

Big thanks goes out to all of our partners who worked with us to make the Clubhouse Austin’s unofficial creative hub for two days last week. But our biggest thanks goes out to you, the community, for creating so much that’s worth celebrating. We loved meeting all of you who made it down to the Clubhouse last week. Hope to see even more of you in Austin next year!

Jane Meet Austin SoundCloud Hero, Tim Bedard

Over the course of the next few days, we will be introducing each of our first five SoundCloud Heroes to get a closer look into who they are. If you’re from the city they are representing, get in touch with them!

Today, let’s meet Tim Bedard of Austin, TX. Tim is involved heavily in the music-making scene from start to finish. You can certainly tell by his audio introduction so give it a listen below.

Quick Facts:
Name: Tim Bedard
SoundCloud: Wahrk
Location: Austin, TX

What do you do? How do you use SoundCloud in your life?
I make music in just about every way I can, though I’m really big on computers and technology and using them to create music, which has led me down the paths of electronic music and video game scoring.

I use SoundCloud to share what I’m working on with friends, peers, and clients, as well as keep up with their new music. We provide feedback on each other’s tracks and even organize collaborations through SoundCloud.

What are your aspirations for the SoundCloud community in your city?
My big goals are to really promote an open, supportive community and get people from every type of audio-related medium to collaborate. Music, film, radio, spoken word. All of it. I want to see people put their talents into fields they’ve yet to dabble in, and learn how to utilize tools like SoundCloud to do so.

What is your favorite place in the city and why?
My favorite place in Austin is probably Lamar Boulevard, because it’s got tons of awesome places all up and down it: the Alamo Drafthouse, Musicmakers, South Austin Music, some great food trailers, a couple of Half Price Books. The list goes on. Though a close second is Dragon’s Lair (a nifty game and comic shop up on Burnet), as I’m a big nerd.

What is your favorite sound and why?
Throwing my keys up in the air. The shimmering sound it makes is really pretty. Now I really want to go play with the samples of it I made some more.

Where else can we find you on the web? (Twitter, FB, etc.)
You can check out my releases as wahrk at wahrk.com. I’ve also got my own shoddy little website in the works at bedardsound.com.

Anything else?
Eat your veggies.