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Brendan BuzzFeed Sources Soundtracks From SoundCloud Creators

BuzzFeed is one of the most prolific creators and distributors of content on the internet. From must-read lists like 25 People Having a Worse Day Than You At The Airport, to original journalism spanning everything from documenting unrest in Egypt, to analyzing the demise of Google Reader, BuzzFeed’s scope is vast.

BuzzFeed also produces a huge amount of original video. We recently noticed one that had been soundtracked with a Creative Commons licensed song from a SoundCloud creator:

Then we noticed another one:

…and another one:

…and another. In fact, many of the videos on BuzzFeed’s YouTube channel are soundtracked with original songs by SoundCloud community members.

We’re always interested in learning about new ways that creators’ sounds are being discovered and distributed via SoundCloud, whether through novel uses of our widget, our integrations with Tumblr, Twitter, Facebook, and Google +, or other means. So we were psyched to discover that content producers over at BuzzFeed are active users of SoundCloud, sourcing music for the soundtracks of their videos.

How can you get in on the action? Keep an eye and ear out here and on our Twitter and Tumblr. In the coming weeks, we’ll be further exploring the BuzzFeed + SoundCloud connection: looking at what a Creative Commons license means, profiling SoundCloud community members who have had their songs featured in a BuzzFeed video, and launching a new, BuzzFeed-related group.