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David Connect Around Sound: Save The Date For SoundCloud’s Global Meetup Day on May 17th

Sound brings people together. Sound forms connections and sound breaks down barriers. SoundClouders are spread all over the globe and that’s what makes this community of sound creators so amazing and unique. You’re the best and you should celebrate yourself on May 17th when it’s time for another SoundCloud Global Meetup Day. Save the date!

Global Meetup Days in the past have seen thousands of SoundClouders meet and connect in real life in hundreds of locations around the world. It’s truly inspiring to be a part of and we’ve heard some amazing stories emerging from these meetups.

So let’s take things to the next level and make this the best Global Meetup Day to date! Trust us, it’s going to be a special one. We can’t share all the details just yet but let us say that you’d want to either be the organizer of a meetup or attend once there’s a meetup confirmed in your city.

Save the date for May 17th, 2012 for an extra special, not to be missed SoundCloud Global Meetup Day! Meet up with like-minded Clouders in your city to connect over sound, create collaborative recordings, run your own sound scavenger hunt, record spoken word or do a million other creative things together (the sky’s the limit!). Let’s show the world that the SoundCloud community is the largest community of sound creators on the planet!


How to organize?

  1. First check whether there’s already a meetup scheduled close to you. If there isn’t, you can easily create one, check this step-by-step guide to learn how to set up your meetup.
  2. Find a venue, you’ll want somewhere that enables you to communicate and collaborate to create sounds together. This can be a studio, office, your living room, a bar, it’s your choice! Just make sure there’s access to the web so you can create and share from there.
  3. Once you have committed to your venue & established a meetup, email us at meetups [at] soundcloud [dot] com to request swag.
  4. Promote your meetup on Facebook, Tumblr and Twitter and invite your friends to join. We can help you promote your meetup through our channels and every registered meetup will get some meetup swag for their event.
  5. GET EXCITED!

How to participate?

  1. Find an event going on in your city by searching our Meetup.com page and click “Count me in”
  2. Help spread the word, tell your friends about it on Facebook, tweet about it, do whatever you can!
  3. Get inspired and join other SoundClouders and connect over sound by creating something cool: express it via song, interview friends and collect opinions, share sounds that mean something to you…whatever you do, it’s going to be cool!

So, set a reminder in your calendar for May 17th and get talking, we can’t wait to hear what you’ve got to show us. For our part, we’ll be hosting a meetup in Berlin, London and San Francisco. We’ll let you know what cool things are going on at meetups around the world on Twitter, Tumblr and Facebook, so keep a lookout so you can join in!

Edward The Meaning of Sound, According to You – SoundCloud Global Meetup Day

Save The Date & Start Organizing Today!

Global Meetup Day – October 5 2011

‘The Meaning of Sound, According to You’

Every day we encounter sounds that affect us in many different ways. We use sound to communicate, to connect with people all over the globe, to process information, to express ourselves. We create sounds for the same reasons, sometimes explicitly, sometimes implicitly.

Sounds can remind us of the past, of people we’ve met, they help us to connect and relate, they can define how we’re feeling and can make us want to get up and dance or just lay in bed all day. Sounds have a meaning.

Gear up, start organizing today! On October 5th connect, meet and create for SoundCloud’s Global Meetup Day and let the world know what sound means to you. How does it fit into your life? What makes you remember a sound, what kind of ideas does it spark, how does it inspire you? Express the meaning of sound through a song, spoken word or simply the sounds of the world around you.

From Sydney to San Francisco and from Tokyo to Rio, we’re calling all SoundClouders and enthusiasts to join us for a global get-together. Get creative with like-minded users in your city to record songs, thoughts, ambiance, whatever it is that lets you express what sound means to you! Let’s show the world the true volume of sound and shout it from the rooftops of the SoundCloud Community!

How to organize?

1) First check whether there’s already a meetup scheduled close to you. If there isn’t, you can easily create one, check this step-by-step guide to learn how to set up your meetup
2) Find a venue, you’ll want somewhere that enables you to communicate and collaborate to create sounds together. This can be a studio, office, your living room, a bar, it’s your choice! Just make sure there’s access to the web so you can create and share from there.
3) Promote your meetup on Facebook and Twitter and invite your friends to join. We can help you promote your meetup through our channels and every registered meetup will get some meetup swag for their event.
4) GET EXCITED!

How to participate?

1) Find an event going on in your city by searching our Meetup.com page and click “Count me in”
2) Help spread the word, tell your friends about it on Facebook, tweet about it, do whatever you can!
3) Get inspired and join other SoundClouders in expressing what sound means to you and create something cool this October 5th: express it via song, interview friends and collect opinions, share sounds that mean something to you…whatever you do, it’s going to be cool!

Ideas for your meetup

  • Get together with other creators to write, produce and record a song that reflects what sound means to you.
  • Use the Record feature on iPhone and Android to ask people around you what sound means to them.
  • Who knows, maybe the song you create even make for the perfect soundtrack for the recordings of these thoughts/opinions?
  • Does sound for SoundClouders in Detroit mean Motown, in London does it mean the cockney accent, in Paris is it all about the joie de vivre? Gauge what sound means to your city and capture it.

Things to remember

  • Size doesn’t matter. Anything works! Having a great time is what you’re looking for. Don’t feel the pressure to arrange something grand if you don’t think you have the experience and if it’s your first time. A small meetup with 2-5 people is perfectly fine, we’ve seen a group of six people meet at somebody’s house to create an entirely new song during that night.
  • Keep things simple! If this is your first time, don’t feel obligated to organize anything sophisticated or too elaborate. The key is to get SoundClouders together and who knows, maybe you’ll come up with great ideas for how to create something together next time.
  • We want to hear what sound means to you! Share the sounds from your meetup by dropping them into our Global Meetup Day group.
  • Let us know! Contact us at any time about anything meetup related. If you need help, have questions, comments or feedback let us know.
So, set a reminder in your calendar for October 5th and get talking, we can’t wait to hear what you’ve got to show us. Ourselves, we’ll be hosting a meetup in Berlin, London and San Francisco. We’ll let you know what cool things are going on at meetups around the world on Twitter and Facebook, so keep a look out so you can join in!

David Global Meetup Day Berlin ! : Recapping the Action

Man o man! Yesterday was such a hoot at the SoundCloud Headquarters here in Berlin! From 7pm to 10 pm we held our third annual Global Meetup Day! The evening started off with some yummy snacks and drinks + a lot of mingling and music from SoundCloud user Bennis Burke.

As the sun went down, @David spoke to the crowd and got those interested to sign up for the Sound Scavenger Hunt! The hunt took teams of five armed with the SoundCloud app to the streets to record a plethora of sounds. Some were hard to find (Ex: A Swan Attacking), some were super interactive (Ex: Singing a song as a group) and some were just plain FUN (Ex: The most interesting sound in the world!) – ALL were amazing! Listen to some below!


swedish accent from @niclahs by BerlinHunt2


S43 don’t use this on commerical at St. Oberholz by BerlinHunt4


At 9pm, all the teams reconvened on the roof terrace and we picked a winner! It was a close one, but Team Amor won – led by SoundCloud employee Tobi (other members included @bangpowwww, @discordianfish, @djlae, @fatadj, @mizeter ), with @Davids team following close behind!

After we gave out the prizes to the winners, we listened to our very own Project Matt spin some records late into the evening! Overall, we all had a blast and can’t wait until the next Global Meetup Day!! Thanks for being such an awesome Community and special thanks to SoundCloud user Christian Zebrowski for helping manage the Meetup!

Want to see some #scmeetup pictures from last night? If you attended the meetup or even if you missed out this time around, you can peep some of the pictures from the evening on Facebook here. Check them out and don’t forget to tag yourselves!