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David Unmute Your City On Global Meetup Day!

Wouldn’t it be awesome if on Global Meetup Day, SoundClouders around the world create the song of their city? You could go out there, capture the sounds of your city and together with other SoundClouders re-use them in a song that reflects your city best. The Song Of Los Angeles? The Song Of Paris? The Song of Melbourne? If this sounds like you, then let’s unmute your city on May 25 and see your song featured right here on the blog afterwards.

Not a musician yourself? Not a problem at all. Everybody can participate:

Audio tour of your city: invite your friends to a sound safari across your city. Weird and odd, beautiful and frightening. Experience your city in a different way and record & share the sounds of your city with us and the world.

Sound City: in one minute or two, ask each other answering three simple questions: 1) Who are you 2) Where are you and 3) What’s special about your city and why. Ok, technically, that’s four but don’t tell anyone.

City Sound Ambassador: at your meetup with other SoundClouders ask them questions and record their favorite SoundCloud moments. Everyone’s got a story, we want to hear it.

Have another crazy-brilliant idea involving sounds? Let everybody know in the comments and go download our free iPhone and Android apps or find more awesome sound creation apps in the Apps Gallery to gear up.

Here’s how to get involved:

  1. Find out if there already is a meetup planned in your city or fill out this form so we can help you getting started and send you a meetup kit with shirts, stickers and name tags
  2. Set up your meetup over on our Meetup.com community from where you can spread the word to your friends
  3. Record a meetup shout-out in your language to inform friends & fans: http://soundcloud.com/upload
  4. Send us a tweet saying: “Hey @SoundCloud, I’m organizing a meetup in [insert your city] and we’re planning to [insert the awesomesauce you're planning]!” and add the link to your recorded meetup shout-out so we can retweet it
  5. Be happy and get excited to see the sounds you create on the SoundCloud Meetup Map

Word on the street is that Santiago will be hosting a workshop and session at a music studio and that the Chicago meetup will be held at a book and music store with a guest appearance by SoundClouder Chill Factor-5. To get inspired, also check out these videos from meetups in Glasgow, London or Amsterdam.

SoundCloud’s Global Meetup Day is about you and your creations. Join thousands of SoundClouders in hundreds of cities all around the globe and together, let’s unmute your city.

 

David Sounds Like You? Start Organizing Your Meetup Today!

Save the date and start planning your local meetup today because on May 25, thousands of SoundClouders all across the world come together for our next Global Meetup Day.

Capturing a talented street musician or ambient sounds like the sound of an incoming subway or church bells with the Record button? Writing a full-fledged song or producing some beats or samples? Whether we’re doing this on our own or as a group, every single day we get to create and capture sounds inspired by strange encounters, familiar or new surroundings and share them with with people who matter to us. That’s when the things we create and share really become meaningful.

Behind every sound is a person and behind every person, there’s a location. Enter SoundCloud Meetups which provide a perfect setting to get creative with friends & allies. After an amazing Global Meetup Day in January, we’re ready to kick-off the next one in May and we want you to get involved. The theme this time around:

Sounds Like You.

Here’s the thing: everyone is a sound creator in one way or another so naturally everyone is invited to participate and contribute with their sounds. Sounds like you? Fantastic! Let’s show the world how we sound, how you sound, how your city sounds. Here’s how you can get involved:

  1. Fill out this form so we can help you getting started and send you a meetup kit with shirts, stickers and name tags.
  2. Set up your meetup over on our Meetup.com community from where you can spread the word to your friends.
  3. Record a meetup shout-out in your language to inform friends & fans: http://soundcloud.com/upload
  4. Send us a tweet saying: “Hey @SoundCloud, I’m organizing a meetup in [insert your city] and we’re planning to [insert the awesomesauce you're planning]!” and add the link to your recorded meetup shout-out so we can retweet it.
  5. Be happy and get excited :)

Done? Awesome! Now you have plenty of time to brainstorm crazy, innovative and out-of-the-box meetup ideas involving sound(s). To help get the creative juices flowing, here are  some ideas from previous meetups:

Audio tour of your city: you and your fellow SoundClouders on a sound safari across your city. Weird and odd, beautiful and frightening. Experience your city in a different way and record & share the sounds of your city with us and the world.

Song of your city: meet, write and produce your own meetup theme/track/sound and make it the anthem reflecting you, your group’s skills and your city. What’s the sound of your city? We can’t wait to find out!

Livejam: ask other local SoundClouders to record and share their sounds with you and use them for a live production session. To learn how that works, watch the master of insta-livejams in action, Mr. Tim Exile.

Sound City: in one minute or two, ask each other answering three simple questions: 1) Who are you 2) Where are you and 3) What’s special about your city and why. Ok, technically, that’s four but don’t tell anyone.

City Sound Ambassador: at your meetup with other SoundClouders ask them questions and record their favorite SoundCloud moments. Everyone’s got a story, we want to hear it.

Have another crazy-brilliant idea involving sounds? Let everybody know in the comments and go download our free iPhone and Android apps or find more awesome sound creation apps in the Apps Gallery to gear up for SoundCloud’s largest Global Meetup Day to date.

We’re pumped, let’s do this! Does this sound like you? We bet it does!

David Highlights From Global Meetup Day

Wow what a fantastic day: for SoundCloud’s Global Meetup Day, more than a thousand SoundClouders attended over sixty meetups around the world. Every single meetup was unique in one way or another with attendances varying from a dozen into the hundreds. Thanks everyone for participating! It was truly amazing to see that many different gatherings unfold, it was actually quite thrilling to see so many SoundClouders meet in real life all around the world. We thought it’d be fun to share some of the amazing things we’ve seen from that day. Take a moment to dive in, let us know what you think in the comments and visit SoundCloud Meetup Map for the sounds of global meetups.

Amsterdam

Created the backing track for their meetup podcast:

London

Featured Tim Exile’s interactive LiveJam, using the samples you sent him via SoundCloud!

Medellin

Promoted their SoundCloud Colombia group as a great place to share their own music and learn of new talents.

Cardiff

Kicked off 64barmusic project, including discussing future monthly events to highlight local artists.

San Francisco

Featured an interesting live act:

Atlanta

Had a producer showcase along with a live mix.

Singapore

Held a production lecture and finished with Chinese New Years’ celebrations.

New York City

Emanuel And The Fear performed an acoustic session:

Quick interview with Calvin Williams aka cdubny

Quick interview with 88-keys

Kiev

Live jammed and exchanged tips.

Cordoba

Met with the desire create something for all of South America.

 

Chicago

Gathered at a book & music store.

Hong Kong

Introductory seminar at the Hong Kong Social Media Week to show how to share music online.

Vilnius

Held workshops where they created tracks in groups.

Glasgow

 

Held seminars and played the attendees own music.

Newcastle Upon Tyne

Played live & discussed potential future collaborations for Newcastle SoundClouders.

Boston

Cooperated with a Greater Boston festival for showcasing music, art and technology.

Budapest

Had a couple of presentations along with several live acts.

Montclair

Produced, jammed, recorded and mixed.

Montreal

Met in a local radio station and created a mashup of everyone’s tracks:

Toronto

A couple of improvisational performers brought circuit bending equipment and did live recordings, which was then remixed:

Second Life

Started by SoundClouders who couldn’t attend a meetup near their area but still wanted to join in on the fun. Totally awesome!

If you missed out, don’t worry, there are a couple of upcoming meetups and you can always organize your own here:

- Moscow (February 26)

- Birmingham (February 27)

- Tokyo (March 4)

- Geneva (March 5)

- Chicago (March 9)

- Seattle (March 9)

- San Francisco (March 24)