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David Your City Unmuted: Highlights From Global Meetup Day

Thanks everyone for participating on this Global Meetup Day! It is quite thrilling to see so many different SoundClouders get together all across the world on the same day. We thought it’d be fun to share some of the amazing things we’ve received from you, so feel free to take a moment to right dive in and check it out!

London, United Kingdom

Tokyo, Japan

  • For a second time in a row, SoundClouders met up in Tokyo. Users brought with them portable gear with smartphone producer-devotee Kaz Mashino performing a live jam!

Nelson, United Kingdom

Antwerp, Belgium

  • With very good weather, it was the perfect day for a meetup in the city’s center. At peak time there were dozens of people who stopped by to witness the performances by Alien Robot Dance and Vegas!

Copenhagen, Denmark

  • Every month producers and music-aficionados meet at Cafe Retro to share tips and tricks with one another. This time, SoundClouders were invited. That Soundcloud is the collaborative music producer’s best friend is a sure thing! More details in their blog post.

Vilnius, Lithuania

  • A creative workshop environment was arranged where SoundClouders divided into groups with each one of them creating a track. Here is what SoundClouder of the Day Vlad Solovjov and his group created together:

Torino, Italy

  • Meeting for the first time, SoundClouders arranged the get together in Megabeatz Studioa former primary school converted into place for local artists and musicians. The idea was to simply break the ice and plant the seed for a more connected SoundCloud community in Torino blog post here.

Little Rock, Arkansas, USA

We put on a little dinner for some of the people in our downtown homeless community. My group of friends and family, Spread The Love, were asked to provide the meal the day before when we previously thought were just needed to help serve the meal…We were able to provide food for about 40 people. I organized the meetup and recruited one of my very talented SoundCloud friends to help us serve food and play guitar. Another SoundCloud user, who was a complete stranger, found me through the Meetup page and got in touch with me via my About.me link on my blog. He drove about an hour for the dinner and played his guitar while we ate pizza. Here is a clip of Tony Mason “Proverbalist” on the guitar:

By the end of the evening, both of my friends were playing the guitar while the rest of my friends & family served up watermelon for dessert. lt was a great time!

Check out Kick Homelessness to help raise funds and volunteers for the 2011 Paris Homeless World Cup.

Sao Paulo, Brazil

  • One year ago, the first SoundCloud meetup in Brazil was held in a house about to be demolished and occupied by artists of the Galeria Choque Cultural. This time around for the second meetup focused on hearing new music productions and to make room for those who wanted to come and showcase their own material!

San Francisco, California, USA

Don’t forget that it’s always possible to hear different sounds from SoundCloud meetups all over the world with our SoundCloud Meetup Map. Mark your gathering by tagging your recording ‘scmeetup’!


Upcoming meetups: Indianapolis this Saturday and New Delhi on June 8th.

Want to organize your own or find one in your city? Click here to get started!

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!